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An August 2007 trip to Vancouver by artslover

Pacific Palisades Hotel Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: This was a three night stay for our family in Vancouver.

Pacific Palisades Hotel

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Pacific Palisades Hotel Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Everything about this vacation depended on what we could do with our dog, including which hotel we stayed at. Fortunately, Vancouver must be one of the most dog friendly cities in Canada and the Pacific Palisades Hotel seems to rank amongst the top hotels for being dog friendly.Even before we arrived, we received an email asking if there was anything we required such as a beverage and snack upon arrival. Once at the hotel, we found a welcome note to our dog as well as some soft drinks and cookies for us non-canines. There was even a goldfish in a bowl to keep us company during our stay.The little touches were very cute and the staff friendly. The hotel offers lots of other ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 17, 2007

Pacific Palisades Hotel
1277 Robson Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E1C4
(800) 663-1815

Watermark Restaurant on Kits Beach

Restaurant | "Great View, Good Food"

Watermark Restaurant on Kits Beach Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Watermark as its name indicates is located on Kits Beach, the public beach looking onto English Bay. The location provides fabulous views of the beach and ocean and when we went, we also watched a spectacular sunset.The restaurant is fairly large and enclosed patio with heaters means you can sit in the terrace area for maximum viewing. The ambience is lively and modern looking. The dress code is casual as is appropriate for a beachfront.The menu is rather eclectic featuring mainly seafood prepared both in traditional and contemporary ways. The menu changes but you can check it out on the restaurant website at: http://www.watermarkrestaurant.ca. We enjoyed our food....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 16, 2008

Watermark Restaurant on Kits Beach
1305 Arbutus Street
Vancouver V6J 5N2
(604) 738-5487

Tsunami Sushi

Restaurant | "Good Sushi, Reasonable Prices"

Tsunami Sushi Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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As one of the few sushi restaurants in Vancouver to feature a miniature "water canal" with boats floating by and carrying sushi to pick and choose from, the Tsunami restaurant is good for a quick meal -- if you can get in. The location in downtown makes it a busy place and as it is very popular, we arrived early for lunch and still had to wait a bit to get spots next to the canal.There was a good range of choices and you can make specific requests to the sushi chefs working in the middle of all the floating boats. The fish tasted fresh and there were non-raw fish choices as well. Because you don't need to order and wait, eating begins as soon as you find something you want. W...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 16, 2008

Tsunami Sushi
1025 Robson Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
(604) 687-8744

Vancouver Art Gallery

Attraction | "Small but Interesting Collection"

Vancouver Art Gallery Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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The Vancouver Art Gallery has an interesting collection of Canadian artists, especially Emily Carr whose west coast paintings are some of the most significant in Canadian art. There are also some paintings by the Ontario based Group of Seven. The gallery strength is in its collection of contemporary Vancouver and British Columbia artists. The gallery also features special exhibits. What is on exhibit can be found on the gallery website: www.vanartgallery.bc.caThe building itself was a former courthouse and thus its convenient downtown location.If you are fond of art, a visit is well worth the time. The collection on display is not large so a visit even taking in a s...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 16, 2008

Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7
(604) 662-4719

Museum of Anthropology at UBC

Attraction | "No Need to Enter the Museum to Enjoy"

Museum of Anthropology at UBC Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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We wanted to go to the Museum of Anthropology but got there just before it closed. To avoid our problem, you should know it is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission for adults is $9 with cheaper rates, $5, on Tuesdays. You should also note the museum will be closed starting the fall of 2008 for renovations and expansion.But if you cannot get into the museum, you can still enjoy a bit of northwest coast native art by walking around the museum. The grounds were designed by landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander, and feature indigenous plants and grasses amongst two outdoor Haida Houses and ten full-scale totem poles (one inside the larger of the two Haida Houses), two carved house-posts,...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 16, 2008

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