The sun sets early on west coast winter nights, leaving plenty of time to explore. At Whistler, Vallea Lumina is a 1km wooded path on which an immersive light installation combines storytelling with technical wizardry to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for visitors of all ages…
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There’s a saying in Vancouver: the west coast is the best coast. Join the locals strolling along the city’s iconic seawall and you’ll soon agree. There’s a special kind of magic where the towering forests of Stanley Park meet the sparkling waters of English Bay and the North Shore Mountains beckon just beyond Alaska-bound cruise ships sailing under the Lions Gate Bridge.
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Vancouver is a city of neighbourhoods, each with its own unique culture and feel, leaving you spoiled for choice as you craft your perfect summer holiday experience. With British Airways new summer flight to Vancouver, flying from London Gatwick up to six times per week, it’s easier than ever to escape to this Pacific Coast jewel nestled between the mountains and the sea.
Here’s the perfect plan for getting to know Vancouver’s diverse neighbourhoods, from cobblestones to coffee shops and everything in between…
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Air Canada welcomed Vancouver travel trade professionals to an event at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel that was packed with updates on Wednesday (April 12), including a restructuring at Air Canada Vacations (ACV) and the retirement of Lucie Guillemette, executive vice-president and chief commercial officer, after 36 years with the airline…
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While the creek that fuelled Vancouver's nineteenth-century brewery boom is long gone from Mount Pleasant, this historic neighbourhood remains the city's go-to spot for craft beer – it's easy to hit half a dozen tasting rooms in an afternoon on foot. The otherwise nondescript industrial and office buildings of this ever-evolving area are festooned with multi-storey murals, while its classic brick warehouses and storefronts are home to great vintage stores, galleries and artists' studios. The neighbourhood vibe is perhaps best captured by Dude Chilling Park, so named after a guerrilla art installation mimicking an official city sign kept appearing with this name. Locals rallied to make the sign official, and it now has public art status.
The perfect day: Line your stomach with a peanut butter and jelly doughnut, plus locally roasted coffee, at 49th Parallel before strolling down Main Street to the cluster of breweries between 8th and 2nd avenues. Finish your night with craft cocktails at The Narrow Lounge or catch a show at the Fox Cabaret.
Plan your trip: For the Vancouver Mural Festival, in August, which culminates in an epic street party with multiple stages across Mount Pleasant. –Christina Newberry
Move over fancy cupcakes and designer doughnuts – pies are making a comeback. A new generation of young bakers are shaking things up with fun shops and innovative flavours that will satisfy the most modern palate, and classic pie shops continue to deliver the quality that has kept them in business for decades. No matter what kind of pie you're craving, here's where to find the perfect slice.
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After a long, soggy Vancouver winter that drizzled its way right into spring, there's nothing to perk up Vancouverites' spirits like a sunny afternoon on a rooftop patio. A glimpse of the city's killer views from any one of these perched hotspots makes all those rainy days seem like a distant memory. Grab a seat for your dose of vitamin D.
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Canada Day seems an appropriate time to share that the new Fodor’s Travel Vancouver & Victoria guidebook is out! I had a delicious time working on the Where to Eat section for Vancouver.