Updated Vancouver Music Video – Now with More Rain!

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We got a lot of great feedback when we first launched the It’s You – Vancouver music video. One recurring comment was the lack of rainy scenes contained in the video. This wasn’t us trying to pretend it doesn’t rain in Vancouver – we simply had nothing but sunshine on the days we filmed!

We’ve since gone out and filmed some rainy scenes and re-released the video. Hope you enjoy it!

Inside Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Gastown

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Founded by a saloon owner and entrepreneur named ‘Gassy’ Jack Deighton in the 1860s long before there even was a Vancouver, Gastown is the city’s original neighbourhood.

A statue of Gassy Jack marks the spot where the city was founded and along with the Gastown Steam Clock, is a favourite spot for visitors to grab a photo. Gassy Jack’s legacy lives on today as Gastown is now one of the hippest and trendiest dining and nightlife destinations in Vancouver.

It’s hard to imagine today, but in the 1970s, the city was planning on demolishing the neighbourhood to make room for a 12-lane freeway along the waterfront. Unlike the waterfront in Toronto, Chicago and New York, Vancouver decided to preserve the neighbourhood. It’s now a National Historic Site of Canada.

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Inside Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Gastown

Inside Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Commercial Drive

Commercial Drive is home to an exciting mix of independent cafes, restaurants, and boutiques. After all, “The Drive” is arguably the most diverse and colourful neighbourhood in Vancouver. It’s also ground zero for many of Vancouver’s largest festivals, including Illuminares, the Dyke March, Italian Day, the Vancouver Poetry Festival, the Parade of Lost Souls, East Side Pride and Car-Free Day.

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Inside Vancouver Neighbourhoods – South Main

South Main is the epicentre of everything hip and cool in Vancouver. For decades, this is the neighbourhood that the many of Vancouver’s writers, filmmakers, designers, and visual artists have called home. Once an industrial area, it still has a diamond-in-the-rough vibe that will appeal to visitors of all tastes and backgrounds.

South Main is full of art galleries, vintage clothing and furniture stores, boutique clothing shops and plenty of restaurants. Most of the action takes place on Main Street between East 1st Avenue and East 33rd Avenue, though you’re bound to find some hidden gems if you venture off the beaten path.

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Inside Vancouver Neighbourhoods – South Main

Vancouver in a Day – Family Friendly Activities

Vancouver has a well-earned reputation as Canada’s year-round playground, which means there are tons of hands-on activities you can share with kids of all ages.

The best kind of family fun is often spontaneous, but most parents know the value of a good travel plan. This video guide to Vancouver’s family-friendly attractions will help get your trip itinerary started.

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Vancouver in a Day – Family Friendly Activities

Vancouver in a Day – Flightseeing

When it comes to Vancouver flightseeing, the sky’s literally the limit.

So what’s the best, flight plan for your Vancouver and West Coast travels? Really, it all comes down to personal preference, though here are some pointers to keep in mind.

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Vancouver in a Day – Flightseeing

Vancouver In a Day: Vancouver’s Beaches

In Vancouver, it’s easy to find a beach to fit your personality. Quiet and sandy? Dog-friendly with a great view? Crowded and flashy? Popular with the locals? Take your pick. There’s something here for everyone.

The good news is that all of the city’s major beaches are open to the public and easy to reach from the downtown core.

We designed this video feature on Vancouver’s beaches to make it feel like you’ve just woke up in Vancouver and are just about to head out to find the perfect, sandy spot to spend your day. You can navigate between beaches at the end of each video segment.

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Vancouver In a Day: Vancouver’s Beaches

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