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Canada unplugged: away from it all on Galiano Island

A camping lookout above the natural beauty of little-visited Galiano Island, near Vancouver, offers wildlife, meteor showers – and a landscape full of affable locals

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Vancouver - Commercial Drive - Part 2

This extract is from ‘Travel Tales from Exotic Places like Salford’

If you fancy an ice-cream on Commercial Drive the selection, from the hundreds on offer, will include chili, Gorgonzola, or lavender. 158 more words

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Vancouver - Commercial Drive - Part 1

This extract is from ‘Travel Tales from Exotic Places like Salford’

The lively 16-block area of Commercial Drive (between Broadway and Venables) is an enormously popular district with locals, but is often overlooked by tourists. 111 more words

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Vancouver - Stanley Park - Part 3

This extract is from ‘Travel Tales from Exotic Places like Salford’

At Lumberman’s Arch there is a children’s water park. From here it is a short walk to the Vancouver Aquarium and to the Stanley Park Miniature Railway. 140 more words

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Vancouver - Stanley Park - Part 2

This extract is from ‘Travel Tales from Exotic Places like Salford’

The 5.5 mile walk around the Stanley Park, mostly along the seawall, is a must for all visitors. 122 more words

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Vancouver - Stanley Park - Part 1

This extract is from ‘Travel Tales from Exotic Places like Salford’

Stanley Park is the result of remarkable foresight. In 1886 the newly-created Vancouver city council petitioned the federal government to set aside the then swampy peninsula as… 105 more words

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Vancouver dumps its freeway plan for a more beautiful future

In the 1960s, Vancouver’s historic downtown was at risk of being razed for modern road projects – only for an extraordinary protest movement to turn the tide, helping transform it into one of North America’s most ‘liveable’ cities

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