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“Vancouver-Post Alaska Cruise”
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Kitty Hawk, NC
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
76 helpful votes
“Vancouver-Post Alaska Cruise”
Reviewed 24 October 2007

MUST Do! This is a great choice post cruise as many ships terminate in Vancouver on the North to South cruises. Vancouver is a lovely and safe city with many fine restaurants and outdoor things to do. On a previous visit we went to Victoria island and would recommend this side trip by ferry. Rent a car, drive it on the ferry and tour the island; great gardens, museums and hotels if you overnight. This time we acted like tourists and bought the all day metro pass which works on the sky train, busses and ferry to N. Vancouver...do that trip as the ride and shops at the ferry terminal are a good experience...especially the "farmers" market with more types of food than you get even in the largest eastern/western cities. This was our second trip to Vancouver and would definitely do again and recommend to a friend......bit on the pricey side so expect that with the U.S. dollar worth less and less each week.

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8 Thank OBXRon
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melbourne australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
17 helpful votes
“canadian rockies, and allas Vancouver”
Reviewed 4 October 2007

After having great time self drive touring the rockies from Calgary to Jasper,9 days and on to Vancouver
With a 1 night stop in Sun Peaks,on the way."what a lovely place";
On arriving in Vancouver handed our car in and had a quiet night , up early next morning and took a taxi from our hotel in Richmond to the CBD, we arrived in the city at 9.15am and as we wanted to see the gastown area we asked the taxi driver to take us ,which he did, allas we went through the east side which is only a few streets away from gastown, and that was enough for us we did not feel safe enough to get out of the taxi. With drug deals openly being done .and police cars in pairs just watching., the taxi driver did say it got better when all the shops opened, but as far as we where concerned the damage was done. we just went to a shopping mall in the CBD
for a few hours and then went back to hotel and booked out a day early and flew to Vegas. We where so dissapointed in Vancouver after family who had lived there in the 60s and 70s had raved about it . . well give me Melbourne or Sydney any day.
Having said all that the rockies is a place I think everybody should try and visit what a lovely place photos and tv commercials do not do it justice.

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5 Thank denisg_7
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
13 helpful votes
“City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada”
Reviewed 26 September 2007

Vancouver, Canada is a beautiful city. We were there in August and the weather was great. Two sights that are a "must see" are Standley Park and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. A drive along the coastline provides great views.

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6 Thank MacChief
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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
271 reviews
144 helpful votes
“Wonderful City”
Reviewed 20 September 2007

Love Love Love Vancouver. I didn't expect to like it this much. We wanted to do something different than go to a resort in the Carribean or Mexico. So despite facing some rainy days, we came to this incredibly beautiful and friendly city.

The people of Vancouver are so polite and culturally diverse. Tourism is a big industry here so visitors from all around the world do very well here. My partner and I were well received here in Vancouver as well as Victoria (on Vancouver Island).

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4 Thank John H
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Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
52 helpful votes
“Takes some time to get to know”
Reviewed 19 September 2007

Unlike many large cities around the world, Vancouver has no must see museum, or manmade structure, or tallest anything. Rather the whole city is one giant example of Mother Nature and humans coexisting peaceably with one another. You won't love Vancouver unless you've stayed there for awhile in one of its many cool, quirky neighborhoods and sampled the flavors they have to offer. Each neighborhood has its own unique set of stores, yummy restaurants, green parks, and lots of outdoor activities to enjoy.

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4 Thank EWanderer
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