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Posts Tagged ‘local tourist’

Bright Nights in Stanley Park: Christmas Train Video

December 11th, 2015

The ground may be free of snow here in Vancouver, but the spirit of the Christmas season can certainly be felt in the air. Many family-friendly activities can be enjoyed all around town and one of the most treasured traditions for many families is the Christmas Train at Bright Nights in Stanley Park. We’ve been […]

Local Tourist: Pumpkin Patch at Southlands Heritage Farm

October 22nd, 2015

It’s really not much of a surprise to anyone that having a kid means you have the opportunity to relive your own childhood… or give your own childhood a do-over in a vicarious kind of way. When I was little, we never went to a pumpkin patch. I think we may have carved a jack-o’-lantern […]

Fun Free Things to Do in Vancouver

August 14th, 2015

Vancouver has a reputation for being a somewhat expensive city, particularly when it comes to the booming housing market. The economy of the city is also heavily reliant on the tourism industry with no shortage of opportunities for visitors to spend their money. Don’t get me wrong. Visits to the Vancouver Aquarium or Science World […]

Local Tourist: ATV Tour with X-Motor Rentals

July 7th, 2015

You don’t have to travel halfway around the world and spend thousands of dollars in order to have a good time. You can be a local tourist in your own city, especially if you’re willing to venture an hour or two outside of town. Here in Vancouver, you can visit the zoo or go horseback […]

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 […]