Province of British Columbia Tourist Traps

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Province of British Columbia Tourist Traps

  • Capilano Suspension Bridge

    Vancouver Tourist Traps

    This is an update to a review I wrote earlier, as a few things have changed. I visited Capilano, twice, once in 2003, when there was just a bridge, and again in 2007, when they added the tree top adventure. The ticket lady saw our American IDs, and immediately charged us more. When we told her, that this is discrimination, she said nervously, "No,...

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  • Attractions

    Victoria Tourist Traps

    While investigating my first trip to Victoria, I decided to take the Victoria Clipper out of Seattle. It is the middle of winter, and therefore the ticket price is $70 round trip, so $35 one way really isn't that bad a price (it is much higher during the tourist season!). Victoria Clipper offers package deals, as well as transport only between...

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  • Gastown & the Steam Clock

    Vancouver Tourist Traps

    I think that the Gastown area is nice, but definitely an extremely touristy area. I worked on cruise ships that went there, so it was a really easy walk from the ships in the short time I would have. I happen to really like the steam clock. Contrary to the other reviews you see here, it actually *does* run on steam. There was a time period that the...

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  • Whale Watching

    Victoria Tourist Traps

    If you insist on going out whale watching (or whale harassing as the locals call it) don't tell any locals that you have done this. People who go whale watching are considered ignorant "ugly tourists" who don't care about the environment.

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  • Grouse Mountain

    Vancouver Tourist Traps

    I second other users opinion on this attraction. I had read the reviews here before and decided to give it a try nevertheless. It is nice and we had lot of fun but if you are budget conscious and have to pay for 3 adults you may find its severely overpriced. Remember to get the tiny discount from the visitor centre in 200 Burrard St before you...

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  • Empress Hotel

    Victoria Tourist Traps

    Tourists will here amazing reviews about tea at the Fairmont Empress. Truthfully, what you are paying for is the novelty of dining in an elegant setting with fine service over looking Victoria's Inner Harbour. Dress up! The Fairmont Empress does have dress codes and you won't want to be disappointed upon arrival. Be sure to ask for a seat near the...

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  • Stanley Park

    Vancouver Tourist Traps

    Stanley Park is one of the largest parks in Vancouver, if you travel across Burrard inlet to get to the north shore, you'll have to travel through this park. It has a long history & past tragic times, where the local natives where displaced from here where they had existed for centuries to make room for the europeans coming in. You can find...

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  • Street Smarts

    Victoria Tourist Traps

    Government St. is the piece de la resistance of tourist traps in Victoria - littered with knicknack shops selling tiny overpriced bottles of maple syrup and plastic mountie figurines. Avoid purchasing the native art that you find here too. I won't name names but a number of shops purchase native art from local artists for peanuts and then sell it...

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  • Whistler

    Vancouver Tourist Traps

    [Picture] This is a picture of 86 people waiting in line for hours on a stormy powder day for fresh tracks down spanky's ladder, blackcomb!!! Tourist Traps? I didn't find one place that I didn't enjoy! This place is so beautiful! Just thought I'd include some mountain stats here for those that are interested: • 12 bowls and 3 glaciers • 9...

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  • Vancouver Aquarium

    Vancouver Tourist Traps

    I don't know if this really is a tourist trap but I did feel really uncomfortable with seeing any sea creature being in such confined space. I don't think it is badly run but the is something so magical about sea life in its natural habitat, the wild, that I cannot enjoy this anymore. I have seen Orcas in the wild and now the Beluga - Alaska is on...

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  • Storyeum

    Vancouver Tourist Traps

    I wasn't sure where to put this so I've added it to both "must see activities" and to "tourist traps." So the aim I guess of Storyeum is to try and let visors understand a little bit about BC through a "multimedia" experience and make it entertaining at the same time. The story begins by taking an elevator down to the basement where visitors...

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  • Torfino B.C. is over rated and over...

    Im sure it had its hay day. but this was a HUGE tourest trap!!! Way over priced food and accomadations! Also sad to see the over development! loss of rain forest and condos being built on the beach.... One sunami and its all bye bye.... what the heck are they...

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  • Deer Lake Park...

    I have to say I was quite disappointed upon doing the walk to Deer Lake Park. I was expecting something really beautiful, but it was actually quite ordinary... I mean, think of the benefits to your health... A walk is refreshing, even if the scenery is not what you would have expected. If you do go, purely for the health benefits, check out the...

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  • Be careful where you spend your cash -...

    Barkerville, in Central BC, has long been a great tourist site. It is East of the city of Quesnel, and was home to the BC Goldrush in the 1860s. Recently, the BC Gov't privatized the management, and now the area runs for profit, instead of for education. Barkerville is well worth a visit, but a few things to remember. 1) Many of the activities that...

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  • i cannot tell it is really a trap....

    when i was leaving Vancouver at the airport. i was requested to pay AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT TAX. i was kinda shocked because my ticket had already included airport tax. how come i need to pay again??? get ready to pay taxaround Canada: CAD5around North America: CAD10others: CAD 15

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