5 Unique Vancouver Activities That Visitors AND Locals Need to Experience

The great thing about having visitors is getting to show them around Vancouver. I recently had some friends in town from Scotland and it was fantastic to show them around my beautiful. While some typically touristy spots like Granville Island and Stanley Park are places that I visit on a regular basis, I’m not usually doing the typically touristy things.

This time I did, and can I tell you, it’s really exciting to be a tourist in my town! Here are three unique Vancouver experiences that made me so proud to show off my city to my friends, plus two more that we didn’t have time to get to (but that you should!)

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5 Unique Vancouver Activities That Visitors AND Locals Need to Experience

Seafood Events for Feasting in Vancouver

Photo from the 2017 Wild Salmon Celebration

Due to Vancouver’s location, the city’s restaurants have access to some of the finest seafood in the world. Summer especially is a quintessential time to enjoy a bountiful seafood boil, as well as an al fresco salmon meal.

If you’re reaching for your bib and a fork, here are events in the city this month that will satisfy all your seafood cravings:

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Seafood Events for Feasting in Vancouver

Holiday Magic at the Sea to Sky Gondola (Free Prize Pack Giveaway!)

The Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish is now open for the winter season! Snow at the summit and the launch of a magical line-up of experiences during the Spirit of Christmas events schedule make it easy to celebrate the season in Squamish.

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Holiday Magic at the Sea to Sky Gondola (Free Prize Pack Giveaway!)

Where to Check Off Your New Year’s Resolutions in Vancouver

Meeting your resolution goals is easy when you live in an outdoor playground like Vancouver.

The new year is approaching and with it comes the promise of a new start – to get rid of those holiday pounds, to conquer that phobia once and for all, to make it all the way through Sober January… Of course, keeping New Year’s promises is easiest when you can engage in activities that support your resolution. Luckily, Vancouver is rife with activities, attractions and venues that are resolution-friendly while still allowing you to indulge in life’s not-so-sinful pleasures. Cheers to a new and improved you in 2018!

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Where to Check Off Your New Year’s Resolutions in Vancouver

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Fun Ways To Spend Family Day

Family | Photo: Stephen Morris

Family Day is still a fairly new holiday for BC locals, only in its fifth year since it was first introduced in 2012, and officially observed in February of 2013. After a post-holiday lull, the second Monday in February seemed like the perfect timing for families to take a much-needed break and enjoy each other’s company over a long weekend, and thanks to a city filled with fun activities for the whole family, there’s lots to choose from when it comes to finding ways to celebrate this special day. Here are some ways that you can partake in the Family Day festivities during your Vancouver visit, or create new traditions as a local family.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Fun Ways To Spend Family Day

Sea to Sky Gondola Holiday Events

You still have time to get some winter wonderland into your holiday season. The Sea to Sky Gondola, just south of Squamish, is just a few minutes away from Vancouver – and extra easy to access if you hop the shuttle service from numerous places downtown. Continue reading:
Sea to Sky Gondola Holiday Events

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