Sometimes refered to Vancouver's "Haight-Ashbury", though I'm not sure if there's anything else like it in other cities. In the first half of the 20th century Vancouver's Commercial Drive area used to... more
Yes that is a plam tree growing in Canada! Vancouver has a very mild climate compared to most of Canada, the winters are mild and wet (lots of rain, but it rarely snows).I saw snow in the city maybe 5... more
I used to work for an internet company located in the Harbour Centre building downtown. This is the building in the picture. The company was preparing to set up wireless internet on April 4, 2001, and... more
check out the 'Day of the Longboat' at the Jericho Sail Centre. it's the 2nd jewel in the University of B.C. Triple Crown and takes place the 2nd or 3rd week of October. Team registration is $250 for... more
As well as being one of Vancouvers free attractions it is also a great spot to have a picnic. There are picnic tables right by the bridge, but further around to the right are more tables and it is a... more
No visit to Vancouver would be complete without a visit to the North Shore. The North Shore, as the name implies, is the region across the Fraser River, on the North side of downtown. There are two... more
Canada is the only foreign country I’ve visited where you not only can claim a tax refund on goods purchased over a certain amount but you also get your GST tax (6% as of July 1, 2006) back on your... more
Welcome to my home town of Vancouver! I haven't lived here all my life but am back now and am enjoying my time immensely. It's an exciting time in the city's history, with the Winter Olympics arriving...