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 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!)

Continue reading:
5 Unique Vancouver Activities That Visitors AND Locals Need to Experience

Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Trip!

Fifty Shades Fever!

Fifty Shades Freed will be released in theatres on February 9, and Tourism Vancouver is celebrating the film’s Vancouver presence with a sizzling sweepstakes that’s sure to spice up your Love Day.

Part One of our three-day “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” campaign features 16 playful activities sure to impress your Valentine’s Day date – whether boyfriend or girlfriend, husband or wife, best friend or favourite family member.

Continue reading:
Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Trip!

See it All in Vancouver This Summer – And Save!

Stanley Park Horse Ride

 

It’s a classic Vancouver traveler’s dilemma: You’ve just got to experience the iconic Capilano Suspension Bridge, 460 feet of knee-quaking adventure. And you’ve just got to see Stanley Park, the 1,000-acre oceanside forest in the heart of the city. And you’ve just got to check out the inspired Emily Carr canvasses inside the Vancouver Art Gallery. And that doesn’t even put a dent in your Vancouver bucket list.

Fortunately, doing it all just got a little easier. Travelers to Vancouver who make a hotel reservation before June 30 (for a stay anytime before the end of the year) get deep discounts on the city’s top attractions.

Continue reading:
See it All in Vancouver This Summer – And Save!

Vancouver in a Day – Family Friendly Activities

Vancouver has a well-earned reputation as Canada’s year-round playground, which means there are tons of hands-on activities you can share with kids of all ages.

The best kind of family fun is often spontaneous, but most parents know the value of a good travel plan. This video guide to Vancouver’s family-friendly attractions will help get your trip itinerary started.

Continue reading:
Vancouver in a Day – Family Friendly Activities

Stanley Park: By Horse

Photo: Remy Scalza

OK.  I know you’ve thought about it:  Wouldn’t it be fun to take one of those horse-drawn trollies around Stanley Park?   But for some reason or another, you never get around to it.  A bit touristy?  Possibly.  Too pricey? Well – at $29, adult tickets aren’t exactly cheap.  In any case, earlier in the week, I got tired of the excuses.  I put aside my doubts and took my first trip on a Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tour.

Continue reading:
Stanley Park: By Horse