Best May Long Weekend Ferry Trips From Vancouver

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The May long weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. While the standard, two-day weekend trip leaves me feeling like I packed all my gear only to unpack it again, three days transforms into a glorious escape.

May 19-21 is the ideal opportunity to take advantage of Vancouver’s proximity to a maze of stunning islands, all accessible by ferry. With many BC Ferry trips in the 40 minute to 2-hour range, all you have to do is choose an activity, let it determine your destination and head out.

Victoria Day parade viewing. Hiking. Kayaking. Camping. Beach lounging. Locavore lunching. Wine tasting. Art crawling.

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Best May Long Weekend Ferry Trips From Vancouver

Royal Wedding Events in Vancouver

With Kate and William set to tie the knot in less than a month, royal wedding fever hasn’t exactly gripped Vancouver.  In fact, depending on whom you talk to, reactions range from mild interest to complete indifference.

Nonetheless, Vancouver’s British roots do run deep.   Some 36 percent of Vancouverites trace their roots to the British Isles.  Fish-and-chips joints abound.  And, on certain stretches of West Vancouver seawall, especially from Ambleside to Dundrave, you’ll likely hear plenty of British accents as UK expats and retirees take their morning constitutionals.

With that in mind, I thought I’d try to round-up royal wedding events taking place in and around Vancouver.  There’s just one problem – I wasn’t able to find a whole lot.  So I need some help.

What are you doing for the royal wedding on April 29?  If you know of activities going on around town, please leave a comment below.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

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Royal Wedding Events in Vancouver