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Vancouver, British Columbia travel articles and activity recommendations
It’s a healthy feeling city, where cycling around Stanley Park or going kayaking on Indian Arm is seen as normality. The mountains and ski slopes are just on the doorstep, there’s a healthy craft-brewing scene and it’s easy to hop on a train to Seattle in the United States if for some reason Canada isn’t big enough for you.
But Vancouver’s not all shiny, happy people – there’s a dark side too, as you’ll find on the Sins of the City tour. The Grumpy Traveller free city guide to Vancouver should be your starting point for a visit, but the following links will take you to stories on specific activities in the city.
For most of us, the commute into work involves a miserable crush in a crowded train carriage, face into an obese man’s armpit, knees thwacking into umbrellas and eyebrows dicing with paper cuts fromRead More »
For many, exploring a big city is all about the culture and food scene – after all, why go to a city if you’re wanting rural pursuits? But there are some cities that offerRead More »
A new indigenous-designed lodge gives David Whitley a cultural stay in Vancouver. THE LOCATION Sandwiched between Vancouver’s Chinatown and the historic Gastown quarter of the city, yet not quite in either, the surroundingsRead More »
I’ve just got back from what was quite possibly the most fantastic holiday of my life. After picking up a car in Las Vegas airport, my wife and I drove through Utah, then GrandRead More »
David Whitley compares his experiences in Canada’s big three metropoles. Sidling down past cafés and restaurants that have abandoned their usual premises to sell their wares from temporary grills on the street, I findRead More »
David Whitley goes for breakfast in an establishment where rude service has been turned into theatre. Dropping a fork on the floor is embarrassing wherever you’re eating, but at Elbow Room it could beRead More »
Get active, get wild and get cultural in British Columbia’s biggest city – Vancouver. VANCOUVER SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS Vancouver Icons The Capilano Suspension Bridge (3735 Capilano Road) has been a big family favourite sinceRead More »
David Whitley takes a walk around the parts of Vancouver that have a dodgy past – and learns an awful lot about Canada’s present in the process. Vancouver, it seems has a bit ofRead More »
With one eye on the heavens, David Whitley hires a bike and goes exploring Vancouver’s urban treasure – Stanley Park. If you can’t beat them, join them. Aside from the addiction to wolfing downRead More »
David Whitley enters the US by train, and discovers that life on the rails doesn’t necessarily have to be an unpleasant experience. It’s fair to say that you’d never see this in Britain. TheRead More »