We are 2 couples (in our 60s) and will be in Vancouver for 3 nights next week. We plan to rent a car for one day (weather permitting) for some sightseeing outside of where we stay (which is downtown Vancouver). Originally we planned to go to Capilano park and Grouse mountain - both require an entrance fee of roughly $30 each. After some additional reviews, we learn of the Cypress mountain and Lynn Canyon. Not only admission to the latter is free, both sites offer what we were interested in seeing (a suspension bridge and the view of Vancouver). Could we skip Capilano and Grouse to save money?? while we try to save, we do not want to miss anything and would be happy to pay any fees to maximize our trip experience
My family and I have 3 weeks to spend in Italy and we need help on how to divide the 3 weeks to see the places in our wish list. Here is a sample of our itinerary: 3 full days Rome, 4 full days Amalfi Coast, 7 days Tuscany (how many days should we spend in Florence?) 3 days cinque Terre. We want a not too hectic vacation. Please help us!
We are planning a RV trip to BC this summer and want to go to Butchart Gardens. We will be taking a ferry from Anacortes, WA and want to make sure we will have enough time to see the gardens with travel time included. We have to small dogs that would be staying behind for the day or perhaps put into a kennel if we need more time. Would it be more economical and better to take our car or take a bus/cab or rent a car on the island? Can we do it in a day? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
Can anyone give me some suggestions on these? Any odd shops that have unique pop culture gift items, vintage or modern -not the run of the mill travel souvenirs? Also, any cool boat rides to Vancover Island someone has taken? It doesn't have to be too long, like a cruise- just something about 20 Can dollars or fewer.
I am thinking about taking a cruise in September from San Francisco to Vancouver. Does anyone have any thoughts about the cruise or the Canadian city?
Hi, my husband, our 4 year old daughter and myself are thinking about a trip to west Canada (from Ireland). We teach so have July and most of August off work. Although we have loads of time, we would be doing it on a shoe string!! Would like to know what people think; should we a) just focus on Vancouver and Vancouver Island (b) focus on the Rockies © try to do both - although I don't think we could afford it all at once!
We really want to get the 'real Canada' outdoorsy feel and would be staying in hostels (hopefully there are child-friendly ones about!!) any advice/opinions on what we should/could do?
Thinking of planning a 1 - 2 month trip to Whistler and was wondering if there are any places to stay long term and what my best options for long term lodging would be.
Was also thinking about splitting up some of that time in Vancouver and am curious about travel to/from Whistler and Vancouver.
what to get to vancouver island from vancouver , what is the best way, float plane or hire a car and use ferry??? thoughts please people, thank you
How do I travel from Woodlands Road Sooke to Swartz Bay Ferry by BC transit?
I am a teacher on a BUDGET. I am traveling to vancouver via Alabama, USA to study as much geography in the nearby area. Where do I go, how do I get there, and where should I stay and/or visit while there? Thank you SOOOOO much for your help in my planning. I do not have the money to pay for tours but I want to see as much of this great place as possible!
I am coming in on a cruise ship at 7pm that leaves at midnight. Can anyone recommend something fun and uniquely Canadian to do in that range of 4-5 hours?
Hi I am just booking a holiday to Canada and Alaska and need an overnight stay in Vancouver before catching the our flight to Anchorage. Our fligth from uk gets in about 11.30 in the morning so although we need a hotel with a shuttle to and from the airport we would like to be able to get into the city or somewhere for the afternoon/early evening. Have been looking at the'Coast' hotel - how easy would it be to get to downtown from hotels in this location? Any ideas very welcome, thanks
What is best way to get from Canada Place to airport?
I'm planning to go to Seoul in Nov.Can anybody tell me how much is Samsung s3 in Seoul?If it's cheaper there compared to here then I would rather buy there.Thanks!
My husband and I are planning an eight day (not including travel days) trip to Vancouver Island in late June. On the first night our plane arrives from Florida around nine at night. After customs we are intending to drive straight away to Parksville for our stay for the next three days. I realize that the sun will be setting latter in the evening and this is unfamiliar territory to us. Is this too much for a first day? Is the road in this direction too dark or narrow for this late night trip? I really don't want to stay in Victoria at the beginning of our trip but rather at the end. We will be staying three days in the Parksville area then days in Ucluelet and the final three days in Victoria. Advice?
Hi I am heading to Vancouver in a couple of weeks time. We are renting a car - sorted out accommodation and attractions to visit. Need a couple of good recommendations for good food - 3 days 3 nights. Loves seafood, especially oysters and crabs. Also keen to explore places where locals go. Really hope to get some very good suggestions on places and general advise what/where/when (lunch / dinner). Thanks!
I am flying from the UK to Vancouver, hiring a car, and driving to stay with friends in Blaine about thirty miles across the border in the US. We would also like to visit Vancouver a few times during our stay so any tips about travel documentation and car hire would be very helpful.
My husband and I will be going to Vancouver Island and the general area for the time before- during and after Canada Day. We are Americans but we wanted to see how our northern friends celebrate their national holiday. We are at the very beginning of planning our trip. I know that I want to see Vancouver Island but am unsure if I have enough time to visit the city of Vancouver as well. Minus the travel day there and back we will be there eight days. We love fireworks and general shows and celebrations but not so much bar or club hopping. Are we better off to go the The City for the special day or is there a city on Vancouver Island that has a nice celebration? By the way we still have not hammered out an itinerary so we are fully open. With only eight days should we just stay on Vancouver Island? We want to be relaxed and still see what this wonderful area can offer. .
I previously indicated my wife and I would be arriving in Vancouver and then flying to Los Angeles for the onward flight back home to Australia. We have friends who recently moved to Seattle in the US. They were going to drive up to Vancouver and spend a few days with us, but the cost of getting a US Passport for such a limited trip is proving prohibitive for them. The alternative is for my wife and I to travel to Seattle, and then fly from there to Los Angeles. I understand the distance between Vancouver and Seattle is about a five hour drive. This would be an opportunity for us to see a bit of the country. Question please.... Is coach travel between the two cities available (recommendations would be most welcome)....and what are the "cross-border" requirements when we leave Canada and enter the US? Is it straightforward or could we expect delays whist the appropriate authorities process a coach load of people. Thanks.....\\\
I have a niece who lived in Nanaimo till crime got too close to her. She then moved to Vancouver itself. My question is what exactly is the types of dangers that visitors to Vancouver Island have to be wary of? I know on the mainland that suburbs like Abbortsford had a history of things like United Nations. But I've only heard just one thing from family about the island.
I don't see any listing for the shuswap speedway go karts?
I want to take my mom out for a nice dinner on December 25th. Might anyone have some suggestions of where we should go? Note: I just called The Teahouse but they only have a reservation left at 7:45pm which is just too late for my mom.
I booked a room at Ramada Ltd for 2 nights in May 2013 (with free cancellation if needed) because of its proximity to many skytrains (particularly some stations on the Canada line from YVR - helpful with our 2 big suitcases), its offer of free breakfast, its price, good reviews on service/cleanliness etc. Many travelers complain about its location at the edge of a"sketchy" location. Should it be a "real" concern? my husband and I plan to do a lot of things on foot / using the public transportation. Is that area safe to walk in the evening after dinner? (we do not plan to stay out past 10:30 PM). We have never been to Vancouver and would appreciate your input.
My wife and I will be arriving in Vancouver by Cruise Ship towards the end of May next year. We will stay in Vancouver for two nights before flying to Los Angeles and back home to Australia. Some local advice is needed please. Acknowledging we will have such a short time in Vancouver, we would still like to "see" some of the sights this city has to offer. Can someone please tell me how far it is from the Cruise Terminal to the Airport.... and whether we would be best served to "look" for a hotel near the cruise terminal....or in the city itself, or somewhere near the airport. I have had a quick look at hotel prices and can see we should expect to pay something in the150 a night range (hopefully not too much more). The names of any hotel anyone cares to recommend would be appreciated. Thanks.......\\\
My husband and I will be in Vancouver for 2 nights staying at The Burrard in downtown. We plan to take the train from the airport to our hotel. What is the closest metro stop to the hotel? we prefer not to change to another line from the airport due to our 2 big suitcases. Thanks for any advise.
how many people visit Kootenay National Park per year?
The 12meter high white statue in Kelowna is so grand I'd like to purchase a smaller statue for our coffee table if possible. Does anyone in the Okanagan know of a store (online or otherwise) that sells mini versions of this masterpiece? I'm in Edmonton, a province away and can't get back there any time soon.
Hi--I am thinking of visiting Tofino in May. Will Chesterman Beach be crowded at that time? I am considering renting a Chesterman Beach cabin. I am looking for solitude and quiet. Thank you
Im flying from Uk London to Vancouver, I then have to fly from Vancouver to Smithers. I can get my flight online Lon to Van at a fairly reasonable price, but the internal flight Van to Smithers is really expensive when you book online. Is it cheaper to arrive Vancouver airport then from their buy my flight to Smithers. Any help on easiest and cheapest way to fly to Smithers will be appreciated.
We are travelling to the Rockies from Scotland in mid October. We have never seen Yoho National Park and hoped to take at least one day trip from Banff to see it, maybe two. I would really love to see Emerald Lake and Takakkaw Falls in particular. Can anyone tell me if they are both accessible in mid october? We arrive on the 13th and only have a week. we aim to stay in Banff then travel to Jasper for a few days too. Any short hikes that are unmissable in Yoho if we are there for a day or two? Any help would be appreciated!