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What To Do In YVR?  
User currently offlineUnited767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 356 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2511 times:

Hey everybody, I have a few days off from work coming up and am planning on flying out to YVR. I am just curious as to what there is to do out there? what is the temp. this time of year? Is it really worth the 5 hour flight from out east? Any info is much appreciated. Thanks.


I wish UA flew mainline to MYR, that way you wouldn't be stuck in a smelly Saturn for 12 hours.
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User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1844 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

Quoting United767 (Thread starter):
I am just curious as to what there is to do out there?

There is lots to do. Some sights I would definitely recommend seeing are

  • Stanley Park
  • Chinatown
  • Science World and Omnimax
  • Capilano Suspesion Bridge
  • Inner Harbour
  • Whistler/Blackcomb, if you have time, definitely worth it (about a 3 hour drive).
  • Victoria (on Vancouver Island). My home city is definitely worth it if you have a day. The 1.5 hour ferry ride is an attraction in itself.


Quoting United767 (Thread starter):
Is it really worth the 5 hour flight from out east?

Absolutely!

Quoting United767 (Thread starter):
what is the temp. this time of year?

The temp. varies a lot in the summer. Generally, you can expect 20-30 degrees C in the daytime.

This is just a quick list. I am not a Vancouver native, but I go there a fair bit. IM me if you have any questions you need answered!  


EDIT: Also, the Chinatown here in Victoria is excellent. It has a lot of history, and is the oldest in N. America.

[Edited 2006-08-16 06:29:55]

User currently offlineUnited767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 356 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

Thanks for the info Boeing 744! I am really looking forward to my trip, first week in September now.


I wish UA flew mainline to MYR, that way you wouldn't be stuck in a smelly Saturn for 12 hours.
User currently offlineJayce From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

Something to remember: Vancouver has turned out more Playboy playmates than any other city.

Temperature is nice around the beginning of September. Everything that Boeing744 said, plus the restaurants in the city are amazing. I can recommend a few depending on what you like.

A good idea would be to rent a bicycle or some rollerblades and do the seawall or Kits and Jericho beaches.

Storyeum in Gastown is pretty cool, too. But I would definitely check out Victoria and Whistler and if you have time, Saltspring Island is a good day trip from Victoria.



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User currently offlineUnited767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 356 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

O.K. Jayce, what are the best restaraunts in the city for a descent price?


I wish UA flew mainline to MYR, that way you wouldn't be stuck in a smelly Saturn for 12 hours.
User currently offlineCFCUQ From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 712 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

Another must see is the Skyride to the top of Grouse Mtn. Spectacular view of the whole lower mainland on a clear day. Do not plan on eating at the restaurant on top though, muchos expensive.

User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2463 times:

Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 1):
Inner Harbour

Isn't the Inner Harbour in Victoria? I recall it's Burrard Inlet in Vancouver.

Are there still float plane flights from Vancouver to Victoria? If so, and if you've got the bucks, that always a scenic way to do it.


User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

Quoting CFCUQ (Reply 5):
Another must see is the Skyride to the top of Grouse Mtn. Spectacular view of the whole lower mainland on a clear day.

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I also might suggest taking the last (or one of the last) Skyrides of the day. You can then sit up on Grouse Mountain and have a magnificent view of the lights of Vancouver at night, as well as the surrounding area. I've done it, and I'm still kicking myself for not bringing a camera.  biggrin 

Have fun in Vancouver, it's a great place. Also if you're interested in spotting, YVR is one of the best airports in the world for that.



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User currently offlineMaury From United States of America, joined May 2005, 532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

Ditto the whole Grouse thing--and damn, you can do it on a city bus, straight from the North Van Ferry Terminal (with a stop at the really-cool farmer's market, next door, on the way.)

The Fish House in Stanley Park is very nice--setting, food and all. For an 'only in BC' experience, try the Liliget Feast House on Davie Street. For another 'only in BC' experience, try any of the sites mentioned here: http://www.bcpassport.com/cool.html#smoke

A great city, in an awesome setting. Check tripadvisor.com for hotel info--reviews especially; my favorite is the Pacific Palisades on Robson.


User currently offlineCFCUQ From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 712 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

Quoting Maury (Reply 8):
you can do it on a city bus

That's correct. If staying downtown, bus to the seabus terminal, across the harbour on the seabus, stop at Lonsdale Quay, you must try the scallops wrapped in bacon. On the public bus again to the bottom of Grouse, then up the skyride. You could make this one excursion last the whole day and into the evening. IMHO, Vancouver is the most beautiful city in the world. I don't live there anymore just because I don't like cities.


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