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Things to Do in Vancouver: Theatre Under the Stars

Somewhere between Glee and Broadway, you’ll find Vancouver’s Theatre Under the Stars. Generations of Vancouverites have passed a toe-tapping summer evening at Malkin Bowl, the outdoor stage located inside Stanley Park. Like Bard on the Beach, the Shakespeare festival at Kits Point, TUTS is a real rite of summer in […]


Vancouver’s Best Parks and Gardens

What colour do you get when you combine Vancouver’s stated goal of becoming the world’s most sustainable city by 2020 with a mild and damp coastal climate? Green, of course. Even first-time visitors to Vancouver have heard of Stanley Park, Canada’s crown jewel of urban oases: one thousand acres of lush evergreen […]


3 Days in Vancouver: Itinerary Ideas

Bounded by water on one side and mountains on the other, Vancouver is a relatively compact city–a boon for time-strapped travelers wanting to cover a lot of ground quickly. When you only have a few days to explore this scenic city on Canada’s far left coast, you can be sure […]


Things to Do in Vancouver: Stanley Park

Vancouver’s Stanley Park–1,000 sprawling green acres in the heart of Canada’s third-largest city–is one of the world’s great urban oases, like Central Park in New York or the Tuileries in Paris. A national historic site, it’s named for Lord Frederick Stanley, Canada’s Governor General in 1888 when the park opened. […]


Best Bet: Top Vancouver Attractions

There are lots of things to do in Vancouver–some free, some for a fee–but not all tourist attractions are created equal. How can you tell the don’t-misses from the don’t-waste-your-times? Here are my top picks for Vancouver attractions that are worth an investment of time and/or money. I recommend these because they’re […]