Travel Blogs from Vancouver, Canada

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BACK IN CANADA!, Victoria, Canada travel blog

BACK IN CANADA!

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... back for a few days now and the initial strangeness of it all is beginning to wear off. After nearly 2.5 years outside of Canada the North American culture seems really rather odd to me. I can't believe how BIG and NEW everything is. After spending so ...

Vancouver, Canada 31st Jul – 4th Aug, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

Vancouver, Canada 31st Jul – 4th Aug

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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Introduction Vancouver is one of Canada’s largest cities. The first thing we noticed about Vancouver was the temperature was a lot cooler than the desert. The city also seemed very calm and quiet in comparison to Las Vegas. Highlights Exploring ...

Epilogue, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Epilogue

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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Arriving home to Victoria in the middle of winter is a monstrously bad gonch pull. On top of the effects of 30 hours in transit, the daylight deficit sends me into a mild gloom. Sunday, I have to turn on the kitchen light to read a recipe at 4:15 pm. ...

Victoria , Victoria, Canada travel blog

Victoria

A travel blog entry by myjob

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We started our trip with the best of intentions. Originally we wanted to head to Cancun and travel overland to Belize. In the end, we found ourselves discovering Van Island. Our trip started by exploring Victoria BC, Enjoy the ...

Butchart Gardens (US&C), Victoria, Canada travel blog

Butchart Gardens (US&C)

A travel blog entry by kitkatgo

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"Splendorous and World-Famous Gardens" I visited Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada twice. The first time was when I was 16 years old, and I was on a trip with my parents. The second time was in 2001 when I went with my own family and ...

White Christmas, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

White Christmas

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... and good friends. I can almost say I can go home now! New Years and another birthday have passed by and I find myself still here in Vancouver, but looking forward to at least a visit home this year. You never know Mum, I might even come back for ...

The Van Is Packed, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

The Van Is Packed

A travel blog entry by greg-adrienne

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... the Baja, ferry to the Mexican mainland, and then figure out the rest from there. By the time we finally pulled out of Vancouver late in the afternoon on January 12, 2007, in the midst of record cold-snap in the Pacific Northwest, we were more tired ...

Monkey Business, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

Monkey Business

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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First Day I Wore A Fleece!, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

First Day I Wore A Fleece!

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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A long flight but worth it. Vancouver, BC, Canada, home to Andrea who we met in Cuba and Gareth who I met in Jamaica. Downtown was not as high rise as some of it US counterparts and it has a slightly smaller town feel about.  Nearly everyone had a ...

Vancouver In The Rain., Vancouver, Canada travel blog

Vancouver In The Rain.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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Driving rain and a howling chilly wind was our welcome to Vancouver. Touted as a breathtakingly beautiful city and harbour, she did not show her best side to us in our two days. Disembarking our cruise ship at 9.00am Sunday, we felt a little disorientated ...

Vancouver Firsts, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

Vancouver Firsts

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... for the airport, a light rain started again.  Sylvia's Mom and Dad had been so generous and hospitable throughout our stay in Vancouver that we knew it would be hard to leave behind, but we had other business to attend to in Saint Louis and ...

Where are the Rockies - not the same joke!, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

Where are the Rockies - not the same joke!

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Anita, Victoria, Canada travel blog

Anita

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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This was Chelise's frist time to Canada.. eh?? We went to Victoira BC to see yet another Gapper! Anita is also a friend of Chelise's from OZ (uni days baby). We caught a ferry over there from Ancactores, WA (if anyone cares!) Anita has just moved to ...

Beautiful British Columbia ;-), Vancouver, Canada travel blog

Beautiful British Columbia ;-)

A travel blog entry by deedledee

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... with the World Vet's in the future :-) * Ross and I were so lucky to have met so many wonderful people from all over the U.S., Canada, and a few other countries.Far too many to list personally ,but you know who you are.  Lets all keep in touch ! ...

What's In The Pack?, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

What's In The Pack?

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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Thank you to everyone who's been keeping up with our blog thus far. We appreciate your interest, well-wishes and comments.  They will undoubtedly help us feel closer to home while travelling in distant lands. For those of you wondering what to pack ...

Weigh In At The Airport, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

Weigh In At The Airport

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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Hi Everyone! Thanks for playing along and guessing the weights of our packs.  Unfortunately there is no actual prize, but Ivy gets the reward for the closest guesses. The actual weight of Sylvia's pack was 9.4 kg or 20.7 lb. The actual weight of ...

The Flight Was Over Before It Began, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

The Flight Was Over Before It Began

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... and drove us home on the right side of the road.  We were very happy to see them and drop our bags on Canadian soil for the first time in six months.  It was also Jason's first time experiencing Vancouver in summer.  The weather was ...

Teddy Bears picnic, Campbell River, Canada travel blog

Teddy Bears picnic

A travel blog entry by mills01480

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We decided to do a seperate entry just for this....we spent the day Grizzly Bear watching in Bute inlet on the main land, going by small boat from Campbell river. The tour was run by the First Nations people....called Aboriginal Journeys (anyone near by, ...

The Fairmont Empress (US&C), Victoria, Canada travel blog

The Fairmont Empress (US&C)

A travel blog entry by kitkatgo

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"Outpost of Old World Charm" I had seen the Empress on a trip to Victoria when I was 16, but did not get to visit the hotel until this trip in 2001 with my family. We had afternoon tea at the hotel which was a grand affair. We were seated in the Tea ...

farther west..., Comox, Canada travel blog

farther west...

A travel blog entry by jay29

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All packed up and ready to go.  Shadow helps with the packing in Comox.  Will head to Seattle for a couple days before flying out of Seatac on Feb. 8th - arriving in Tokyo on the ...

Feeling Christmassy, the end is in sight!, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

Feeling Christmassy, the end is in sight!

A travel blog entry by sarahx

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... on a little after that but the weekend has been awesome. Friday night, after dinner, Rebekka, Heidi, Anne and I went to a Vancouver tradition: The Singing Christmas Tree. Yes, you heard right. It's held at the church right next to our classroom, and has ...

Celebrations and ice cream!, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

Celebrations and ice cream!

A travel blog entry by sarahx

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... even told anyone about. Then later in the week a group of us (with the other YWAMers who live and work in Vancouver) were praying about a particular topic- and people started coming out with all these interlinked and fairly obscure images, words and bible ...

About to go under, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

About to go under

A travel blog entry by sarahx

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... so you guys could have seen it!) Then this weekend I've been trying to relax for once... so have watched 3 movies (note- I am in Canada, therefore they are now movies not films), read a couple of magazines, went out for an Ethiopian lunch and hit a ...

It's the final countdown..., Vancouver, Canada travel blog

It's the final countdown...

A travel blog entry by sarahx

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... , we had our final Mike's Tours, which was great. He and Wade drove us around seeing 3 very different parts of Vancouver- first stop, Little India. Just a few blocks square, this predominantly Indian community felt quite like home! We shopped ...

The best end to the 2010 Winter Games, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

The best end to the 2010 Winter Games

A travel blog entry by sarahx

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... their horns continuously, Canadian flags are being waved everywhere, everyone is jubilant and you can't even move for all the people. This was the ultimate victory, and a spectacular end to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics... a day I'll never forget. ...

Drip, Drip, Drop Little (Huge) November Shower, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

Drip, Drip, Drop Little (Huge) November Shower

A travel blog entry by sarahx

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Hello from Wet Vancouver This last week, the rain has begun- with a vengeance. Flooding on Vancouver island and in-the-VALL-eee (how do you phonetically type a Welsh accent? Answers on a postcard.) But it hasn't really affected us since we're holed up in ...

Can it get any busier?!, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

Can it get any busier?!

A travel blog entry by sarahx

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... Olympics! I also gazed up at the sky at one point and caught my first glimpse of an eagle since I've been in Canada. They're more common over on Vancouver Island, and aren't seen all that often in the city, but I guess they've been enjoying the warm flues ...

Our 3 day slow, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

Our 3 day slow

A travel blog entry by sarahx

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So on Thanksgiving itself, I went downtown to watch another film at the Vancouver International Film Festival- Mammoth, which was awesome, go and see it. I think it comes out in a few weeks maybe. But I'm glad I managed to see something in the festival- ...

Dum de dum, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

Dum de dum

A travel blog entry by sarahx

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Sorry for the uninspiring title, I'm feeling a little uninspired! It's cold and rainy here, and I've been lounging around all afternoon. Not conducive to working or writing! But here goes, just a quick summary of the week- it's all been pretty ...

Merry Christmas everyone!, Vancouver, Canada travel blog

Merry Christmas everyone!

A travel blog entry by sarahx

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... in before the big reunion with Trix, Rebi, Ancel, Bobby and Heidi. It was so good to see everyone again! In Vancouver, most churches have their Christmas services on Christmas Eve rather than Christmas Day, so we all went to a candlelit Christmas service ...

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