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Old October 5th, 2009, 06:50 AM   #1
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 06:40 AM   #2
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wow! thanks for all the info!
two questions though:

1. Lonsdale Quay: Where to take the seabus to this Quay? And the bus terminal to Grouse Mt is beside the market at the Quay right? How long is the travel time to the mountain and how long is the cable car ride to the top? Do they have frequent services?

2. Whistler: So Pacific Central, the one in the pic is like Union Station here? Do they have frequent services to Whistler or do I have to book tickets in advance? Which bus liner is that? Or is there a train line? I thought Skytrain goes to Whistler or I might have heard it wrong.

3. Seabus: Sorry, I just said earlier two lol. So in order to go to False Creek, we have to take the Seabus right, is it like a water taxi where you pay everytime you ride? Or is it a tourist boat that goes into many different places and you can hop on the boat anytime with one ticket? Or are there passes? Is the Seabus a good way to see places in Vancouver?

4. Last question: Which mall is best? And where to go for shopping? How about the best cinema? Any good downtown places or plazas or squares where people do a lot of activities at night or just for strolling at nighttime?

5. Last one, really: What's the one thing or 5 or 10 that I must do/ see and not miss in Vancouver? So far, I'm planning to see Yaletown, Gastown, False Creek, Granville, then to Lonsdale Quay and the top of Grouse Mt like what you suggested, and Whistler. Are there other stuff like boat tours to the surrounding places, and maybe to see some whales, or scenic touristy mountain aside from Grouse?

Thanks, thanks, thanks big time bro!!!
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Old January 24th, 2010, 03:22 AM   #3
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@ Mark : These are two maps of downtown Vancouver - the first map is the latest but the second (2007) is clearer. I advise you to get some free brochures from tourist info booth once you get here. Anyways, to answer your questions...

1) Go to Waterfront station to take the seabus (my pic#308) to Lonsdale Quay. Right after the seabus exit is a bus terminal where you can catch a bus to Grouse mountain and from there the cable cars up the mountain. Now, after the seabus exit...to your right is Lonsdale quay market (pics 320-345 & 506-12) and to your left is small park (pics 346-50). In these areas you can have a panoramic view of Vancouver skyline. (Note: this is the only seabus line - waterfront to lonsdale)

2) Bus to Whistler is at/near ScienceWorld/Main. I advise you to make a reservation as I believe there will be unusually large amount of passengers.

3) As I said in answer1, there's only one seabus line but if you're into biking, I think it's a better way to explore the riverbanks. There's a bike lane on those dotted lines upto Canada Place. You can estimate the distance through the map's scale. Try this rent-a-bike: bicyle sports pacific phone (604)682-4537.

4. For malling, you can start from Sear's (Granville-Robson) go underground which connects to Pacific mall & The Bay. If you want a really big mall - try Metrotown (pics 441-460) in Burnaby (a suburb) via skytrain.
Along Robson street are small shops (ala Rodeo Drive in Hollywood without those expensive signature names) and also good for strolling. Other streets for strolling are Granville downtown, Davie and Denman.

5.(a) You can explore Stanley park with a bike. there are some interesting areas like the aquarium, totem poles, rose garden, brockton oval, lost lagoon and prospect point where there are small shops and a good place to shoot Lion's gate bridge. More than half of the park is a forest.
(b)Also Queen Elizabeth park which is located on a hill on Cambie/33th ave. There's a covered garden of various plants but with an entrance fee, tennis courts, picnic grounds, restaurant and a nice view of the city.
(c) Van Dusen Botanical Garden on Oak/37th ave - with entrance fee.
(d) if you are daring, you can check Wrecked beach which is a nude beach during summer. This is located outside gate 6 of Univ of BC on trail 6 which is about 500 steps down to the beach. This area is forested.

I hope I answered most of your questions.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 06:28 AM   #4
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Hey, thanks a lot! You've been really helpful! Appreciate it!!!
And sorry for the trouble, many thanks again!! I'll check the specified pictures!!
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you're welcome dude.

random shots of English Bay taken a couple of months ago.

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Old January 25th, 2010, 11:16 AM   #6
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more on English Bay

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537. This is the place for the Polar bear swim every first of January. Also the best place for the summer fireworks


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Old January 26th, 2010, 12:15 AM   #7
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I love this city. Is the best in north america, well in my opinion.
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I love this city. Is the best in north america, well in my opinion.
one of the best, maybe, being having a nice location efficient public transpo and many more but there are things it hasn't that other cities have like great museums and other stuffs;
Thanks anyways for dropping by and I hope this is not the last.

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Old January 26th, 2010, 11:54 AM   #9
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some random photos of downtown buildings

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541. Davie Street and Thurlow (Part of West End)


542. Davie Street and Thurlow (Part of West End)

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Old January 26th, 2010, 12:45 PM   #10
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more downtown photos.

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545. A breaker


546. another breaker
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This Sheraton Wall Center is my favorite building in this city....it looks chic and sleek.

The rest of the photos are really great.
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Old January 28th, 2010, 12:04 PM   #13
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This Sheraton Wall Center is my favorite building in this city....it looks chic and sleek.

The rest of the photos are really great.
Yeah I agree with you Charlie. The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center is really great and elegant....a two-tone glass oval tower and it's my favorite too.
anyways, thanks for dropping by and for appreciating my photos.
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Great buildings!
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Those recent photos from Vancouver are really very nice as well
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Thanks PortoNuts and Chris for appreciating my photos.
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You're welcome . Vancouver is one of my favourite North American cities.
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I love the wall centre ... however, I wish that the city had allowed the constructors to install the uniformly dark toned windows all the way up to the top.
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I love the wall centre ... however, I wish that the city had allowed the constructors to install the uniformly dark toned windows all the way up to the top.
I thought so too. The wall center would look better with one-tone color.

Anyways, I'm posting these which I took in 1997 with an slr cam ..mmm about 13 years ago..

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Anyways, I'm posting these which I took in 1997 with an slr cam ..mmm about 13 years ago..

547.

These three photos are awesomely beautiful. they look like a postcard specially this one I quoted.
thanks for sharing us your old photos.

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