Step Back in Time at These Vancouver Area Historic Sites

The interior of the Britannia Mine Museum

Photo: Britannia Mine Museum

Vancouver is proud of its history. Step back into time with a visit to a historic site to learn about local settler and Indigenous history. You can visit heritage homes, a mine, a cannery, a fur-trading fort, and an entire 1920s village – all without leaving Vancouver.

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Step Back in Time at These Vancouver Area Historic Sites

7 Things to Do at Deer Lake Park

Deer Lake Park in Burnaby

Photo: Burnaby.ca

Deer Lake Park provides a unique nature escape in the middle of Burnaby. While the skyscrapers of Metrotown rise above the lake, it’s a great place for hiking, boating, spotting wildlife, and learning about history and culture.

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7 Things to Do at Deer Lake Park

8 Vancouver Museums Where You Can Learn About Local History

A tour group inside the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler

Photo: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre/Blake Jorgensen

Vancouver is a relatively young city at just 136 years old. However, we proudly celebrate our history. Explore 8 different Vancouver museums to learn about local history including sports, art, culture, and commerce.

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8 Vancouver Museums Where You Can Learn About Local History

The 12 Productions of Christmas, Day 10: Trading Christmas

The carousel is a must-do at Burnaby Village Museum’s Heritage Christmas.

It’s day 10 of The 12 Productions of Christmas! Today’s spotlight is Trading Christmas.

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The 12 Productions of Christmas, Day 10: Trading Christmas

5 Instagram-Worthy Spots to Snap Up in the Vancouver Area this Halloween

Photo: @ghosttrainyvr / Instagram

Photo: @ghosttrainyvr / Instagram

From breathtaking views of Howe Sound to ghosts and ghouls in Stanley Park and a train ride through a mountain tunnel, it may not be the costumes that beg for a photo this Halloween. Here are the best spots to fill your Instagram feed with spooky snaps.

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5 Instagram-Worthy Spots to Snap Up in the Vancouver Area this Halloween

Take A Stroll Through The ’20s At The Burnaby Village Museum

Burnaby Village Carousel

The Carousel, Burnaby Village Museum | Photo: Bianca Bujan

The word “museum” often conjures up childhood memories of school field trips, shuffling from one dark and stuffy room to another, and staring at historical memorabilia through glass cases labelled “Do Not Touch”, while constantly being shhh’d by teachers. Perhaps these stale memories are the reason for my hesitancy to visit Burnaby’s most beloved museum.

But the classic carousel, picturesque town, and friendly guides quickly turned my apathy to intrigue as I strolled through the historic village for the first time. Here are some of the great things to see and do at the Burnaby Village Museum.

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Take A Stroll Through The ’20s At The Burnaby Village Museum

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Happy New Year! Start planning your first weekend of 2015… read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

For New Year’s Events – click here!  Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre and Tickets Tonight are closed on January 1st.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend