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Private Tour: Gardens of Vancouver
"Your private tour starts with a stop at the beautiful Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver's Chinatown. The Chinese have a totally different perspective on what a garden should be and it must be seen to be understood. Take a short wal you travel to the highest point in the city the spectacular Queen Elisabeth Park and its sunken gardens. Originally a rock quarry for the early development of downtown it is now a spectacular garden and view point. Finally you'll enjoy the breathtaking Van Dusen Botanical Garden with an amazing array of what nature has to offer. This mature 55 acre (22 hectare) garden features displays of plants in picturesque landscape settings. Specific garden areas are planted to illust"""Spend a half-day in Vancouver's wonderful gardens on this private and personalized tour. Beauty
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"After pickup from select hotels Vancouver hotels your 4-hour tour starts in Gastown Vancouver's historic district. Stride along cobbled streets past 19th-century buildings. Listen to engaging commentary from your guide about the popular landmarks as you pass. Soak up the lively cultural atmosphere of Chinatown one of North America's largest Chinatowns and drive through Robson Street Vancouver's trendy shopping district in the heart of downtown Vancouver.Enter the urban oasis of Stanley Park and see Brockton Point’s nine historic totem poles built by the First People in British Columbia. Ascend to Prospect Point the highest point of Stanley Park
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Port Moody Tips (6)

Take a hike at Buntzen Lake

Buntzen Lake is a man made reservoir for the purpose of hydro-electricity. As it is near communities, a lot of efforts have been made to make it a recreationnal environment. You can canoe, hike, bike, have a pik nik, swim, or lay on the beach if you want... The choice is up to you.

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Apr 04, 2011

Diez Vista Hike

This is a moderate 5-hour+ hike with beautiful views. On a hot summer day, you can also take a dip in the lake.

You should wear good hiking boots for this hike.

The hike is in Buntzen Lake (Port Moody), an hour's drive from downtown Vancouver. There is only one bus that goes there doing only 3 runs a day from New Westminster, so it is best to drive out there. Go to the end of the road, there are some parking there and more to your right in the lake's direction. Park near the end of the road because the start of the trail is right there. The trail is very well marked.

The photo here is the view from the first vista.

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Feb 05, 2003

If you happen to be in...

If you happen to be in Vancouver on a rare, sunny, warm day... you must visit White Pine Beach. It's a medium sized, very clean lake called Lake Sasamat, located in Port Moody (about 45 mins from downtown van) with some nice trails in the surrounding forest. This is my favourite place to be if I have to be stuck in Vancouver. The water is just so clean! There are a lot of kids there (eeeww, i know) but they won't bother you. There's also some pretty good people watching, but not that good because come on, this is vancouver. bring your own food, a big beach blanket and an air mattress and it's aaalll good, baby!

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Aug 26, 2002

Diez Vista Hike (2)

Once you are on the trail, enjoy the views of Indian Arm. You are going in a loop so you won't be re-tracing your steps. You can see Deep Cove and Jug Island from this picture, which was taken at the fourth or fifth view point.

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Diez Vista Hike (3)

Another view of Indian arm is shown in this picture.

On the last stretch you will reach a beach by the lake. This is quieter than the beach at the start of the trail because you can't get to this beach by car. Take a dip, but be forewarned that the water is very cold.

After your swim, you can either continue on the trail or take the road. You are now only be about half an hour away from your starting point.

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Feb 05, 2003

Discover the wilderness in Buntzen Lake

Beyond Buntzen Lake there is a dam you can see and maybe a glimpse of Indian Arm. Lots of greens and perhaps a bald eagle or 2 looking for fish...

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