Vancouver Journals

Roadtrip from Vancouver to southernAlaska and back

A July 1997 trip to Vancouver by melissa_bel

Vancouver-BC-Canada Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: My first big roatrip ever and my first encounter with Canada. Probably one of the best trip of my life.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Hotel | "Sheraton Wall Centre"

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This huge, glass tower offers rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows (our room was on a corner so, we had two sides full of windows) with a view toward downtown or the harbor (that's the one we got). The rooms are BIG and the beds, heavenly. Don't forget to drop by the spa and use the sauna and steam room (it's free), and you'll be all set to go to bed after a long day of sight-seeing and shopping in beautiful Vancouver. If you manage to stay during the fireworks festival, the hotel has a suite opened to all the guests on the highest floor of the property for one of the best view of the display in town. And you don't need to break the bank to stay there. If you do a little homework, you can find a room...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 14, 2004

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 BURRARD ST
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z2R9
604-331-1000

Pan Pacific Vancouver

Hotel | "Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside"

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After staying at the Sheraton Wall Center, I thought I would be spoiled for the rest of the trip. That's until we checked into the Pan Pacific, an all-suites hotel that looks more like a lodge than a hotel. Even during the summer, you get that warm feeling of going back into your cozy mountain lodge. We landed a studio for C$110, but that was in 1999. I checked the price for the summer of 2005, and it's at US$106. Not bad! The hotel also has one-and two-bedroom suites. The studio was roomy and classy with a nice living room, a balcony (overlooking the pool and the mountain), a fully equipped kitchenette (which blew my mind because I’ve never seen that before, it was my first trip in North America)...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 14, 2004

Pan Pacific Vancouver
300-999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C3B5
(604) 662-8111

Drive to Salmon Glacier, Hyder Alaska

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Attraction

Drive to Salmon Glacier, Hyder Alaska Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Once you get to the little town of Hyder (and maybe spot a grizzly or black bear feeding in the aptly named Salmon Creek), why not take a drive to have a view of Salmon Glacier? The first part of the road is OK... gravel, twisting around and around the mountain. You have a beautiful view of the valley and one of the arms of the glacier. Then, the road becomes more difficult and it's likely you will be your own as go to the summit. Behold the magnificent view of this blue glacier that stretches as far as the eye can see. At this point, I felt like a true adventurer! We were on our own... in a remote place, facing a glacier. We carried on as far the road allowed us until we got to what seemed like an...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 24, 2004

Drive to Salmon Glacier, Hyder Alaska
Stewart BC-Hyder, AK border
Vancouver, British Columbia

Sea to Sky Highway

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Sea to Sky Highway Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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The start of the journey... the Sea to Sky Highway goes from Vancouver to the nearby mountain and the ski resort town of Whistler (where we'll be spending the night). The Highway meanders through the fjord-like peaks of the Howe Sound to Squamish, then head towards the mountains. And when the sun is shining like it did during our drive, the water sparkles and gives off a silvery light. Don't hesitate to stop on the way, as this is one of the most scenic roads in British Columbia. The drive is approximately 2 hours from Vancouver to Whistler.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 24, 2004

Sea to Sky Highway
Highway 99
Vancouver, British Columbia

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Vancouver-BC-Canada Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Aaaah . . . Canada! Where the spaces are even bigger than the U.S., where the streets are clean and health care decent enough for a Western country. But, I am getting lost. British Columbia is the reason why I fell in love with Canada. The goal of our trip was to reach the Yukon but we underestimated the size of British Columbia! Nevertheless, we had one of the best road trips of our life! From the vibrant metropolis of Vancouver to the pioneering feeling of Saint-George, to the solitude of the little communities along the Alaska highway . . . British Columbia is a destination for nature lover, from the coastal communities to the Canadian Rockies and the gateway to the Great North. It really is...Read More