Architectural Walking Tours Of Vancouver’s Neighborhoods: Gastown

Architectural Walking Tours of Vancouver's Neighborhoods: Gastown

Every summer the Architectural Institute of BC hosts guided walking tours of some of Vancouver’s most vibrant neighborhoods. The cost is a mere $10 per person and offers a really neat perspective on this animated city.  I assure you, it’s a really great value for the price.

Whether you’re here on holiday or you’re a long-time resident, this tour will surely prove to be informative and enjoyable. At the very least it will be a good photo opportunity for tourists and locals alike. Continue reading

Categories: British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver
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Eagle River Rope Swing | Powell River BC

Eagle River Rope Swing in Powell River BC

There’s a secret little swimming hole in Powell River with one of the most epic rope swings around.  Continue reading

Categories: British Columbia, Canada, Powell River, Sunshine Coast
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The Unreal Abandoned Quarry Swimming Hole on Texada Island

The Unreal Abandoned Quarry Swimming Hole on Texada Island, BC Canada

Texada Island is the largest of the Gulf Islands off the coast of Vancouver BC, and while it’s a pain in the butt to get to from Vancouver (3 ferries + lots of driving), it is SO worth it.

If you find yourself in Powell River, you absolutely must make a day trip over to Texada Island, as it’s only a 30-minute ferry ride away.  Continue reading

Categories: British Columbia, Canada, Gulf Islands, Texada
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Fishing & Crabbing in Powell River

Fishing & Crabbing in Powell River BC

Powell River has, quite literally, the BEST crab ever.

The town of Powell River is located in the Northern part of BC’s Sunshine Coast, and is without a doubt a fisherman and/or adventure enthusiast’s paradise. 

It’s also the gateway to ah-mazingly stunning Texada Island.

Salmon are aplenty here, but Dungeness  Crabs are the real show-stoppers of the sea-life.  You’re pretty much guaranteed to catch your daily limit, in fact – you’ll likely have to let some free back into the wild.  And I’ll be damned if they aren’t the tastiest crab you’ve ever eaten in your whole life.  Continue reading

Categories: British Columbia, Canada, Powell River, Sunshine Coast
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Floating Cabin Getaway on Powell Lake

Floating Cabin Getaway on Powell Lake | Powell River, BC Canada

Powell Lake is home to the most adorable cluster of floating cabins, accessible only by boat.  The lake is adjacent to the city of Powell River, in the northern Sunshine Coast region of BC, making a doable long weekend getaway from the lower mainland.

It is quite a trek to get there from Vancouver (two ferries, many hours of driving, and a half hour or so by boat) so when you arrive at the floating cabins, you truly feel off the grid.  Continue reading

Categories: British Columbia, Canada, Powell River, Sunshine Coast
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