Arghhh Matey, September 19th be the international Talk like a Pirate day. Celebrate ye Pirate toungue by renting a boat at Granville Island Boat rentals. Theyz gots lots of Pirate gear thar too Matey. Ya, ok, I'm having a bugger of a time keeping that one up. Check out GIBR, the westcoast pirate at and TALK LIKE A PIRATE IN VANCOUVER

Monday, March 24, 2008

Harrison Hot Springs - The Jewel of the Fraser Valley

Hot springs are natural springs which mineral rich water which is naturally heated by the Earths' Core. British Columbia has several hotsprings available for the sore muscled tourist. If you are in the Vancouver area, the closest natural hotspirngs destination is Harrison Hot Springs. Located about 2 hours from downtown Vancouver, Harrison Hot Springs is set by the beautiful Harrison Lake.

Activities available include Horse back riding, boat rentals, hiking and of course, soaking your stresses away and the naturally heated spring water or Harrison Hot Springs.

There are several Hotels, motels and Bed and Breakfasts' to accomodate your needs, if you are more into camping, there is also that option available to you. You could camp at any of the existing campgrounds, or pack a tent and find your own spot in paradise. Just remember to pack out your garbage.

The Harrison region is also well known for the mythical Sasquatch. Apparently there have been several sightings of this half human half beast... either that or it was a dunken native who forgot to shave. Either way, make sure to bring your camera, you may just have a one of a kind photograph to take home with you.

To get there, follow Highway 1 (Trans Canada Highway) due east from Vancouver. Once you pass Chilliwack, start looking for the sign on your right. If you pass Dino Town, you have gone too far. Minter Gardens is also at the same exit. Very hard to miss.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Vancouvers' Historic Gastown District

Named after Gassy Jack, Vancouvers’ historic gastown is a favorite among tourists from all over the world. Yes, the area does have a definite seedy underbelly and one must be weary of the beggers and crackheads. However, Vancouvers’ Gastown does offer a very quaint historic atmosphere with plenty of little touristy shops and galleries to browse through.

If you are more into relaxing and people watching, Vancouvers’ Gastown also has plenty of coffee shops, tea house and restaurants to fulfill your needs. In addition, being in the downtown Vancouver core, Vancouvers’ Gastown is a hopping place for those seeking nocturnal clubbing activities. Covering all area’s of interest, the various clubs in the gastown district of Vancouver British Columbia will help you stay entertained during your visit to Vancouver British Columbia, now or during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.

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