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3 Unbelievably Gorgeous Vancouver Bike Routes

By far the best way to experience Vancouver is by bike. Here are three of our favourite Vancouver bike routes, rated for distance, difficulty, and exposure to traffic. If you want to skip the preamble… Jump straight to the Vancouver bike routes Vancouver Bike Route 1: Stanley Park Seawall Vancouver Bike Route 2: False Creek […]

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17 Reasons To Visit Vancouver This Summer

Is Vancouver one of the best cities in the world? We’ll leave that question to the pollsters (who overwhelmingly say yes). All we can tell you is that when the sun is shining, it’s the best city we’ve ever visited. We never get tired of the mountains, the ocean, the beer, the coffee… but I’m […]

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Share Your Hidden Gems Around the World

The best travel tales are never about that rare painting you lined up for hours to see or the ancient monument you gazed upon with hundreds of other people crowded around. The best moments come as little unexpected treats. It’s that cozy deli you stumble upon when lost in the backstreets of a foreign city, […]

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Sunshine Coast Bike Tour, Denman Island to Nanaimo

My camping mattress has started leaking air, turning last night’s sleep into an uncomfortably cold marathon of tossing and turning. Before I woke up this morning, I already knew I wanted to sleep in my own bed tonight. Since it’s about 90km from here to Nanaimo, I had to mentally prepare myself for a longer […]

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Sunshine Coast Bike Tour, Hornby Island

If you take a look at a map of the Sunshine Coast region, you’ll see the drowned valleys and small islands that are markers of a submergent coastline: one where the sea level has risen to overtake the land. In other words, lots of ferries are needed to get around. Including two rides on the […]

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Sunshine Coast Bike Tour, Comox to Denman Island

Hardly anyone camps in a tent anymore. These days, when I show up at a campground and start unfolding my tent, I’m an anomaly. Everyone else is decked out in their fancy RVs looking pityingly upon the poor girl who couldn’t bring her TV, microwave, and refrigerator camping with her. Tonight, as I lie just […]

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Sunshine Coast Bike Tour, Powell River to Comox

Powell River is a mixed-up little place. It has been a mill town since the early 1900s and the mill is still a major employer in the community. In fact, a picture of the mill is still proudly displayed on the “Welcome to Powell River” sign. As the gateway to Desolation Sound, one of the […]

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Sunshine Coast Bike Tour, Pender Harbour to Powell River

Last night, just before leaving my cozy spot by the gas fire to go to bed, I discovered a newish-looking wool blanket inside a box of supplies. Needless to say, I absconded with it for the night and attribute that extra bit of coverage to getting me through the night relatively unfrozen. More Downs Than […]

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Sunshine Coast Bike Tour, Sechelt to Pender Harbour

The sound of fat raindrops splatting against the tent was my alarm this morning. After a fitful night – during which I was too hot, then too cold, and then unable to sleep until I got up to pee – I managed to sleep in until 9am. I briefly pondered lying in the tent until […]

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Sunshine Coast Bike Tour, Vancouver to Sechelt

The rain this morning was hanging suspended in the air, not falling, but just patiently waiting for its next victim. That victim was me, and the faster I went, the wetter I got. By the time I was on the SeaBus heading back towards North Van, my gloves and socks were soaked. Here’s a shout […]

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