Why Vancouver is the perfect destination for a solo female traveller

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There are endless reasons why Vancouver is the perfect destination for all kinds of travellers. Need I mention the majestic mountains or the irresistible cuisine? Solo female travellers, you should move Vancouver to the top of your list! Here’s why…

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Why Vancouver is the perfect destination for a solo female traveller

New Passenger Ferry Links Vancouver and Victoria

V2V Vacations is a brand new, direct, passenger ferry between two of Canada’s premium harbour cities – downtown Vancouver and downtown Victoria, British Columbia. The passenger-only service aboard the V2V Empress is set to launch this month and will travel once per day between the two cities.

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New Passenger Ferry Links Vancouver and Victoria

The Best Places to Find a Cab in Downtown Vancouver

photo: Google Images

photo: Google Images

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Although this city is best explored by foot, sometimes a taxi is necessary. If you’re in a rush to get to your destination or (as happens to us often) if your phone is dead and you can’t call for a cab – here are a few landmark destinations where you’ll be able to hail down a taxi.

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The Best Places to Find a Cab in Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver by Trolley – Stop 16 & 17 (Stanley Park Flag Stops)

While admittedly it’s been a very slow start to summer here in Vancouver, there are plenty of rainy day activities to keep us going through the drizzle, and enough breaks in the clouds to get us out and enjoying the nature surrounding our city.

Last weekend I hopped off the Trolley at The Teahouse in Stanley Park and enjoyed the views from their spacious outdoor patio along with some delicious Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna followed by a BC Salmon Burger.  While the building itself is beautiful, the view looking over Ferguson Point and onto the ocean is pretty amazing, too. Continue reading:
Vancouver by Trolley – Stop 16 & 17 (Stanley Park Flag Stops)

Vancouver by Trolley – Stop 15 Prospect Point (Red 7)

If you’ve read the 30 Stops in 30 Weeks blog previously, it’s pretty apparent that I love Stanley Park. With 1000 acres to explore, many a wonderful afternoon can be spent exploring Vancouver’s #1 attraction. What you haven’t read yet, is my love for ice cream. You can imagine my excitement when I hopped off the Trolley at Prospect Point yesterday, home of the World Famous Ice Cream. Aside from their regular ice cream flavors, the Prospect Point Cafe offers something new to the market – matcha green tea soft-serve. This is a far stretch from the twist cones we remember from McDonald’s, yet the grown-up taste is a welcomed refreshment. I of course had to get a scoop of my favorite maple walnut ice cream, too. Continue reading:
Vancouver by Trolley – Stop 15 Prospect Point (Red 7)

Vancouver by Trolley – Stop 12 Rose Garden (Red 4)

Stanley Park is often the first place visitors to Vancouver venture to see, and it’s no wonder why. Offering over 1000 acres of green space surrounded by ocean, every turn has breathtaking sights. This afternoon I hopped off the Trolley at the Rose Garden and was greeted by many tourists exploring one of this Spring’s first truly beautiful days.

Just past the Garden itself featuring approximately 3500 plants on display (the best time to see the Garden in full bloom is early June) is the Stanley Park Pavilion. Celebrating their hundredth anniversary this year, the Stanley Park Pavilion is one of Vancouver’s most popular locations for weddings and other special events. It is also home to Stanley’s Bar & Grill, a restaurant featuring a 200 seat verandah.

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Vancouver by Trolley – Stop 12 Rose Garden (Red 4)

Vancouver by Trolley – Stop 11 Westin Bayshore (Red 3)

Coal Harbour is a fantastic area to explore. When I hopped off the Trolley at the Westin Bayshore, the sun was shining over the ocean with views of Stanley Park and the North Shore Mountains, while the surrounding cherry trees were displaying beautiful pink blossoms. There is a current public art display throughout downtown called Vancouver Biennale; the red statues that you see below make up the Meeting display and have been a fantastic photo op here since the fall of 2009. Continue reading:
Vancouver by Trolley – Stop 11 Westin Bayshore (Red 3)