The rain decided to hold off until our stomach were full of alcohol and delicious food. Friday was my first proper introduction to the Vancouver Christmas Market and I loved it. It’s that time of year when everything around you is decorated for the holiday season. I’m trying to make the most of the season this year … More Vancouver Christmas Market
Do you know what a blind pig is? Neither did I until I went on the Forbidden Vancouver – Prohibition City tour earlier in October. A blind pig is the Canadian name for a speakeasy, infamous during prohibition. If you couldn’t afford a private club and wanted to drink outside your home, you would go to these … More Forbidden Vancouver – Prohibition City
Umbrella in hand, standing in Cathedral Square in Vancouver as our storyteller guide Tiffany Anderson, who plays Sarah Bray (past good-time girl, parlour maid and bartender) walks up to my friend and I, dressed in a outfit from the past. As we waited for our tour to begin, we spent some time talking with the … More Forbidden Vancouver – Lost Souls of Gastown
A West Coast experience must, I took to the skies and flew in my first float plane to Salt Spring Island via Salt Spring Air. Despite the rain and grey skies on our flight there, my friend and I enjoyed every moment. Luckily, on our flight home, we were welcomed with clear skies and sunshine. Flying in … More Video – Flying in a float plane, Salt Spring Air
HMCS Algonquin and HMCS Victoria were recently in Vancouver, BC. and free tours were open to the public on the Algonquin. The destroyer has been in the Canadian Forces since 1972. I’m glad I went for the tour as I probably won’t have the chance to tour it again. Go if you have the chance!
After celebrating my birthday on Saturday, my friend offered to take me kayaking for a post birthday celebration. A sunny day and no rain predicted, we headed down to the English Bay in the early afternoon. He has a couple of kayaks and told me what to do to help us get out on the … More Birthday Kayaking: English Bay and Stanley Park
Remembrance Day was yesterday and it started off in Vancouver with a brief ceremony at the Jack Poole Plaza by the conference centre. This is their 3rd year doing this and I hope that they continue doing it. It was small but special. The ceremony started just after 8 am and included a sentries, Vancouver … More Remembrance Day – Generation to Generation – Lighting of the Cauldron