Rain or Shine: Scenic Vancouver Strolls

The Canadian Trail at Canada Place | Photo Credit: Yasmine Hardcastle

Spring has sprung, and with its 360 degree postcard views, Vancouver is a city where you want to get your step on as a visitor or a local. I love to walk around my city!

Rain or shine, on your own, as a date, or out with your family, an urban hike or stroll is the perfect way to keep active. And I’m always surprised how many steps I’ve gotten in after a day of exploring. So grab your SPF, umbrella (just in case), walking shoes and camera; here are some of my favourite places to trek off a meal and see the city!

Continue reading:
Rain or Shine: Scenic Vancouver Strolls

BMO Vancouver Marathon & Expo and 5 Other Health & Wellness Events to Attend in May 2018

BMO Vancouver Marathon | Credit: Chris Morris

Whether you’re coming to Vancouver to kick off marathon season at the BMO Vancouver Marathon on May 6 or just wanting to find more ways to stay healthy and active while visiting the city, Vancouver has many healthy lifestyle events happening throughout the month of May!

Continue reading:
BMO Vancouver Marathon & Expo and 5 Other Health & Wellness Events to Attend in May 2018

April 2018 Health & Wellness Events in Vancouver

Photo: Semperviva Yoga

From art and apparel to yoga and food, and everything in between, health and wellness has many sides in Vancouver. Here are some events for the rest of April to appeal to your mind, body, and soul – all indoors, in case you aren’t used to the rain that makes our mountains and parks so green!

Continue reading:
April 2018 Health & Wellness Events in Vancouver

Kids In Vancouver: 4 Playground-Adjacent Coffee Shop Patios

Blenz Coffee | Photo: Blenz Coffee (Instagram)

When you’re a parent, nothing pairs better with rambunctious children than a caffeine-forward cuppa joe and a great outdoor space to let your kids run free. Fortunately, Vancouver is filled with coffee shop patios that are situated only steps away from the city’s best parks and playgrounds, so parents can relax while their kids get their wiggles out.

Here are 4 places to grab a coffee that are adjacent to playgrounds – perfect for parents who want to caffeinate and chill while their children play outside.

Continue reading:
Kids In Vancouver: 4 Playground-Adjacent Coffee Shop Patios

Explore Vancouver with Tips from these Locals

There’s nothing like a local’s perspective for exploring a new city. A few of  Tourism Vancouver’s volunteers have shared with us their insider tips for experiencing the city they love. Continue reading:
Explore Vancouver with Tips from these Locals

Kids In Vancouver: Check Out Sharing Space With Wildlife – Science World’s Newest Exhibit

Science World | Photo: Ted McGrath (Flickr Pool)

If your kids have seen the animated movie Over The Hedge, then they know how dangerous it can be for wildlife to safely navigate their way through suburban sprawls and emerge unscathed.

A newly-launched project – the Sharing Space with Wildlife Exhibit – was erected this week at Science World’s Ken Spencer Science Park, with a mission to educate youth and their families on the safety issues that impact wildlife as they try to survive life surrounded by humans and city dwellings. Here’s what you can expect from this 600 ft. interactive exhibit that now calls Science World home.

Continue reading:
Kids In Vancouver: Check Out Sharing Space With Wildlife – Science World’s Newest Exhibit

4 Unique Ways To Spend Mother’s Day With Mom In Vancouver

Handmade cards are lovely, and a personal phone call is perfectly sweet, but there are more exciting ways to show your mama you care on Mother’s Day. Luckily for you, Vancouver is filled with special offers and activities to help you plan your surprise as the special Sunday approaches.

From tantalizing her tastebuds, to trying something entirely new, we’ve got a list of some fun (and unique) ways to honour your mother this Mother’s Day. Check out our list of 4 ways to spend the day with mom in Vancouver, and make her special day a day to remember.

Continue reading:
4 Unique Ways To Spend Mother’s Day With Mom In Vancouver