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    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    The new Canada Line Skytrain is now running, so you can take that to get into downtown Vancouver from the airport in less than half an hour.
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    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Never call a cab in Vancover, it will never come. My friends n me waited an hour at Stanley Park, we decided to walk back to town under the cold snow, which took us another 1hour.
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    Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
    The zodiac whalewatching tours are great here !
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    Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada
    Ferry terminal to Vancouver Island
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    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vancouver is a fun and easy place to go to!!Amazing weather, therefore .......easy packing-no need for umbrella,suntan lotion,one sweather is enough,no coat,no rainboots,no sunglasses.
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    Eagle Harbour, British Columbia, Canada
    Bus number 250 takes you here from either the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal or from Park Royal shopping mall, or from downtown Vancouver. It goes along Marine drive, very scenic. if you are aiming for Eagle Harbour, make sure to catch the regular bus, not the express, which takes the highway, bypassing it all together. see www.translink.bc.ca for more details. weekends, and weekdays after 6.30pm are all zones for the price of 1 zone, so don't accidentally pay extra! Eagle Harbour is in West Van, part of the North Shore, so is in "Zone 2" downtown Vancouver is "Zone 1" In that general area, there are a lot of outdoor activites such as Tidley Cove beach combing (where a scene of Free Willy was fimed) and there are thousands of purple starfish, and Lighthouse Park's many hiking trails. (the lighthouse is clearly part of the North Shore skyline- right at the end of it.)
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    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    www.translink.bc.ca (bus information) http://vancouver.craigslist.com (free online classefieds: furniture, jobs, apartments, etc...) www.cfox.com (radio station- announces upcoming events online.) www.pollstar.com (city search: Vancouver for concert listings) There is a hostel on the corner of Homer and Pender downtown that only charges $10 per night for a dorm bed. Next door is Finches Tea and Coffee, which has the best baguettes you have ever tasted AND Fair Trade coffee. During the day the area is full of 9-5'ers but at night it is a bit dodgy. The majority of backpacker hostels congregate on Granville Street downtown (the clubbing area) and are about $25 per night. There is also one in Kitsilano but not exactly sure where. To get downtown from the Airport catch the public Airport Circle bus from outside arrivals which will take you to Airport Station Bay 2. There you transfer to the 98 B-Line Burrard Station bound. (Richmond is the opposite direction so you don't want take that one unless you are staying with friends in Richmond.)
    Buses only take exact change. 1 Zone is $2.25 (Airport to Downtown is 2 Zones- I think $3.25, but if you are travelling after 6pm or it is a Saturday or Sunday than it is all 1 Zone.) If you are looking for work, a good place to start is Robson Street, downtown. All the shops are almost always hiring. Print a bunch of up to date resumes and hand them out at all the shops. Also try Pacific Centre Mall. (Enter via the Sears on Robson.) Granville Street, Commercial Drive, Denman Street, Park Royal Mall, Broadway, West 4th in Kitsilano, Lonsdale Avenue in North Van. (etc...) For office jobs, look in Newspapers and Online Classefieds. Favourite Restaurants: Rain City Grill, Denman Street: View of English Bay- very fancy- organic, locally produced gourmet food. Tanpopo, Denman Street: All you can eat Sushi. Lunch is $11, Dinner is $21, but they add fancier things to the menu like Salmon Tataki, and in between and afterwards they have happy hour specials. Havana, Commercial Drive: Cuban food, pitchers of Mojitos, amazing atmosphere. medium sort of price range. Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company, Cypress Street, Kitsilano: Best Pizza in Vancouver. Organic and Locally Sourced Produce- completely sustainable down to the recycled materials napkins and furniture. Anatole Souvlaki, Lonsdale Avenue: Amazing quality Greek food in a fantastic atmosphere. You get what you pay for though at about $17 dollars for the platter (chicken, tzatziki, salad, pita bread, rice, potatoes.) You can get lesser quality but perhaps bigger quantity if you try Stephos on Davie Street, also very popular for around $10. India Bistro, Davie Street: Excellent, cheap Indian food, and cool cocktails on offer. Raglans, Lonsdale Avenue: cheap bar snacks, but you can't beat the massive Monsoon Bowl cocktails. Vina Vietnamese, Marine Drive, Dunderave, W.Van: Excellent Vietnamese food in a classy atmosphere, but surprisingly cheap. For grocery shopping try Capers, a big Pro-Organic supermarket chain with locations on Robson Street downtown and in Kitsilano, etc... In winter you can go ice-skating up on Grouse Mountain- they freeze over the area that is a park in the summer. You can rent Ice Skates up there. For a good hike, you can actually hike up Grouse Mountain. It is famous in Vancouver and called the "Grouse Grind." There are hundreds of hiking opportunities on the North Shore. Capilano Suspension Bridge is pricey but the tourists seem to love it. The locals go to Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge instead because it is scarrier and it is free. The downtown waterfront area at night is a little dodgy, avoid wandering off the beaten path in Gastown especially. The East End of West Hastings Street is where all the heroin addicts and prostitutes hang out. In the Summer there is a waterslide in English Bay. Also in the last week of July and first week of August is the Festival of Light, the worlds largest international fireworks competition, and the whole of Vancouver heads to the waterfront, especially English Bay, to watch. (Usually Wednesday and Saturday nights.) It is a great thing for a traveller to see as it really unites the city. The biggest display of Vancouver culture by far, is the Canucks. Our Hockey team. You have to go to a game, but if like most Vancouverites it is above your budget, at least go to a bar to watch the games, or if you know someone, go to a party to watch it. And if you are lucky, keep checking www.ticketmaster.ca for when they "sell" free tickets to the practices. Even if you don't get one, head down to GM place that day anyways they usually hand them out at the door. If I think of anything else I will add it. Good luck!
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    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    You can speak Cantonese in the airport to communicate in many shops!!! Just try it. [I did it 10 years ago summer]
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    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    I love living here, though it's not without its negatives. Nightlife can be a little lame, especially if you've been to other big cities. Bars and restaurants can close very early.
    Absolutely nothing beats the views though. Waking up to mountains is extraordinary. Vancouver has so many outdoor things to do - great trails, lots of lovely islands that are a quick ferry ride away, and the ocean. Despite the heavy rain, it is a very mild city compared to the rest of Canada, so if you don't like the snow, but like to ski, it's the perfect place.
    Traffic is another big nightmare in Vancouver, so be prepared to spend some time in a jam, or finding creative ways to get around town. Vancouver has very dedicated cyclists, though, so you can find lots of great bike routes through the city. And the milder weather always encourages a walk.
    It's a pretty open and welcoming city. LBGT travellers will feel comfortable here - and can check out hotspots like Davie, Main Street, or Commercial Drive. Like much of metropolitan Canada, it is a fairly multicultural city as well.
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    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Avoid the Massey Tunnel during rush hour!
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