The VanDusen Botanical Garden is one of Vancouver’s most beautiful gardens! See pink magnolias in spring and enjoy the fiery colors in fall.
The Vancouver-Victoria ferry is often better than flying. And both the BC Connector Bus and scenic V2V Ferry go from downtown to downtown.
Nothing beats biking Stanley Park (and around False Creek) on a sunny Vancouver day! Lots of beaches and parks. A public market and craft brewery too at Granville Island.
See cool yellow cranes and maritime artifacts in the old shipyard building site outside the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, a great 4-star hotel in North Vancouver.
British Columbia wines? Yes! More than 200 wineries are strung along the central Okanagan Valley, and they produce some fine wines.
Black pepper fettuccini in a white-wine cream sauce? Lemon zested veal? No, I’m not in Italy. I’m grating cheese and boiling fresh-made pasta at a Vancouver cooking class!
No wonder 1 million cruise passengers love the Vancouver cruise port each year! You can walk to shops, cafes and parks. Our city is particularly beautiful when seen from a cruise ship.
Dear Stanley Theatre, we want to tell you what a classy lady you are. A picture house in 1930, you fell on hard times. But now you’ve had a facelift and are a beloved live performing venue.
Summer is here! Vancouver patios like the one at the Pan Pacific Vancouver are great for cooling off with a cocktail. Try the Kale Gimlet.
Old “Gassy Jack” would be proud. In 1867, he opened a saloon for mill workers. More bars and businesses took root nearby, and very quickly the place grew to become the city of Vancouver. Now Gastown, his namesake neighborhood, may be the trendiest in Vancouver. The pop culture website Complex.com even rated Gastown, Vancouver, the fourth…