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Vancouver Private Walking Tour of Downtown Chinatown and Gastown
"Mobsters! Opium! Booze! Delve into Vancouver's dirtiest secrets with your private group on this scandal fueled walking tour.In 1917 Prohibition hit Vancouver harder than a slug of bathtub gin knocking the city to its knees. Saloon doors swung closed for good forcing law-abiding citizens into an underground world of bootlegged spirits and illicit activity. Mob bosses set up scores of illegal drinking dens and dirty cops were paid to look the other way. Vancouver’s longest-running mayor L.D. Taylor emerged from the chaos soon notorious for his shadowy past raucous parties and underworld ties. When the U.S. followed suit with their own prohibition three years later
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Vancouver Private Day Tour and Capilano Suspension Bridge
"Experience the beauty of the Pacific on this 5-hour private tour in the comfort of a private SUV with sunroof. Forget about crowded buses or following other people's timelines. On this private tour get to know the places that interest you and suit the needs of your group or family. Be a traveler not a tourist. Your Vancouver day trip starts with pickup from your hotel. Your private local guide will give you a comprehensive tour of Vancouver's major attractions and highlights such as Stanley Park Chinatown Gastown and Granville Park.  Then drive over the beautiful Lion’s Gate Bridge
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Independent Bike Tour of Vancouver
"Depart from the downtown shop location on a memorable day of your choosing. From the hip trendy boutiques of historical Gastown to hunting steamed buns in a reborn Chinatown. From drinking in the cafe culture of Main Street to soaking up the sun on the e all of Vancouver is at your reach. This city has incomparable views of mountains and gleaming skylines from every turn. From the world-famous seawall cycling path you can directly access diverse attractions such as Science World Stanley Park English Bay the Olympic Village Granville Island
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Griffins: The best place for an expensive but 5 star brunch!

My parents surprised us with a beautiful Christmas Sunday brunch at Griffin's. This is a very classy restaurant located inside the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Brunch is super expensive at $50 an adult, but well worth it, especially if your parents are treating you for a very special occasion!

Favorite Dish They have the buffet divided into 3 sections.

The first section has more lunch items - prawns, scallops, crab legs, lamb chops, cold meat slices, salads, cheese, prime rib, turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc.

The second section was devoted to breakfast items - eggs benny (with ham or smoked salmon), the best waffles I've ever tasted (with maple syrup), bacon, sausages, quiche, etc.

The third section featured glorious desserts - rice pudding, St-Honory cake, cream puffs, cheese cake, mango mousse cake, chocolate mousse cake, Chrsitmas stolen, mince tarts, jello, blue cheese, crème caramel, raspberry coulis...

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Dec 05, 2006

Griffins at the Hotel Vancouver: Favourite buffets

This street level brasserie at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is comfortable and relaxed, with an open kitchen / buffet concept and high arching windows through which you can enjoy watching Vancouver streetlife. (Although you will probably be more interested in the pile of great food on your plate!) Dress business casual. Reservations recommended, particularly for Sunday brunch.

Favorite Dish Griffins is well know in Vancouver for it's Sunday brunch buffet ($35 pp, open 11:30 - 2:30) but it is equally well worth a vist to its other buffets: break fast and lunch seven days a week plus appetizer and dessert buffets each evening.

I went for dinner recently and it was awesome. The entrees all come with the dessert buffet, or for about the same price ($25) you can have the appetizer buffet and dessert buffet. Nobody opted for an entree in our group but there was a variety of basic options including pasta, steak, halibut, salmon, chicken and a very nice looking prime rib with yorkshire pudding which was showing off at its own station next to the buffet. We all went for the appies instead. Appetizers were all cold except for the two soups (red seafood chowder and cream of asparagus) and included two different types of smoked salmon, peel and eat shrimp, seafood salad, crab legs, and a number of other salad choices. The seafood salad looked great but had a very strange consistency, but everything else was very nice. The dessert buffet was even better. There was a real good selection of very high quality desserts including creme caramel, chocolate mousse cake, chocolate gateau, profiteroles and choc sauce, raspberry mousse cake, white chocolate mousse, rice pudding, apple tart, cheescake, and fresh fruit.

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