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How Big Is Vancouver Island?

How big is Vancouver Island? It’s big. Bigger than entire countries, states, and provinces. It’s so big, you could spend several weeks exploring Vancouver Island and not see it all. Located in the Canadian province of British Columbia, Vancouver Island is 31,285 km² (12,079 mi²). This makes it the largest island on the west coast of North …

Driving along Vancouver's Homer Street. Photo by Robyn Hanson
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What Americans need to know about driving in Vancouver

Many Americans are planning to visit Canada this year. For some, it’ll be their first visit to their northern neighbour. If you’re planning to drive up to Vancouver, you may curious about the driving regulations and whether there are any major differences between driving in the USA and driving in Canada. Driving in Canada is …

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Scenes from Vancouver’s frozen Trout Lake

The surface of Trout Lake, a small pond in East Vancouver’s John Hendry Park, is frozen solid. This is a significant event in Vancouver. According to the CBC, we’re currently experiencing our longest cold spell that the city has seen since 1986. On Thursday, the City of Vancouver announced that the ice on Trout Lake was 5″/12cm …

Bill Reid's Raven and the First Men at the Museum of Anthropology - January 2010
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20 Things Locals Do in Vancouver When It Rains

What do locals do in Vancouver when it rains? Simple. We don’t fear the rain – we embrace it. Here are my favourite indoor activities that I like to do in Vancouver when it rains. I’ve also added in a few outdoor activities that are still enjoyable regardless of the weather. If you want to enjoy Vancouver like …