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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 Day Trip
"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. Enjoy your own private tour with those you love and get the most for your money. After picking you up from your Vancouver hotel your private local guide will give you a comprehensive tour of Vancouver's major attractions and highlights such as Stanley Park Chinatown Gastown
From CAD179.00
 
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

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Downtown Eastside

The downtown and East side are havens for drug addicts and criminals . Avoid at all cost drug dealers will harass you and criminals will target you . Vancouver has become a modern day skid row...
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Beggars, Homeless & Junkies

SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET, WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS We eased off, moving towards our accommodation, breaking away from the Chinese district and headed to East Hastings Street. No-one had warned us, no...
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Rain & Bad Weather

Vancouver is Canada’s rudest, most unfriendly big city and it is unliveable. It sports grandiose delusions of itself as above and beyond the rest of Canada; actually Vancouverites like to believe...
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Car Break-ins & Property Crime

Well, well - this city is truly awful. I think I'd rather be in Detroit. The are where I was staying was close to the notorious downtown Eastside. This area is dangerous - a female attacked me saying...
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Bears, Birds & other Wildlife

There is no need to worry about wild animals in Vancouver. The bears are frequently seen across the lions gate bridge, and are rarely considered dangerous (but they are wild animals, so keep your...
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Driving & Traffic

Highway 99 through Stanley Park and across the Lion's Gate Bridge has reversible traffic lanes. That is, there a light above each lane. If the light is red then there is traffic coming towards you. If...
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Drugs, Tobacco & Alcohol

One of the problems Vandu (vancouver area network of drug users) has is trying to change rooming house rules and find places there people can go. Vancouver has no more druggies than any other city. So...
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The Nine O'Clock Gun

If you are in Stanley Park around nine at night, be very careful if you happen to be at the east end of the park near the marina.Every evening at around nine o'clock, a huge explosion ripples across...
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glabah
Oct 14, 2015

Cuban Cigars

If you buy them in Canada you had better smoke em in Canada.If you get caught bringing them into the United States your cigars can and will be confiscated. You may face civil fines of up to $50,000...
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GentleSpirit
Oct 05, 2015

Don't Drink The Tap Water

My cousin warned me, not to drink the tap water in Vancouver, so I didn't. I'm not exactly sure what's wrong with the tap water there, but if my cousin who lives there says not to drink it, than I...
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briantravelman
Jul 18, 2014

Binners Market: Unsafe, Unsanitary, and Unfriendly

The following incident occurred on the corner of Carrall and W. Cordova St.Me and my cousin were walking from Chinatown to Gastown, through what we thought was a safe area, and we spotted this flee...
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briantravelman
Jul 12, 2014

Capilano Park Discrimination

We went to Capilano Park, and they ask for your ID, and if you are an American they make you pay extra. I don't remember how much. I think between 3 and 5 dollars. The enterance fee is already...
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briantravelman
Dec 09, 2012

Don't touch this travel guide with a barge pole

(work in progress)I try pretty hard not to write negative reviews on VT - if I can't find something positive to say on a place or an issue, I tend to say nothing at all, unless I think that it poses a...
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CatherineReichardt
Nov 10, 2012

Go to the train station early before departure!

If you are taking the train, make sure to go to the Amtrak station early in Vancouver. If you are taking the last train which leaves at 7:30 pm, make sure to be there at 30 minutes before it leaves....
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joiwatani
Sep 30, 2011

Top Hotels in Vancouver

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322 Davie Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 5Z6, Canada
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602 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1Y6, Canada
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567 Hornby St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C2E8, Canada
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788 Richards Street, Vancouver, V6B 3A4, Canada
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999 Canada Place, Suite 300, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3B5, Canada
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845 Hornby St, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 1V1, Canada
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Top Things to Do in Vancouver

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Stanley Park

Take some time to go walking, hire a bike if that's you thing, but do take some time to go and explore Stanley Park. There is a huge amount to see here, historical things, wonderous views, beautiful...
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Gastown

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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Granville Island

We were lucky enough to stay on Granville Island. I would recommend that. Anyhow, Granville Island is great itself to wander around. It is filled with charming shops, local arts club theatre, many...
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Capilano Suspension Bridge

I wanted to experience the suspension bridge, but I have to say the entrance is very expensive. To be honest, this park offers you too less. It is a kind of place 100% oriented for tourist purposes....
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Grouse Mountain

We caught the bus here from Capilano Bridge. The slight drizzle turned into dense fog as we rose higher into the mountains. Check out these pictures ;o) We do not experience thick fog in Perth...
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Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium is situated in Stanley Park. The highlight of my visit there was seeiing Milo the remaining sea otter of the famous youtube hand holding sea otters. Unfortunately Nyac his friend...
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Top 5 Vancouver Writers

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Carmanah

"A Local's Perspective"
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rmdw

"Vancouver, BC - Canada's Pacific Gem!"
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jamiesno

"Vancouver, BC, Canada!"
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spitball

"Vancouver, my current home"
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joiwatani

"Vancouver,the best neighbor city of the USA!"
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