Spooky improv, walking tours and Story Story Lie’s Tales of Terror—experience Halloween in Vancouver

Take a tour by lamp + professional actor through the cobblestone streets of Gastown.

Walking tours, pumpkin carving and spooky improv directed by an evil cat are a few of the Halloween-themed happenings in Vancouver in the days leading up to Oct. 31. See below for more details on these and other events.

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Spooky improv, walking tours and Story Story Lie’s Tales of Terror—experience Halloween in Vancouver

6 Compelling Vancouver Shore Excursions

Gastown steam clock

It’s officially cruise season in Vancouver and aren’t you lucky that you a) have a port of call in this beautiful West Coast city, or b) are going to start/end your cruise here. With so many shore excursion or pre/post cruise options and likely not that much time to fit it all in, I’ve narrowed it down to some excellent options tailored to how long you might be in the city for. All are incredible value for money because each attraction organically multitasks for you. Get the most out of your time in Vancouver, without sacrificing quality of experience!

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6 Compelling Vancouver Shore Excursions

Vancouver in a Day: The PNE and Celebration of Light

Looking for some adventure? You’ve come to the right city. No matter what time of year, when you start your day in Vancouver, it can take you anywhere.

While we were filming during the Celebration of Light festival earlier this month, we had a visitor from Germany ask us what time of year was busiest for the city: the month of August or the beginning of the ski season later in the fall?

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Vancouver in a Day: The PNE and Celebration of Light

Vancouver in a Day: Capilano Suspension Bridge & Richmond Night Market

Looking for some adventure? You’ve come to the right city. No matter what time of year, when you start your day in Vancouver, it can take you anywhere.

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Vancouver in a Day: Capilano Suspension Bridge & Richmond Night Market

Cliffwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge Opens June 3, 2011

Cliffwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park—home to the eponymous suspension bridge that is one of B.C.’s top attractions—has just unveiled its newest, thrilling attraction: the 700-foot long (213 metres), 300-foot high (91 metres) Cliffwalk.

Cliffwalk is the brainchild of John Stibbard, Capilano Suspension Bridge’s VP of Operations. John knew that he wanted to create another exciting attraction—one that would bring visitors closer to the Capilano River—but it wasn’t until he was rappelling down the east face of Capilano Canyon that he had his epiphany: what if there was a way to build a walkway in that exact spot that would give visitors a chance to share these breathtaking views and heart-stopping sensations?

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Cliffwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge Opens June 3, 2011

Vancouver in a Day – Chinatown and Cypress Mountain

Looking for some adventure? You’ve come to the right city. No matter what time of year, when you start your day in Vancouver, it can take you anywhere.

Lunar New Year is celebrated by a number of Asian cultures around the world. Of Vancouver’s 2 million or so residents, over 800,000 are of Asian descent. Every spring, tens of thousands of people pack the streets of Vancouver’s Chinatown for one of the biggest and most colourful festivals of the year.

If you’re already planning on coming to Vancouver to ski or ride, try to time your vacation to coincide with this festival. Make sure to research and plan in advance though because the exact dates for Lunar New Year change every year. The festival takes place according to the phase of the moon.

Cypress Mountain is Vancouver’s largest ski area. With 53 ski runs, six lifts and 2010 vertical feet, it’s obvious why this is such a popular destination for visitors to Vancouver. In addition to the alpine skiing and riding area, there is also a Nordic area for snow shoeing, cross country skiing and snow tubing, making Cypress a great family destination. For more information, visit: http://www.cypressmountain.com.