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 […]

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 […]

New free app tracks Vancouver street food

Vancouver’s new street food carts and trucks are a boon to the city–when you can find ’em. Fortunately there’s a new free iPhone app to help you track the rapidly growing list of vendors. Street Food Vancouver lets you quickly find out which food carts are nearby and which are […]

2011 Chinese Restaurant Awards name Best of the Best 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 […]

Whale Watching Tours from Vancouver

Whale watching is one of the most popular sightseeing tours for visitors to Vancouver (although most actually depart from suburban Steveston, rather than downtown). Home to orcas (aka killer whales), the waters around Vancouver are also along the migratory route for other whales such as greys, humpbacks, and minkes. Whale watching […]

Vancouver on a Budget

Feeling frugal? Vancouver can be bliss for the budget traveller. You can eat cheap, sleep cheap, walk-til-you-drop or perambulate on public transit. And there are always plenty of deals and discounts to be had–you just need to know where to look. Here’s a round-up of helpful posts to get your […]