Author - Julian

I've used online guides on five continents to find the world's greatest travel spots and this is my chance to give back - with insider info on my home, the mighty Vancouver BC!

the raven and first men origin story at the museum of anthropology vancouver canada

Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC

Looking to visit one museum that truly embodies Vancouver? Head to the Museum of Anthropology. MOA is home to the world’s premier collection of Northwest Coast Indigenous sculptures, totem poles, and antiquities – and that’s just the start. It’s also one stop shopping for cultural artifacts of fascinating civilizations from every continent...

The view from Grouse Mountain at dusk

A Guide to Grouse Mountain – The Peak of Vancouver

Grouse Mountain is Vancouver’s number one tourist attraction.  This true four-season, five-star destination located just 20 minutes from downtown in North Vancouver is an alpine playground of outdoor activities, panoramic views, and elite dining options. You may even briefly forget the city even exists – lest you look down! So let’s escape...

stanley park

9 Things to Do in Stanley Park – Top Local Attractions

Among the top things to do in Stanley Park my favourite is just soaking up the unspoiled coastal rain forest vibe, something you can’t do in other urban parks like Central Park. Of course, if you’re worried that half a million trees can get a little boring I totally understand you, which is why I want to show you some of the many amazing attractions and...

Vancouver Airport Transportation (YVR) Cheap, Fast & Easy

Admittedly there are probably few things less interesting for any prospective tourist than a 3000 word article on Vancouver airport transportation. But how can you get the fun rolling without it? With so many options it can get confusing but we’re going to break it down so you can spend more time worrying about hiking, skiing, and eating the world’s best...

tempura prawn dish in vancouver bc yaletown

The 14 Best Restaurants in Vancouver

Vancouver restaurants are just minutes from some of the most bountiful oceans, farmland, and vineyards in the world. Throw in a cosmopolitan population with Asia-Pacific flare, a super competitive landscape of constant openings, and some sustainable creativity and you’ve got one of the world’s great restaurant cities. But which are best the restaurants in...

a classic well lit bar in vancouver bc canada

The Best Bars in Vancouver in 2021

In compiling my list of best bars in Vancouver I realized this is without a doubt the most well researched article on Vancouver Planner. Don’t believe? I have the bank statements (and possibly the memory loss) to prove it. From award winning cocktail bars to singles bars to dive bars that keep it cheap and cheerful I’ve got you covered. But! If you have...