Christmas on Grouse Mountain

(December 10, 2012, posted in Family Attractions)

Likely the only place in Vancouver where you will be able to meet real reindeer, visit Santa's workshop and take a sleigh ride all in the same place.  Grouse Mountain is worth a visit over the holidays.  This video from Novus TV will give you an idea of just how much fun it is. For more information visit the website

Vancouver Christmas Market

(December 05, 2012, posted in Family Attractions)

This is something you don't want to miss.  It is the annual Christmas market held at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.  Beautiful German handmade specialty gifts an delectable food and drink as well as fantastic entertainment.  will greet you when you enter into this magical market. 

You will feel like you have stepped into a village in Germany as you wander through the market. With over 55 vendors e... read more.

Britannia Mine

(November 30, 2012, posted in Family Attractions)

This is my favourite Vancouver attraction, and has been ever since I was young.  I think I was first introduced to it on a field trip in grade 5, and I have been smitten with it ever since.  Located halfway between Vancouver and Whistler it makes for a good afternoon stop or a great destination on its own. 

There is something so incredible about witnessing what once was a working mine, with the best... read more.

Granville Island

(November 30, 2012, posted in Family Attractions)

Whether you live here or are just visiting, Vancouver is an amazing city to explore.  There are so many great places to see, one of the most well-known being Granville Island.  Located in False Creek, just under the south end of the Granville Street Bridge, it is a major tourist destination and working district.  In 2004 it was named "One of the Worlds Great Places" by Project for Public Spaces.

You... read more.

The Nutcracker Ballet

(November 23, 2012, posted in Family Attractions)

The Nutcracker Ballet never gets old. It is a once a year treat to the unforgettable music of Tchaikovsky, gorgeous sets, glittery costumes, beautiful dancing and a little magic thrown in. This year it is being performed by an amazing Vancouver based company - The Goh Ballet, with members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra playing the memorable score. It runs from December 19 - 23 with both evening... read more.