Things to do in Vancouver

Exploring Vancouver, discovering a beautiful city

Vancouver BC October 2017

As you recognize, Vancouver BC ( is a striking destination to discover while hiking a peak to navigating beside the waters and all in between that will offer you loads of goings-on for each to do, try out and discover new culinary understandings.


 My top places to sightsee, check it out! 

~It all began with a rooftop shoot at my colleague’s condo from the 42nd story is where I saw my first stunning sight of the tall structures lit up, Canada Place exhibiting a nice light to the waterfront while the clear skies toped this sight.  Vancouver’s cityscape is prominent from the top of these buildings or from ground level to the view from across North Vancouver Island


Sea to Sky Gondola

~Up, coffee in hand and were organized to seize the moment at the Squamish sea to sky gondola, Driving there contains many great landscapes for your enjoyment.  We’re heading up as you got midway to the top of the scenic stop, the sights progressed to some more amazing discoveries. Crossing over to the rope bridge the landscape changed and turn out to be an invitation to explore more, even more than what we had intentionally set for ourselves.  Investigating the paths to countless lookout points was a great way to see all bend of nature Squamish region presented. ( Model Paul Marlow from  


Sewells Marina boat tour

~Positioned 25 minutes from Centertown Vancouver, it remained such a fun day as we searched for whales with no break, we did appreciate many breeds of birds and seals of diverse colours throughout Horseshoe Bay.  The guide offered us adequate time to capture special moments all the way and back for this family-oriented interest; I appreciated each minute of this day.


Stanley Park

Have you been to Stanley Park?

~Only half a day left, I try the horse-drawn carriage tour instead of heading out for a stroll along the seawall by myself. As it proved to be a great suggestion, the attendant was bursting with historical familiarity regarding all of the occurrences past present and future.  A great way to spend my pre-lunchtime minus soar feet.


~A few little kept surprises I realized about Vancouver and adjacent region for a culinary experience minus costing me an arm and a leg.

The Tuck Shop 

~My top spot was…. drum roll, please…….  The Tuckshop in Vancouver’s Chinatown, I discovered this little fancy sandwich shop last year by misfortune, it quickly fit my flair of fresh sandwiches, salads, and local craft beers.  Friends and I had the pork belly Cubano sandwich with potato chips as a side as its jam-packed with yummy flavours in a nice sleek atmosphere plus the proprietors are repeatedly on location with a great big smile to create an at-home touch (



Fergie’s Cafe, Squamish BC

~Fergies cafe is a thriving place as it lies next to a river, from your chair you can overhear the river flowing, the birds chirping complementing it with an incredible portion of food filled with flavours, colours creating a culinary experience not to miss while in the Squamish BC belt.  ( 






Buddha-Full Cafe 

~Buddha-Full, a vegan café with several Vancouver locations, serving a nourishing alternative meal filled with flavours clean ingredients that help you chose a healthier lifestyle. I unquestionably loved the waiting zone where a swing located at the front counter to appreciate while their team members arrange your order, a giant impression was left on us! ( Yes, It is me on the swing! 

Steam Clock 

~I’m nearly completed my time in Vancouver, one extra tiny bit of finding while strolling the city, I was out undertaking night shooting while I got the gratification to encounter the man who designed the Steam Clock, each night Raymond L. Saunders appears around and verifies the timepiece to assure all workings mechanism are in unspoiled operating order.  He’s seen on the right with one of his chefs-d’oeuvre.


Thank you Vancouver Tourism for this rich occasion filled with history, nature, some exceptional culinary treasures making my experience a success.  Some extra photo from activities I was able to experiment while I explored your picturesque city!  #veryvancouver

A visit to Capilano Bridge


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On different social media platforms, my name is Roland Bast,  my home-base has been Ottawa, Canada during the last 10 years. In 2018 I’ve worked or collaborated with many great clients, including Chateau Fairmont Laurier, Chateau Fairmont Montebello, GMC Canada, content creator for Homme Magazine (quarterly) Parc Omega, Tourism Outaouais.  The previous year I’ve had the pleasure to collaborate on campaigns for Lexus Canada, GMC Canada, Canadian Geographic: Lac Beauport Quebec, Canadian Geographic: James Bay, Andaz Hotel Ottawa, MëNa restaurant, Le Pois Penché French Brasserie, ATMA restaurant, Homme Magazine, The Westin Hotel. As my other social media platforms attain the largest of my consumer reach, currently the phase to grow as arrived and Fall 2017 I added blogging.  While I’m appreciating each occasion that I acquire to trek around the world with diverse cultures that enrich my living experiences. Let’s travel and explore the world together.

Disclosure: Sporadically, I accept gifts, accept travel vouchers, also included: great eatery and hotel experiences and additional events that I consider being appropriate to share with my supporters while assisting them in making a great decision on happenings.  Look for the word #sponsored on my blog and Instagram posts.  My criticisms, suggestions and my experiences are authentic, reliable and composed to advantage you the consumer while trying to experiences similar events that I’ve experienced.

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