Vancouver! Wineries and more, it is a city known around the world, especially following the Olympic Winter Games of 2010 held there this year.
Vancouver has much to offer, an unusual climate within Canada, arts and culture, renowned nightlife, and wineries!
Having never ventured to Western Canada myself, I have found myself surfing the net checking out all the cool and interesting things to do there, the fun stuff to share with all the fans!
I do enjoy fun and interesting trivia, and there is all kinds of it surrounding Vancouver…did you know that on Jan. 1, 1922, at 2 a.m. motor vehicles in British Columbia switched from driving on the left to driving on the right hand of the street?
And did you know there were trees in Vancouver as tall and taller than the towering redwoods in Oregon, and wide enough (some were over 50 feet around) that a stump could double as a dance floor at a New Year’s Eve party in 1886?
The original “Hollywood North” Vancouver is the third largest hub of film production in North America, after New York and Los Angeles, providing the locale for recent hits like 2012, Watchmen, and The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Television programs like V, Supernatural, Smallville, and, perhaps most notably, The X-Files (above) have taken advantage of the scenic and relatively cheap setting of Vancouver’s streets, woods, beaches, and mountains.
Of course, what I am enjoying reading about the most are the wineries in Vancouver and surrounding areas, and there are lots of them!
An hour from Vancouver lies the Fraser Valley, which is the largest agricultural region in BC, and home to many of the area wineries.
One of the first wineries, establishing the area as a viable locale for vines, is the Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery .
Some other popular wineries in the region are The Fort Wine Co. , Lotusland Vineyards and Cherry Point Estate Wines …all with tours and tasting available!
Now, I will be the first to admit that I am not a connoisseur of wine. I do however know what wines I like and what wines I don’t like, and if we can manage to make it to tour at one of the locale wineries, I will look forward to sharing what I find with you!
If any of you are from Vancouver, or have enjoyed any wines from the region, or toured any of the wineries, we would love to hear your recommendations!
So please, comment below and let us know what you think!