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The license plates in the French-speaking province of Quebec bear the motto Je me souviens–I remember. Not that you’d ever completely forget Canada’s warm embrace of course, but sometimes you need a little help kick-starting that trip down memory lane. So here’s our pick of gifts that scream Canada. Bonus: […]

Gifts for the Canada Fan


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


With ocean on three sides and a lacework pattern of lakes and rivers criss-crossing the country, Canada’s magnificent landscape is perhaps best viewed from the water at  “see” level. But you don’t need to invest a lot of time or money in a luxury cruise to enjoy the scenery–consider one […]

Top 5 Ferry Daytrips in Canada





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 […]

Vancouver’s Best Parks and Gardens



Culture vultures will want to make note of this URL: www.ticketstonight.ca, where you can sign up to receive daily alerts about half-price tickets to a range of entertainment events in Vancouver, BC. Located on the plaza level in the Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre at the north end of Burrard Street […]

Best Bet: Tickets Tonight for Culture Deals in Vancouver


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. […]

Things to Do in Vancouver: Stanley Park


You don’t need deep pockets to make the most out of a visit to Vancouver. Mother Nature, an exhibitionist at heart, struts her stuff for free on Canada’s wild West Coast. With sturdy walking shoes and the right all-weather jacket, you could spend days gawking at her spectacular scenery and […]

How to Enjoy Vancouver for Free (or Very Nearly)



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