It’s Better in BC

We recently spent a few days in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia for the first ever TED Fellows Retreat. We were honored to support all 300 TED fellows with custom bags like this. TED Fellows are an impressive group that includes NASA Commanders, underwater robotics inventors, Pakistani composer, web freedom crusaders, and Mongolian archaeologists. Just the type of folks we like to see customize bags. See two of our favorite creations here.

While we were blown away by the Fellows, we were also taken aback by Vancouver and Whistler, possibly the two most bike friendly places on the planet. Check it out.

You can rent a bike or find a tweed ride anywhere in the city.
Tweed Ride Ad

Bike shops are themed for your enjoyment.
Bike shop

Bike signage is integrated into street signs (so helpful).
Bike Signage

And an epic path along the seawall offers miles of no-cars-allowed riding.
Bike Path

There are huge public pools
Pool

And even bigger cruise ships.
Cruise Ship

Rollerblade shops
Rollerblades shop

And just picked from a local garden ramen to go with the rollerblades.
Ramen shop

But if you’re not up for ramen, you’ll have your choice of Cambodia, Chinese, Thai, or Vietnamese. Vancouver boasts a large Asian population and so a huge variety of amazing Asian food.
China Town, Vancouver
Chinatown wood

Even Vancouver’s sidewalks are friendly.
Leaves

But if you tire of the city, two hours north along the Sea to Sky highway past posh harbors, huge waterfalls, and massive glaciers . . .

Glacier

Takes you to Whistler, a mountain paradise full of endless single tracks, glacial lakes, ropes courses in the trees, and outrageously good food.

Bikes on the beach at Lost Lake in Whistler.
Bikes on the beach

Who says Canada is cold?
Lost Lake

We might move.

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