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  • Broadway

    by arasnosliw Written Dec 1, 2004

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    An endless option of shopping, cheap dining, and eclectic stores. Broadway has it all. Even my favorite Filipino eateries.

    This was once one of the poorest parts of the city. The area got a face-lift and is now the growing home to many of Vancouver's hip youngsters (aka too broke to live elsewhere)!

    street scene at night

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    Entertainment

    by spitball Updated Feb 26, 2006

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    Aqua 1066, is a Lounge/Bar, Nightclub slash Restaurant
    Here's what their press agents have to say about the place:
    A hip positive room located in the heart of downtown Vancouver business district experience the friendly and quality service in one of the world's most stylish rooms as voted by Conde Nast Traveler - 2004, while savoring the unique West Coast style with a South Western flavour of our signature flavour dishes at exceptional value orchestrated by Executive Chef Edmond Cheung. Aqua 1066 Restaurant and Lounge with the stylish characteristics of beauty and flexibility is a very popular destination itself to accommodate private and corporate functions, fundraisers, birthdays, and reservations and wrap parties, as well as being a world class venue for feature films and television shooting.

    The beautiful room and more mature setting led to an incredibly positve vibe as it seemed like everyone was either at the bar or out on the beautiful patio. The patio is something to be experienced by all as there is nothing better than sitting with tons of your friends drinking and laughing during lunchtime, after work or during the evening. Enjoy lounging on our patio. Sit outside watch the business crowd at surrounding tables in this popular financial area restaurant.

    Hours of Business
    Monday - Friday 11:30 am - till late*
    Saturday 6pm - till very late*
    Sunday-Bookings available

    For reservations, special functions, events and private parties please call: 604.683.5843

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    Take a picture of the gate of the USA border

    by joiwatani Updated Jan 2, 2009

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    There are many Americans crossing the border to Canada everyday. Or vice versa - Canadians going to the United States for business reasons, just a plain trip or just visiting friends or families. While waiting for the lines of cars to be checked at the border, you can actualy get out and exercise your legs from sitting for hours in the car. The walk to the Canadian border gate is beautiful. The grasses are so neatly trimmed and the park has all the beautiful and colorful flowers. The flag of Canada was created out of the flowering begonias and sylvias! They planted the red and white begonia for the famous Canadian maple leaf flag!

    %cbDJ posing at the Canadian flag flowers%c* %crThe welcome sign coming back to the U.S.A.%c* %cbThe Vancouver postcard%c*
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    Canadian Geese

    by jamiesno Written Jun 24, 2004

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    Here is a picture of some geese in Stanley Park but I am putting this tip here because there are geese all over the city.

    I spotted them in Stanley Park along the seawall, near the lost lagoon, on Howe Street in the center of downtown on buildings and in Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Gardens, they are everywhere it seems showing again that in Vancouver in a modern city you are very close to nature.

    Enjoy the geese!

    Geese in Stanley Park
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    Horseshoe Bay

    by rmdw Updated Nov 5, 2004

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    At the extreme western edge of Vancouver's North Shore is a small community called Horseshoe Bay. It's perhaps most famous for a ferry terminal that occupies much of its harbour, but there is much more to do there than just taking a boat.

    In Horseshoe Bay you will find numerous restaurants, interesting shops, and a variety of walking paths, some down by the water and others up the nearby hills.

    Here's a live webcam of the village!

    Horseshoe Bay
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    More Clubs

    by spitball Written Feb 26, 2006

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    AuBar is an upscale club for those who are looking for more sophistication with the sort of polished elegance one might find only in a place like New York. Elegant candle light tables, a twisting arrangement of intimate seating areas with beautiful custom furniture allowa you to relax in comfort and style.

    AuBar has become a favorite stomping ground for many of Vancouver's social elite, and has also become well known outside the city as the place to go on a both Friday and Saturday night. Not only has the word spread across Canada, but in the well travelled party circles of Hollywood as well.

    Many familiar faces have been known to frequent AuBar, such as Ryan Phillipe, Cuba Gooding Jr., Heather Graham, Obie Trice, Chris Klein, Carmen Electra and Gary Buse to name a few.

    With a 22 foot ceiling, the club has an open feel while still maintaining two separate and distinct areas. In addition, there are three bars and an immaculately clean and creatively designed space.

    AuBar Lounge AuBar event

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    Even more clubs

    by spitball Written Feb 26, 2006

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    The Buffalo Club, is located on Granville Street in the heart of Vancouver's Entertainment district, it's fast becoming one of the city's most popular hotspots for live music and good times! This hot party spot boasts pool table, great low drink prices, a newly renovated room, plasma screen viewing, and party tunes keeping the party rockin' 7 days a week!

    Weekends bring great live music with one of the house cover bands and featuring DJ Superfly playing the latest and greatest to keep you on the dancefloor. Guestlist is recommended as they tend to fill up early in the evening.

    Make a point of checking out Sundays, one of their signature nights and attracting a huge bar and nightclub industry crowd. Take a ride on the mechanical bull, enjoy $2.50 Coronas and $2.50 Jack Daniels, dance the night away to the sounds of DJ Frost, or just kick back and check out the scene.

    Buffalo Club Event at the Buffalo Club
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    Bloedel Conservatory

    by balhannah Updated May 16, 2010

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    If you are a bird lover, like gardens, nice views, cheap admission, then this is the place for you.

    It is situated on a hill in Queen Elizabeth Park, easy to reach by a city bus. Inside the Conservatory the birds are wild, there are parrots and cockatoos that talk.
    Over 100 birds live in here. There are also 500plants.

    It is a beautifuly laid out, climate controlled environment that creates a paradise under the dome. In this beautiful setting, the pathway meanders around through lush tropical gardens. Just sit and relax for a while, and see how many birds there are.
    This really is "Vancouvers tropical paradise"

    Admission times
    Winter (September 1 through April 30)...10am to 5pm

    Summer (May 1 through August 31)
    9am to 8pm Mon to Fri
    10am - 9pm Sat/Sun

    ADULTS in 2010.......$4.60

    Pheasant Entrance to the conservatory
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    More Clubs

    by spitball Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    BAR NONE was founded in 1992, is located in the heart of Yaletown at the corner of Davie and Hamilton Street. The interior space has a warm, intimate, familiar atmosphere that captures everybody's search for a feel-good, downtown vibe.
    BAR NONE boasts a newly renovated room that coincides with an unforgettable 10 year anniversary. Built around the original post and beam architecture of a converted warehouse, BAR NONE ascends from a history going back to the early 1920's (when the horses that were used to deliver milk door to door) would nestle in for the night under the same roof that exists today.

    Presently ....cool, fresh and vintage sounds fill the airways, featuring both live music and the hottest DJ's the city has to offer. BAR NONE has a handsome clientele and superior bar staff that move gracefully about a postmodern setting. The lighting is romantic and the crowd as fashionable as the venue that envelops it.

    BAR NONE is perfect for provate functions, wrap parties or special events. It is located in the heart of Yaletown, the center of Vancouver's burgeoning high tech scene, also makes it the place to be for all young professionals.

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    Camera melt-downs

    by spitball Updated Jan 1, 2006

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    Sometimes horror of horrors!
    the camera we are using has a malfunction, which can be a major SHOCK and a real ***-off. Lens & Shutter is a good large shop with many knowledgable staff, who can usually help you out quite well. They also carry many camera equipment and accessories to add to your travel expenses. This is/was my brand new camera that decided to commit suicide on me, it has recently been repaired so I'm trying it out once more. They don't seem to build things to last very long these days, I'll be getting a digital slr when I rangle some money together. At this rate, I'll get to my next holiday location in, oh, maybe 5ive years from now! AAAAAAaaaarrrrrff!

    My Canon which krapped out on me.
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    The U.S.A./Canada Peace Arch

    by joiwatani Updated Dec 14, 2008

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    At the border of USA/Canada, there is a huge arch. It is painted white and the two flags of these two countries are proudly flying high!

    This Peace Arch is a symbol of the long standing friendship of these two countries. Make sure to pull over your car when you wanted to get down and take a picture of this arch.

    As of this writing, there is a huge construction going on at the border as they are constructing a new FEMA immigration building for better patrol and security of the border.

    I was visiting Canada yesterday, December 13, 2008 and the construction is still going on so be sure to practice safey. The other lane is fast because it's the nexus lane for faster immigration service for business and merchant me crossing the border frequently.

    A few years back, a car turned over close to the Peace Arch because they were driving too fast. I heard the driver died. So, be careful and drive slowly at the border.

    The Peace Arch The closer pix of the Peace Arch The USA Welcome Sign The border Security sign The USA Immigration Sign
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    Punjabi Market

    by tkdqueen Written Feb 21, 2004

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    OK - when someone told me to go to Punjabi market...."thats where all the asian (Pakistani/Indian) clothes and food can be found" I went down cos I needed to taste some spice and chilis - well I walked across two streets and that was it!!!!
    I did get my curry fix though but in comparison to England it just pales in comparison - I do believe the Indian population is more in the Surrey area....according to my sources! :-)

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    Landsea tours of Vancouver.

    by balhannah Updated May 8, 2010

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    This is the name of the tour company. They pick you up from your Hotel. Our driver was nice, the bus was nice and clean, with clean windows for photos, and it was no where near full, a great bonus!

    We toured around Vancouver, she [the tour guide], pointed out and explained the sights.
    We saw the smallest shop in the world.
    At Gastown, we stopped for photos, then onto Stanley park for stops at the Totem park, and Prospect Point. Here you go for a short walk to see good views of the Lions Gate bridge.

    After passing by English Bay beach, we arrived at the Granville Island Markets. Here we were left to have a wander around on our own, this was good.

    Our next stop was the Vancouver Lookout, you get magnificent city views from here, fantastic viewing! This was the last stop on a very enjoyable half days outing.

    I can recommend this tour company.

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    ~HOMES ON THE WATER~

    by Biljana Updated Oct 17, 2004

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    Since Vancouver is a coastal city many people enjoy the beauty of the ocean by living in floating homes. Such homes can be found in the False Creek area. Some are particularly stunning during spring time when owners decorate them with flower pots and hanging baskets full of bright spring flowers. A few "water homes" can also be found in Coal Harbour and Deep Cove.

    Floating House in Coal Harbour

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    "SEE VANCOUVER CARD"

    by balhannah Updated May 8, 2010

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    If you are staying in Vancouver for 2 or 3 days, then this card may be good for you.
    We stayed for 2 full days, didn't go to a lot of sights, but still the card cost quite a bit less than the sights we visited.
    I believe the card costs $119 for 2 days now. [2010]

    This sounds a lot, but there are 50 attractions that you can get into for free! There is also a guide book, which includes a map.

    Do what I did, decide what you want to see, check out the places on the internet, then decide if it is worth buying the card.

    We did things we wouldn't have, because they were too dear on their own.
    Their web site is excellent, it lists all the attractions, has everything you would need to know.

    building for the 2010 olympics nice vancouver home
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