Holiday Inn Express Metrotown

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

4405 Central Blvd., Burnaby, British Columbia, V5H 4M3, Canada
Holiday Inn Express Hotel Vancouver Metrotown
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Cost of Quality-Living & Accomodation for single, middle-aged Man in Vacouver

by explore4passion

Hello Friends,
Please guide on following queries, for a single man immigrating to Canada (Vancouver, most-likely, else Ottawa) on work-permit/Visa, a 1st time traveler to Canada. Simple living, eating habits : Vegetarian, non-smoker, non-alcoholic but essentially having TV, NET & Mobile-phone connectivity!
1). Cost of living - quality & hygienic, may not be luxurious one. (excluding accommodation-cost).
2). Considering work-place at Pender Street West (Vancouver), what could be advisable decent locations & monthly cost for a single-bed apartment, both - furnished or unfurnished, within the reasonable limits.
3). Public transport & Gym, in close-vicinity, would be a preference-criteria for apartment location.
4). Medical facilities : Is buying normal medicines from local pharmacists & Chemist shops, without any prescription, is common or prohibited as per local law.
5). Which are essential utilities that are suggested to be brought along (other than dresses, etc.) - with a view point of avoiding both - hassles & expenditure within 1-2 months of arrival.
6). How is normally the social, as well as, sex-life of bachelors in the city.
...Lot of questions, isn't it ??? Even your part-replies are most welcome.
Thanks, in advance, for helping me out !!!

Re: Cost of Quality-Living & Accomodation for single, middle-aged Man in Vacouver

by yvr

If you want to live in downtown Vancouver close to your work place you will find the rents expenisve. Figure a minimum of $1000.00 per month and up, and for that price look at the west end, a nice place to live, bus service along Pender to your place of work, or you can walk it in less than 20/25 minutes from pretty much anywhere in the west end. I live and own a suite in a condo, and I believe that for those that rent in my building they pay a minimum of $1000.00 for an unfirnished suite. There are many new developments along Pender Street and to the west, Coal Harbour and North along the waterfront, you will pay big, big $$ for these. Public transport is good and you will have no problems taking it to work. There are many fitness gyms in the area so that won't be a problem, as well as drug stores ( these sell prescription drugs also)there are walk-in medical clinics along Robson Street and in the downtown core, but you will probably want your own doctor as well as dentist,as far as supermarkets, Urban Fare, upscale and expensive, and Safeway. Living in Downtown is not inexpensive, for inexpensive living you would have to either live on the eastside, which personally I would stay away from, or in the suburbs, Burnaby, New Westminster, or Richmond. I live downtown in the west end and as far as having everything at ones finger tips it cannot be beat. As far as the other two questions you are asking regarding social and sex-life in the city, I will let someone who is into that answer.

Travel Tips for Vancouver

the one you never took

by richiecdisc

Vancouver is the only real metropolis in western Canada and I wish I would have had time to properly explore it. In 1994, I spent a few days in a suburb at my then girlfriend's uncle's house. He was a dentist and living in one of the city's nicest neighborhoods but I woke up to find the stereo had been stolen from my car parked right out front. I was in a rush south at the time so was only there for a couple nights. Needless to say I didn't see much.

This return engagement found me with my wife, coming directly from a couple of great days in Victoria. We were on our way back to the US national parks after a planned detour through Canada's jewel, Banff. So once again, I was in a hurry. No one could have blamed us for not even going into town but after a dismal Chinese meal in Victoria, Vancouver's noted Chinatown was calling.

Driving into the city, I noticed an incredible skyline, one I would imagine to be in Hong Kong or Shanghai, modernistic but somehow breathing Asia. I wanted to pull over to take a photo of it but the moment was so fleeting and this was a big city that offers no such things as a convenient turnout. Pictures not taken often are the ones most memorable.

We did manage to find the city's boisterous Chinatown, something I missed on my first visit. It was hectic, noisy, crowded, smelly, everything a Chinatown should be and everything Victoria's had not been. The food was great too but it was the atmosphere more than anything that had made the excursion worthwhile. Well, that and the photo I never took. The one still in my memory. The best ones are often the ones you don't get to take.

Guided architectural walking tours

by toontown

Each summer, the Architectural Institute of BC provides architectural walking tours in a number of locations in Vancouver, including Chinatown, Strathcona, West-end, and Yaletown. The cost is approximately $5 per person for a 2-hour guided tour and well worth the nominal cost. The tour guides are usually architecture students who can offer you a wealth of both architectural and historical information about the places you visit. You can visit the website at for more information and tour schedules.

Visit Canada's most beautiful Coast

by frqtflyr

Visit Canada's most beautiful city wins
without even trying. Its hilly terrain and many bridges
offer stunning views of the ocean, bays and Vancouver
itself. Downtown Vancouver offers a busy patchwork
of attractions, from the renovated Victorian charm of
the old Gastown area to the emerald expanses of
Stanley Park, one of the world's great city parks.
Then there's famed strips of sand and surf like Wreck
Beach and numerous hiking, rafting and picnicking oases
within easy reach of the city proper.

Nearby Vancouver Island has plenty of natural wonders
too. This includes whale watching and many of the
Vancouver City wind, surf and sun charms. Needless to
say, summer in Vancouver can get a bit crowded.

Gas Town Steam Clock

by doreenellen

Down the Gas Town area of Vancouver you can see the famous Steam clock which blows out steamand every hour it whistles.
It is a very clever piece of engineering and well worth a visit.
There are some very nice little gift shops and a shopping mall nearby too. Every part of the city is different to the next find.

Go to Whistler!! The picture...

by carlosx

Go to Whistler!! The picture is my friend Nic on Whistler Mt. If you are into snowboarding or skiing it is totally worth checking out. Whistler has been voted #1 resort in North America. The terrain is amazing, the snow is deep, and the village is happening. The drive from Vancouver to Whistler is only 1 1/2 hours, and one of the most scenic drives in Canada.


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 Holiday Inn Express Metrotown

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Holiday Inn Burnaby
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Address: 4405 Central Blvd., Burnaby, British Columbia, V5H 4M3, Canada