The Best of Vancouver Shopping: A Top 10 List

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This post is an updated version of an article originally written by Dana Lynch.  

Vancouver offers some of the best shopping in the world. For visitors, shopping is always near the top of the to-do list, and that’s doubly true at the holidays.

The great thing about Vancouver shopping is its diversity, with different Vancouver neighbourhoods offering different wares, from the hip and fashionable to the inexpensive and eclectic.

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The Best of Vancouver Shopping: A Top 10 List

Top Halloween Activities in Vancouver for 2012

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The days are getting shorter.  There’s a chill in the air.  A suspicious amount of zombies can be found walking Granville Street.  It must be time for Halloween in Vancouver.

As usual, there’s no shortage of Halloween spooks and thrills on tap in Vancouver this year.  Here’s a top 10 list of activities and events to put a little scare in your October.

Anything missing? Please let us know by leaving a comment below.

  • Stanley Park Ghost TrainAfter dark, the miniature rail line in spooky, 1,000-acre Stanley Park takes riders deep into a forest inhabited by characters from Grimm’s Fairy Tales, including Rapunzel, the fairy godmother and the Pied Piper.  Kid-friendlyOct. 5-Oct. 31.
  • Zombie Combat Paintball: Gear up and hunt down marauding bands of zombies in the forests of Surrey.  It’s your team’s mission to rescue a trapped scientist and save the planet from flesh-eating monsters.  Sept. 14-Nov. 15.

Top 10 Things to Do for Spring Break in Vancouver

Vancouver’s schools get out for a two-week spring break starting Monday, March 21, 2011, which means many families will be wondering what to do with the time. Never fear, though—if you’re in Vancouver for spring break, there are lots of fun, cheap, and educational things to do for just the kids or for the whole family.

1. Learn about Stanley Park’s biodiversity at the free Stanley Park Nature House.
2. Take a Shakespeare 101 acting workshop at Vancouver’s Place des Arts (for kids grade 6 – 8).
3. Go CSI at the Forensics for Kids workshops at the Vancouver Police Museum.
4. See the towering totems at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology.
5. Spend the day in Steveston, strolling the waterfront and visiting the Gulf of Georgia Cannery salmon museum.

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Top 10 Things to Do for Spring Break in Vancouver

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could do in Vancouver

Vancouver is home to dozens of well-known visitor attractions, activities and landmarks. For visitors and locals that want to steer away from “typical” Vancouver experiences there are plenty of cool things to do that we bet you didn’t know about… Continue reading:
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Rainy Day? Top 10 Indoor Activities for Kids in Vancouver

Inside the Vancouver Aquarium.

When it’s raining and the kids want to do something right now, families in Vancouver have lots of options for fun, educational indoor activities for children of all ages.

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Rainy Day? Top 10 Indoor Activities for Kids in Vancouver