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Home Exchange in Canada: Top Tips

When you’re weighing your options for accommodations in Canada, don’t overlook the possibility of a house swap. A growing number of international visitors to Canada have discovered the joys of home exchange—the pennywise way to indulge a voracious travel bug. There’s no place like home–especially when you’re on the road. […]


Vancouver in August

Always a laid-back city, Vancouver ramps up the chill factor in August. Tourists may be thick on the ground in the downtown core, but traffic is significantly lighter as most locals stay away from work to enjoy the last lazy days of summer vacation. Days are warm–even hot–and the late […]


Vancouver Neighbourhoods: The West End

One of Canada’s oldest and most densely populated urban neighbourhoods, Vancouver‘s charming West End deserves a place on every first-time visitor‘s itinerary. Roughly bracketed by English Bay, Stanley Park, Coal Harbour and the central business district, this pedestrian-friendly residential community reflects the tolerance, diversity and scenic beauty that Vancouver is […]


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 […]