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The Sea Safari – One of Vancouver’s Top Day Trips

If you're visiting Vancouver or anywhere in the North Vancouver - Whistler corridor - and you're looking for fun Vancouver day trips then put the sea safari out of Sewell's Marina in Horseshoe Bay on the must-do list. As far as Vancouver day trips go, it's one of the most interesting and rewarding ones out there. And kids will love it too. Here's why! Sewell's Marina, a long time business located in the Village of…

Driving Vancouver to Calgary? 10 Adventures Worth Doing Along the Way

It's a 10 - 11 hour, 1,000 kilometre drive  from Vancouver to Calgary if you stick to the Trans-Canada Highway. You could easily spend a week stopping at small towns along the way and taking advantage of all the hiking and biking opportunities. If you're not in a rush and you want to maximize the scenic factor then consider driving to Whistler from Vancouver via the Sea to Sky Highway and continuing east from Kamloops. On…

A Day Trip to Bowen Island from Vancouver

Bowen Island is easily accessible as a day trip from Vancouver though it makes a fine weekend destination too. And you don't need to take your car! While there are no hotels on Bowen Island there are many B & B's and cabins for rent which you can find online if you decide to stay longer. It's kind of like having one of the Gulf Islands close to home. Getting to Bowen Island Catching the…

A Guide to the Top 11 Outdoor Skating Rinks in Canada

I grew up skating, left it for almost two decades and rediscovered the joy of skating again this fall- albeit inside on speed skates on the Calgary Oval. But outside is really where I want to be and with that in mind I've researched where I think you'll find 11 of the best outdoor rinks in Canada. My Guide to the Top 11 Outdoor Skating Rinks in Canada #1 The Rideau Canal, Ottawa, Canada The…

Weird & Wonderful Facts About Vancouver

Learning unusual facts about a city before you visit can really enhance your stay and make it more interesting. With a sharp rise in visitors to Vancouver in the summer I figured the timing was right to put together a list of interesting facts about the city of Vancouver. Here's my list of 35 weird and wonderful facts about Vancouver, a city I had the pleasure of living in for almost 10 years. Vancouver is…

Snowshoeing at Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver

With more darkness than daylight and my energy levels falling precipitously in December, I know it's time for some fresh air, mountain scenery and a dose of happy hormones. Cue a half day of snowshoeing at Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver to make me feel happy and alive again. It's busy in December at the top of Grouse Mountain The top of Grouse Mountain can be a zoo in December - but in a good…

5 Places to Sea Kayak Within 90 Minutes of Vancouver

Vancouver is lucky to be close to so much excellent sea kayaking. In fact within 90 minutes of downtown Vancouver there is plenty of sea kayaking to keep both novice and expert kayakers happy. Take your own or rent a sea kayak; if you're a bit nervous take advantage of a short lesson offered by most of the rental companies. Here's where you can sea kayak close to Vancouver Granville Island's Ecomarine Ocean Kayak Centre offers lessons,…

Sightseeing in Vancouver: 30 Great Things To Do

If you're planning on visiting Vancouver then these 30 great things to do will keep you busy for days. How often have you had visitors and wondered what in the world you were going to do with them short of sitting staring at each other across the living room?? Fortunately in Vancouver there's a great deal to do to keep even the most jaded visitor and host happy, especially in the summer. Impressing Your Visitor…

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