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Old 05-01-2012, 08:08 PM   #1
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Vancouver BC... Here we come!

We have the opportunity to visit Vancouver in June. Although not camping, we are excited to see Vancouver for the first time! We have two full days, will stay in the downtown area, not interested in 'museums' or 'shopping' for this particular trip...

-we will rely on public transportation
-water activities (kayaking, evening cruise)? any suggestions? (I hate to be cold...would this not be for me? etc etc)
-a day or night on Robson St... concerns or issue's with personal safety?
-weather... typical or varied?

Thanks in advance for thoughts/suggestions
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:37 PM   #2
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I suggest a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge (http://www.capbridge.com/).

Very impressive.
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We were there this time last year.. we took a stroll though China town.. very interesting!
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:22 PM   #4
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Stanley park(walk the sea wall), granville island(lunch,neat shops,markets,) robson st during day(crapload of people), grouse mountian (gondola ride to the top cool in the eav as lights begin to show), china town, kitsilano beach, and the van aquarium.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:38 AM   #5
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Weather should be fine, for a Cali a light sweater or jacket for night time. A kayak from Granville Island, lots of weird stores/art to Fals Creek gives you lots to look at.

Skytrain has a station right at YVR(airport) to downtown. Cheap, fast.

Only caution I can think of is stay away fron the downtown eastside at night. Druggies, some people not taking their meds, etc.

Next time stay longer, we'll do lunch.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:04 AM   #6
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Don't forget Gastown
http://www.aviewoncities.com/vancouver/gastown.htm

http://www.tourismvancouver.com/vanc...hoods/gastown/

or the

http://www.vanaqua.org/

Take lots of $$$ gas is more expensive in Vancouver than anywhere else in North America EXCEPT Alaska and the NWT
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We spent a couple days during September prior to an Alaskan cruise and the weather was perfect for just a light sweater and slacks. Enjoy!!! We, too, enjoyed some wonderful Asian cuisine while there.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:14 AM   #8
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Don't forget Gastown
http://www.aviewoncities.com/vancouver/gastown.htm

http://www.tourismvancouver.com/vanc...hoods/gastown/

or the

http://www.vanaqua.org/

Take lots of $$$ gas is more expensive in Vancouver than anywhere else in North America EXCEPT Alaska and the NWT
I will second that!!!! That is why I won't be going to BC this summer, so it looks like Montana will get some of my money this July or August.
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We have lots of mountains so we only pay for gas going up.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:43 PM   #10
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Hope you have a great time here, The Capilano suspension bridge for sure and Grouse Mountain as mentioned. The Main st. and Hastings st. area is what is refered to as the Downtown Eastside. It is very close to Chinatown and is full of open hard drug use. Water street in Gastown is worth the walk. We have lots of street food carts around Robson st. that are worth trying. Stanley park is also a great stop. You should be able to find Kayaking on Granville Island. Weather wise in June it should be nice about 75 in the day and 60 at night, bring an umbrella!!
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