Tag Archives: Vancouver Bike Tours

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At the corner of Cambie and Hastings, at the southern edge of Gastown, stands a beautiful ’cloud scraper’ that looks like it was pulled from a Paris street in the late 1800s. The beautiful architectural wonder is The Dominion Building, an office tower shrouded in myth and visible from our Creekside afternoon bike tour of […]

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The spot prawn season is in full swing on the west coast and many of Vancouver’s top restaurants are featuring the seasonal delicacy on their menus. If you are unfamiliar with spot prawns, they are the largest cold-water shrimp on the market. With a slightly sweet taste, they are firm yet tender when cooked and […]

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Daniel KipKoech
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This past weekend, our wonderful city hosted the BMO Vancouver Marathon with 16,000 participating racers from 65 countries around the world. There were six separate events, from a 2.5km walk to the full 42.2km race. Named one of the World’s top destination marathons by Forbes Magazine, it was a chance for Vancouver to show off […]

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Canada Place 2
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For years, Vancouverites have been treated to triumphant horn blasts each day at noon. Some locals believe the Port coordinates the sound, with possibly one or more tankers blowing their ship’s horn to denote midday. Others claim the blasts are from one of the downtown terminals, informing workers of their lunch break. The truth is […]

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LastSpike
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The Last Spike was driven home by Donald A. Smith at 9:22 am on November 7th, 1885 in Craigellachie, British Columbia. It was a monumental event that connected the transcontinental railroad from Montreal, Quebec to Port Moody, British Columbia. The famous photograph of the event shows an elderly white-bearded Smith,  leaning over the track, poised […]

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Top Five Bike Tours
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Apr-2016

Vancouver Bike Tours has been working with English Bay Bike Rentals since our inaugural season in 2014. EBBR has been supplying our guests with expertly tuned Giant Escapes and on a few occasions Giant Sedonas. We have had nothing but compliments on the quality of bikes that EBBR has supplied. This year, with the expansion […]

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Hollow Tree
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One of Vancouver’s first tourist attractions was the hollow tree in Stanley Park. It stood out as a symbol of the massive wilderness that surrounded the developing city, a wilderness that has been shrinking ever since. The tree has had its own official photographer, been spared by rezoning and was reinforced in 2009 by public […]

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