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Vancouver-Canadian Energy!

A June 2001 trip to Vancouver by kimca

Westin Grand Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: Vancouver is a true Canadian beauty. With the majestic mountains dipping down into the deep blue ocean, its easy to see why so many fall in love with this vibrant city.

Vancouver-Canadian Energy!

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Overview

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Spend hours browsing the shops of Robson Street which runs through downtown Vancouver, right to the ocean. You will find boutiques, small shops, hotels, restaurants as well as preformers and street vendors hawking their wares. Spend the day playing at Science World. Catch on of their changing Omnimax films while you are there. In the winter, ski the slopes of one of the areas many mountains. In the summer, hike or walk the trails for stunning views. Take a daring walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge. It's 450 feet across and 230 feet above Capilano River-not for the faint at heart! Stanley Park is excellent for...Read More

Westin Grand

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Hotel | "The Westin Grand Vancouver"

Westin Grand Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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We were heading over to Vancouver and as we were only going to stay one night, we decided to stay somewhere on the nicer scale. The Westin Grand proved to be that, and more. Our room was what they classified as a Superior Queen Room, which meant it had a separate living room. One wall consisted of floor to ceiling windows, which overlooked the pool. Both rooms had TV''s but what made it special was the kitchenette. Hidden behind two full length doors was a sink, dishwasher, toaster and microwave-plus all the dishes, cutlery and other items that you may need. The coffee maker was ready with packets of Starbucks coffee and to the left of this was a small mini bar, where you cou...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2001

Westin Grand
433 ROBSON STREET AND HOMER
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B6L9
604-602-1999

Kings Head Inn

Restaurant

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When my boyfriend first took me for breakfast at the King's Head Inn in Kitsilano, I was a bit hesitant. It looked like your typical British pub with its dark wood interior and I wasn't quite sure what to make of it. We were seated upstairs as they have ground seating, loft style seating as well as a few tables outdoors and it was very busy. I soon found out why - not only is the food delicious but the prices are dirt cheap! When you order coffee, you don't get one cup but rather an urn that sits on your table. The breakfast special of eggs, hashbrowns and sausages or bacon is about $3 Canadian. I ordered the French Toast and it was one of the best I have ever had. Along with this we o...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2001

Kings Head Inn
1618 Yew Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
(604) 738-6966

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

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Attraction

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The Queen Elizabeth Theater was built in 1959 and since then has been a host to a vast array of entertainment from Broadway shows to rock concerts. We have been there many times, when we are visiting Vancouver-most recently to see "RENT", which I would highly recommend. We saw "Grease" previously and while it was very good as well, we went to a matinee and there is something to be said for the energy at an evening show. If possible, try to get tickets for an evening performance, a bit more costly but well worth it. The seating is properly done at the Queen E.-every seat is a good seat. Depending on what is playing at the time, some of the front seats may be removed to make the orchest...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2001

Queen Elizabeth Theatre
West Georgia Street & Hamilton St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2P1
(604) 665-3024