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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
From CAD161.00
 
Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour
"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
From CAD75.00
 
Private Tour: Vancouver City Sightseeing
"Enjoy convenient pickup from your Vancouver hotel or the cruise ship terminal and discuss with your private guide what's in store for your 4-hour outing. Get to know the bustling seaport city of Vancouver at a leisurely pace: On this private tour you can focus just on the places that fit your interests. Hear historical facts and anecdotes from your guide as you travel between sites. Discover Stanley Park 1000 acres (405 hectares) of natural oasis bounded on three sides by the water. Check out the park’s perimeter Seawall offering stunning views of Vancouver’s skyline the North Shore mountains and Burrard Inlet. Gaze at Brockton Point's totem poles
From CAD104.00

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Charlie's Music City: Ultimate CD Store

They claim to be the largest used CD store in Canada. They certainly do have a lot of stock. The store is spacious and bright and the stock is arranged thoughtfully. For example, for rock there are alphibetical sections. The top shelf at eye level are stacks of miscellaneous artists, end-on so you can look through them quickly. More popular artists are arranged face-out below that so you can see them easily. I had a large stack of things to listen to. They only give you one disc at a time, but are helpful and patient even if you want to listen to a lot of discs. Evelyn was very helpful, and indicated they have an expensive CD cleaning machine that removes minor scratches. You can bring your scratched CD's, and if they think they can fix them they charge $1 to $1.50 per disc.

What to buy CD's and more CD's!

What to pay Prices are $9-10 CDN for most CD's.

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Elli99fh
Apr 04, 2011

Charlie's Music City: Ultimate CD Store

They claim to be the largest used CD store in Canada. They certainly do have a lot of stock. The store is spacious and bright and the stock is arranged thoughtfully. For example, for rock there are alphibetical sections. The top shelf at eye level are stacks of miscellaneous artists, end-on so you can look through them quickly. More popular artists are arranged face-out below that so you can see them easily. I had a large stack of things to listen to. They only give you one disc at a time, but are helpful and patient even if you want to listen to a lot of discs. Evelyn was very helpful, and indicated they have an expensive CD cleaning machine that removes minor scratches. You can bring your scratched CD's, and if they think they can fix them they charge $1 to $1.50 per disc.

What to buy CD's and more CD's!

What to pay Prices are $9-10 CDN for most CD's.

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Elli99fh
Apr 04, 2011

Scarlet: Lingerie & Indulgence

If you want beautiful lingerie or corsets this has got to be the place in Vancouver. They carry a great selection of brands with La Perla, Elle macpherson , Lejaby and Mary Green. The owner sias the corsets are hand made from England. The service is really good the woman helped me get the perfect fit for a bra.

They seem to have thought of everything because the changing rooms had dimmer lighting which I thought was a nice touch. They also carry sex toys for women which I thought was cool, it was like a really up market Anne Summers but though the quality and service was much better the prices were surprisingly good.

They said they should have a web site working in September.

What to buy Vancouver isn't a city I would expect to buy lingerie in but the selection and service here made it irresistable. They had a good selection of brands including La Perla, Elle Macphersonn Betsey Johnson and others, the prices are really good in comparison to what I have seen travelling in the US or back in the UK.

The other nice thing is that if you are a tourist you can take advantage of your anonimity and check out their 'toy' section at the back of the store. Everything is for women, there are toys to touch and test, the iformation was helpful and the staff very professional and discrete.

What to pay Whatever you like, go wild

cooltraveller
Jul 18, 2007

ABC Book and Comic Emporium: Great Used Book Store

Tucked away in a little store on Granville Street is one of the best used books stores you'll find anywhere. It is just cluttered with used paperbooks and comic books. They specialize in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Mystery books. Books are arranged by author. There are pull out dressers full of paperbacks, plus shelves above that which extend nearly to the ceiling. There is also a second floor that is even more cluttered that the main floor. The used books aren't especially cheap. Most paperbacks sell in the $4 to $5 dollar range CDN. But still, it's a treasure trove of used paperbacks, and well worth a trip if you're a book lover.

What to buy Sci-Fi and Fantasy paperbacks, along with Comic Books.

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Jan 25, 2007
 
 
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