Riding past homes and gawking at beautiful Christmas lights and decorations is one of my favorite holiday traditions. So when Jave and I were in Vancouver last December, we couldn’t pass up the chance to check out the Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park, an event that gives visitors the chance to view Christmas decorations in a small section of the park by foot or from the comfort of a choo-choo train. More
One day during our trip to Vancouver this past winter, before heading to the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Cliffwalk, we took advantage of a FREE walking tour of downtown Chinatown Vancouver with Tour Guys Vancouver.
I don’t know much about Chinese history or culture, and I rarely visit Chinatown here in Los Angeles. But for some reason, the opportunity to explore Vancouver’s Chinatown piqued my interest. Perhaps it’s because Vancouver has such a large Cantonese population, or maybe it’s because I just wanted to get a complete perspective of Vancouver – I’m really not sure what motivated me to sign us up for this tour, but I’m glad we did. More
Last December, we planned a trip to Vancouver BC, and as usual, we wanted to incorporate volunteering into our itinerary. We were only going to be in town for 3.5 days, so we knew that we had to find a volunteer opportunity that would leave us with enough free time to explore the city. I reached out to so many different organizations to see if we could donate a half day of our time, but because the holidays were approaching, most organizations were already booked up with volunteers or else they didn’t have any opportunities available on the dates that we were going to be in town. More
Thanks to a BOGO Groupon deal, I was enticed to buy tickets to the Britannia Mine Museum during our trip to Vancouver this past December. Of course, it wasn’t until after I bought the deal that I realized that the museum is located in the middle of nowhere halfway between Vancouver and Whistler off of the notorious Highway 99, also known as the Sea to Sky Highway, in Britannia Beach, population 300. Not ones to waste a deal, Jave and I made our way to Vancouver’s Greyhound station to make the trek. More
On the north side of Vancouver across Lions Gate Bridge, a complimentary shuttle drops us off at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park where the highlight is – you guessed it – the Capilano Suspension Bridge! Stretching about 230 feet above the Capilano River, the bridge is close to 500 feet long. I barely like driving across bridges, so I can’t imagine that I’ll enjoy walking across one although it was my bright idea to do so! Heights are just not my thing. More