Vancouver Like a Local

Author: , October 2nd, 2013

Vancouver AerialBarb Snelgrove is a true Vancouverite (second generation, to be specific) and she loves her hometown! Barb is a reporter with OutlookTV/OUTtv, writes for various on-line publications and hosts QueerFM RELOADED Radio on 101.9FM. She has won numerous awards for her work as a LGBTQ community advocate and will be inducted into the Canadian Q Hall of Fame later this year.

Q: What are the best tips for travellers to get up-to-the-minute info about LGBT events and happenings during their trip here?

A: The Trifecta of local LGBTQ Vancouver info can easily be found online. In addition to Tourism Vancouver’s site [], there are two great sites called and Also be sure to plan a trip to gay Vancouver institution Little Sister’s Bookstore [in Davie Village] – they will be happy to offer ideas!

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Gay Vancouver in the Summertime

Author: , July 3rd, 2013

Gay Friendly VancouverTravel Marketing has published the 11th annual Gay Friendly Vancouver – In Town Guide, for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgendered (LGBT) summer travelers to the Vancouver region, including Whistler, Victoria and Seattle. A free mobile app also offers information for mobile devices.

Marketing to the LGBT traveler has skyrocketed, with destinations worldwide now courting this travel segment, so it is essential to have current resources, social media connections and the latest technology on offer to attract the discerning LGBT traveler. It has been estimated that the LGBT travel segment represents a multi-billion dollar market worldwide annually.

With this in mind, Angus Praught, owner of Travel Marketing, reported “Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria and the surrounding region have been active and visible in the international LGBT travel segment since the nineteen nineties and continue to showcase the destination as an LGBT welcoming place to visit.”

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Vancouver, Portland, and Seattle – The Great Pacific Northwest

Author: , June 8th, 2013

Seattle Aerial ViewWith the past couple centuries of North American “settlement” moving east to west, it’s no wonder that the great Pacific Northwest might seem somewhat untamed, relative to much of the continent. It’s also no wonder that residents, particularly the transplants, continue to be awed by the natural beauty.

“I tell my Midwest relatives that every day I’ve lived in the Northwest, I’ve seen something too pretty to be real,” says former Chicagoan Tim Joyce, who lives in Seattle with his partner and works as a meteorologist and reporter for Seattle’s Q13 Fox affiliate and as chief meteorologist at Portland, Ore.’s CW station.

The beauty might be a waterfall, a field of tulips or a mountaintop. Or it might be a cityscape in one of the area’s three major metropolises: Portland, Seattle and Vancouver. Timothy Christian, a Seattle-based flight attendant who also claims Midwest roots, shares Joyce’s wonderment with his new home.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Strathcozy Vacation Rental, Vancouver, British Columbia

Author: , April 6th, 2013

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Strathcozy Vacation Rental, Vancouver, British ColumbiaPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Your Home in Vancouver: We offer a cozy, comfortable and complete one bedroom suite- suitable for up to 3 guests. Our goal is to provide a comfortable, relaxing and home like environment-bright, airy and spacious. A gay friendly neighbourhood in a gay friendly city welcomes you.

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