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An August 2004 trip to Vancouver by bebebloom

The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: Vancouver is a cosmopolitan centre greatly influenced by its rich cultural diversity and its remarkable setting on the Pacific Coast. With its natural beauty and its bustling streets full of shopping and business opportunities, Vancouver is a magnet for both leisure and business travelers.

HELLO Vancouver

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Overview

Vancouver Skyline Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Vancouver has the attitude. It is awesome and vibrant, a cosmopolitan coastal city that appeals to 1.9 million inhabitants who bask in all it has to offer- an enviable lifestyle and stunning location between the Rocky Mountains and the ocean. It is sophisticated and multi-cultural with many of its residents living in high rise condominiums lining against the sky. Visit the oldest neighborhood in the city, historic Gastown, and see the unique Gastown Steam Clock powered by an underground steam heating system. Head to a pulsating Chinatown to visit a special sanctuary- the Classical Dr Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden, and then try dim sum for lunch. Visit Granville Island with its cobblestone street...Read More

The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

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Hotel | "Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina"

The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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The Westin Bayshore Resort and Marina has an enviable location along the shores of the legendary Coal Harbour and the famous Vancouver seawall. It has fabulous views of the harbor, mountains, bay, marina, and 'Canada Place'. It is the only luxury resort hotel in downtown Vancouver, next to the sprawling Stanley Park and a short walk to Vancouver’s world-class entertainment and Robson Street. It is impressive, elegant and luxurious with AAA 4 diamond(s). Mobil 4 star(s). Star Rating 4 star(s). The hotel has two buildings, the newer tower building offers 20 floors of extraordinary views, the older main building renovated in 2000 remains quaint and houses the Starwood Preferred Guest floor. Th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 13, 2004

The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
1601 BAYSHORE DR
Vancouver, British Columbia V6G2V4
1-604-682-3377

Cardero's

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Restaurant | "CARDEROS's Live Bait Yacht Club Marine Pub "

Cardero's Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Conveniently Located a stones throw from the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Coal Harbour Marina, Cardero's Live Bait Yacht Club Marine Pub sits on the north end of Cardero and Nicola Streets. It is nestled on a pier atop concrete stilts; amongst boats, seaplanes and yachts of Coal Harbour Quay. It is city central, only 2 blocks from Robson St and nearby Stanley Park Seawall. The location is superb and affords a spectacular view. It is warm & lively, sophisticatedly casual and a real West Coast atmosphere. The interior is bright and airy, with large windows, high ceilings, and an open concept surround pub/bar amidst tables and chairs in dark wood, comfy seats covered in leather. The outside patio is ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 23, 2004

Cardero's
1583 Coal Harbour Quay
Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 3E7
+1 604 669 7666

Moxies Classic Grill

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Located on the 2nd floor, above the hustle and bustle of the busy Robson St, after an afternoon of shopping we stumbled upon the elevator to Moxies Classic Grill. The elevator opens into an eye-catching decor of rich earth tone colors, of dark wood, comfortable seating arrangements and chairs covered in leather and animal prints. There was a river-rock fireplace, granite bar tops, and curved banquettes. The ambience was upscale-casual and as we later found out is part of a fast growing premier chain of Canada’s upper–tier casual restaurant. Their business cards say it all: "Our passion is food. Our secret is people." They endeavor to offer top quality food and fun, upbeat and guest-focused experience ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 3, 2004

Moxies Classic Grill
808 Bute Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
(604) 696-9986

Vancouver Aquarium

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Attraction | "VANCOUVER AQUARIUM Marine Science Center"

Vancouver Aquarium Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Vancouver Aquarium and Marine Science Centre is a fantastic must see place for adults as well as kids. It is one of the biggest and most diverse I have visited. Located in Stanley Park, it is home to about 60,000 sea animals and other amazing animals, big and small, from under the ice in Arctic Canada, to the Amazon rainforest, the tropics and Pacific coast wildlife. It features an impressive collection of sea creatures from Beluga whales, sharks, and dolphins to seals, sea lions and otters. The Vancouver Aquarium has exhibits for all interests! It has plenty of living creatures to entertain everyone for several hours! Our journey began at the steamy Amazon rainforest where we walked throu...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 27, 2004

Vancouver Aquarium
845 Avison Way
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3X8
(604) 659-3474