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Old April 2nd, 2012, 08:49 AM   #1
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 08:45 AM   #2
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Vancouver often ranks as the most livable city in Canada. Climate is one reason – it’s the mildest in the country. But Vancouver’s allure is really about location, location, location. The ocean on one side, the mountains on the other, and a multicultural city in between. To the visitor, this means a week can quickly disappear in a whirlwind of activities without ever straying further than two hours from downtown.

Dabble in the Downtown

On Vancouver’s North Shore, the city blurs into wilderness. One of the best places to get a feel for the city’s yin and yang is at Cypress Provincial Park. In winter, this is the biggest of the city’s three ski hills. In summer, it’s hiking central. Any time of the year, a trek up Hollyburn Mountain ends with a view of the city, across the Coast Mountains and out over the ocean.

After your mountain descent, head to the glass condos and office buildings of downtown Vancouver – they usually feel bright and airy, begging for a stroll. Browse the boutique stores of Robson Street and window shop along the cobblestone streets of hip Gastown, Vancouver’s original downtown area. With plenty of great restaurants and bars, this a good place to end the day.

The next day, take in the other side of the downtown peninsula, False Creek. Once the industrial heart of the city, steady gentrification – first for Expo 1986 and continuing through the 2010 Olympics – has made False Creek into a great place to spend a day. A good starting point is Science World, the giant, golf ball-shaped building at the eastern end with an IMAX cinema and plenty of fun exhibits. From there, walk or hop aboard a cute Aquabus shuttle for a tour from the bay, including funky Granville Island.

Adventure on the North Shore

Get your heart pounding in North Vancouver. The North Shore has become synonymous with downhill mountain biking, and the trails are easy to find with directions from bike shops like Endless Biking which also rents bikes and gear. Another good bet is the Grouse Grind, the 2.7 kilometre hike that ends at Grouse Mountain, with its theatre, zoo, restaurant, hiking trails and other attractions.

The mountains may dominate, but there’s plenty to do on the water too. Head over to quiet Deep Cove for a guided sea kayak tour up Indian Arm with Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak. Prefer to keep your feet on dry land? Amble in Ambleside or explore the seaside cliffs at Lighthouse Park, both in West Vancouver with excellent city views.

Go From Sea to Sky

Sticking with the outdoor theme, pack up and head north up the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99) to Squamish and Whistler. Dominated by the sheer granite face of the Stawamus Chief, Squamish is known as the outdoor recreation capital of Canada for good reason. Head to the Adventure Centre to find out about the world-class mountain biking, rock climbing, kite surfing, whitewater paddling and trail running.

The Sea to Sky hits a crescendo just north of Squamish, with a killer view of the glaciated Tantalus Range – all rock cliffs and broken blue ice. From here, it weaves north to Whistler, one of the world’s great ski towns. Whistler-Blackcomb is open for skiing from November through August. But this is more than a one-trick town. In summer, the lift-accessed mountain biking and hiking is equally compelling. And then there is Whistler village, a meandering walking town of fashion and sport shops, restaurants and bars.

Get Educated

Back in Vancouver, recover from all that excitement with a little beach time at Kits Beach. Then absorb some history at The University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology, home to thousands of First Nations artifacts.

Just as the city’s topography spans a huge range, so do the things to do in Vancouver. From cross-cultural dining to outdoorsy adventures in Squamish, visiting Vancouver is an experiential vacation best for those who like to try, see and do.

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From National Geographic Magazin Circa August 1955

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not so many people walking in the street

i relize something each shop has a Viet name alway got chinese word come along ?
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They are Viet-Chinese I've told you before.
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i forgot when did u told me ?

i see hah ! Vietnamese chinese has run to freedom land alot from Vietnam since Vietnam war Ended .

that's why the chinese population back in Saigon are not so big. but it's still remain a big District with bunch of Cantonese

and some of them run back to China ?

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Ai Si sum Whyt Gai wok king ing Da Street
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I know some of them in UK, they make business and open vietnamess and chinese restaurant in here, one famous restaurant in edinburgh called saigon saigon, but they served chinese cuisine.
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wth you are talking about? I need translation here!
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not so many people walking in the street

i relize something each shop has a Viet name alway got chinese word come along ?
Many of them are Viet-Chinese escaping prosecution from Vietnam a few decades ago. Also Vietnamese used to use Chinese characters only until the French converted them. A lot of the customers are Chinese as well so many restaurants would have Chinese on their signs (especially Vietnamese and Korean restaurants).
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