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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...

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12 Things to Do at Granville Island Vancouver

Granville Island Vancouver was once a mudflat full of tin factories and heavy machine shops servicing our city’s booming logging and fishing industries. It was only with the Great Depression that the area spawned its first merchants: squatters who worked the area for salmon, smelt...

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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...

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Sea to Sky Gondola

National Geographic called the Sea to Sky Highway one of the world’s most beautiful drives – and the new tourist treasure that’s the Sea to Sky Gondola just kicked it into fifth gear. This mountain playground adventure works as a great Vancouver day trip or a way to...

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Vancouver Public Transport Mega Guide (+Local Tips)

Having trouble sorting out your Vancouver public transport? Well that’s no surprise. Even locals like us are still getting used to the nuances of the Vancouver public transportation system. I can only imagine how travellers like you feel navigating the city’s complex complex web of...

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The 15 Best Hotels in Vancouver

Vancouver has over 25,000 guest rooms across 224 hotels. With such a wealth of choice how can travellers get a room to suit their needs and fit in with their budget? Over the years I’ve talked to visiting friends, blog readers, and even stayed in a few myself to brew up this list of...

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Vancouver West End Neighbourhood Guide

Vancouver’s West End is a perfect place to escape the crowds and tourist hordes of Downtown and areas like Gastown and Chinatown. This open and inclusive neighbourhood provides visitors with the perfect mix of beach casual and urban energy. Plus it’s the home of world famous...

Craft Beer Vancouver: Your Complete Guide

The last decade has seen the Vancouver craft beer scene absolutely explode in popularity. The city is now home to dozens of locally owned breweries that are keen to experiment with hops, flavour and style in a way that is sure to shatter peoples’ preconceived notions of what beer...