United767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 356 posts, RR: 5 Posted (9 years 2 weeks ago) and read 3092 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.
AC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3038 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.
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.
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.
Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
Maury From United States of America, joined May 2005, 532 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3034 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.
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.