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A May 2011 trip to Vancouver by RLB2

Museum of Anthropology at UBC Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: A brilliant time on the West Coast of Canada!

Cupcakes

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Restaurant | "Who doesn't love cupcakes?"

Cupcakes Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Being from the U.K. cupcakes are something that are seen as quintessentially from North America. They have only just reached out shores and short of living in London are still something of a novelty. You can imagine my delight when in Vancouver I noticed a tv program about a couple of women callled Lori and Heather who started the very first concept cupcake bakery and that, that bakery is in Vancouver on Denman Street. Well after marching around the seawall of Stanley Park I then marched my Mum to find this bakery.When we walked in the shop, the sheer range of cupcakes was pretty staggering, they all looked amazing and choosing which we wanted was a challenge in itself. In the end I decide...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 12, 2011

Cupcakes
1116 Denman Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M8
604/974-1300

Granville Island Public Market

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Attraction | "The Jewel in Granville Island's Crown"

Granville Island Public Market Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Only being in Vancouver for three-days we attempted to zoom round and take in as much as we could of the major attractions. One of these is Granville Island's Public Market, which as the name suggests is on the peninsula known as Granville Island. The island can be walked to from downtown Vancouver, but we decided to wander down the waters edge and get a ferry across from downtown Vancouver right to the Public Market.We visited on a Saturday, so there were plenty of buskers and live entertainment, meaning that even if you didn't fancy doing any shopping you could buy a coffee and sit in the sun watching the world go by and listening to some really talented musicians. We did this for about ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 12, 2011

Granville Island Public Market
1689 Johnston Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
(604) 666-5784

Museum of Anthropology at UBC

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Attraction | "A fantastic background to pre-European Vancouver!"

Museum of Anthropology at UBC Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Although Vancouver is the heart of all things outdoorsy and energetic this museum is a must visit for anyone who is even remotely interested in the pre-European history of the area. The museum itself is located on the University of British Columbia's campus. You can catch a bus from Granville Street (just outside Templeton's if you wanted to copy our itinerary) that passes through the pretty district of Kitsilano and takes your right up to UBC. From there you can pretend to be a student and stroll across the campus to the museum itself.We spent a full day in the museum and even then we had to skip over some bits at the end, it doesn't feel like a huge sprawling building, but there is somet...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 12, 2011

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

The Templeton

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Restaurant | "Fantastic retro eating in the heart of Vancouver!"

The Templeton Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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We decided to have a diner breakfast on our last day in Vancouver before heading to the Museum of Anthropology and our guidebook recommended The Templeton. We had nice walk down Granville Street past a whole load of quirky shops and after passing a sex shop (which made my Mum blush) we arrived at the Templeton. It's got a very small, unassuming frontage, which I think could be easily missed. Once inside, however it feels a bit like a tardis and is actually quite big. You can sit at the long counter that runs the length of the eating area or you can choose a booth like we did and sit in the retro leather chairs and entertain yourself with all the old pictures under the table tops. Our table...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 12, 2011

The Templeton
1087 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
(604) 685-4612

YWCA Hotel Vancouver

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Hotel | "Small rooms right in the heart of the city!"

YWCA Hotel Vancouver Photo, Vancouver, British Columbia
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We arrived in Vancouver by bus and managed to get from the station to this hostel using public transport and a bit of walking. The hotel/hostel is located right near Rogers Arena, home to the Canucks ice hockey team, so if you are into hockey it would be a great place to stay. When we were there it was the end of the season and the Canucks were in the playoffs for the Stanley Cup, so a couple of nights we had a bit of a struggle to move through the crowds just before and after the games. Having said that it wasn't loud in our room like being near a UK football stadium, so really there wasn't a problem with this.Arriving at the hotel, it's a pretty hideous piece of architecture (looked like...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 12, 2011

YWCA Hotel Vancouver
733 Beatty Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2M4
(604) 895-5830