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Chapter 9: In and Around Vancouver
Pg. 124-138

There are many interesting places to visit in and around Vancouver. Have as much fun as you can while you're here.

Links to Attractions Described in the Handbook

Vancouver Area   Free or Almost   Daytrips   Not far from Vancouver

Tourist Information
Tourism Vancouver
View Official Visitor's Guide On-line
Request Official Visitor's Guide
Visitor Centres

Vancouver Area Attractions

Festivals and Special Events
   Vancouver Folk Music Festival
   Vancouver International Jazz Festival
   Celebration of Light Fireworks Competition
   Pacific National Exhibition
   Vancouver International Film Festival
   Vancouver Fringe Theatre Festival

Professional Sports
   Vancouver Whitecaps, Soccer
   BC Lions, Canadian Football
   Vancouver Canadians, Baseball
   International Basketball League
   Vancouver Canucks, Hockey

The Lookout! at Harbour Centre
555 West Hastings, downtown
Telephone 604-689-0421

Canada Place
Downtown at the foot of Howe Street
Telephone 604-775-7200

Downtown near the Lookout and the SeaBus Station
Telephone 604-683-5650

Near Gastown at Main and Pender Streets and Keefer
Telephone 604-632-3808

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall Street, Chinatown
Telephone 604-662-3207

Vancouver Public Aquarium and Stanley Park
West end of Georgia Street near downtown
Aquarium Telephone 604-659-3474
Children's Farmyard and the Miniature Train

Science World and Omnimax Theatre
Main Street SkyTrain Station
Telephone 604-443-7443

Vancouver Museum and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
Vanier Park near the south end of the Burrard Street Bridge at 1100 Chestnut Street
Telephone Museum 604-736-4431   Planetarium 604-738-7827.

Vancouver Maritime Museum St. Roch Heritage Harbour
1905 Ogden Ave. beside Vanier Park and the Vancouver Museum and Space Centre
Telephone 604-257-8300.

Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby (between Robson and West Georgia)
Telephone 604-662-4719

Museum of Anthropology at UBC
6393 N.W. Marine Drive on the University of British Columbia campus
Telephone 604-822-3825 or the business office 604-822-5087

Bloedel Conservatory
   Queen Elizabeth Park at 33rd Ave. and Cambie.
   Telephone 604-257-8584
VanDusen Botanical Gardens
   37th and Oak Street
   Telephone 604-878-9274
University of British Columbia Botanical Gardens
   6804 SW Marine Drive, just north of 16th Ave
Nitobe Memorial Garden
   1895 Lower Mall near the Museum of Anthropology
   Telephone 604-822-9666

Playland Family Fun Park
Exhibition Park at East Hastings and Renfrew
Telephone 604-253-2311

Grouse Mountain
Take the SkyRide gondola from 6400 Nancy Green Way, North Vancouver.
Telephone 604-984-0661

Capilano Suspension Bridge
3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Telephone 604-985-7474

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Free or Almost Free Attractions

Stanley Park
at the west end of downtown

Stanley Park, Kitsilano, Jericho, and Spanish Banks

Commercial Drive
Download a Brochure

SeaBus to Lonsdale Quay
Foot of Londsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Telephone 604-985-6261

SkyTrain to Westminster Quay Public Market
River Market at Westminster Quay, 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster, BC Telephone 604-520-3881

White Rock
Near the American border, but you can travel there by transit from downtown Vancouver

DON'T MISS IT! Granville Island
Shops, Restaurants, Pubs, and the Public Market, little ferry boat tours north to downtown, west to the Maritime Museum, or east to Yaletown and Science World

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Daytrips from Vancouver

Take intercity buses to other places close by and stay overnight or return the same day.

Victoria across the Strait of Georgia and through the Gulf Islands by ferry

Whistler -- two hours by car or bus north of Vancouver

Bowen Island ferry to Snug Cove

Gibsons take the Langdale ferry

Steveston on the main arm of the Fraser River, Richmond BC

Boat Cruises in Vancouver or Fraser River

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Not far from Vancouver

The Rocky Mountains, Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise, Calgary (Calgary Stampede Rodeo), Edmonton (West Edmonton Mall)

West Coast of Vancouver Island: Ucluelet Tofino Long Beach

In the United States
   by car, bus or train (Amtrak) Seattle, Bellingham (Bellisfair Shopping Centre)
   by air: San Francisco and Los Angeles

You may need a visa to visit the USA.
Check with the
American Consulate in Vancouver
before you try to cross the border.

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