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Sailboats in Burrard Inlet as seen from Locarno Beach
Vancouver

25 Important Travel Tips You Should Know Before Visiting Vancouver

I often see people in Vancouver making rookie tourist mistakes, resulting in some wasted time or “I wish I would have known” moments. I wrote these 25 tips as a way to share some local Vancouver wisdom so you can hopefully avoid those mistakes and ultimately have a better Vancouver experience because of it. 1. …

Four Cheese Rotolo at Oca Pastificio
Food Vancouver

Oca Pastificio: My foray into a pasta lover’s dream

Heavenly. Dreamlike. Magical. For a pasta lover, not much tops Oca Pastificio.   It was literally one hour into tomato season at Oca Pastificio and we—my coworkers Frances, Jillian, Kristen, and I—had found ourselves at the best seat in the house. We were at Vancouver’s most coveted Italian restaurant, sipping Dolcetto d’Alba, about to embark on …

Tangent Cafe
British Columbia Food Vancouver

The Best Place for Brunch in Vancouver

Where do you go for the best brunch in Vancouver? Well, it depends on what you’re seeking. But given that there are so many restaurants to choose from, I created this list of one-of-a-kind places I would normally suggest to visiting friends and family. From casual neighbourhood diners to fancier destination restaurants, these are some …

Driving along Vancouver's Homer Street. Photo by Robyn Hanson
British Columbia

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 …

Vancouver

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 …