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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 […]

Vancouver Day Trips: Richmond, BC


Visiting Vancouver? Don’t forget to pack your appetite. With an abundance of talented chefs, international cuisines and top-quality locally sourced ingredients, this scenic West Coast city is something of a foodie heaven. You could eat badly here, I guess–but you’d really have to try. Whether you’re looking for budget nosh […]

Dining and Drinking in Vancouver



In 2010, Conde Nast Traveler confirmed what Vancouverites had long suspected: their city boasts the best Chinese food in the world. But with 500 Chinese restaurants to choose from, where do you start sampling? In Vancouver, where a fifth of the population is ethnically Chinese, the question is not whether to eat […]

2011 Chinese Restaurant Awards name Best of the Best in ...


Gentlemen, start your dialing fingers: Vancouver’s favourite foodie festival is back and bigger than ever. DineOut Vancouver 2011–the ninth annual city-wide celebration of all things delicious–runs January 4 to February 6. Again this year, some 200+ restaurants are offering special prix-fixe menus from $18 to $38. It’s a terrific way to […]

Reserve now for DineOut Vancouver 2011


Canyon Lights, Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver, BC
In a country that prides itself on tolerance and diversity, even using the word “Christmas” makes some Canadians skittish. Political correctness be damned: December 25 is without doubt the nation’s most anticipated holiday, a jewel of light, hope and good cheer in an otherwise long, dark and unadorned season. I […]

Christmas in Canada: A Festivus Approach



Chunky guide books take up too much room in your carry-on. When you need Vancouver info right now, take these helpful mobile apps in hand instead: Tourism Vancouver: start with this free destination-specific app developed by Vancouver’s official tourism board for Windows Mobile, Android Mobile and iPhone interactive tourist guide with integrated […]

Top 5 Apps for Vancouver Visitors


What to do on a visit to Vancouver? If Mother Nature married Mr. Big, their offspring would surely be Vancouver. Tucked between mountains and ocean, adorned with myriad parks and gardens, and blessed with a mild coastal climate, Vancouver is a truly scenic four-season destination offering all the distractions of […]

Things to Do in Vancouver


Old-fashioned guidebooks and new-fangled online guides (like this one!) are particularly helpful for big-picture travel planning. They aim to be comprehensive–but they can never be complete. Once you’re actually on the ground you want to be able to zero in on the day-to-day pulse of a place, the micro stuff […]

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