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« on: April 16, 2017, 06:03:05 pm »
We will be in Vancouver with some hours to kill late summer. What do the folks that have been there recommend?  We have 1.5 days before our Alaska cruise and the same after.
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Re: Vancouver
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 09:50:13 pm »
I trust you're talking about Vancouver, BC and not the one in Washington state........

Stanley Park is near the ship terminal and has some fairly spectacular cedars and such as well as a good aquarium if you like. On the right days their are lots of entertainers performing their particular art form. Some are very talented while others maybe not so but I always found it interesting. The harbour ferry is also very close by and takes you on a tour of the harbour area. Downtown is close by as well but my interest doesn't go there so I'm no help on that.

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Re: Vancouver
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 12:07:14 pm »
If we still lived there I would meet you for coffee. Walk or bike the seawall, it is fascinating especially under the Lion's Gate bridge when the tide is running. Small boat operators know not to mess with it. Queen Elizabeth park, the VanDusen gardens and Science World are well worth a visit too. We took an afternoon tour boat excursion to the top of Indian Arm, I really enjoyed the view of the harbour from the water and the scenery is beautiful.
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Re: Vancouver
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 12:26:25 pm »
Yes, BC. Thank you.
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Re: Vancouver
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 08:48:10 pm »
As the posters prior to me suggested
Stanley park, Lions Gate Bridge, Gas town and China town, go up Grouse Mnt

https://www.tourismvancouver.com/activities/sightseeing/1-2-3-hour-vancouver/

It was our honeymoon city almost 30 years ago,

you'll really enjoy it

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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 10:38:17 pm »
Unfortunately Gastown has gone downhill since you were there. It used to be a funky place with interesting night life but I wouldn't hang around there now. One of our favorite places to kick back and relax is Spanish Banks, great beach and fabulous view of the harbor entrance and ships.
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