What to See at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver BC

Chinatown in Vancouver BC Canada

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a must-see destination when you are visiting Vancouver BC. This beautiful botanical garden is located right in the center of Vancouver’s Chinatown. As soon as you enter through the gates, you are transported to a tranquil garden that feels as if it is miles away from the … Read more

The Perfect Winter Weekend in Vancouver (Our Stay at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver)

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Vancouver, British Columbia, is one of our favorite weekend escapes. We recently had the chance to visit Vancouver and we’re excited to share all the details with you! This was our first time visiting Vancouver in over two years due to the covid pandemic. Because we were traveling with our daughter, we planned only outdoor … Read more

Vancouver’s Most Instagrammable Spots for Perfect Photos

Grouse Mountain

Vancouver BC is a stunning coastal city filled with Instagrammable viewpoints and attractions. Whether you’re a tourist or a professional photographer, you’ll want to know exactly where to go to see some of Vancouver’s best backdrops. We created this post to share 34 of Vancouver’s most Instagrammable spots. Pack your camera, make sure your phone … Read more

Best Places to Eat in Vancouver (Ultimate List)

best places to eat in Vancouver

Vancouver BC is a foodie’s paradise. This coastal city has fresh seafood, strong coffee, and an international presence. One of the things we really appreciate about eating in Vancouver is that there is an emphasis on using sustainable food practices. During our many trips to Vancouver, we’ve noticed three culinary areas that especially stand out: … Read more

31 Things to Do in Vancouver on a Rainy Day (Complete Guide!)

things to do in vancouver on a rainy day

Vancouver BC is famous for a lot of things, including its architecture, parks, culinary scene, and of course, its rain! The city receives approximately 146 centimeters of rain annually. (North Vancouver, which is closer to the mountains, receives an estimated 252 centimeters!) Vancouver receives even more rain than my hometown of Seattle (also famous for … Read more

How to Travel from Seattle to Vancouver (From a Local!)

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Seattle and Vancouver BC are two coastal cities that have many things in common, such as heavy rainfall, mild climates, and lots of outdoor recreational opportunities. Although they are only 143 miles (231 kilometers) apart, they are located in two separate countries: the United States (Seattle) and Canada (Vancouver BC). Vancouver BC is easily reachable … Read more

How to Spend a Weekend in Vancouver BC (2 Day Itinerary)

weekend in vancouver two day itinerary

Vancouver BC is one of our favorite cities in the world. The food, culture, and natural beauty surrounding the city are unparalleled. Vancouver is known as: The City of Glass (due to its numerous glass buildings), Rain City (because it rains so much there), and Hollywood North (because it’s the third-largest film industry in North … Read more

What to See at the Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium has been a primary attraction in Vancouver BC since 1956. It was Canada’s first public aquarium. Since its opening, it has served over 40 million visitors. Each year, over a million people visit the aquarium. Unfortunately, the Vancouver Aquarium was closed for an entire year due to the covid pandemic. Thankfully, it … Read more

23 Things to See in Stanley Park in Vancouver BC (Full Guide!)

Stanley Park totem poles

If you’re planning a trip to Vancouver BC, you absolutely have to see Stanley Park. Located right in the heart of Vancouver, this public park is where locals and tourists alike come to enjoy the outdoors. Just like New York City has Central Park, Vancouver has Stanley Park. (In fact, Stanley Park is actually bigger than Central … Read more

Best Things to Eat at Granville Island Public Market (Full Guide)

Granville Island Public Market

One of our favorite weekend getaways from Seattle is a trip to Vancouver BC. And one of our favorite things to do while in Vancouver is to visit Granville Island Public Market. The market is basically Vancouver’s version of Pike Place Market, so we had to check it out! Granville Island Public Market was established in … Read more