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Posts Tagged ‘local tourist’

Shipyards Night Market 2014 in North Vancouver

May 16th, 2014

The first thing that strikes me about the Shipyards Night Market in North Vancouver is just how confused they seem to be about their branding. The official website for the night market is called North Shore Green Market, the official page is branded as a Twilight Market, and the people at North Shore Tourism refer […]

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC

February 28th, 2013

Most people think of universities as places for higher education, but they’re so much more than that. They can be primarily centres of academic research, but sometimes they open up that research to the wider community. That is the case with the relatively new Beaty Biodiversity Museum on the University of British Columbia Point Grey […]

Local Tourist: A Day at the PNE [Photo Journal]

August 28th, 2012

Even though it looked like its fate was hanging in the balance for several years, the Pacific National Exhibition has continued to persevere and it continues to be an annual tradition here in Vancouver. It has always been a great way to mark the end of summer. The Fair at the PNE offers fun and […]

Vancouver Ghost Stories and Haunted Places

October 28th, 2011

Boo! While Vancouver certainly does have the age and history of a place like London or Beijing, it still has its fair share of interesting ghost stories. Now, most of these can probably be understood as little more than urban legends, but perhaps there is a little more to them that meets the eye. That’s […]

A Vancouver City Tour in 24 Hours

August 9th, 2011

A world class city like Vancouver certainly has a lot to offer to its visitors, but there really is no way that you can really experience it all in just one day. This is true of many other major cities, like New York or Tokyo, but it got me thinking: if someone came to visit […]