Vancouver Journals

Vancouver: City, Beach, Forest, Mountain

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A June 2005 trip to Vancouver by callen60

Museum of Anthropology at UBC Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: Northern San Francisco? Canadian Hong Kong? Seattle with wilderness? Vibrant yet relaxed, beautifully situated Vancouver is completely its own place.

Vancouver: citybeachforestmountain

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Northern San Francisco? Canadian Hong Kong? Seattle with wilderness? Vibrant yet relaxed, and beautifully situated, Vancouver is completely its own place. In what has to be one of the world’s fastest transitions from nowhere to vital urban area, it’s now the centerpiece of the western Pacific Rim. You’d have to be here for a lifetime to experience all it has to offer, but any time you do spend here will bring you ample rewards.Almost everyone will tell you that the best way to get a feel for Vancouver is to head for Stanley Park. It's hard to go wrong with that advice. In a city that's comfortable with high-density housing (to an extent that might surprise even American urbanites), this ar...Read More

Rosedale On Robson Suite Hotel

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Hotel | "Rosedale on Robson"

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A high-rise of 20 stories, the Rosedale is all suites. There are several sizes, but they aim for a clientele of families and they get it. Our family expedition (three sisters plus their spouses and kids) made this our Vancouver headquarters for 2 nights, and it worked out well.The rooms are little more dated than I had expected but okay. Ours had a separate bedroom with a queen-size bed, overlooking the top of the spectacular Vancouver Public Library. Our girls shared the living area, which had a foldout queen-size sofa bed (we had a roll-away brought in). That area was a little dark--it was between the bedroom and the hall and thus had no sunlight (other layouts had wi...Read More

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Rosedale On Robson Suite Hotel
838 Hamilton Street At Robson
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6A2
(604) 689-8033

Yaletown Brewing Co.

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Restaurant | "Yaletown Brewing Company"

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Yaletown is a former warehouse district that's recently become a center for urban reclamation. You can tell that as you walk the streets--all the buildings look like, well, warehouses. But housed in their first and second floors are a growing variety of shops, businesses, and restaurants. A fixture in this area is the Yaletown Brewing Company, a fairly large place offering great beer and great food at modest prices. We called ahead and told them that our party of 15 was coming and they treated us really well. It's comfortable for people of all ages. They were great with our seven kids as well as the singles and 20- to 60-somethings throughout the restaurant. The menu is fairly standard for...Read More

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Yaletown Brewing Co.
1111 Mainland St
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2S2
+1 604 681 2739

Museum of Anthropology at UBC

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Attraction | "Museum of Anthropology"

Museum of Anthropology at UBC Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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On the campus of UBC, stretched out along Point Grey with Burrard Inlet to the north and Strait of Georgia to the west, this site was probably one that the First Nations people themselves inhabited for centuries. This building and the collection it houses are terrific introductions to the people and cultures of the northwest. It should be a part of your itinerary in Vancouver, regardless of your interests: anthropology, historic, craft, arts, architecture are all a large part of this place.Designed by Arthur Erickson, whose work is found throughout Vancouver, the large concrete-and-glass facility gives these artifacts a beautiful home. It begins with the front doors, nearly 9 fee...Read More

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Museum of Anthropology at UBC
6393 North West Marine Drive
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2
(604) 822-5087

Vancouver Aquarium

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Attraction | "Vancover Aquarium Marine Science Center"

Vancouver Aquarium Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Park? zoo? Science center? Amusement park? It's hard to classify the Vancouver Aquarium. If it lives in the water--especially in the waters of the Pacific Northwest--then the Vancouver Aquarium has one, and has a fun and engaging presentation of it. We spent half a rainy day here--our first in Vancouver after disembarking from a cruise ship. The Aquarium is located in Stanley Park, on the eastern side, and is a pretty big complex. The number of outdoor exhibits--sea otters, seas, dolphins, beluga whales--apparently just keeps expanding. The new beluga whale exhibit was just be dedicated the day we were there, and the trainers were showing off their charges for the newspaper and television ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 1, 2006

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

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre

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Attraction | "Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge & Ecology Center"

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre Photo, North Vancouver, British Columbia
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North of central Vancouver, across the Burrard Inlet, are a series of canyons where rivers come down out of the thickly forested mountains to the ocean. It takes a drive to get to any of them--it was probably close to an hour by the time we got here from our hotel in central Vancouver. But by the time you leave the suburban neighborhood behind and drive into the park, it's hard to remember that you were just in an urban area of a gazillion people. The thick forest, the deep canyon, the rushing streams--this is a terrific place to see something of what this area was like before it became the metropolis it is now. The main attraction is the suspension bridge over Lynn Canyon: bui...Read More

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Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
3663 Park Road
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7J 3G3
(604) 981-3103