An April 2005 trip
to Vancouver by erica99
Quote: A tale of a group of nine friends and one crazy zoo - not to be missed!
Hotel | "Sandman Downtown Vancouver"
Member Rating 1 out of 5 on April 20, 2005
Sandman Hotel Downtown Vancouver
180 WEST GEORGIA STREET
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B4P4
Restaurant | "The Sunset Bar and Grill"
The food was great. There were nine of us, and each of us walked away happy. I had the veggie burger, and it was flame-grilled to perfection. The best part was the drink specials, even on a Saturday! Where else can you get a great martini for less than C$5?? I highly recommend the Bikini Martini - very tasty. The service was responsive and cheerful, and the prices were helpful for our student budget. You can even sit outside and take in the scenery if you choose. It is off the beaten path, but well worth the 5-minute drive from downtown.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 20, 2005
Sunset Bar and Grill
Vancouver, British Columbia
Attraction | "Trip to the Zoo"
The zoo is one big circle, with pens dotting it and bisected by a savana-type area. Each animal's habitat, while not so much true to its origins, provided a stunning view of the animal. They all seemed docile and accepting of their environment, happy to see and be seen. It is not the most impressive or high-tech zoo around, but the perfect answer if you've ever been frustrated by the crowds and no-show animals at the usual zoo.
This place also had true Canadian spirit. The zookeepers are available and were bent on showing us a good time and answering all the questions we could come up with. Also, you can get through the whole zoo in just a few hours, which makes it a short-but-sweet adventure.
Victoria Bug Zoo
1107 Wharf St
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T7
+1 250 384 2847
Inside, you'll find handcrafted items to delight your senses for every part of your body. There is everything from massage bars made from real chocolate to a shower gel that wakes you up in the morning, shampoo that transforms your hair to supermodel status, and even freshly made masks that will take years off. Seriously, this place is more than incredible, and it’s all good for you and the environment. The salespeople are genuine and helpful and will set you straight no matter what you come in for. Try anything - you'll love it. I've been a faithful customer for years, and strolling inside is one of my favorite things to do while in Canada.