Money is no problem for me, so I am wanting to know what is the best place to meet new people (I am arriving here for the first time from America) as well as have fun. I am nearby the area right now and want to know what location is best suited for me as I am only here for a day and a half (I leave tomorrow in the afternoon for this). Does anyone have a good recommendation for me? I don't mind music of any kind and enjoy any beer and don't mind dancing.
We are a young couple with a 2 year old daughter that will be traveling to Vancouver from Seattle in May 2016 and wanted to know what mode of transport would be better.
1. We plan to stay in downtown Vancouver for a day and then travel to North Vancouver, BC V7G2T1. Do we have easy access to local transportation to visit places downtown?
2. Would renting a car be better or use a bus to get to North Vancouver, BC V7G2T1? Price wise what would be cheaper?
Thanks for your help in advance!
Hi everyone, we are doing a big family trip for a wedding in August. Starts Vancouver, wedding in Calgary and then tripping around Jasper, Lake Louise etc etc before flying back to Australia from Vancouver.
We are trying to keep costs down, but also for the most convenience of travelling around (not necessarily comfort), would it be better to get an RV/motorhome or a pop up camper trailer..or motels? Other people in our party are getting an RV but as we don't have kids to consider and its just us two, possibly one other travelling in our vehicle, what's the best choice and also which companies are recommended?
We have 2 weeks in the summer in Vancouver but are finding it hard to judge distances and times to stay in each area. Could anyone advise priorities to visit and amount to time in Vancouver and Vancouver Island? And how long to get to/spend in Whistler if we go? We have a 16 year old with us! Thank you!
Can anyone advise when B C ferries release the ferry reservations for on line booking for Vancouver / Vancouver Island. I have booked flights and hotels for next June and July (2016) and get a 'not available' when i try to reserve the ferry crossings
Anyone has the contact of such company which offers the limo in budget in Vancouver. I want to hire a limo for my mum’s birthday party, just want to make her surprise. I am calling all her friends to be a part of this party to make this day very special for her.
Please advice. I would appreciate your advice and suggestions.
Looking at going on a tour that finishes in Vancouver, and then will be meeting friends in Los Angeles, just wondering is there any suggestions on a good way to get to Los Angeles from Vancouver.
Besides flying, or taking a straight bus trip, is there any companies that offer trips between these two cities that offer a bit of sight seeing in the process. Or what is something I go could do as an adventure and able to sight see?
I'm not confident to go off totally on my own, but would like to possibly have a journey to be able to see and along the coast from Vancouver and Los Angeles.
Staying at Best Western Sands in West End Vancouver during end of Sept/Oct……
What type of area would this be…. going on cruise and then staying 3 extra days to ride motorcycles (couples) around Vancouver country…. Is the West End a nice place to stay? …. (from Texas…lol)
We are coming over from Nanaimo on the BC ferries to horseshoe Bay. We will not have a car with us. How do we get from horseshoe Bay to the waterfront area of Vancouver? Are there buses, is it feasible to take a taxi what is the best way to do it
What is the most practical way to get to Downtown Victoria from Downtown Vancouver with suitcases/
We will be arriving about 7.30am at the International Airport. Are taxis expensive from airport to downtown Vancouver. (Best Western 718 Drake Street) or are shuttle buses better. I know train would be cheapest but because of suitcases would have to probably walk several books with them? What is best
looking for reasonably priced hotels in the cruise port area of Vancouver BC?
I am taking a trip of about 4-5 weeks in July-August, with my wife. I will be driving from Florida to San Diego, Vancouver, Montreal and back to Florida. We will be tenting in Federal and State/Provincial campgrounds mostly, with a mix of motels and cabins, friends and family.
In 1976 we did a similar trip from Montreal to San Francisco, Mexico City, Houston and back with our three children and in 1978 we did another another one again from Montreal to Los Angeles, El Paso and back. Our visiting the Northwest has been postponed until now. I have had my fair share of traveling, but most of it was done prior to the internet and its wonderful opportunities to learn and communicate.
I would appreciate suggestions on how to publish a log of the trip while making it, what campgrounds to take, "don't miss" nearby locations and any other comments that may be applicable.
I have posted a map to my Google Drive, but don't know how to make it available here for comments and suggestions.
Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts with me.
hi, this is a question that came to my head and I was surprised that no website answers the question of where to put the clothes when on the wreck beach. I haven't been to the Wreck beach before. I plan to visit there soon next month and stroll the beach in the nude. If I drive, is it fine to leave them in the car and be naked during the walk to the beach? What do folks who take the public transport do? Are there lockers to rent? Should I be worried that they can get stolen if I just leave them on the beach and stroll from end to end?
May be I am concerned over nothing and there may a practical solution to it but I rather be prepared than sorry.
Can someone please tell me what area the Port is located? North, south?? We will be arriving a few days early for a cruise and staying a few after to rent motorcycles…. Looking to stay in a nice area but somewhat close to catch our boat
Thanks a bunch wheretonext...
Do sky train fines get erased after a certain time,statute of limitations? Thanks
Expressions of Interest wanted :o) We will be in Vancouver early October and would love to meet up with some locals.
So far we have Ann75, the_dutchman, YVRDave and Darby 2 interested in saying hello.
We are staying at the Granville Island Hotel and I guess the best place on Granville Island would be the Dockside Seafood Restaurant.
So my question is, which date is more suitable, dinner on Friday 9th October?..... lunch/dinner on Saturday 10th October?
We would love to include a bit of a photo shoot on the river. Maybe some boat light trails or time-lapse photography, or nice night light photos :o)
So, who's interested?... and which day suits you the best?
Hope to see you all there!
Hugs, Ann and Howie xx
Traveling from WA.,US for Canada Day fireworks + Granville marketplace, Stanley Park etc. Dates between July 27-31 or so.
Any modest price (up to $120 @ night) place to stay-motel, hotel, B&B, vacation rental for 3-6 people.
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!