VANCOUVER

Vancouver is a city that will give most Americans deja-vu because it is not that different from the states…it’s a great city filled with different lifestyles, personalities, food, and picture-perfect landscapes. It’s Canada, just cooler and calmer than America.

Matt Lauman

Our neighbors from the North don’t get enough credit for how beautiful their country is. Vancouver specifically is a gorgeous winter oasis full of beautiful landscapes, fun entertainment, and underrated cuisine. Forget about New York City on New Years Eve, British Columbia will definitely surprise you.

During my stay, I was able to got to the Grouse Mountain. It’s a premier snow summit that offers skiing and snowboarding among other things. I elected to snowboard and it was really fun riding on one of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games venues. Another place I visited was the Capilano Suspension Bridge. It was daunting at first, but the views are well worth the cross.

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For me, Vancouver would not have been complete without going to see a hockey game. Ironically, I was able to score tickets to see my Los Angeles Kings play the Canucks. Unfortunately, LA lost and the reception was as expected from Canucks fans. As a sports fan, I respect Canadians. They live, breathe, and die for their hockey.

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