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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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Granville Island Ferry Hop-On Hop-Off Day Pass
"The jaunty blue-and-white False Creek ferries sail to 9 stops around Vancouver's inner harbour. With ferries checking in at each dock every 5 to 15 minutes exploring at your own pace is a breeze and it's never a long wait for the next boat. Aboard this year-round working ferry the operators are often full of interesting anecdotes about the geography and history of 'The Creek'. You can be sure of an eclectic mix of both passengers and crew as the year-round service is used by local commuters market workers students
From CAD15.00
Vancouver 2-Hour Private Tour
"After pickup from your hotel condo or residence travel in a luxury private vehicle as your chauffeur guide takes you on a journey through Historic Chinatown and Gastown - where the roots of Vancouver began. From here you will pass by Vancouver’s award winning Cruise Ship Terminal and home port for Alaska bound sailings and Vancouver’s 2010 Olympic Torch. Continuing though the financial district drive along Robson Street
From CAD210.00

Commercial Drive Tips (10)

Commercial Drive

Commercial Drive ("the Drive") used to be Vancouver's Little Italy, however, in the past few decades its identity has evolved to become Vancouver's bohemian culture pot. Think of San Francisco's...
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Jan 30, 2008

Vancouver's got a funky side!

I guess most tourists don't necessarily make it to Commercial Drive but since my friend Catherine lives just off The Drive, I got to spend a fair bit of time in that area. Commercial Drive stands out...
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Jan 20, 2008

Do the Drive

Commercial Drive is a very good place to find out how Vancouver was built. In that, I mean, you will find shops, restaurants, etc. serving cuisines from all over the world, which shows just how...
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Sep 06, 2007

Commercial Drive "The Drive"

My friend Ed (Kaspian) suggested that I should visit Commercial Drive on my visit to Vancouver and I'm glad we did stop because it was one of my favorite places in Vancouver, I could have spent my...
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Aug 20, 2006


Commercial Drive is a great place to spend an afternoon, perusing the shops and sampling the many kinds of cuisine. From every hemp product imagineable, to hiking gear, it is all here for the avid...
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Apr 22, 2005

Commercial Drive neighbourhood

Multiethnic and funky, one of the most youthful neighbourhoods of Vancouver. Go for unusual shopping - you might just find that little Buddha statue you have been looking for Go for the strongest...
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Oct 01, 2004

Commercial Drive - An Ethnic Treasure Trove!

Like many cities, Vancouver seems to have an overabundance of chain stores & restaurants. If you'd like to see something a lot more unique then head over to Commercial Drive.This area was...
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Jul 02, 2004

Italian coffees and laidback feel

Commercial Drive is worth checking out. I love going there on a Saturday afternoon for a great Italian cappucino and pastry. Then walk around and check out all the interesting...
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Mar 15, 2004

Commercial Drive

This is my neighbourhood, so I have to say it's good. This is the old Italian neighbourhood of Vancouver and has some excellent Italian cafes, restaurants and delis. There is little to no nightlife...
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Aug 26, 2002


Alternative businesses and a diverse and funky street scene. COOLEST STREET SCENE IN VANCOUVER. Lots of artists, activists and other alternative types hang out there. Great RESTAURANTS and CAFES. The...
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Aug 25, 2002
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Things to Do Near Commercial Drive

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The Rocky Mountaineer Train

NOTE: The address below is the address of the Rocky Mountaineer station. Some of the tips on the VT web site give the address of the headquarters office, which is several blocks away. Rocky...
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We stopped here because we had half an hour to spare. It was colourful, as are all Chinatowns I guess, and initially we were fascinated at the wares on show, especially the dried seafood and some of...
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Science World

Walking at False Creek you will have outstanding image is of this ball. The Science Museum of Vancouver is set in a striking building with a geodesic dome. This 47 meter high dome was built in honor...
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Dr Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Gardens

Located next to the Chinese Cultural Central, (the one with the green roof), is the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. The first of its kind, outside of China, the garden was built in 1986, and...
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I loved Gastown. I would describe it as quaint, quirky and artsy. With it's cobblestone streets, funky gift shops, cafes, bars and a great brewery (check out my other tip). You simply must visit...
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BC Place Stadium

It is the giant marshmallow you see on Vancouver's landscape. Inside of it there's the BC Sports Hall of fame and Museum which shows the history of the city sport's celebrities. its home of...
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Commercial Drive, Vancouver


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