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Visiting Vancouver

A coastal seaport city in British Columbia, Vancouver’s fantastic museums and family-friendly recreation make it an increasingly popular destination for tourists the world over.

The Vancouver Art Gallery is a perennially popular spot for locals and tourists alike. With over 10,000 pieces in the permanent collection (often not on exhibit, however), it also boasts a significant collection of works by artist and writer Emily Carr, whose works were often inspired by the First Nations peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. This focus on indigenous peoples continues at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, whose massive collection of archaeological and ethnographic objects charts the cultural history of the area’s first peoples.

From the retail offerings on Granville Island to the scenic seawall of Stanley Park, Vancouver boasts no shortage... Read More
A coastal seaport city in British Columbia, Vancouver’s fantastic museums and family-friendly recreation make it an increasingly popular destination for tourists the world over.

The Vancouver Art Gallery is a perennially popular spot for locals and tourists alike. With over 10,000 pieces in the permanent collection (often not on exhibit, however), it also boasts a significant collection of works by artist and writer Emily Carr, whose works were often inspired by the First Nations peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. This focus on indigenous peoples continues at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, whose massive collection of archaeological and ethnographic objects charts the cultural history of the area’s first peoples.

From the retail offerings on Granville Island to the scenic seawall of Stanley Park, Vancouver boasts no shortage of recreation to suit any type of visitor. Home to the Granville Island Brewery Co., Granville Island draws millions of visitors a year with its markets, boutiques and craft shop. The Vancouver Marine Science Center, the largest and oldest aquarium in Canada, is just one of the many draws within the massive Stanley Park.

So once you’ve booked a flight and found the right hotel, peruse our pages to create an itinerary inspired by fellow travelers to Vancouver.    Close

Stories and Tips Vancouver

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Cycling Vancouver

Written by Idler on 12 Oct, 2004

After a soggy day spent traipsing around a rainy Vancouver, I’m ecstatic to wake to sunshine the following morning. I have ambitious plans for the day involving two wheels, so I head for the bike rental shops near Stanley Park. The Korean proprietor of Stanley…Read More


buying tea in Vancouver Chinatown

Written by Quan on 26 Dec, 2000

Tea is another thing that the two Vancouver chinatown offers a lot of. The tea culture is an age old culture, and lots of study goes into it. In fact, the old stories from China always portray old wise men drinking tea and…Read More


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Parking in Vancouver

Written by zabelle on 05 Oct, 2004

Stanley Park I had no idea what we were getting into when we hopped off the no. 19 bus at the Stanley Park Loop. This is a huge park and very confusing. We were lost almost immediately. The signs within the park are…Read More


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To Market, To Market

Written by zabelle on 05 Oct, 2004

Granville Island Market If I wasn’t on Atkins, this would be the first place I would visit every morning. You will be tantalized by the smell of fresh-baked bread as soon as you walk in the door. Whole grains breads, baguettes, rolls, bagels, Danish, cinnamon rolls.…Read More


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Why You Need to Go to Steveston

Written by moatway on 31 May, 2007

Steveston is actually part of Richmond, Vancouver’s immediate neighbor to the south. To get there, drive across the Oak Street bridge until you get to the Steveston Road turn-off or drive past the airport, the road becomes Richmond’s No. 2 Road and will take you…Read More


Nine Favourite Restaurants

Written by travel77 on 08 Aug, 2006

Here are nine places we, as Vancouverites, return to again and again (prices in Canadian dollars): …Read More


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Stanley Park Tour with Landsea Tours

Written by MCJ graduate on 23 Sep, 2005

Concerning other sites that we saw and the guide talked about include the statute called "Girl in the Wetsuit," Brockton Point Lighthouse, the Hollow Tree, and Beach 1, 2, and 3. "Girl in the Wetsuit" was a sculpture by a man named Elek Imredy, a Hungarian…Read More


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A B&B - A Place at Penny's

Written by MCJ graduate on 23 Sep, 2005

I selected this bed-and-breakfast because it was a gay-friendly establishment (advertised on a gay website). All of us being lesbians, we wanted to spend a few nights at an accommodation that would welcome us. Here, we did experience that. Although we never met Penny herself,…Read More


Eating and Drinking at Zesty Restaurant

Written by MCJ graduate on 20 Sep, 2005

Zesty is another eatery recommended by a local. Our check-in woman at our bed-and-breakfast recommended this place for a reasonably priced breakfast. In her words, "It is better deal to eat there for their special breakfast price under $5 than what we can give you…Read More


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Eating at Stella's Tap and Tapas Bar

Written by MCJ graduate on 19 Sep, 2005

This is another restaurant on Commercial Drive that was recommended by a local, a tattoo artist. She said that this place had a casual-dining atmosphere, with a wide selection of entrées to choose from. She proceeded to say that some of these had more of…Read More


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