48 Hours in Vancouver for Adventurous Families

Richmond Go Karts. Photo Credit: Richmond Go-Karts

Richmond Go Karts. Photo Credit: Richmond Go-Karts

48 Hours in Vancouver is a weekly series appearing on the Inside Vancouver blog featuring photos and information on interest-based itineraries such as food/wine, arts & culture and luxury travel; helping visitors plan the best Vancouver trip possible based on what they love. Today’s feature focuses on unique adventures designed for families who want to step outside the typical box for their vacations.

What You’ll Need to Go on This Family Adventure:
• A vehicle (rented or your own)
• GPS/Map
• Sunglasses & sunscreen (for when you’re on the water)
• Appropriate water shoes
• Good quality walking shoes
• A good quality camera (For when you want photos of the scenery and of key stops on the activities)
• A backpack to carry all your items in

Day 1

Morning to Early Afternoon- 10 am-1:45 pm

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48 Hours in Vancouver for Adventurous Families

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Spend this weekend with all the loves in your life with comedy, food events, performing arts, and more Olympic related activities!  Read on for our top picks for events happening around Metro Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

 

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Winterruption Festival Arrives at Granville Island This Weekend

Granville Island. Photo credit: Jason Pier | Flickr

Granville Island presents the 9th annual Winterruption, a unique Vancouver winter festival. From February 14th to 16th, head on down to Granville Island to celebrate the West Coast through music, food, art, theatre, dance and film. With beer tastings, capoeira performances, French films, pop up dances, and performances by We are the City and Wake Owl, Winterruption promises to entertain and delight the masses.

Vancouver’s Coastal Jazz and Blues Society presents the Performance Works Music Series, with Vancouver-based indie band We are the City and indie-folk group Wake Owl. Both headliners are $15+ for tickets, but there are also a number of free performances. Quebecois singer Saint-Pierre, Thelonious Monk tribute Monk’s Music, jazz pianist and singer Jillian Lebeck Trio, and Arabic and Persian music group Qalandar will all perform two free shows each.

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10 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

Photo credit: A Prettier Web

Photo credit: A Prettier Web

Plato once said, “love is a grave mental disease.”

Each year millions of people display symptoms of this mental disease because of a holiday hyperbolized by a card company. Yes, ladies and gents, Valentine’s Day is around the corner and you may be expected to organise something fun and slightly romantic.

Lacking ideas for fun, lovey-dovey things to do this Valentine’s Day? I’ve got you covered if you fancy beer, are looking for flower alternatives or want to relive the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Check out my selection of 10 Valentine’s Day to dos below.   Continue reading:
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Guest Chef Market Dinners return: BC chefs take over Granville Island’s Edible Canada

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Each year Edible Canada Bistro hosts local celebrity chefs in their demonstration kitchen during their Guest Chef Market Dinners. In the past local uber-chefs like Vikram Vij and Thomas Haas took over Edible Canada’s kitchens.

This year’s Guest Chef Market Dinner program includes some new faces: the Okanagan’s Joy Road Catering, Brad Cumming from the Westin Resort & Spa Whistler and Brian Skinner of The Acorn.

For a lucky two dozen guests, the guest chef will prepare a multi-course meal, doling out culinary tips as they cook. The meal is then paired with a selection of wine, beer or spirits hand-picked by Edible Canada’s bartender or sommelier. Continue reading:
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