What to See and Do

A Visitor's Guide to Yaletown Visitor Guides

A Visitor’s Guide to Yaletown

A seamless blend of new and old, Yaletown embraces Vancouver’s industrial past while at the same time adapting to its hip and stylish big city vibe. The neighborhood of Yaletown was once filled with factories, warehouses, and rail yards. During the 1986 World Exposition, Expo ‘86, Yaletown transformed into a …

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A Visitor's Guide to Gastown Visitor Guides

A Visitor’s Guide to Gastown

Tourists, newcomers, and even locals who have yet to explore their city, a visit to Gastown is a must if you want to get any sense of Vancouver’s rich and wonderful history. History lesson aside, the atmosphere of this neighborhood is simply gorgeous, with cobblestone streets, antique style lamp posts, …

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A Visitor's Guide to Chinatown Visitor Guides

A Visitor’s Guide to Chinatown

Among Vancouver’s top “must see” attractions, Chinatown holds a lofty position. Not only is this an excellent neighborhood to go for great food and to shop for fun souvenirs, it’s one of the most historically significant areas in the city. The entire neighborhood can be explored on foot, allowing you …

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The Diverse Cultures of Vancouver What to See and Do

The Diverse Cultures of Vancouver

One of the most celebrated and beautiful aspects of the city of Vancouver is its diverse population and rich cultural influences. Before European settlers came to the Pacific North Coast the lands were inhabited by a variety of First Nations peoples. Over time, people of all nations came to the …

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The Early History of Vancouver What to See and Do

The Early History of Vancouver

In comparison to other large metropolitan cities around the world, Vancouver is a fairly young city. St. John’s, Newfoundland was established way back in 1497, and Quebec City was incorporated in 1608. Vancouver, with its first European settlements forming in the 1800’s, is practically still a baby. That said, Vancouver …

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Top 10 Spots to Host a Kid’s Birthday in Vancouver What to See and Do

Top 10 Spots to Host a Kid’s Birthday in Vancouver

Planning an amazing birthday party for your kids can be tough. You want to let them invite a bunch of their friends, but hosting a more than a handful of children in your home isn’t an option for everyone. Most venues and activities around Vancouver offer birthday party packages, making …

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A Visitor’s Guide to North Vancouver Visitor Guides

A Visitor’s Guide to North Vancouver

Just across the Vancouver Harbour from downtown Vancouver lies the beautiful city of North Van. North Vancouver is well known amongst Vancouverites as the place to go for the most beautiful hiking trails and outdoor activities. The North Shore mountains are thickly forested and are filled with trails like the …

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Top 10 Boutique Clothing Stores in Vancouver What to See and Do

Top 10 Boutique Clothing Stores in Vancouver

From craft microbreweries to eclectic handmade decor, Vancouverites love their small businesses and independent retailers. There is a huge demand within the city for clothing, furniture, food, and beverages that were crafted in small batches, made by hand, or selected with precision and care. Small clothing boutiques are among Vancouver’s …

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Top 10 Bars and Pubs for Live Music in Vancouver What to See and Do

Top 10 Bars and Pubs for Live Music in Vancouver

From massive venues like BC Place or Rogers Arena, to more intimate spots like the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver has an event space to suit audiences of any size. The city hosts endless streams of musical tours and events from around the world, but it also nurtures its own army of …

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A Visitor’s Guide to Whistler Visitor Guides

A Visitor’s Guide to Whistler

Less than two hours from downtown Vancouver lies Whistler Blackcomb, one of the largest ski resorts in North America. At the hub of the action is Whistler Village, one of the most charming little towns you have ever seen.Unlike other ski resorts around Vancouver, the Village isn’t just a small …

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