West End Farmers Market

I've always loved spending time at local markets, particularly farmers markets full of freshย and localย produce. The markets are always a great opportunity to observe locals in a foreign city, and when visiting a market in my own city it is nice to interact with other members of the community. They help to shape and develop [...]

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international buddhist temple

This past week, as part of my Visitor Information Counsellor training with Tourism Vancouver, I had the chance to visit one of the Vancouver region's lesser known attractions. The International Buddhist Temple (or Guan-Yin Temple) is located just outside of Vancouver, in Richmond, and is a beautiful temple located on farmland off the Steveston Highway. [...]

Ferry to Vancouver Island

Having grown up on Vancouver Island, I have many fond memories of riding BC Ferries between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen. Now that Patrick and I live in Vancouver, we savour every opportunity to take the ferry back over to the island for a visit. The trip is particularly beautiful when the sky is blue and [...]