As usual when travelling to another country we need to purchase a sim card for our mobile phones. What company provides the best reception in remote areas such as Rockies. Whistler to Jasper and Banff.?
Partner and I are visiting US & Canada in June/July, first overseas trip from Australia. Would very much appreciate some feedback/tips on where to stay and what to do! We are spending 1 week in Vancouver...We would like to visit Whistler for the day, spend a day at Grouse mountain and do some walking around the city to see the sights...we are particularly interested in the arts/crafts and would really like to experience the culture and vibe of Vancouver, it looks wonderful...excited to experience something other than sunny Australia. Thankyou .
Would appreciate some advice as to the pros and cons of the following attractions - we have a1/2 days in Vancouver and the following list might well have very similar exhibits - equally some of these might well be orientated to children rather than adults
Visit Kilby Historic site – quirky opening times - seems a little small
Klahowya village in Stanley Park - presume that this is more of a craft village
Britannia Village National Historic Site
Gastown historic end of Vancouver
London Heritage Farm Richmond -
Burnaby Village Museum – MUST GO ON MONDAY AS MARKET = could this be a better option than Kilby Historic site
Plan to visit June/July - are there any aboriginal displays
Hoping someone can help - wishing everyone a Happy New Year albeit a little early. Thanx
I am contemplating doing a car trip from Vancouver, stopping overnight at Whistler,Kamloops,Jasper, Lake Loiuse, Banff before finishing at Calgary where I will then fly on to Montreal and Quebec.
What would be enough nights at Whistler,Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff. I would definitely only be staying 1 night at Kamloops and Calgary. Would I only need 1 night at Banff, Whistler or Jasper. We are seniors and basically want to look at scenery and towns. No bush walks etc.
My dad is visiting Vancouver and he has been asking me if it would be possible to view the city from some of the tallest buildings in Vancouver Downtown.
Would someone by any chance know if this is possible and how is one supposed to go about it?
Hello fellows! My grandparents will be having a trip to Vancouver with us (grandchildren), we would like to give them a surprise. Do you know a place in Vancouver that is kind a romantic for a couple? Anything you know will do. I just need your suggestions and advice. Thank you! :)
I'm just new in this forum. Me , my family and friends usually travel from Taiwan to Vancouver for a vacation and to meet some relatives, do you have any suggestion with regards to wifi rental? For our convenience and to be globally connected during the vacation. Please share with me your thoughts. Thank you! :)
Hey guys. Hubby and I are visiting Vancouver next year 6-11 October. Hubby wants to do some Trout Fly Fishing whilst we are there. I'll probably shop lol. Can anyone please recommend a good company to book through? I'd love to hear first hand stories - links to your pages even better.
If anyone is interested in a meetup, I'm all ears. I am hoping to meet AnnK and Gerry the_dutchman. Looking at staying on Granville Island so that would probably be the meetup place.
Northern lights and winter storms...Is there a specific spot where you can actually watch it happen in Vancouver or anywhere in B.C.?
I just moved to Vancouver, Canada and i'd like to know the cheapest options to shop for healthy organic food. I've been told the main options are CSA (community supported agriculture) where they pay to join to support farmers and in turn get a box of fresh vegetables every week. Another option is the organic retail shops (maybe a bit pricey but I live in Coquitlam (suburb) so maybe there is a shop nearby? I don't know. Also there are farmers markets however many shut down passed October. Unless i can find a winter market i may need to find other sources. An idea that really appeals to me is driving around the fraser valley looking for road signs (i.e fresh eggs, vegetables) and buying direct from the residents (backyard chickens, etc..). However i don't know how common this is near Vancouver. In Australia, it was based on the honour system, boxes of eggs and a suggested donation box. What do you think?
I am looking for art gallery wine events in Vancouver. I have visited many art galleries in Europe and New Zealand where an artist is showcased and members of the public are invited like an open house inside the gallery where they meet and greet the artist and other members of the public. Sort of like a mingling conversation where people stand around looking at art and drinking complimentary wine (in disposable cups). Anything like that in Vancouver? Thank you.
I am traveling to Vancouver but will only be there for 2 days. I am also traveling there alone. I am looking for a safe area that is within walking distance from most sites and public transportation. I intend to go to Grouse Mountain and Stanley Park at a minimum. I am looking at the Metropolitan on Howe Street, the Opus on Davie Street in Yaletown and the Marriott Residence Inn on Hornby. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
Planning to drive from seattle to vancouver, what documents do we need (i.e. we are new zealanders) besides passports
I would also like to know, if driving conditions around january is safe in vancouver? does snow, do we need chains?
Any tips would be great
I have a serious problem because I already bought my non-refundable flight tickets (they cost me a fortune by the way) and after all your comments, I am thinking just to to Victoria and avoid completely Vancouver.
Is that a good plan?.. or even Victoria also presents similar situations as Vancouver...
Thank you so much in advance for your advice...
Me and my cousin walked into this street market in Gastown, and started filming, and we almost got jumped. The market was set up right next to the Ranier Hotel on the corner of Carrall and W. Cordova St. It was a Sunday.
Anyways, those guys got really angry that were filming, and when we asked them why we can't film, they didn't answer, and were looking at us the whole time. Who were those guys? Why were they so angry about the camera? Were they selling stolen property? What kind of market was this?
I wrote a warning about it, with pictures.
"Almost Got Jumped By Street Vendors" - Vancouver Warnings Or Dangers Tip by briantravelman
I was with my cousin who lives there, and HE didn't know what it was. His guess was as good as mine. Please, any information will help. I would like to know who these guys were who almost jumped us. I've never had anything like this happened before.
Spending a week in Vancouver this summer, if I want to go to Lynn Canyon and/or Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, will I need to rent a car or is there good public transportation?
A place for 25 years and over... :)
Widgeon Lake, Golden Ears, and Mt. Judge Howay?
I wanted to go to Whistler, but Whistler is a bit far. These areas are closer, and have the same stuff.
I was wondering, is there a trail to Widgeon Lake? If so, how long is it, and where does one park his car?
What about Blanshard Needle, and Evan's Valley? I see there is a nice waterfall at Evan's Valley, but it doesn't look like there is a trail.
What about Judge Howay? Someone put a picture on Google Earth, of large waterfall flowing from red rocks. Is there a waterfall up there, if so, how does one get up there?
Can these areas be hiked easily? And how long does it take to get up there from Surrey? I was thinking about just doing a day trip.
Also, what will the conditions be like, late June, early July. WIll it be covered in snow, or will it be accessible?
Any other similar places you could suggest for hiking, or should we just go to Whistler?
I wanted to visit the Anthropology Museum, at the University, but I went on their website, and it says the fee is 16.75 CAD per person. That is quite a lot, and a bit too expensive for me.
Are there any other places in the Vancouver area where I can see First Nations artifacts, for a cheaper price? I know there is one at Fort Langley, but the collection doesn't compare to this one.
Is this museum worth the price?
So I am traveling with my husband to Vancouver in late July of this year. Neither of us have ever flown before let alone been out of the country. So I am looking for some advice on what to absolutely not bring and what I should bring for a week in Vancouver. I'm also looking for some ideas on what we should expect in the airport once we've crossed the border and the best/cheapest ways to get around town. Anything will help!
We are flying into Vancouver and going directly to Victoria for a couple of days, then back to Vancouver for 5 days. What's the best way to travel between Vancouver and Victoria?
how is the roxy nite club for weekday nites and their bands in 2014 in Vancouver bc
Hi my husband and I are planning on a trip to Seattle and Vancouver. We have a 16 day trip, arrive the 23 of july at Seattle and have a alaska cruise from the 29 to 5 of august. So we have 5 days between Seattle and Vancouver to plan. Wanted to make the best of both sides in this time. Any ideas? ( Would like to see snow, is it possible?)
My husband and I are traveling to Vancouver in September. Spending 2 nights in Vancouver and 1 night in Victoria. Does anyone have any recommendations on things to do and see, areas to stay in, in either place? We will have a car. We enjoy good craft beers, laid back, artsy lifestyles. Not much for shopping or dance clubs. LOVE sushi. And enjoy walking around exploring areas. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! (also, we will be driving to Seattle, if anyone has any more tidbits on that drive.) Thanks so much!
Have a family wedding in Mt. Hood and want to extend our time for a vacation. Thinking it is most advantageous to fly into Vancouver take a train to Seattle or ferry to Victoria then Seattle. Will we need a rental car in Seattle? We will be picking one up to get down to Mt. Hood. How much time do we need to tour from Seattle to mt. Hood? How much time will we need to do the mt. Hood/Portland area justice.
Is Bridgeport station within walking distance to the night market in Richmond? Any answers appreciated.
We'll landed at 4.30 pm and then pick-up our car at the airport, we need some stuff before heading to other places I've found Target store in Richmond as I read it can be very busy during the afternoon, then proceed to the shopping mall I've seen the opening hour of the mall is only open till 5.30 pm on Wednesday
Is there any other shopping mall opened later than 5.30 pm?
Thanks in advance
I´ve been searching info about of the parks that I will visit during my stay in Vanouver.
I will absolutely visit Lynn Canyon, Grouse Mountain and The Chief and maybe something in Whistler or Alice Lake.
I´m going to travel on my own, but today when I was searching I read "Never hike by yourself". But is there any problems within the areas I mentioned?
Is it crowded in the middle of May or is there any possibility that I´m "alone"? I was thinking of if I will find people during my walk to stroll with...
Is it easy to follow the paths? Are they well marked and will I find maps within the parks or do I have to print maps in advance?
I think the parks I have choosen will siut me well, BUT I have a picture in my head which I hope I´m going to see IRL. It´s a lake with the mountain (with snow on the top) in the background and cristal clear turquoise water. And no wind so the water is still :-)
But time will tell... Hehe...
I´m grateful to this forum. Now I think I´ve decided my itinerary, but I need a second opinion. I want to see as much as possible during my 13 days but I don´t want it to be to stressful. I must have time to enjoy the places I visit.
I want to see the nature, beautiful landscapes, enjoy the atmosphere. I like taking photos so I would like to have many photo opportunities, "kodak moments"...
Okay, here we go;
Day 1; I will arrive to Vancouver Airport around 2pm after a flight from Sweden, via Germany.
Day 2-4: Explore Downtown Vancouver, whale watch tour, short trip outside Downtown to Lynn Canyon Park.
Day 5-7: I the beginning I said I won´t hire a car, but i changed my mind... In the morning, hire a car and drive along Sea to Sky Highway to Squamish. Explore the surrounding area. On the morning Day 7 I will return to Vancouver, return the car and after lunch take a bus to Seattle.
Day:8-11: Explore Seattle, see Seattle Sounders and go to Seattle Premium Outlet for shopping. I will stay almost the whole day at the outlet. Day 11 I will return to Vancouver
Day 12-13: Enjoy Vancouver, maybe a short trip outside the city..Grouse Mountain! In the evening day 13 I have to return to Sweden...
What do you think? Is it manageable?
I´m a little bit concerned about a couple of things. Is it to short in the beginning in Vancouver? Would it be better to take one more night in Vancouver and only one night in Squamish? The thing is that I have to be in Seattle in the morning day 8, so I have to arrive in the evening day 7...
Hope I can get some feedback!
I´m going to Vancouver in May, but my plan is to explore the city and surroundings only with public transportation. Is that a problem? My thoughts is to explore the city for a day or two, than travel outside the city, ie Lynn Canyons. Maybe I´m also goung to Vancouver Island.
Is it a problem to travel without a car or is the public transportation network well developed? Or is it time-consuming?