United767
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What To Do In YVR?

Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:21 pm

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.
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RE: What To Do In YVR?

Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:28 pm

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]
 
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RE: What To Do In YVR?

Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:32 pm

Thanks for the info Boeing 744! I am really looking forward to my trip, first week in September now.
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RE: What To Do In YVR?

Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:55 pm

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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RE: What To Do In YVR?

Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:15 am

O.K. Jayce, what are the best restaraunts in the city for a descent price?
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RE: What To Do In YVR?

Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:00 am

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.
 
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RE: What To Do In YVR?

Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:18 am

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.
 
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RE: What To Do In YVR?

Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:48 am

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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RE: What To Do In YVR?

Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:55 am

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.
 
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RE: What To Do In YVR?

Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:09 am

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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