Take a Self-Guided Port Moody Brewery Tour

Moody Ales in Port Moody

Moody Ales. Photo: BC Ale Trail

Did you know that the Vancouver area is home to several dozen craft breweries? Head to Murray Street in Port Moody to visit the Brewer’s Row area. Yellow Dog Brewing Co. opened their tasting room here in 2014 and since then the region has developed into a craft beer mecca. Use our step-by-step guide to spend an afternoon walking or biking between tasting rooms. Our 1.7-kilometre long route visits six different breweries on or near Brewer’s Row. And it starts at the Moody Centre Skytrain Station on the Evergreen Line so you can go car-free.

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Take a Self-Guided Port Moody Brewery Tour

Vancouver Takes 2nd Place for Top Cities in Canada

Photo; Destination Vancouver / Albert Normandin

According to a new survey conducted by Travel + Leisure, readers have voted Vancouver as the second best city to visit in Canada.

Every year for Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated cities on their sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value.

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Vancouver Takes 2nd Place for Top Cities in Canada

Explore South Asian Heritage and Public Art at the Revitalized Punjabi Market

In 1993, the Punjabi Market featured the first Punjabi street signs beyond Asia. Photo Source: Pabla Family

Gulzar Nanda has a deep and enduring love for the Punjabi Market. The area, located on Main Street, from roughly East 48th to East 51st Avenue, represents the historical heart of Vancouver’s South Asian community. Nanda’s parents immigrated to Canada from India, and opened Hi-Class Jewellers in the neighbourhood in 1989. During his lunchtime break from school, Nanda would run down with his friends to the Punjabi Market, buying chips and candy from Punjab Food Centre, owned by Harinder Toor. Because many of his friends also had parents who owned businesses in the area, they quickly established camaraderie. “The Punjabi Market was like a playground for us. We’d come after school to our parents’ shops, and we’d hang out together while our parents worked,” he says.

Nanda, now co-manager of his family’s jewelry shop, is on a mission to rejuvenate this important neighbourhood through his work as chair of the Punjabi Market Regeneration Collective (PMRC).

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Explore South Asian Heritage and Public Art at the Revitalized Punjabi Market

Learn the History Behind the Names of Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains

North Shore Mountains from Vancouver

The North Shore Mountains from Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver. Photo: Destination BC/Jordan Manley

Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains provide a stunning backdrop for our city. You may know the names of some of the peaks, but do you know the stories behind them? Here’s a brief look into the history of the names of the local mountains.

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Learn the History Behind the Names of Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains

Take a Self-Guided Mount Pleasant Brewery Tour

Tasting room at 33 Acres Brewery

Photo: 33 Acres Brewery

The Vancouver area is home to several dozen craft breweries, creating a wide variety of small-batch beers. The Mount Pleasant neighbourhood has a particularly dense concentration of microbreweries. In fact, the area was historically known as Brewery Creek and people have been making beer here since the 1880s. Today it’s a great spot to spend an afternoon biking or walking between tasting rooms. Our 1.5-kilometre-long route visits six different breweries!

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Take a Self-Guided Mount Pleasant Brewery Tour

27 Outdoor Pools Around Vancouver to Visit This Summer

Kitsilano Pool in Vancouver

Kits Pool. Photo: Destination BC/Grant Harder

Beat the heat with a dip in an outdoor pool. There are lots of great options in the Vancouver area ranging from cute neighbourhood pools to huge salt-water pools. Add one of these Vancouver-area outdoor pools to your summer to-do list.

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27 Outdoor Pools Around Vancouver to Visit This Summer

Your Secret Weapon for “I’m Bored, Mom!”

It’s time to curb the boredom blues!

You and your kids are running out of ideas for inside, virtual or backyard activities, and if you hear “I’m bored, Mom!” one more time, you just might scream. So, what’s a frazzled parent to do? We’ve got you covered with a selection of fun, safe and educational weekend activities that will captivate your kiddos (and you!) for hours. Continue reading:
Your Secret Weapon for “I’m Bored, Mom!”