Eat Your Way Across Metro Vancouver Car-Free with Dine the Line

You definitely don’t need a car to explore a new restaurant in a new neighborhood in Vancouver. There are bike paths to wheel through, walking trails, and a robust public transit system that will get you nearly anywhere. With culinary inspiration in mind, WestCoastFood and TransLink has created a series of itineraries for the hungry, entirely along the SkyTrain line and the SeaBus. It’s a delicious way to spend a day, it’s environmentally friendly, there’s a scenic view, and you can have a few beers or cocktails along the way.

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Eat Your Way Across Metro Vancouver Car-Free with Dine the Line

9 Essentials Every Visitor Needs for Autumn in Vancouver

Photo Credit: Yasmine Hardcastle

Though it’s not officially autumn until later in September, the leaves are turning in and it’s definitely time for locals and visitors to carry a pumpkin spice latte instead of an iced tea while out and about in Vancouver! It’s my favourite season, and as we segue into crisper, cosier temperatures, every Vancouverite knows it’s important to have the essentials. Here’s what you need to pack for a fall visit to Vancouver:

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9 Essentials Every Visitor Needs for Autumn in Vancouver

Get Around Like a Local – 6 Places in Vancouver Worth Taking Public Transit To

One of my favourite things about living in Vancouver is how you can get anywhere in the city, and to some great day trip places, via public transit. There isn’t really any need to drive anywhere. Which is just as well because driving in any city can be a bit of a pain!

I’ve been taking Vancouver’s public transit all my life and I’ve got the TransLink routes locked down. While I’m always a firm believer of walking everywhere, sometimes you need to hop on the train. Here is a quick recap of the convenient and accessible transit options* and six of my favourite attractions worth taking them to.

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Get Around Like a Local – 6 Places in Vancouver Worth Taking Public Transit To

Translink Introduces the Compass Card

Hooray! Vancouver is getting its very own re-loadable electronic pass for public transit! No longer do I need to scramble around in my change jar, fighting through all the pennies to find something that doesn’t require me walking out with fistfuls of coins, just to catch the bus.

Last October, Translink put out the call for Vancouverites to name this new card, and the finalists were Starfish, Tpass and Compass. As you can probably already guess, Compass came out on top.

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Translink Introduces the Compass Card