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Visiting Vancouver

A coastal seaport city in British Columbia, Vancouver’s fantastic museums and family-friendly recreation make it an increasingly popular destination for tourists the world over.

The Vancouver Art Gallery is a perennially popular spot for locals and tourists alike. With over 10,000 pieces in the permanent collection (often not on exhibit, however), it also boasts a significant collection of works by artist and writer Emily Carr, whose works were often inspired by the First Nations peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. This focus on indigenous peoples continues at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, whose massive collection of archaeological and ethnographic objects charts the cultural history of the area’s first peoples.

From the retail offerings on Granville Island to the scenic seawall of Stanley Park, Vancouver boasts no shortage... Read More
A coastal seaport city in British Columbia, Vancouver’s fantastic museums and family-friendly recreation make it an increasingly popular destination for tourists the world over.

The Vancouver Art Gallery is a perennially popular spot for locals and tourists alike. With over 10,000 pieces in the permanent collection (often not on exhibit, however), it also boasts a significant collection of works by artist and writer Emily Carr, whose works were often inspired by the First Nations peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. This focus on indigenous peoples continues at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, whose massive collection of archaeological and ethnographic objects charts the cultural history of the area’s first peoples.

From the retail offerings on Granville Island to the scenic seawall of Stanley Park, Vancouver boasts no shortage of recreation to suit any type of visitor. Home to the Granville Island Brewery Co., Granville Island draws millions of visitors a year with its markets, boutiques and craft shop. The Vancouver Marine Science Center, the largest and oldest aquarium in Canada, is just one of the many draws within the massive Stanley Park.

So once you’ve booked a flight and found the right hotel, peruse our pages to create an itinerary inspired by fellow travelers to Vancouver.    Close

Stories and Tips Vancouver

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Chinatown

Written by MCJ graduate on 23 Sep, 2005

Chinatown is another section of town in Vancouver. This region was another site we saw on our tour with the Landsea Tour Company. It is considered the second largest Chinatown in West Coast North America (after Chinatown, San Francisco). It is in a good location…Read More


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Gastown

Written by MCJ graduate on 23 Sep, 2005

This is another city highlight our tour guide Albion took us to. Gastown is an area of Vancouver British Columbia, located between Downtown and the Downtown Eastside. This section of Vancouver received its name from a British settler Jack Deighton AKA "Gassy Jack". "Gassy Jack"…Read More


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The Lookout, Harbour Centre

Written by MCJ graduate on 23 Sep, 2005

The Lookout is one of the sites Landsea Tour Company took us to. It is located atop the Harbour Centre. The Harbour Centre Tower is Vancouver and British Columbia’s tallest building at a height of 581 feet. The ascent to The Lookout is reached via…Read More


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Totem Poles at Stanley Park

Written by MCJ graduate on 23 Sep, 2005

Totem Park is located at Vancouver’s urban 1,000 acre park called Stanley Park. This is my favorite attraction at Stanley Park. It was one of the many places we saw on our Landsea Tour of Vancouver City highlights. The totem poles are located just…Read More


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Eating and Drinking at The Oasis Pub

Written by MCJ graduate on 19 Sep, 2005

This pub/eatery is another one that was recommended by a local man in Davie Village in Vancouver. He was a clerk at a gay man’s store and we happened to go in there. We asked him where would be a good pub that served food…Read More


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Eating and Drinking at Bukowski's Restaurant

Written by MCJ graduate on 19 Sep, 2005

Our travel guide from the The Landsea Tour Company recommended this place. He said that this place was a great place to eat for moderate prices. In addition, he mentioned it had live entertainment Therefore, after his tour was over we had him drop us…Read More


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Vancouver, BC is an all around delightful city

Written by MaggieG on 02 Mar, 2004

Our timeshare in Vancouver, BC was in the high-rise WorldMark at The Canadian right across the street from the Sheraton at City Centre. We received guest cards to the pool and exercise rooms at the Sheraton, which was a nice facility, but it was…Read More


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Ocean Day Spaaaaaaahhh

Written by Club Fred on 24 Oct, 2002

If I had only one week to spend in Vancouver, I could spend every day here! Ocean Day Spa is new to the scene in Vancouver but has very quickly become my spa of choice. One visit there and you will know what I mean.…Read More


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FOOD AND FRIENDS IN VANCOUVER

Written by travelprone on 28 Aug, 2005

I LOVE to eat. Vancouver offers splendid opportunities for food lovers who are also travelers with a distinct preference for exploring multi-ethnic cuisine. Other guides have described the culinary highlight of the Imperial Chinese Seafood House dinner hosted by Tony Cheung, IGOUGO CEO, on…Read More


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Strolling Vancouver

Written by Idler on 12 Oct, 2004

I’m out strolling the streets of Vancouver, not even 15 minutes after checking into my hotel. After 11 hours of travelling on 2 hours’ sleep, I figure I can either collapse or just keep on going. Ever been in one of those "in for…Read More


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