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|Zach|
01-09-2012, 08:10 AM
Never been this far up north should be a good time though seems like a cool city.

Anyone have Van experiences or tips they would like to pass on?

Sofa King
01-09-2012, 08:11 AM
Take a jacket.

DaKCMan AP
01-09-2012, 08:17 AM
http://www.capbridge.com/

http://lynncanyon.ca/

http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/

http://www.tourismvancouver.com/do/activities-attractions/whale-watching/

JD10367
01-09-2012, 08:20 AM
While it would seem like a weird idea, check out Cruise Critic. Vancouver's a port so, as with all cruise ports, there are a lot of clueless tourists looking for one-day "best of" scenarios, and you get locals around the world chiming in.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=413

|Zach|
01-09-2012, 08:21 AM
While it would seem like a weird idea, check out Cruise Critic. Vancouver's a port so, as with all cruise ports, there are a lot of clueless tourists looking for one-day "best of" scenarios, and you get locals around the world chiming in.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=413

Yea, done some cruises before and that really does make a lot of sense thanks.

Hoover
01-09-2012, 08:36 AM
Vancouver is awesome.

Stanley Park is cool to walk around in. Eat sea food.

That's said I would encourage you to take a drive north and visit Whistler. The drive alone is worth it. The Sea to Sky highway is stunning. Whistler is incredible too.

durtyrute
01-09-2012, 08:51 AM
try the women

KCtotheSB
01-09-2012, 10:15 AM
Take in the inevitable Vancouver Canuck riots with your Sony CyberShot(R).

Fritz88
01-09-2012, 10:20 AM
Never come back.

Oz_Chief
01-09-2012, 11:04 AM
I have been told that one of the coolest bars in the world is in Vancouver. It is called Chill Winston. Please check it out and let us know.

pr_capone
01-09-2012, 11:09 AM
Other bars that might be up your alley...

1181
The Fountainhead Pub
The Cobalt

|Zach|
01-09-2012, 11:47 AM
I have been told that one of the coolest bars in the world is in Vancouver. It is called Chill Winston. Please check it out and let us know.

Whoa!

http://www.chillwinston.com/chillwinston/home.html

Mr. Laz
01-09-2012, 11:47 AM
Never come back.
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Chocolate Hog
01-09-2012, 11:51 AM
Lock your doors this time?

|Zach|
01-09-2012, 11:52 AM
Never come back.

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http://www.myfacewhen.com/images/65.jpg

Saul Good
01-09-2012, 12:22 PM
I recommend postponing the trip for a few months and going in the heat of the summer. Then check out Wreck Beach. Its a nude beach that happens to be across the street from the University of British Columbia. Its got lots of old weirdos selling recreational drugs and a ton of naked college coeds.

|Zach|
01-09-2012, 12:24 PM
I recommend postponing the trip for a few months and going in the heat of the summer. Then check out Wreck Beach. Its a nude beach that happens to be across the street from the University of British Columbia. Its got lots of old weirdos selling recreational drugs and a ton of naked college coeds.

Haha, I am pretty married to the date but that sounds like quite the mix of humanity.

Some good suggestions though I think I will have to stick to the downtownish area.

Hitting up a 2 game Sporting Kansas City roadtrip where they play against Vancouver and Portland.

Saul Good
01-09-2012, 12:24 PM
Also, learn Cantonese. The majority of the city is made up of Hong Kong expats.

|Zach|
01-09-2012, 12:25 PM
Also, learn Cantones. The majority of the city is made up of Hong Kong expats.

Really? I would have never thought of that.

Saul Good
01-09-2012, 12:35 PM
Really? I would have never thought of that.

Big time. When Britain gave Hong Kong back to China, everyone who could afford it got the fuck out of dodge, and Vancouver was the spot of choice.

The funny thing is that, when you're in the middle of the city, you would swear that there were 10 million people in the city. Its filled with high-rises and feels like New York. In actuality, it's the size of Kansas City. Its just really compact and vertical.

Saul Good
01-09-2012, 12:43 PM
its hard to grasp how little Canada is in terms of population. Vancouver has a metro area of 2.1 million people or 90,000 more than Kansas City, and Vancouver is the third biggest city in Canada and is about double the size of the fourth biggest city.

stevieray
01-09-2012, 12:43 PM
add an eh? to the end of your sentences.

|Zach|
01-09-2012, 12:45 PM
its hard to grasp how little Canada is in terms of population. Vancouver has a metro area of 2.1 million people or 90,000 more than Kansas City, and Vancouver is the third biggest city in Canada and is about double the size of the fourth biggest city.

A friend of mine said you can enjoy Vancouver and not spend a whole lot of money...that it is pretty cheap. But he isn't really a go to guy with information of that nature I took it with a grain of salt.

pr_capone
01-09-2012, 12:49 PM
If you are at all attracted to the bitter herb, Vancouver "BC Bud" is stuff of legend.

|Zach|
01-09-2012, 12:55 PM
If you are at all attracted to the bitter herb, Vancouver "BC Bud" is stuff of legend.

Some folks I am going with will certainly be interested.

Mr. Flopnuts
01-09-2012, 12:56 PM
If you are at all attracted to the bitter herb, Vancouver "BC Bud" is stuff of legend.

yeah and you can get it anywhere. Literally walk into an herb shop where people are toking up and procure some.

Saul Good
01-09-2012, 01:04 PM
A friend of mine said you can enjoy Vancouver and not spend a whole lot of money...that it is pretty cheap. But he isn't really a go to guy with information of that nature I took it with a grain of salt.

The city isn't too bad, but the exchange rate is terrible. Everything is 20% more expensive there. It used to balance out because our dollar was worth more than theirs. Now, they are about even.