Vancouver: Granville Island

Granville Island, although not technically an Island, is a quirky little oasis of shops, craft stalls, markets, bars, restaurants, amusements and entertainment nestled under a bridge just over the river from the city. Just a small, inexpensive, boat ride across the river and you can lose yourself amongst the buildings and attractions. We spent a […]

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Vancouver: Honda Celebration of Light

While we were in Vancouver (part 2) we were lucky to have overlapped with the Honda Celebration of Light firework competition. The Honda Celebration of Light is an international competition involving 3 countries and attracting 400,000 spectators each year. We were very fortunate to be there to see the UK’s entry and support our homeland. […]

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Vancouver: Relax

One of the great assets of Canada and Vancouver is the people. They are, without doubt, the friendliest people I’ve met and they really know how to work hard, play hard and relax hard! Whether that’s in a hammock like my first, “relaxing” experience or like the innovative/dangerous contraption we spotted at the harbour. A […]

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Vancouver… Part 2…

On the last day of our road trip through the Rockies we set off on the long drive back to Vancouver. The drive went fairly smoothly although on the approach to Vancouver the drivers seemed to lose their ability to stick to the speed limit, indicate or generally pay attention to what was going on […]

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Vancouver: Stanley Park

Stanley Park is one of the many varied aspects of Vancouver. Just a 15-20 minute walk from Downtown and your in 400-hectares of grassed parkland. The park is surrounded by the 8.8km sea wall and bike path and as well as the beautiful gardens is home to a water park, beaches, community centres, fitness centres, […]

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Vancouver: Canada Place

Canada Place is right on the waterfront of Vancouver and has stunning views of North Vancouver and the mountains beyond. We spent a lot of time pottering around Canada Place and the board-walk leading to Stanley Park – enjoying the sunshine and watching the sea planes take off and land. A very relaxing spot to […]

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Vancouver

Having said goodbye to the East Coast it felt like we’d hit a milestone in our round the world trip and although excited about the next step there was a little sadness that time was flying by. I had high hopes for Vancouver having heard/read so much about it from my ex boss and colleague […]

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