April 30, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Vancouver, Festivals & Events
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Unsure where to vacation this year? Somewhere in Europe, Asia or North America? I'd say make it British Columbia. One of the great things about this corner of the world is the abundance of cultures among its residents. Like today: I was strolling through downtown looking for lunch and turned the corner to find a free performance by the Vancouver Police Pipe Band. They were joined by step dancers and surrounded by a crowd of pedestrians enjoying the seemingly spontaneous cultural fun. Next week it could be a group of Indian performers or races with Chinese dragon boats. These kinds of cultural treats regularly pop up here, especially in spring and summer. It's nice to get a taste of so many continents in one place.