Things to Do

Vancouver in June

Springtime in Vancouver is a moody season, delivering glorious blue-sky, blossom-filled days one moment and wretched rain-soaked ones the next. But the days are at their longest by late June, offering plenty of time to enjoy the city’s splendours indoors or out. What to pack: While June technically straddles the […]

Vancouver Day Trips: Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Delta, BC’s George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, long known and loved by the North American birding community, deserves a wider audience. For anyone with a passion for nature and a desire for tranquility, it’s well worth the hour-long drive from downtown Vancouver to this wetland oasis in the heart […]

Vancouver Day Trips: Highway 99, the Sea-to-Sky to Whistler

Sometimes the journey can be as good–or even better–than the destination. Certainly that’s the case with Highway 99–aka the Sea-to-Sky–that connects Vancouver to Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Sure, you could make the two-hour drive north without a single stop along the way, but why would you want to? […]

Vancouver Day Trips: Richmond, BC

It would be easy for a visitor to overlook Richmond, BC —land of mini-malls and big-box stores—while visiting nearby Vancouver. But Richmond is an island, with an island’s watery charms, and it is a worthy destination for day-trippers. Descending into Vancouver International Airport, you stare down on Richmond’s hard, grey, flat expanse of […]

Take It Outside: Outdoor Activities in Vancouver

When it comes to outdoor fun and fitness, Vancouver is a four-season city. On Canada’s mild Left Coast, Mother Nature parked the ultimate playground, complete with a paddling pool (ocean), slides (mountains) and sandboxes (beaches).  Summer or winter, endorphin junkie or couch potato, you’ll find plenty of options for open-air […]