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January 23, 2020

Haida Gwaii visit

We're thinking of visiting Haida Gwaii this summer. If you've visited (or live there), any information would useful. [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo around British Columbia at 3:44 PM - 4 answers has best

January 17, 2020

Where should I park overnight in Vancouver?

Where can I leave my car for 30 hours in Vancouver, BC so I won't have to worry about it being broken into? [more inside]
posted by mollywas around Vancouver, BC at 12:18 AM - 5 answers has best

January 11, 2020

Got all this free time in the summer, and we wanna see more of BC!!

Me + my dear husb want to spend some time road tripping in British Columbia this summer. We are life long residents of Vancouver Island/Lower Mainland, but haven't ventured much further beyond that save for a couple of trips to the Okanagan to visit family, or else just cruising through on the way to Alberta for whatever reason. Where should we go and what should we do?? [more inside]
posted by wats around British Columbia at 8:11 PM - 4 answers

December 9, 2019

Planning for a couple of weeks in East Vancouver, BC

I'll be solo in East Vancouver for a couple of weeks in the end of April. I'll be up for training, so I'll be at a site a few blocks west of Commercial Drive from ~9:30-4:30 each day. Where should I stay? Grocery shop for lunch-making? Eat & drink? Spend my one-at-a-time days off? [more inside]
posted by janell around Vancouver, BC at 12:01 PM - 2 answers has best

December 2, 2019

Guided hikes on Vancouver Island

The wife and I would like to spend some time on Vancouver Island come summertime. We're experienced day-hikers and have done our share of camping-lite in Ontario (i.e. cabins/yurts with a grill and composting toilets) but would also like to get a little more experience with seeing more remote areas. [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte around British Columbia at 9:03 AM - 3 answers

September 5, 2019

Vancouver side trips without a car

We're in Vancouver for a week or so next month, and I'd be interested in going somewhere with interesting views, nature, and maybe a good pub. Slight problem: neither of us drive. [more inside]
posted by mippy around British Columbia at 6:05 AM - 9 answers

August 27, 2019

Ravenna : Seattle :: ____ : Vancouver ?

What neighborhoods in Vancouver, BC are "most like" north Seattle neighborhoods (Ravenna, Queen Anne, Ballard, etc)? Talking about access to amenities, "feel", and cost. The north Seattle neighborhoods I mention have single family homes with small yards and townhomes, often within walking distance to at least a few good restaurants and a grocery store and parks/libraries, but only a 15 minute drive to downtown core where a lot of the offices and theater/museums are located.
posted by ethidda around Vancouver, BC at 3:54 PM - 5 answers

August 9, 2019

Vancouver Ice Hockey

We're going to be in Vancouver, BC from 3rd October to 16th October and would like to see an ice hockey game. [more inside]
posted by poxandplague around Vancouver, BC at 10:17 PM - 6 answers has best

August 7, 2019

Amazing things to do in Whistler

Headed to Whistler for three days with wife and 2 kids ( 9 and 10 ) today. Looks like there are a ton of things to do. Anything particular lakes or hikes or activities we shouldn’t miss? Any tips for Whistler newbies? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
posted by jasondigitized around Vancouver, BC at 9:19 AM - 5 answers

July 2, 2019

Vancouver BC, July 3-6

Turns out we'll be in Vancouver this week with not much planned. What great things should we check out? [more inside]
posted by klausman around Vancouver, BC at 11:11 AM - 15 answers has best

June 23, 2019

Vancouver with Kids

My family has booked a flight to Vancouver for August 3rd - 10th. We have never been and are looking for suggestions on where to stay and what to do. My kids are 8 and 10. A friend who lives there said with that time frame, he would spend half the time in the city and half the time in Whistler. Looking for alternative suggestions with specific answers on neighborhoods and lodging options. We are open to hotels or Airbnb. [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized around Vancouver, BC at 6:49 AM - 13 answers

June 14, 2019

4.5 hours in Vancouver: Enough time for something fun?

By which I mean, taking the train from YVR downtown? [more inside]
posted by slab_lizard around Vancouver, BC at 10:19 PM - 5 answers

February 22, 2019

Need Vancouver tips for week-long, but mobility-impaired visit

I'm spending next week in Vancouver, including three days off work on my own. Great, but due to a knee injury I can't stand up, walk or cycle for extended periods. Any recommendations for getting around and keeping myself entertained in the city? [more inside]
posted by wavelette around Vancouver, BC at 12:42 PM - 8 answers has best

February 20, 2019

Driving Around in the Canadian Rockies

This summer my husband and I want to fly into Vancouver to see friends and then drive around in some beautiful nature. We will have about ten days, in July. Can you recommend some specific towns or areas to see? I'm also considering maybe driving from Vancouver all the way to Calgary and leaving from there, so let me know what you think of that option. [more inside]
posted by something something around British Columbia at 6:38 AM - 8 answers has best

February 9, 2019

Vancouver Island in June?

How crowded/touristy does Vancouver Island get in June? [more inside]
posted by MundaneNoodle around British Columbia at 9:00 AM - 2 answers has best

December 13, 2018

Vancouver end of December/early January

I'll be meeting a friend from the UK in Vancouver during the last week of December/first week of January. It's their first time to Canada, and I'm not overly familiar with Vancouver. Interests include music, kink, environment, pescatarian diet. They're extroverted and I'm not, so I'd appreciate offerings of unique things to do for NYE. [more inside]
posted by nathaole around Vancouver, BC at 5:53 PM - 4 answers

December 9, 2018

Bringing a tiny house to Canada?

I’m considering building a tiny house trailer and bringing up to my friends’ land in BC to stay in during the summer. I’ve been trying to figure out the legalities and I could use some help thinking through this. [more inside]
posted by ananci around British Columbia at 2:06 PM - 6 answers has best

August 23, 2018

BC stuff to do

We (adults and 9 year old) are camping in Northern Washington state next week. The weather might not cooperate for our planned water activities and now I'm looking for backup plans. Are there indoor or outdoor things of interest in this part of BC? It looks like Abbotsford or Chilliwack are less than an hour away.
posted by k8t around British Columbia at 4:04 PM - 4 answers

August 17, 2018

Vancouver BC, where to stay?

We are 2 adults and a 9 year old. We will be driving to Vancouver. Where should we stay? What should we do?
posted by k8t around Vancouver, BC at 3:37 PM - 14 answers

June 3, 2018

Vancouver BC with kids?

Vancouver is incredible in the summer but we'd love suggestions for things to do with a 9 year old and a 1 year old. And also suggestions for things adults with such children in tow could enjoy.
posted by k8t around Vancouver, BC at 3:53 PM - 8 answers