Water’s Edge Day at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Sunday Oct. 5th

photo: Takaya Tours

photo: Takaya Tours

Vancouver is a city shaped by its over 58 kilometers of waterfront. From the industrial Port lands in the Burrard inlet to the Fraser River there is an abundant variety of activities. The Seawall that snakes around downtown and Stanley Park connecting all of our beautiful beaches, the log booms, marinas and small streams that punctuate the shoreline  display how much our city is linked to the waterfront in some form.

This weekend, expect to see crowds celebrating the waterfront at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Expect a full day of great activities that will explore the waterfront, including guided boat tours, cycle tours, kayaking and First Nations canoe tours, bird walks and art workshops.

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Water’s Edge Day at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Sunday Oct. 5th

Five Ways to Fly High in Vancouver

Photo Credit: Gary Eichel/Helijet

Photo Credit: Gary Eichel/Helijet

Our city wouldn’t be nicknamed ‘City of Glass’ if it wasn’t for all of our kick butt vistas, views and landscapes.

Vancouver’s beauty is not lies in its beaches, parks, forests and people but also the fantastic views our bumpy topography affords us. Our pretty city status can be summed up by this simple mantra: the higher you go here, the better the view.

There are several ways to explore Vancity from the air.  Below is a brief list of some of the best ways to fly high in Vancouver. Continue reading:
Five Ways to Fly High in Vancouver

48 Hours in Vancouver for Luxury Vacationers

Rosewood Suite Private Patio. Photo Credit: Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Rosewood Suite Private Patio. Photo Credit: Rosewood Hotel Georgia

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 exquisitely luxurious vacation experiences for the sophisticated luxury traveler who loves the finer things in life.

What You’ll Need to Go on This Luxury Vacation:
• Sunscreen & sunglasses (to enjoy the sunshine)
• A set of golf clubs (rented or your own)
• Comfortable footwear (so you can enjoy walking around downtown)
• A good quality camera with a great zoom
• A sense of adventure!

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48 Hours in Vancouver for Luxury Vacationers

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

Flying High

Photo: Helijet

…from sea to sky-high that is… but close enough to the tops of buildings that you can practically touch them.

Sightseeing from a helicopter has to be one of the cooler Vancouver travel experiences… up there with floatplanes, zip lining and kayaking. It’s even better when you get the jump seat next to the pilot and have a birds-eye view beside, above, and below you. If you’ve never been in a helicopter before, Helijet’s aerial city-tours (from $99) are a great way to check that item off your bucket-list.

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Flying High

Afternoon Tea on the Tarmac

The following post was written by guest contributor Sarah Hughes, Executive Assistant at Tourism Vancouver.

I had the pleasure of participating in a celebration of the new partnership between The Fairmont Waterfront, The Fairmont Empress and Helijet.

Fairmont Empress General Manager Martin Leclerc travelled to Vancouver aboard a Helijet aircraft from downtown Victoria carrying a freshly made pot of tea. Leclerc was met at the Vancouver Heliport by Fairmont Waterfront General Manager Ian Pullan and Helijet International President and CEO Danny Sitnam, and the three enjoyed afternoon tea right there on the tarmac.

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Afternoon Tea on the Tarmac