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05-05-2013, 01:40 AM
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Visiting fan asking for some advice

Hey guys, right off the bat I want to say I come in complete peace. My wife and I decided in a spontaneous decision to get tickets for Game 5. I know absolutely nothing about Vancouver and have done basically no research. Any local spots or things to see would be greatly appreciated. So here's to Vancouver stealing one from us here in San Jose so we can go. You guys have a beautiful city and I'd love to come check it out. Cheers guys.

We are staying in downtown, we're going to have a car, and we don't have a definite time table. We'll probably stay for 6 or 7 days.


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http://www.***********/r/vancouver/

on the right hand side theres a section titled "INFO FOR TOURISTS".

boom.

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If you're not looking to go too far from Downtown, Stanley Park would be a nice place to visit. Enjoy your stay in Vancouver!

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http://www.***********/r/vancouver/

on the right hand side theres a section titled "INFO FOR TOURISTS".

boom.
Thats great stuff. Thanks a bunch for that link.

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If you're not looking to go too far from Downtown, Stanley Park would be a nice place to visit. Enjoy your stay in Vancouver!
I'd heard of it, and I'm sure they don't do it justice, but I just looked at some pictures of it and I think my wife might just stay if we went there. She loves that s***

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There won't be a game 5, but please come visit our city anyways!

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Hey guys, right off the bat I want to say I come in complete peace. My wife and I decided in a spontaneous decision to get tickets for Game 5. I know absolutely nothing about Vancouver and have done basically no research. Any local spots or things to see would be greatly appreciated. So here's to Vancouver stealing one from us here in San Jose so we can go. You guys have a beautiful city and I'd love to come check it out. Cheers guys.
Depends on where you stay...
And if you get a car.
With a car...
You can drive up to Whistler on the Sea-to-Sky Highway...
Which is one of the most beautiful stretch of road I have driven on.
Whistler is also not half bad...
Even if you don't ski.
There are many other activities there...
Like driving a ATV...
Or do some river rafting.

There is also Granville Island...
Just off downtown...
On the other side of the bridge.
It has a very interesting market...
And a lot of performance centers.

But if you only stay in Downtown...
So that you are close to the arena...
And only depend on public transportation
Then just walk around Downtown.
There are all types of food...
From all continents...
Especially along Granville, Davies and Robson.
Robson is also the trendy street...
So you can both eat and shop...
And kill 2 birds with one stone.
At night...
If you want to check out the night scene...
Go to Gastown down on Waterfront...
With a lot of bars and clubs.
Gastown is also worth checking out during the day...
It is just a very nicely built street.

Do check out Stanley Park.
It is one of the highlights of the city...
And 1 place Vancouver is known for.

Do stay away from the Downtown Eastside...
Especially at night.
It is not that bad...
But it is certainly where all the unsavoury elements of the city gathers.

That is all I have.
Other posters will probably give you more info.
Vancouver is certainly a great city...
If you do come...
Depending on how the series go...
I hope you will have a great time.

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PM Wetcoaster if you want any restaurant recommendations. He's a one-man tourism board.

If you're only around for a few days, make sure you take the Aquabus and check out Granville Island. Just getting into tourist season, so just follow the hordes and you can't miss it. Several hop-on hop-off bus tours operate; won't bother to link as they're all just a quick google search away. Hope you enjoy your stay.

And for about the millionth time, still don't understand why we don't have a stickied tourism thread. Heading into the summer months now, could probably save a lot of bandwidth. Just saying.

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Depends on where you stay...
And if you get a car.
With a car...
You can drive up to Whistler on the Sea-to-Sky Highway...
Which is one of the most beautiful stretch of road I have driven on.
Whistler is also not half bad...
Even if you don't ski.
There are many other activities there...
Like driving a ATV...
Or do some river rafting.

There is also Granville Island...
Just off downtown...
On the other side of the bridge.
It has a very interesting market...
And a lot of performance centers.

But if you only stay in Downtown...
So that you are close to the arena...
And only depend on public transportation
Then just walk around Downtown.
There are all types of food...
From all continents...
Especially along Granville, Davies and Robson.
Robson is also the trendy street...
So you can both eat and shop...
And kill 2 birds with one stone.
At night...
If you want to check out the night scene...
Go to Gastown down on Waterfront...
With a lot of bars and clubs.
Gastown is also worth checking out during the day...
It is just a very nicely built street.

Do check out Stanley Park.
It is one of the highlights of the city...
And 1 place Vancouver is known for.

Do stay away from the Downtown Eastside...
Especially at night.
It is not that bad...
But it is certainly where all the unsavoury elements of the city gathers.

That is all I have.
Other posters will probably give you more info.
Vancouver is certainly a great city...
If you do come...
Depending on how the series go...
I hope you will have a great time.
So basically as I understand it, my Vancouver experience should be as follows:
1. Go to Stanley Park
2. Check out some of the many restaurants.
3. Make a trip to Whistler. I know its Canada but I have to ask, still good skiing conditions this time of year?
4. Avoid wearing my Couture jersey in Downtown Eastside.

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Might as well book a few more nights in your hotel so you can catch game 7!

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Might as well book a few more nights in your hotel so you can catch game 7!
Lets not get ahead of ourselves.

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So basically as I understand it, my Vancouver experience should be as follows:
1. Go to Stanley Park
2. Check out some of the many restaurants.
3. Make a trip to Whistler. I know its Canada but I have to ask, still good skiing conditions this time of year?
4. Avoid wearing my Couture jersey in Downtown Eastside.
Honestly, you should probably just avoid the Downtown Eastside all together. You aren't missing anything positive.

Depending on how much time you have, another suggestion would be Tofino on Vancouver Island. However, you're probably looking at a good seven or eight hour commute.

It's gorgeous though, worth checking out. Plus, the way things are headed, you are going to need to do something nice for the old lady to make up for all the hockey you will be watching over the next few weeks

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So basically as I understand it, my Vancouver experience should be as follows:
1. Go to Stanley Park
2. Check out some of the many restaurants.
3. Make a trip to Whistler. I know its Canada but I have to ask, still good skiing conditions this time of year?
4. Avoid wearing my Couture jersey in Downtown Eastside.
Basically.
Do you have a car?
Around which area do you plan to stay?
How long do you plan to stay?

I think the posters here can give you a better answer if we can have these information.

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Basically.
Do you have a car?
Around which area do you plan to stay?
How long do you plan to stay?

I think the posters here can give you a better answer if we can have these information.
Fair enough. Ill edit original post.

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Local mountains are still open for skiing so I assume Whistler is still open, and probably for longer.

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Honestly, you should probably just avoid the Downtown Eastside all together. You aren't missing anything positive.

Depending on how much time you have, another suggestion would be Tofino on Vancouver Island. However, you're probably looking at a good seven or eight hour commute.

It's gorgeous though, worth checking out. Plus, the way things are headed, you are going to need to do something nice for the old lady to make up for all the hockey you will be watching over the next few weeks
Truth.
Although the arena is on the outskirts of Downtown Eastside...
So it is hard to avoid.
Just don't venture in during the night.
Not that safe.

During the day...
Do check out the area around the arena though.
It is basically where Chinatown is...
And it has a beautiful Chinese styled garden called Sun Yat-Sen Garden.
There is a price for admission...
So just a headsup.

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Why do you type like that?

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We are staying in downtown, we're going to have a car, and we don't have a definite time table. We'll probably stay for 6 or 7 days.
Ahh ok.
Then I think you can do everything we suggested here.
You will definitely have the time.

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Why do you type like that?
It's how I roll.
I find it easier to read.
I am considerate.

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Btw...
For Stanley Park...
I find it to be a very nice bike ride.
You can rent bikes...
Or if you want...
You can bring your bikes...
If you drive up here.
If you rent a car here...
Then forget what I said.

Vancouver is a pretty accessible for bikes...
Anyways.

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Thanks guys for all the ideas. Really nice of you guys to help me out. Have to hit the sack now. For the record, I think you guys get an awful rap from the rest of Canada. Nothing wrong with being passionate IMO.


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Commercial Drive.

Before Game 2, I got a Ween double CD for $3 at Audiopile and a great Italian grilled sandwich at La Grotta Del Formaggio. Has to be one of my favourite streets around.


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It's how I roll.
I find it easier to read.
I am considerate.
It's not easier to read....
At all.
It feels like...
I'm reading a poem...
You type like I'm listening...
To Christopher Walken talk.

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It's not easier to read....
At all.
It feels like...
I'm reading a poem...
You type like I'm listening...
To Christopher Walken talk.
Nothing wrong with Walken.
He is awesome.
I take it as a compliment.


Only you be so lucky to be in his presence.


We also need more poetry in life.

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Hey guys, right off the bat I want to say I come in complete peace. My wife and I decided in a spontaneous decision to get tickets for Game 5. I know absolutely nothing about Vancouver and have done basically no research. Any local spots or things to see would be greatly appreciated. So here's to Vancouver stealing one from us here in San Jose so we can go. You guys have a beautiful city and I'd love to come check it out. Cheers guys.

We are staying in downtown, we're going to have a car, and we don't have a definite time table. We'll probably stay for 6 or 7 days.
I grew up both in Vancouver and in the Bay Area and now live in Van. PM me and i'll tell you what you need to know.

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