A narrow pedestrian suspension bridge disappears into the trees.

The 10-Day Best of Vancouver and Victoria

This flexible and customizable itinerary includes all of the highlights, from urban pleasures in Vancouver and Victoria to natural wonders on Vancouver Island, and even an optional excursion to Whistler. Also included are suggestions for where to dine along the way.

Moon British Columbia

Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead gives you his unique perspective on British Columbia, from dining at the best of Vancouver’s 3,000 restaurants and cafés to skiing and snowboarding on the world-class slopes of Whistler/Blackcomb. Hempstead offers unique trip ideas that utilize the region’s amazing outdoor options, such as Winter Fun and B.C. Road […]

She She Bags & Shoes in Trounce Alley. Photo © Blake Handley, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Shopping in the Core of Historic Victoria

With gift shops, art galleries, clothing boutiques, and more, Victoria is a shopper’s delight. Although the city doesn’t have defined shopping precincts, this article provides an overview of shopping destinations within the downtown core.

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Shopping on Vancouver’s Granville Island

Interested in the arts? Enjoy browsing through unique market stalls? You’ll find all this and more on bustling Granville Island. Here are several suggestions and helpful links for shopping in this waterfront district.

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Vancouver & Victoria: Where and When to Go

Get an idea of what awaits in Vancouver and Victoria so you can plan your trip to British Columbia. This helpful article features a quick area overview, transportation essentials, tips for the best times of year to visit, and information on passports and visas.

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Family Fun in Vancouver and Victoria

Planning on bringing the kids? Not a problem—there are plenty of attractions suited to the needs of youngsters. Here are some suggestions for family-friendly activities in Vancouver and Victoria.

Moon Vancouver & Victoria

Canada resident and experienced outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead knows the best way to experience Vancouver and Victoria, from drinking coffee at fabulous cafés to spotting gray whales and orcas near Victoria. In Moon Vancouver & Victoria, he offers unique trip ideas for a variety of interests, including From Snowboards to Surfboards. Whether you want to spend […]

View down the slope at Sunshine Village with a beautiful mountainous vista.

Winter Adventures in the Canadian Rockies

The focus of your winter vacation in the Canadian Rockies will be very different than that of a summer trip. Instead of hiking and canoeing and barbecuing, you’ll be skiing and snowshoeing in a magical mountain setting purified by snow, then retreating to relax around a roaring fire. Andrew Hempstead outlines the possibilities for your trip, including activities like dogsledding.