Vancouver in a Dayby
Tourism Vancouver has been commissioning some very cool projects lately like Kris Krug’s photo essays (capturing Chinatown and Downtown neighbourhoods).
Their latest series is with Sean Horlor (Columnist, Producer, star of Don’t Quit Your Gay Job) creating an online video campaign called “Vancouver in a Day” where, over the next six month, Sean and his partner Steve Adams (Director/Director of Photography) will feature what visitors and locals alike can do around town, in one day.
Since I’m often asked, “What should I do when I’m in Vancouver?” I thought it would be worth finding out how Sean and Steve are selecting their subject matter: “When we’re planning each video, we take into consideration the time of year and build a list of Vancouver spots and activities that we would like to try and that we would like to show to locals and visitors,” said Steve.
“Even after we’ve both lived here for so long, there are a ton of typically Vancouver things that neither of us have tried,” added Sean. “That was my first time on Grouse in the five year’s I’ve been in Vancouver.” The touristy places sometimes aren’t top of mind for locals however they’re popular for a reason. Places like the Vancouver Lookout and even Grouse, as Sean mentioned, are definitely worth exploring while being a ‘tourist in your hometown’.
If Sean and Steve, aside from this project, had a single day to enjoy Vancouver, Steve says he would do a day hike to the Lions for a scenic and intense look at the city and then have dinner with friends at one of the many great restaurants in Gastown. Sean said it would have to be summer and he’d enjoy morning pitch and putt in West Vancouver, then grab some fresh produce, bike to Third Beach and have an afternoon beach BBQ. That would be pretty perfect.
Follow the video series on Tourism Vancouver’s Inside Vancouver blog for the next few months and take note of some great ways to enjoy our city.
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It’s always interesting to come home and view the city as a tourist. It’s eye-opening, to say the least, and it’s a good thing. Thanks for your post and for highlighting Kris’ photos.