Vancouver Photo Essays

Stunning pictures of Vancouver and Richmond BC from the best local photographers. All photos are licensed under Creative Commons so you can use them, just please link back to the original article.

Best Places to Work Remotely in Vancouver: Cafés


An explosion of self-starters and entrepreneurs have taken over Vancouver in the past few years, and working remotely has become more desirable than ever. Whether you work from home, in an office or a co-working space, breaking your routine and escaping to a café for an hour or two is a brilliant way to stimulate […]

Photo Essay: Vancouver’s Winter Farmers’ Markets


It’s good to know where your food comes from. Vancouver’s farmer markets are a great opportunity to shop local and spend some time out – and the best thing is that some of them aren’t just for summer! If you can’t find a reason to get out of your bed on a cold winter Saturday, just […]

Vancouver Neighbourhood Photo Essays: Kitsilano

Vancouver Neighbourhood Photo Essays: Kitsilano

Kitsilano runs along the south shore of English Bay and between Point Grey and Grandville Island. The neighbourhood is also known as ‘Kits’. It is popular for its beach, Kits Beach, considered one of the top 10 best city beaches in the world with many outdoor fitness facilities available: you can find tennis courts, a […]

Photo Essay: Discovering Vancouver Parks


City life doesn’t always equal a daily grey commute. Vancouver ranks as one of the most liveable cities in the world, so it’s not a surprise that it has also something to offer for every nature lover. From scenic parks to floral parks and from ‘tourist attracting’ to the small parks known only by locals, these are our […]

Neighbourhood Photo Essays: Steveston Village in Richmond


Steveston is a beautiful fishing village with a laid back atmosphere, great food and rich history. If you’re a fan of ABC’s Once Upon a Time, you already know Steveston is kind of a magical place. For those of you who are not familiar with this fairytale-like side of Steveston, we’ve prepared a photo guide.

Neighbourhood Photo Essays: Downtown


Robson Square, a public plaza in the middle of Downtown Downtown Vancouver houses many sport and entertainment venues and is the heart of culture, framed with beautiful buildings – both historical and modern ones. It is also considered as the commercial and government centre of the city. Visitors refer to it as to a place […]

Photo Essay: Vancouver’s Best Tea Shops


If you are having a bad day, enjoy a tea – for example in the Urban Tea Merchant Often perceived as coffee’s modest younger sibling, tea is obtaining a large amount of attention in Vancouver as the city’s tea culture grows. Don’t be discouraged by that description if you enjoy the kick of a good […]

Photo Essay: Have a Slice of Vancouver’s Best Pies


However you like your pie, Vancouver has something for everyone. From timeless classics to hip new creations, the city offers a number of authentic cafés with handcrafted pies and signature flavours. With everything from a simple cherry pie to a decadent chocolate ganache, you’ll never be short of a delicious combination to try. Here are the […]

Photo Essay: Riverdale and Terra Nova

Photo Essay: Riverdale and Terra Nova

No. 2 Road Bridge Riverdale and the newer Terra Nova neighbourhoods are surrounded by water on the west and north. Thanks to the proximity of the North Shore Mountains, the Fraser River and the Georgia Strait, these neighbourhoods are perfect both for young active people and families.  No. 1 Road North Drainage Pump Station The […]

Photo Essay: Vancouver Beaches from Dusk Till Dawn

Photo Essay: Vancouver Beaches from Dusk Till Dawn

Wreck Beach Before Storm From Third Beach to Wreck Beach, you can enjoy the clean water and picturesque views everywhere you turn. Vancouver’s coast has something to offer for everyone, but we are not the only ones who know what a jewel we have: National Geographic ranked Vancouver as the world’s 10th best beach city! […]

Top 5 Antique Stores in Vancouver: #5 The Peg General Store

Top 5 Antique Stores in Vancouver: #5 The Peg General Store

In the modern age of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, more and more people do their shopping without ever stepping foot out the door. As packages are sent around the world — often from giant corporate warehouses — it’s easy to forget the sense of personality that comes from a truly local business. For the last […]

Top 5 Antique Stores in Vancouver: #4 Stepback

Top 5 Antique Stores in Vancouver: #4 Stepback

Many of us are tired of our current culture of mass produced, throw-away items and cheap materials. Compared to them, vintage goods can be passed down for generations and also easily combined with more contemporary pieces to create your own comfortable and nostalgic look. After the previously featured Salmagundi West and Antiques, ReFind and Baker’s Dozen Antiques, […]