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.

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.

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

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.


Author: Solo Travel Girl Admin

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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  1. Cool post! I think the police museum would be really interesting. I’m doing a “crooks tour” of San Francisco soon — can’t wait!

  2. Yes! And the autopsy room, a little creepy but very cool. Blog coming soon! I take it you’ve been there, too?

  3. Ooh! Crooks Tour sounds intriguing! Great meeting you during TBEX!

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