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.

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See it All in Vancouver This Summer – And Save!

Vancouver Family Day Events Roundup Feb 9 – 11

Photo courtesy of photon_de via Flickr.

Photo courtesy of photon_de via Flickr.

The people spoke and the B.C. answered. The province’s inaugural Family Day will take place this Monday, bridging the holiday gap between New Years Day and Easter. To commemorate this special occasion, many Vancouver attractions will be catering to families wishing to make the most of their time off together. We’ve put together a roundup of things to do around town on B.C.’s first Family Day. Continue reading:
Vancouver Family Day Events Roundup Feb 9 – 11

Pop-Up Yoga Brought to You By lululemon Athletica Robson Street, August 2

photo: Vancouver Lookout

Grab your yoga mat and Salute the Sun with an intimate gathering of like-minded yogis and yoginis while taking in a 360° view of the city.  Yes, that’s right! The next Pop-Up Yoga series will be held at the Vancouver Lookout on Thursday, August 2nd.

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Pop-Up Yoga Brought to You By lululemon Athletica Robson Street, August 2

Featured Attraction of the Week: Vancouver Lookout (Free Tickets!)

photo: Vancouver Lookout

Welcome to Inside Vancouver’s new “Featured Attraction” series. Each Monday we’ll be featuring a different Vancouver attraction, and giving away free tickets to our readers. To be eligible you just need to post a comment.

Where else can you enjoy a 360º aerial view of Vancouver, “the most beautiful city in the world”? Your adventure at the Vancouver Lookout starts with a 40 second glass elevator ride, whisking you 130m (430ft) skyward to the panoramic observation deck. Enjoy intimate views of cosmopolitan Vancouver, historic Gastown and bustling Coal Harbour. Look beyond for enchanting views of the stunning natural landscape including world famous Stanley Park, the Pacific Ocean, the majestic North Shore Mountains and the Olympic Peninsula Mountains.

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Featured Attraction of the Week: Vancouver Lookout (Free Tickets!)

A Vancouver Experience

photo credit: flickr/bkang83

The following article was submitted by Charles Duncombe, Director of UK holiday company Holidaysplease. Having heard so much about Vancouver he was determined to try and experience as much of it as possible…

I hate missing out on things. Whether it’s a party, a wedding…anything. You could probably trick me into doing the washing up just by saying that lots of other people have great fun doing it.

I was therefore determined not to miss out on anything that Vancouver had to offer.

I planned my trip with military precision. I chose to stay at the Fairmont Waterfront so I was near attractions in the North of the city such as Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium, Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. I even planned the direction of our driving to be against the flow of rush hour traffic!

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A Vancouver Experience

Rediscovering the Vancouver Lookout

Photo: Remy Scalza

It seems like there was a brief era in the ’60s and ’70s when towering, space-age observation decks were really, really cool.   You weren’t a modern, up-and-coming city unless you had one.  It was during that time that Seattle got its iconic Space Needle (1962), Toronto got the CN Tower (1976) and Vancouver got a unique addition to its cityscape, the flying saucer-shaped Lookout atop the Harbour Centre (1977).

Times have changed, of course.  These days, it’s really not en vogue to clutter up your skyline with monumental, not entirely practical, towers.  Plus, lots of plain old apartment buildings in Vancouver now rival – and even surpass – the Harbour Centre’s height of 181 meters (25 stories).   So my question is – in the year 2010 – does the Vancouver Lookout still have a role to play in the city?

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Rediscovering the Vancouver Lookout