Canadian Rockies : towards Valemount, B.C.

Miga and friend decide to finally tackle the Canadian Rockies.  Unfortunately, poor driving skills and no car means a packaged tour is our best bet … and we joined one of the cheapest priced tour in town – an agency under a language center in downtown, only $345 (excluding admissions, and tips).  It was a 4 days, 3… Continue reading Canadian Rockies : towards Valemount, B.C.

Vancouver : There is something about the Aquarium

It turns out that not every weekend will be nice and sunny … and on days that isn’t, there a few indoor activities that are available – like the Aquarium for instances! The Aquarium is located in Stanley Park and there is a #19 bus that runs on West Pender St. that can take you… Continue reading Vancouver : There is something about the Aquarium

Vancouver : UBC Botanic Gardens,Treetop Canopy, and the Pacific Spirit

Sunny weekends continue to be the norm and this week we are back at the University of British Columbia.  The destination this time is the Botanic Gardens and the Treetop Canopy.  We got a groupon for the attraction, which reduce the admission fee to 50% off, so make sure you check all the possible cheap ways to explore… Continue reading Vancouver : UBC Botanic Gardens,Treetop Canopy, and the Pacific Spirit

Vancouver: In Search of Killer Whales in the Salish Seas!

The theme for the month seems to be cruising, from slow evening cruises, to zodiac boats, and now we are on another vessel heading to the coast of Vancouver Island to see Killer Whales! It is a new half day tour by the Prince of Whales agency, as it previously only departed from Victoria or it was a full… Continue reading Vancouver: In Search of Killer Whales in the Salish Seas!

Vancouver : Stanley Park Horse – Drawn Tours

It was another gorgeous Friday in Vancouver and I took half a day off to stay in a cafe underground with no windows in order to complete an assignment that I subsequently screwed up.  NEVERTHELESS, it was a good day! After the coffee break, I went out to Stanley Park where my friend and I… Continue reading Vancouver : Stanley Park Horse – Drawn Tours

Vancouver : Burrard Inlet with a twist (and donuts)

Crusing down the Burrard Inlet once more but gone were the live music and slow sails  and in turn, a zodiac running almost 55km/ hour and doing donuts in the waters. First thing first, we had to get suit up.  It was a giant orange cruiser with built in life jacket.  Making sure that we… Continue reading Vancouver : Burrard Inlet with a twist (and donuts)

Vancouver: Re-discovering Science World

Located at the edge of False Creek is Science World, a huge globe like figure that has been one of the symbols of Vancouver since Expo 86.  Admittedly, I’ve only been there once before, not having gone there ever as a kid (or perhaps I don’t remember) . For such a small place, they have… Continue reading Vancouver: Re-discovering Science World