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YVR

An April 1986 trip to Vancouver by panda2

Best Western Sands Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: Vancouver, B.C. is a beautiful place to visit during the summer when it stops raining for a short while. It rains constantly otherwise.

YVR

Overview

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In Vancouver, I went to the Expo 86 and had a great time visiting all the exhibits as time permitted. Suggestions: visit Westend Vancouver with Davie Village where there are gay oriented businesses like The Fountainhead Pub, Numbers, or Oasis, Chinatown for dim sum, a meal, shopping, Gastown for live theatre at Storyeum or Firehall Arts Centre, Yaletown a trendy upscale area to shop, dine, Granville Island for the public market, Harbor Centre for a look over the skyline on a clear day, ride the SeaBus to North Vancouver for a nice mea...Read More
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Dufferin Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Vancouver. The staff is courteous and helpful. One time we bought some frozen haggis and asked one of the staff from their restaurant kitchen to store it for us for a few days, and he accommodated us. That's a nice touch.


E-mail reservations@dufferinhotel.com

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 8, 2003

Dufferin Hotel
900 SEYMOUR STREET
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B3L9
1-604-683-4251

Best Western Sands

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Hotel | "Best Western Sands by the Sea"

Best Western Sands Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Best Western Sands by the Sea, located on the west end, has a modest lobby. Upon checking in, ask for your Wifi access code for your laptop, and if you don't have a Wifi access card, the hotel will loan one to you during your stay. Local calls are free up to 29 minutes, or else a $2.50 charge applies. Access from the lobby elevator is by the hotel card or hotel staff. Ask for a room with a street view, which also is the ocean view. We originally booked with a view on the other side, one king-size bed, and a larger desk. We asked for a room change with two beds and street view, thou...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 22, 2006

Best Western Sands
1755 DAVIE ST
Vancouver, British Columbia V6G1W5
604-682-1831

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, located near the entrance to Granville Island, serves some excellent-tasting food prepared by students in an elegant licensed dining room.You may dine for lunch, brunch, or dinner, or visit their cafe to dine in or takeaway breads, pastries, cakes, lunches, or dinners. On the day we went, we didn't have any reservations and just showed up to ask if they had any seating available just before they opened. Fortunately, there was space available. You may hang your coat up at the front entrance prior to seating. There was a 2-for-1 promotional lunch or dinner Monday to Thursday when we went if you ordered the three-course ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 24, 2006

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
1505 West 2nd Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3Y4
+1 604 734 4488; +1

Gain Wah

Restaurant

Gain Wah Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Gain Wah is the only Chinese restaurant we were able to find open after 10pm, if you should find yourself in Chinatown and in the mood for Chinese food late at night. There is fluorescent lighting and linoleum flooring, nothing fancy nor romantic. We ordered fried pork dumplings (10 pieces) for $4.95 off the red board on the wall, which were a little small but tasty enough. We asked for item no. 32, steamed rock cod, but they were out of steamed rock cod or steamed flounder. Our waiter then suggested the steamed sea bass, $10.95, which was good. With item no. 19, BBQ roast duck with vegetable soup $7 (small), the soup base was only warm, but the duck in it was good. With item no. 59, sauteed Chines...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 25, 2006

Gain Wah
218 Keefer Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
(604) 684-1740

Checkers Bar & Grill

Restaurant | "Checkers Bar & Grill"

Checkers Bar & Grill Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Checkers Bar & Grill is next to Best Western Sands Hotel. The Checkers menu offers some good eats. We noticed it upon getting off the bus for the hotel. They have a breakfast special of two eggs, bacon or sausage, potatoes, and toast for $4.95 with a beverage purchase daily, 7am to 11:30am. There are lunch specials 11:30am to 4pm for $7.95. Dinner specials run from 3pm to 11pm. Refer to their newsletter for their current promotions. Monday, BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes and vegetables.Tuesday, Beef Stroganoff with rice or pa...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 27, 2006

Checkers Bar & Grill
1755 Davie Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
(604) 682-1831

Floata Seafood Restaurant Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Floata Seafood Restaurant, based out of Hong Kong, is Canada's largest Chinese restaurant, with 1,000-person seating capacity with secured parking in Chinatown. Dim sum, dinner, and banquets are offered. We arrived here for the Gung Haggis Fat Choy, 10-course banquet. We went upstairs on the elevator to the restaurant. The food quality of entrees such as crab with ginger and scallions, sticky fried rice, and vegetarian moo shoo was good but not great. 7:30am-10pm. E-mail: ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 27, 2006

Floata Seafood Restaurant
400-180 Keefer St
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X3
+1 604 602 0368

Tantra Waterfront Lounge & Grill

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Restaurant | "Tantra Waterfront Lounge & Grill"

Tantra Waterfront Lounge & Grill Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Tantra Waterfront Lounge & Grill is a SeaBus ride away from downtown Vancouver. There's an outdoor heated patio, but the people smoking would not be acceptable for enjoyment. We waited for a table by a glass window to look out to the downtown Vancouver skyline, but the reflections of the lights from inside also detracted, as did the metal bar running along the length detracted, from fully enjoying the view in the evening when it got dark, try coming here during a nice day to avoid the reflection problems at night and to enjoy the view better. There are large TV monitors and fireplaces. We opted for the te...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 29, 2006

Tantra Waterfront Lounge & Grill
123 Carrie Cates Court
Vancouver, British Columbia
(604) 904-3045

Taisho Japanese Restaurant Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Taisho Japanese Restaurant is located Metropolis at Metrotown upper level zone U-B with all you eat buffet. Prices varies, the best dinner price $12.50 8:30pm till closing with a more limited menu.Sushi plates are placed on conveyor belts, and you pick up the ones that appeal to you, plus you order off a menu list of items. Some items are limited in the quantity you may order. You may reuse the menu list to resubmit multiple requests. Tea or ice water are provided without an additional charge. Two dessert items may be selected per person. The coffee jello has a very strong coffee taste, as does the green tea...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 29, 2006

Taisho Japanese Restaurant
E 15 - 4700 Kingsway, Zone U-B
Vancouver, British Columbia
(604) 435-1211

Numero Uno Pizza

Restaurant

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Numero Uno Pizza has virtually no seating. The pizza can be bought by the pie for $8 or single slice $1.50. The pizza moves fairly fast there, which is good, as you want pizza to move quickly so it's fresh and hot. We tried a slice of antipasto and it tasted pretty good, fresh and warm.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 29, 2006

Numero Uno Pizza
708 Davie Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
(604) 915 9797

Rooster's Quarters

Restaurant

Rooster's Quarters Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Rooster's Quarters serves Montreal-style chicken and ribs. This cozy place wasn't busy, so we were able to get window seating; otherwise, it's quite dark inside. We ordered a Montreal smoked meat sandwich on rye bread $7.45, tourtere $6.25, poutine $5.95, and a side order of ribs (seven bones) $7.45. The rye bread was too thick on the sandwich to be authentic, according to my partner, who lived in Montreal for a while. Of these foods, I liked the ribs best, though it was sweet. The meat was moist, tender, and almost ready to fall off the bone.The owner bought these old music CD's, and frankly, I and a lot of other customers before me remarked about it and liked it. Now that's all they play....Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 31, 2006

Rooster's Quarters
836 Denman Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
(604) 689-8023

Bay View Cafe

Restaurant

Bay View Cafe Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Bay View Cafe is a little place to have breakfast, lunch, or a drink, with seating inside or on the patio, weather permitting. The white board caught our eyes with all-day breakfast deals: four bacon pieces, two eggs, and three pancakes for $3.99 or soup and a corned beef sandwich for $4.99. We didn't go for those specials, but it let us know that this place will do breakfast all day. We ordered and paid at the counter, and then our food was brought to our table. The person who prepared our order wasn't very friendly, our eggs were burnt on the bottom, and no jam was provided until I asked for some.

Daily 8:30am-6pm.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 4, 2006

Bay View Cafe
103 Denman Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Club Vancouver

Attraction

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Club Vancouver, now gone, was a gay bath/sauna where men cruise each other. There were lockers, small rooms, steam and dry saunas, a fitness area, and videos in a clean, visually appealing atmosphere.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 8, 2003

Club Vancouver
339 W Pender
Vancouver, British Columbia

F212

Attraction

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F212 is a private men's club with steam/sauna baths where men cruise each other. You check in and pay the required membership, choose your locker or a room. They issue you a key and a towel. There's a snack bar, two steam rooms, a fitness room, an adult video room, a TV lounge, showers, a maze, a fireplace, and three leather couches. Membership: three day membership $3, one month membership $5, one year membership $10; one year renewal membership $5 with expired card.Rates for locker or room varies depending on day and time: locker $10-$15, room $15-$30.Various discounts are offered:Student...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 16, 2003

F212
1048 Davie Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Quote:
McLean's Specialty Foods is the only place I know that sells frozen haggis. We were walking to catch our next transportation when we came across this unique shop and wandered in, got some lunch, and shopped. We bought some frozen haggis, took it back to Vancouver, and asked the restaurant staff in our hotel to keep it in the freezer for a few days. We got it back before crossing the border back into the US and later cooked and consumed it. Eric McLean is quite a character. If you go to Nanaimo, please make an effort to stop by. Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunda...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 20, 2004

McLean's Specialty Foods
426 Fitzwilliam Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R-3B1
(250) 754-0100

Tickets Tonight

Attraction

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Tickets Tonight is a partnership with Alliance for Arts and Culture and Tourism Vancouver selling half-price tickets for same-day performance in person only. Future performances are available.

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm

Tel: (604) 684-2787

Email: info@ticketstonight.ca

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 30, 2005

Tickets Tonight
938 Howe Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
(604) 684-2787

Numbers Cabaret

Attraction | "Numbers"

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Numbers is a cruising gay bar of mostly men and a few women on two floors, with five levels. There is a pool table upstairs, dancing, and karaoke. There is amateur strip night the first Monday of the month and Latino night the last Monday of the month. Open nightly. Bring noise earplugs. Beer $5.25, soda $3.05. Phone: (604) 685-4077.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 24, 2006

Numbers Cabaret
1042 Davie Street
Vancouver V6E 4L2
(604) 685-4077

New Balance Robson

Attraction

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New Balance is a retailer of athletic shoes, especially for people with wide feet. I went in, walked right up to the cashier desk, and asked if they offer a waterproof shoe in 4E width. Another person helped me, showing me the two models in their store fitting my criteria, with a $10 price difference between the two choices. The model MW976BG, item #9639, for $179.98 was what I chose after trying them on. The staff was helpful and professional. I was able to get help, make my purchase, and be out of there within 15 minutes.Monday-Thursday, Saturday 10am-6pm, Friday 10a...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 24, 2006

New Balance Robson
990 Robson St.
Vancouver, British Columbia
604-501-1333

M2M

Attraction

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M2M is a 24-hour steam bath in the basement level for men with a taste for leather, jocks, Levi's, and bears. Large steam room, showers, sling, different room sizes (private and public), and lockers. It's a place to go if you like bears.

Membership: 3-day $3, month $5, year $10. Renewal of a 1-year membership upon presentation of card $5.

Rates: Lockers $18, room $18, deluxe room $25.

Dip & Dash Monday-Friday 11am-3pm Locker $5 for 2 hours.

Rates are good for 8 hours.

Phone: (604) 684-6011.

Email steamy@f212.com.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 24, 2006

M2M
1210 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Z 1M4
(604) 684-6011

Firehall Arts Centre Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
Quote:
Firehall Arts Centre is busy offering 300 performances each year. We went to see the musical "Urinetown," which has a very good cast and performances, with a notable performance by Spencer Kayden playing the role Little Sally.Advanced ticket can be purchased Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 5pm or at the door 1 hour before the performance. Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the performance for seating. Doors lock promptly at 8pm. There is a license...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 25, 2006

Firehall Arts Centre
280 East Cordova St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1L3
604-689-0926

Oasis Pub

Attraction | "The Oasis Pub"

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The Oasis Pub, a piano bar in Davie Village, provides entertainers performing on a baby grand piano Wednesday to Saturday from 9pm until about an hour before closing. It's a cozy feeling on the second floor, with a mixed crowd, lounge, and food. The rooftop patio was done in Santa Fe decor. There is a happy hour daily till 6:30pm, martinis are their specialty, and there are also bar foods, like coconut prawns $10 and an oasis burger $12.When we went, there was CD music playing, but it didn't blend with the theme of being a piano bar. The entertainer for the eve...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 26, 2006

Oasis Pub
1240 Thurlow Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1X5
(604) 685-1724

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden has two areas, a free area to the public area and a private one for a  fee of $8.75. After looking at both parts of the garden, I'd say to save your money for the paid area and look at the free portion open to the public without the fee. We didn't find it worth the extra cost. We liked the gift shop manager, as she is a pleasure.

May 1-June 14, September, 10am-6pm

June 15-August 31, 9:30am-7pm

October 1-April 30, 10am-4:30pm

Phone: (604) 662-3207

Email: sunyatsen@telus.net

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 26, 2006

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K2
(604) 662 3207

Fountainhead Pub

Attraction | "The Fountain Head Pub"

Fountainhead Pub Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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The Fountain Head Pub has a pool table, multiple video screens, tables, patio, drinks, most food items under $10, it's a pleasant enough atmosphere with a mixed crowd.

Sunday-Thursday 11am-12am, Friday-Saturday 11am-1am, Brunch Weekends & Holidays 11am-2pm

Phone +1 604 687 2222, + 1 604 687 2303 fax

Bus #5 or 6

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 26, 2006

Fountainhead Pub
1025 Davie St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1M6
(604) 687-2222

T&T Supermarket

Attraction | "T&T Supermarket"

T&T Supermarket Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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T&T Supermarket is a Chinese supermarket chain with locations across Canada. This is their original location, offering food products from Asia, including an Asian deli, sushi, cakes, and fruit baskets in a bright, clean, spacious environment to lure the shopper to come in and buy. Daily 9am to 9:30pm.

Phone: (604) 436-4881

SkyTrain Metrotown station

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 27, 2006

T&T Supermarket
147-4800 Kingsway
Burnaby, British Columbia V5H 4J2
(604) 436-4881

Quote:
Gung Haggis Fat Choy is promoted by founder Todd Wong as an annual banquet in celebration of Chinese New Year and Robert Burns Day, with poetry readings written by the author, entertainment with video, singing, and musical instruments, including a bagpipe and a nose flute. The 2006 banquet was held at Floata Restaurant, with the reception at 5:30pm and dinner/show at 6pm. The organizers didn't have the no-host bar ready for people to buy drinks during reception, and there was heavy promotion to buy raffle tickets for prizes and door prize tickets for just coming. There were politicians here during the event. Recogn...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on January 27, 2006

Storyeum

Attraction

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Storyeum has two parts, one is live theatre, the other is on your own display of the dinosaurs. The live theatre presents the history of British Columbia in a unique underground multistage setting, educating and entertaining, having the audience descend to the underground, moving the audience from stage to stage, and then ascending back up with a multimedia show. It's a good performances from the many actors. Rates vary depending on whether you wish to do both the show and dinosaurs or one or the other. We went for just the underground show, which is worth seeing.Hours 10am-6pm, do...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 28, 2006

Storyeum
142 Water Street, Gastown
Vancouver, British Columbia

Harbour Centre

Attraction

Harbour Centre Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Harbour Centre, on the ground level, consists of a food court and Simon Fraser University and, towards the top, a rotating restaurant (closed 3 to 5pm) and observation deck.There's no admission to go to the restaurant, or else viewing times and admission rates are $10 for adult and hours vary for the season, the shortest times being 9am to 9pm during the winter. There are discounts available from free tourist guides. The admission is good for the day, so you may come back again to view the skyline at twilight. Come here on a clear day if your stay is long enough so that you may take...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 28, 2006

Harbour Centre
555 West Hastings
Vancouver, British Columbia
(604) 689-7304

Urban Fare

Attraction

Urban Fare Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Urban Fare offers local foods, organic foods, and foods flown from France, including Poilâne bread. Their own bakery items are presented in a visually appealing display.

Phone: (604) 975-7550

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 28, 2006

Urban Fare
177 Davie St
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2Y1
(604) 975-7550

T&T Supermarket

Attraction | "T&T Supermarket"

T&T Supermarket Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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T&T Supermarket is a Chinese Supermarket chain with locations across Canada. This Chinatown location is right by the entrance to the SkyTrain, offers food products from Asia including an Asian deli, sushi, cakes, fruit baskets in a bright, clean, spacious environment to lure the shopper to come in and buy. Daily 9am-9pm

Phone 604.899.8836

SkyTrain Chinatown station

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 28, 2006

T&T Supermarket
179 Keefer Place/Abbott
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6C1
(604) 899-8836

Playdium @ Metropolis

Attraction | "Metropolis at Metrotown"

Playdium @ Metropolis Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
Quote:
Metropolis at Metrotown is a huge, 470-store shopping mall including the original T&T Supermarket. There's cushioned seating available to rest your feet. I personally think these types of malls are too large and big and can easily get lost and would instead prefer smaller neighorhood places close by, within a 15-minute radius walking distance.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 29, 2006

Playdium @ Metropolis
4700 Kingsway
Burnaby, British Columbia V5H 4M1
+1 604 433 7529

Fifth Avenue Cinemas

Attraction | "Festival Cinemas"

Fifth Avenue Cinemas Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
Quote:
Festival Cinemas was the only movie theatre playing "Transamerica." Admission prices: Evenings (after 6pm) $12/9*, Tuesdays all seats $7, weekday matinees $9/8*, weekend matinees $10/9*, golden age-child $7. *Membership for 1 year is $12 and includes free upgrades on popcorn and coffee at the concession stand. The seating at this place was kind of tight, and the seating seemed to slope slightly forward, making it a bit uncomfortable. I tried moving to another seat, and it felt the same, but my body adjusted to it. The...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 29, 2006

Fifth Avenue Cinemas
2110 Burrard St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3H5
604-734-7469

Champs Sports

Attraction

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Champs Sports has a large selection of athletic footwear and is located in malls of the US and Canada. My partner's feet were hurting from the shoes he was already wearing, so we stopped by at this place and got the attention of Wayne, who helped him with his needs, selecting and purchasing a pair of shoes.

Return policy: 60 days with receipt for refund or exchange on unworn merchandise. 60 days with receipt for exchange on defective worn merchandise.

Phone: (604) 439-9839

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 29, 2006

Champs Sports
4700 Kingsway, Metropolis at Metrotown
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5H 4N2
(604) 439-9839

BCMP Bookstore

Attraction

BCMP Bookstore Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
Quote:
BCMP Bookstore offers products related to marijuana and is the BC Marijuana Party Headquarters. When we first walked in, we can smell the wonderful aroma of the herb and was greeted by one of the staff informing us that they had been vaporizing in the back all throughout the day. We had a friendly chat with a couple members of the staff.For a donation, anyone can vaporize in the lounge with their own stuff they bring. There are educational materials on marijuana, hemp clothing products, bongs, rollers, vaporizers (really the only healthy way to go,) glass pipes, grow books, mushroom kits, hash bubblebags, urban shaman available. They are politica...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 29, 2006

BCMP Bookstore
307 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver, British Columbia
(604) 684 2803

Vancouver Art Gallery Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Vancouver Art Gallery, founded in 1931, is the largest gallery in western Canada, with more than 7,900 works worth over $100 million, with featured artist Emily Carr. Enter from Hornby Street or Robson Street Plaza (adjacent to Howe Street). We saw works of artists Takao Tanabe and Emily Carr.Monday, Wednesday, Friday-Sunday/Holidays 10am-5:30pm, Tuesday 10am-9pm, Thursday 10am-9pm, fourth Friday of each month 10am-11pm, FUSE 6pm-11pmAdult $15, Senior (65+) $11, Student (with valid ID) $10, Children (5 - 12) $6, Children (4 and under) Free, Family (maximum 2 parents and 2 children) $40Admission is by donation on Tuesday evenings, 5 ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 29, 2006

Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7
(604) 662-4719

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From late January to the beginning of February, you may elect a three-course dinner at 144 of Vancouver's restaurants for $15, $25, or $35 per person during Tourism Vancouver's Dine Out Vancouver™ promotion.

We happen to come across one such promotion at Tantra Waterfront Grill & Lounge.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 31, 2006

PumpJack Pub

Attraction

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PumpJack Pub is a gay, bears, and leather bar, if you like that type of crowd. It is a dark, large open tavern with pool tables, pinball in the back, and a friendly atmosphere.
Sunday 1pm-1am, Monday-Thursday 1pm-12am, and Friday-Saturday 1pm-3am

Phone: (604) 685-3417

Email: info@pumpjackpub.com

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 4, 2006

PumpJack Pub
1167 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6E 1N2

Dufferin Pub

Attraction | "Dufferin Pub (The)"

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The Dufferin Pub, part of the hotel, is a low-key large open area with a pool table. It's rundown, mostly with men. There's karaoke in the tavern nightly, Tuesday--Tickle Me Tuesday (drag), Thursday--Mz Adrien & Friends (drag), Fridays--Strippers, Saturdays--Paige Turner's Variety Night and Community Events.

Phone: (604) 683-4251

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on February 6, 2006

Dufferin Pub
900 Seymour St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3L9
(604) 683 4251

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Expo '86 was a fun experience, where countries from around the world chose what they wanted the visitors to see and experience in their pavilions. Each pavilion gave you a visa stamp for your "passport." In one of the pavilions, we were all of a sudden surrounded by secret service agents as a prelude to the U.S. Vice President making an unannounced visit.The most outstanding pavilion I remember was the Japan pavilion, where they laid down a track to demonstrate magni-lift technology (where there's no physical contact between the train and tracks) with a 5- to 10-minute train ride. It was virtua...Read More
YVR - Vancouver International Airport Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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YVR - Vancouver International Airport is the second largest gateway to the west coast of North America, with two main terminals and a smaller south terminal, all located 13km south of city centre. The airport facility receives no government funding, and excess revenues are reinvested into the airport facility. The international terminal has departures at Gate D, and US-bound flights depart from Gate E. The Business Centre offers fax, photocopying, laser printing, mobile phone rental, secretarial services, computer workstations, data ports, laptop recharging points, and Internet ports. The domestic termin...Read More

Translink

Story/Tip

Translink Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Translink Greater Vancouver Transit Authority provides transit service to this region via bus, rail, or marine services. Fares depend on the region of travel. There are three travel zones during the week and a single system zone fare evenings and weekends good for 90 minutes of travel.The SkyTrain was put in for the 1986 Expo. Unmanned, automated two-car train service is frequent. Reliable service is great if you travel along its limited ...Read More
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Granville Island Ferries offers marine transport over the waterways between Granville Island, Maritime Museum, H. R. McMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Museum, Aquatic Centre, Stamps Landing, Science World, and Yaletown. Adult one-way fares, $2.50 to $3.50. Schedules vary.

Tours, cruises, and private charters are available.

Phone: (604) 684-7781

Email: info@granvilleislandferries.bc.ca.

Granville Island

Story/Tip

Granville Island Public Market Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Granville Island where once were factories has been converted to a trendy Public Market daily 9am-7pm, Emily Carr Institute, shops, restaurants, theatres, galleries, Granville Island Hotel, a model train museum. A cement factory is still working he...Read More

Aquabus

Story/Tip

Aquabus Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Aquabus offers a commute service over water on these small boats, paying a nominal fee to other points along the waterways.

Phone: (604) 689-5858

Email: jody@theaquabus.com

Vancouver Chinatown Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Vancouver Chinatown welcomes you with the Millennium Gate on Pender and Taylor streets and is busy and bustling with restaurants, shops, and businesses.Silk Road Route, marked with streetlight banners, start at the town center's Central Library, along Keefer Street, International Village, Millennium Gate on Pender Street, Chinese Cultural Centre, Chinatown Market area, and Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden.Sam Kee Building, 8 West Pender St., is only 6 feet wide, once a Chinese public bath in the basement.Chinatown Spring Parade takes place the first Sunday of the Chinese (Lunar) New Year....Read More

Little India

Story/Tip

Little India Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Little India is located along 49th Avenue and Main Street in South Vancouver, where you see shops, all-you-can-eat buffet restaurants with beautiful purses, gold jewelry, silk fabrics, foods and spices of the region, and a beggar for money.

Yaletown

Story/Tip

Yaletown Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Yaletown, once old, dilapidated warehouse district for railcars along the waterfront that started to morph in the 1980s to its current state as a trendy, expensive place to shop, work, live, or dine in Yaletown, starts along Mainland or Hamilton/Davie streets.

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