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Moon Victoria & Vancouver Island

Canada expert Andrew Hempstead offers helpful tips for visiting these beautiful areas, from enjoying afternoon tea in Victoria to fishing off the shores of Vancouver Island. Hempstead uses his local knowledge to craft unique trip strategies for all interests, such as Family Fun. Complete with details on visiting the Royal London Wax Museum, whale-watching in […]

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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.

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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 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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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.

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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 […]

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Moon San Juan Islands

Writer and photographer Don Pitcher introduces travelers to the best of the San Juan Islands, from their luxurious inns and upscale restaurants to their evergreen forests and rocky shorelines. Pitcher is the essential tour guide to this popular getaway destination, providing itineraries such as Romantic San Juans, Camping with the Kids, and Exploring the Outer […]