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    Giveawayyyy! 7 places to see pirrrrates of the Pacific!

    Arrr, mateys. If you’ll be travelin’ around our fair region, you’ll be wantin’ to meet some scallywags of the Pacific. We’ve got plenty o’ pirates, as we’ve got the balmy climate, easy access to shippin’ routes and dozens of islands fer storin’ loot. 1.Science World, Vancouver. On May 7, 2010, Vancouver’s Science World museum welcomes the Treasure! exhibit. As we all know, if there’s one thing a pirate loves, it’s a chest full of gold. Learn more about underwater treasure, modern treasure hunts and hidden treasure at this two-story science museum. And if ye don’t care for gold, diamonds and other valuables, Science World offers two floors of awesome exhibits…

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    Surviving and Thriving at Vancouver 2010

    8:00 a.m. We drove through the Canadian border. No lineups. Yes, it was a little eerie. After years of fearing the worst, the crossing ended up being no more problematic than a Starbucks’ drive-through at 9 p.m. 8:30 a.m. We parked at the King George SkyTrain Station (on the Metro Line), easily found a space, then paid the parking kiosk with our credit card (about $10 for parking). We boarded the first car, and the kids shared a lone forward-facing seat as the train weaved through housing, over bridges, past construction, and between stands of fir and cedar. “I’m driving,” my 4-year-old son whispered. Uh oh. 9:20 a.m. We arrived…

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    Save Money with Museum Reciprocal Memberships

    Here’s one way to slice the travel-entertainment budget — join your local science center. Pacific Northwest and B.C. families have three stellar museums in Portland, Seattle and Vancouver to choose from, and even out-of-town visitors can get in on the fun. If you’re a member of your local science museum — in the U.S. or Canada — check to see whether the museum is part of the ASTC Passport Program.├é┬áPassport Program members receive free reciprocal admission to other ASTC museums. So if your family’s members of OMSI, you get into the Pacific Science Center for free. If you’re members of Science World, you get into OMSI for free. See? You’ll…