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The Best Bars in Vancouver in 2022

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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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: 20 Best Vancouver Craft Breweries

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...

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North Vancouver Neighbourhood Guide

North Vancouver is the Lower Mainland’s very own year round mountain playground. This beautiful Vancouver suburb is a hiking and biking paradise that houses three world-class skiing and snowboarding resorts. But it’s about much more than just the mountains. You’ll find a...

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Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art

Hidden amongst downtown’s emerald skyscrapers, the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is like a root that’s had its sun blocked out by tall grass. If you’re in Vancouver it’s your duty to help let a little light in. It starts with leaving the contemporary art...