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!
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?
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!
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
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!
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.
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 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.
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 going to need places to eat for a week for breakfast ,dinner .Any recommendations for diners and reasonably prices restaurants .Any chinese /Indian nearby ?
I'm wondering what I should bring from Vancouver for my coworkers and friends. I'm thinking of bringing something unique that you can get only from Vancouver. Some sort of munchies / snacks / sweets... Any ideas? thanks!
Wondering what the best places to eat, especially for a meat eater or sushi lover?
Our flight from Vancouver to Los Angeles is late at night on the day we arrive from the cruise at 8:00 a.m. We wanted to take the Hop On Hop Off tour bus around Vancouver during the day but would like to deposit our luggages (7 people)somewhere. Does anybody know if there are luggage lockers/storage at the cruise terminal or somewhere in downtown Vancouver? Or what would be the best thing to do so we do not drag our luggages with us on the Hop On Hop Off tour bus :-). Any help is truly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Hi everyone My husband and I are disembarking from an inside passage cruise in Vancouver in September and have booked Accomodation in a Serviced Apartment in Robson Street. Can anyone tell me how we get from the Cruise terminal to Robson Street. How far away is the Cruise Terminal from the city centre? Any affordable transport options would be most helpful, bearing in mind that we will have a bit of luggage to haul. Any advice is appreciated Judy, Sydney Australia
I visiting Vancouver from USA with my 3 kids (age 5,7,11) this week. Just found that it will be raining all the three days of stay at Vancouver :(. Just wondering if can still enjoy and visit all the places we planned even when its raining (Stanley park, Granville island,Capilano suspension bridge,hells gate (11 yr old was so looking forward for it)???
We are coming for 2 weeks in September .Any advice how we can best use the 2 weeks to see the sights ?ie what to see where to go in the short time ?Thanks.
Hi there, my friend and i are moving from Australia to Vancouver at the end of the year (start of Dec) on a working Visa. we plan on being there for 2 years and will be looking for work almost straight after getting there, we will also be looking for a place to stay for around 6 months. probably looking for part time jobs so we have some spare time to explore :D We are also going to buy a couple of cheap cars to put around in. I would love some info on where and how i can go by arranging these things. specially the jobs. we are both working in retail sales of computers, cameras, printers and blah blah. Any info is going to help alot. also looking for some info on cars and registering and insurance and what needs to be doe. THANKS!!! DAVE :D
Hello, I'm driving up (via car rental) to Vancouver from Seattle, WA to visit for a few days and have a couple of questions. 1) what's the best way to use money in Vancouver? Should we bring traveler's checks to exchange to Canadian currency, would it be possible and/or better to use ATMs, use US dollars, etc? 2) We'll have a rental car with us, will it be a hassle to use it to zip around town or should we might as well use public transportation(that I've read is easy to use)? The place we are staying at has free parking. Thanks in advance for any feedback, hopefully we can turn them into tips!
Hi from Sydney, I am going to Canada in July and would like to go to San Fransisco by plane. I am also ok to fly from Belligham Airport as my family leaves close to the boarder. Could anyone please suggest me a good airline with reasonable fare? I prefer non-stop flight. Thanks in advance.
I'm planning to rent a car in Vancouver and I´d like to go to Seattle. Is easy to cross to US with a rental car?
hi I'll be going to the VT seattle meet ( my first one!!), but have extra days off so I will be heading into Vancouver by bus from Calgary. I was in Vancouver in 2007 but missed most of the sights. I saw Stanley park but that was about it. can anyone recommend some funky places to check out and some cheap but clean hotels or hostels? Thanks
Hello, I am supposed to come into the Canada for my Academic purpose but i am not confirm that which better apartment i should go to live in Vancouver?
Hello, My family and I would like to visit vancouver and stay in a condo. It looks like downtown east is not the best place. We like to walk around so the question is should we stay more downtown and west? On trip advisor a nice condo came up on abbott and keefer steets. Is too far east and close to east side? Thank you.
I'm visiting Vancouver this April with my 5 year-old girl. I'm planning a drive to North Van for a day. Decided to go to Deep Cove which is my fav place in N.Van. Wondering whether going to take Grous Mt. Skyride to the peak which costs about30CAD. Is there still snow on top of the mountain and sleighing available in early April? Otherwise I guess it's not worth going since we are not equipped for hiking... My little one may be afraid of the suspension bridge... Any good ideas for a little girl to enjoy in N. Van?