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Day Trips in Vancouver – Sewell’s Sea Safari

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 day trips in Vancouver 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…

Dramatic Lighting Over Revelstoke

Driving Vancouver to Calgary: 10 Stops On the Way

Driving from Vancouver to Calgary is a 10 - 11 hour, 1,000 km road-trip if you stick to the Trans-Canada Highway. But you could easily spend a week stopping at small towns along the way and taking advantage of all the hiking, biking and adventurous activities.  If you're not in a rush and you want to maximize the scenic factor then consider driving from Vancouver to Calgary via Whistler and the Sea to Sky Highway…

Enjoying A Sunset Over Vancouver From Our Room At The Pinnacle Hotel At The Pier

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…

Massive Amounts Of Snow Some Years By December On Grouse Mountain

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. Snowshoeing at Grouse Mountain is something everyone can do. You can get snowshoe rentals and even snow pants and jackets from the Outpost Rental Shop, should…

Sunset Over Stanley Park

Vancouver Airport Layover: How to Use the Time

If you have a long layover at the Vancouver Airport (YVR) then why not take advantage of it. Below you will find 10 ways to make the most use of your time.  A long layover at the Vancouver airport can be a good thing - it's all a matter of attitude. You could sit with a vacant look on your face and watch TV. You can shop. You can eat. You can read. You can…

An Unbelievable Day For Kayaking Out Of Deep Cove - One Of The Top Things To Do In North Vancouver

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. Described are 5 places to sea kayak within just 90 minutes of Vancouver. Some of…

View Of Downtown Vancouver From The Spanish Banks

Sightseeing in Vancouver: 30 Great Things To Do

If you're planning on sightseeing in Vancouver then these 30 activities 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. The best time to go…

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