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Vancouver is a young city of only 128 years, yet it is filled with mystery and gory history. A review of Forbidden Vancouver tour that brings past to life.

The Forbidden Vancouver Tour: Lost Souls of Gastown

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The eerie song of our seated host, weakened and ill from the ravages of smallpox and shunned by the townsfolk, transports us back to the 19th century. Her story is sad and tragic – a young girl attracted to the big city – Vancouver – by the lure of fame and fortune. She survived the Great Fire, but was cruelly cut down by an early death on cobblestone streets. A lost soul from the past. Such is the compelling story, one…

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The Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park has just completed the largest expansion in its 58-year history. Tips for your family's next Aquarium visit. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Vancouver Aquarium expands for the future

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A few years ago, the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park completed the largest expansion in its 58-year history. The high tech, sustainable building doubled the size of the Aquarium’s gallery space, adding a larger and more inspiring entrance and exterior area where families like to gather and kids like to play. The renovated Vancouver Aquarium officially opened on Jun 13, 2014. The magnificent Bill Reid bronze orca – a gift to the Aquarium 30 years ago – has been relocated to a higher profile…

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Every busy mom deserves a break at this time of year. Grab your BFF and follow these tips for a festive girls getaway in Vancouver at Christmas | thetravellingmom.ca

A Festive Girls Getaway in Vancouver

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Every busy mom deserves a break at this time of year. It’s never easy to get away from all the many things that need our attention during the holiday prep time (it’s a never-ending list!), but hey, moms need attention too. With that in mind, my friend and Seattle-based blogger Keryn Means of Walking On Travels and I took one for the team and hit Vancouver for a moms mini-break girls getaway weekend, enjoying all of the great holiday events and activities that the…

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Vancouver winter family fun awaits on the three North Shore Mountains that form the backdrop to the city's ever-changing skyline. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

How to Enjoy Vancouver Winter Fun on the North Shore Mountains

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The North Shore Mountains that form the backdrop to Vancouver’s ever-changing skyline are a big reason why this west coast city is considered one of the most beautiful and livable urban areas in the world. The three local north shore mountains – Mount Seymour, Cypress and Grouse Mountains – are only 40 minutes away from Vancouver. These local ski resorts offer similar but slightly distinctive snow sport programming that can meet nearly every family budget. They also have full-service restaurants and cafeterias offering a wide variety of…

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Vancouver's grey and rainy skies shouldn't prevent your family fun. Here are some of our favorite indoor places for rainy day activities for kids. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

5 Great Places for Rainy Day Family Fun in Vancouver

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It seems to rain in Vancouver as many days as the sun shines in a year. Even though Vancouverites are an outdoorsy bunch most of the time, the rain can get a little much. Fortunately for residents and visitors, there are numerous spaces around town to shelter from the elements and have fun indoors. Here are some of our favorite places for rainy day activities for kids in Vancouver. Go Play Inside! Great Places for Rainy Day Activities for Kids in Vancouver Granville Island Kids Market…

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