Travel to Vancouver: Canoeing, Criminals and Canucks

Wow, Friday was something else! I’m here in Vancouver for Travel Blog Exchange (#TBEX) and arrived at my hotel around 1 a.m. Friday morning. This post will be brief but wanted to quickly share three highlights of the day. Each of these warrants their own posts and will be posted soon.

Canoeing
Ten other TBEX attendees and I canoed with Takaya Tours through fjords of Burrard and learned of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation. Definitely a cultural experience learning about the past, present and future. (Booking Office: 700 Apex Avenue North Vancouver, B.C., Tel: 604-904-7410)

Paddling with Takaya Tours, Vancouver, B.C.
Paddling with Takaya Tours, Vancouver, B.C.

Criminals
Later in the afternoon I visited the Vancouver Police Museum to learn about the history and evolution of the city’s law enforcement and some of the icky criminals. It’s in Vancouver’s original morgue so it’s a little creepy but very cool. (240 E. Cordova Street
Vancouver, B.C., Tel: 604-665-3346)

Morgue in Vancouver Police Museum
Morgue in Vancouver Police Museum

Canucks
Vancouver Canucks won Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight and since it was here in Vancouver, I spent a couple of hours at Rogers Arena soaking up the hockey energy. Even as I write this, about four hours after Vancouver won over the Boston Bruins, I can still hear fans celebrating.

Canucks Fan, Game 5 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Rogers Arena, Vancouver, B.C.
Canucks Fan, Game 5 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Rogers Arena, Vancouver, B.C.

Indeed, an incredible day in Canada. Stay tune for details!

Disclosure: As an attendee of TBEX, I was the guest of Takaya Tours and the Vancouver Police Museum however, opinions are my own.

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Jenn

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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