Vancouver in Summer

Summers in coastal Vancouver can be a little schizy–damp and cool one minute and desert-hot the next. You’ll need to plan for both extremes, so as usual the best packing advice is layer, layer, layer. Vancouver–always an outdoorsy town–takes it up a notch come summer. Long summer evenings are perfect […]

Vancouver in Spring

Spring is a glorious time of year all across Canada, but Vancouver definitely has the advantage with a season that starts as early as February. The city’s coastal climate is always gentle compared to the Rest of Canada; in spring, things just get a little warmer and wetter. Be prepared […]

Canyon Lights, Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver, BC

Christmas in Canada: A Festivus Approach

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 […]