People Amongst the People in Stanley Park

Photo: Flickr G.S. Matthews

Standing in silence, gazing up at the magnificent Totem Poles located in the heart of Stanley Park, I was thankful for the chilly, misty day. The moody weather served to keep the crowds away, and I found myself alone amongst the poles at Brockton Point. Easily one of our city’s most frequented tourist attractions, it is extremely unusual to be standing solo amongst these magnificent, historical pieces. Masterfully crafted, each intricate pole tells a unique and compelling story. Captivated, I took my time and carefully studied the poles.

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People Amongst the People in Stanley Park

These are a few of my favourite things – Spring in Vancouver

Spring in Vancouver Photo: Rob Weiss

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.” Perhaps Maria, from The Sound of Music missed Vancouver in the spring? Personally, I would suggest spring in our fair city is chock a block full of favourite things. Like a blank canvas waiting for paint, Vancouver evolves out of the grey, dark, misty winter with a blast of colour. As we celebrate the well earned, and yearned for, first day of spring, I would like to share with you a list of my favourite things.

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These are a few of my favourite things – Spring in Vancouver

A Fishy Story in Stanley Park

Photo: Rob Weiss

An epic and timeless battle plays out in annually in our beautiful province. From late summer until early winter salmon valiantly fight their way back from the ocean to their home rivers where they first hatched. Without a doubt, this is the stuff of legends and folklore! It is difficult to articulate the impact a single fish has had on the people of BC, but suffice it to say the salmon run is unquestionably a marvel of nature.

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A Fishy Story in Stanley Park

If These Stumps Could Talk – Exploring Stanley Park’s Rain Forest

Photo: Flickr, Colin Knowles

Exploring the path less travelled usually brings unexpected delights, and this certainly holds true in Vancouver’s iconic Stanley Park. Granted, on a warm, sunny, day nothing compares to a cycle or stroll along the sensational seawall. However, on a chilly, winter day I often find myself seeking refuge from the elements by setting my sights on one of the many inner trails. With over 27 kilometres of well-maintained paths to choose from, Stanley Park offers much for those willing to tour this incredible, lush West Coast rain forest.

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If These Stumps Could Talk – Exploring Stanley Park’s Rain Forest

Ready to Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Holiday?

Fifty Shades Freed is in theatres February 9.

It’s another day of love activities, and another chance to win a grand prize trip for two to Vancouver!

Fifty Shades Freed will be released in theatres on February 9, and Tourism Vancouver is celebrating the film’s Vancouver presence with a sizzling sweepstakes that’s sure to spice up your Love Day. Part Two of our three-day “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” campaign features 16 more activities that will surprise and delight your Valentine’s date. Continue reading:
Ready to Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Holiday?

Self-guided Tours for Film Buffs in Vancouver

Courtesy Fangirl Quest.

At any given moment, Vancouver is rife with superheroes, sci-fi detectives, romantic (and raunchy) duos and other fantasy characters. The city is one of North America’s biggest film and TV show hubs, and home to more productions than ever before – and the gorgeously scenic backdrops seen on the big and small screens can easily be visited IRL. Check out our filming locations roundup below highlighting popular blockbusters ranging from fantasy to thriller to save-the-world superhero.

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Self-guided Tours for Film Buffs in Vancouver

Unearth Stanley Park’s Dark Secrets on Forbidden Vancouver’s New Adventure

Courtesy Forbidden Vancouver/Kyle Pearce

We all know Stanley Park as a lush oasis offering a leafy respite from the urban landscape surrounding it – a thriving rainforest whose sprawling 400 hectares contains scenic trails, sandy beaches, historic landmarks and the world-renowned Vancouver Aquarium. But underneath the beauty and splendor of this national historic site lies a complex, exciting past filled with famous crimes, secret cemeteries and truly bizarre public art – and local walking tour company Forbidden Vancouver is sharing these secrets with the public through a new experience that brings to light the park’s lesser-known stories and attributes.

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Unearth Stanley Park’s Dark Secrets on Forbidden Vancouver’s New Adventure