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 […]

Vancouver Day Trips: Reifel Bird Sanctuary

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 […]

3 Days in Vancouver: Itinerary Ideas

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 […]

2011 Chinese Restaurant Awards name Best of the Best in ...

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 […]

Whale Watching Tours from Vancouver

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 […]

Vancouver on a Budget