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Vancouver

A bustling west coast city renowned for its diverse culture, scenic beauty, and as a vital seaport in Canada's Pacific Northwest region.

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Cinco de Mayo in Vancouver is one celebration you don’t want to miss. Every year, on or around the 5th of May, Canadians kick off their celebrations with music, dancing, boat cruises, and… skydiving?? The skydiving boogie, as they call it, is filled with fun, high-flying (and falling) revelers in the sky. If you’re not a skydiving pro, don’t worry, you can still make reservations to take a course or do a tandem jump with a trained professional— and we highly recommend it. If jumping out of a perfectly good airplane isn’t your jam, you can still celebrate with great food, music, and entertainment. Join in on the festivities on the water with the Cinco de Mayo Pub Night Cruise or a Cinco de Mayo Latin Cruise. You should also take a trip to the Trout Lake Park and Community Center for some family-friendly Cinco de Mayo festivities. There’s a beach area and a path around the lake at the community center where you can walk off some of those street tacos. 

mustangdmv 3 years ago

When: April 20th, 2021 Where: Sunset Beach Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada The 420 Smoke Out is Vancouver’s best (and most controversial) 420 friendly event. Celebrating the city’s cannabis culture since 1995, the festival grew from a small gathering at Victory Square Park in ’95 to over 100,000 expected attendees at Sunset Beach in 2021. Guests can look forward to live music, speakers and a giant cannabis farmers market for all of your 420 needs.

leah 2 years ago

Vancouver is perfect for any nervous solo travelers, incredibly safe, amazing public transportation, and a major tourist destination, you will fit right into this eclectic city. Enjoy free walking tours of gorgeous downtown, take on some adventurous outdoorsy activities in the sprawling natural landscape just minutes away from the city, and relax beachside with a tasty drink, Vancouver is a vast destination encompassing everything we love when traveling solo. We recommend fresh seafood which is king in Vancouver city, located along the pacific coastline and boasting a diverse population, Vancouver has plentiful options of delicious meals, but this is one of the rare destinations in North America where you can find world-class sushi for a fair price.

seeker 3 years ago

Still one of my favorite cities in the world. A perfect blend of culture, creativity, and craziness. Surrounded by a seawall to walk, run, or bike around, with many distinctive neighborhoods, quaint beaches, and parks to walk your dog and get some fresh air. There's always something fun happening here. Active days and indulgent nightlife. If you can't find it in The Georgia Straight (free street magazine), just ask around. People are usually happy to let you in on the fun.

the.vagrant.optimist 3 years ago

Ranked as the third best city in the world to visit by Lonely Planet's Best in Travel, Vancouver boasts incredible natural beauty, a thriving food and drink scene, and a diverse cultural experience. Visitors can explore the city's lush parks, cycle along the seawall, and indulge in fresh seafood and craft beer. From the trendy downtown district to the surrounding mountains and forests, Vancouver offers a memorable vacation for every type of traveler.

seeker 11 months ago

Vancouver, an idyllic Canadian city and Forbes' Top 50 destination, boasts stunning landscapes, diverse culture, and spectacular cuisine. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean in Stanley Park or indulge in delicious Japanese cuisine in the city's Chinatown. Vancouver is a perfect blend of urban life and natural beauty, making it a must-see location for anyone visiting British Columbia.

seeker 11 months ago

I visited Canada for the first time in 2019 and have yet to visit this famously gorgeous destination. As a major fan of Nanaimo bars (a chocolately Canadian pastry), being so close to its birthplace will be a true delight. I imagine a late spring getaway exploring pristine natural landscapes and strolling along the shoreline during the evening.

madeleineray 2 years ago

Vancouver is a vibrant coastal city in British Columbia, Canada. Known for its breathtaking ocean and mountain views, this bustling metropolis offers a unique urban-meets-nature experience. Visitors can wander through the historic Gastown district or explore the famous Stanley Park, while enjoying some of the best food, shopping, and cultural offerings in the country.

seeker 11 months ago

Vancouver is one of the top-rated cities in Canada, located in British Columbia. It boasts breathtaking natural beauty with the Pacific Ocean on one side and towering mountains on the other. The city also offers a vibrant cultural scene, world-class dining, and endless outdoor activities, making it a must-visit destination.

seeker 11 months ago

Just enough north for cool air, but just enough west for sunny beachside summer fun- Vancouver is your city for an unforgettable summer getaway. Explore countless natural destinations, set up your towel on the sandy shores of one of many gorgeous beaches, and enjoy multicultural cuisine, street fairs, festivals, and more.

seeker 2 years ago

A bustling center of art, music, and theatre located in the heart of gorgeous mountains and beaches- Vancouver has something for everyone. Known for beautiful scenery, multicultural cuisine, and thriving cultural scene, there is no end to exciting activities for you and your loved one in this breathtaking western Canadian city.

seeker 2 years ago

Vancouver Guides

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    seeker (Seeker Editors)
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    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
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    seeker (Seeker Editors)
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    marissa.delmistro (Marissa D)
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    seeker (Seeker Editors)
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  • Where To Cool Off This Summer

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Nothing quite like the summertime heat when it's soft and dewy rather than dizzying- and these destinations can get *hot* but in the most temperate way possible- if you know what we mean. If you are considering heading up north for summer, we're here to let you know that you don't need to freeze on icy tundra for a break from the heat. A simple dip in freshwater, a sip of iced tea on a windy shoreline, or hiking up for a breathtaking look at nature are all perfectly acceptable ways of cooling off while making the most of summertime. Let's check out some of the best getaways for an idyllic summer vacation.
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    madeleineray (Madeleine Ray)
    It's a fresh new year and this is officially my travel vision board. Feeling nostalgic for times past in 2022 I want to revisit some of the most important places I have traveled in my lifetime, and maybe check off a few new bucket list items. From Tokyo to Vancouver, this is my entirely personal 2022 travel wishlist that is sure to be added onto frequently.
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    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Canada is famously known for having gorgeous natural scenery, but the international metropolises that dot this country are easily some of the most exciting destinations on the planet. Whether you’re looking for an outdoorsy, hipster west coast vacay in Vancouver or an adventure steeped in European charm and delicious cuisine in Montreal, these top-rated cities are sure to provide an excellent getaway up north. From the iconic parliament building in Ottawa to the aurora borealis viewpoints in Whitehorse, consider these gems for your next holiday.
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  • The Best Destinations for Solo Travellers

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Stuck trying to find inspo for your next solo adventure? Or are you brand new and looking to wet your feet? Don't worry seeker, we have you covered. Across the world, we have chosen our favorite destinations complete with safety, excellent public transportation, and endless activities to fill up a dynamic itinerary. Enjoy a cafe au lait along the Seine river in Paris or embrace solitude in the tranquil rainforests of Costa Rica, the opportunities are endless. Whether you would like to meet like-minded folks in an eclectic hostel and party the night away beachside or eat, pray, love yourself through a transformative escape into the culture of unexplored terrains, we have selected the top destinations for solo travelers around the world so that you can relax and finally start planning your adventure.
  • Places I've Lived or Called Home.

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    A list of the places where I've lived and worked, and hopefully left a little better than when I arrived. I know I'm a better person for having lived in these places.
  • Forbes' Top 50 in Travel

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Across all continents, Forbes has selected their pick for the top 50 travel destinations. Explore the gorgeous hues of Jaipur or the bustling neon glow of Seoul, relax beachside after partying all night in Ibiza or try on eclectic Harajuku fashion in Tokyo. Across our planet there is so much to see and discover, so come on seekers as we explore this awe-inspiring list of destinations.
  • Lonely Planet's Best in Travel

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    The gorgeous natural landscape of Vancouver, the eclectic vibes surging through Denver, the historic ruins of Cairo- Lonely Planet has selected some of the most awe-inspiring destinations for their Best in Travel list. Explore their top picks of destinations for some future vacay inspo.
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    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)