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Vancouver Views on a Budget

Visiting Vancouver for the first time? Consider starting off by finding a viewpoint that shows you the layout of the city. Expert Andrew Hempstead shares options that are less expensive than flightseeing.

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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 […]

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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 […]

Moon Washington

Award-winning writer and Washington native Ericka Chickowski provides an insider’s view of the Evergreen State, from Seattle’s arts, culture, and snow-capped peaks to the fire and ice of the state’s most venerable volcanoes. Chickowski offers itineraries such as Volunteer Vacations, Quintessential Washington Eats, and Great Drives in Washington. Complete with details on climbing Mt. Rainier, […]

Moon Western Canada

Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead knows the best ways to experience Western Canada—from canoeing down the Yukon to people-watching at the West Edmonton Mall. Covering British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon Territory, and the Northwest Territories, Hempstead provides unique travel strategies such as Westward Bound: Calgary to Vancouver, Watching Wildlife, and Two Weeks of Northern […]