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Canada is a four-season destination capable of satisfying everyone's holiday requirements from outdoor activities to festivals, world class events, theatre and shopping.
General Facts: Currency: Canadian dollar (C$). Time: Six time zones from Newfoundland (GMT –3.5) to BC (GMT –8). Electricity: 110 volts. Driving: Traffic drives on the right. Languages: English and French. International dialling code
from the UK: 001.
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Climate: Vast variety of climate with temperatures reaching freezing between mid November and Mid April.
Major Gateways: Calgary (YYC). Edmonton (YEG). Montreal Dorval (YUL). Vancouver (YVR). Toronto (YYZ). Typical flying time from the UK: Toronto 6 hrs 30 mins. Calgary 8 hrs 30 mins. Vancouver 9 hrs 30 mins.
Top Attractions: Niagara Falls (Ontario). CN Tower (Toronto Ontario). Banff National park (Alberta). Jasper National park (Alberta). Whistler Resort (British Columbia). Whale Watching (BC).
Special Interests: Skiing, Dog-sledging, Snowmobiling, Polar Bear viewing, Salmon fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/kayaking.
What to buy: First Nations arts and crafts, soapstone carvings, sportswear, ski gear, hiking gear.
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A Tourist Guide To Vancouver.
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Tourist Information: www.canadatourism.com
Vancouver is Canada's third largest city. Set between the Pacific Burrard Inlet and the magnificent backdrop of the Canadian Rockies. Vancouver is a truly natural and beautiful International Gateway with it's diverse abundance of natural attractions and recreational opportunities.
Vancouver is a very cultural city, with a host of first class museums and art galleries, most notable are the Central Museum and the 'University of B.C. museum of Anthropology' displaying excellent examples of Northwest Indian art and artefacts. Vancouver Art Gallery and Science World are also worth a visit.
Shopping in Vancouver: Check out man made Granville Island for its trendy shops, markets, street musicians and trendy cafes. Try the underground mall, which offers 4 blocks of good value shopping.
Check out trendy Robson street for great shopping and a bit of celebrity spotting.
Vancouver Island and the mountain resort of Whistler are both within easy reach and must be visited before you head home. The Royal Hudson Steam Train is an excellent excursion to include in your visit to Whistler.
Sightseeing in Vancouver: Start with the Grouse Mountain Skyride (cable-car) that takes you 1,200 meters high for fabulous views of the city and the Pacific Fjords. Back to downtown Vancouver and to 'Gastown' the reconstructed old centre of the city, here you will find the cobblestone streets full of cafes, shops, excellent restaurants plus native Canadian galleries and the famous steam clock.
Attractions in Vancouver:
Gastown. Next to Chinatown you will find the old world charm of historic Gastown, with its cobbled streets, Victorian architecture and quaint courtyards with fashionable cafes, restaurants and trendy boutiques. Interesting places to visit in Gastown include the Lamplighter Pub in the Dominion Hotel, which is famous for being the first pub in Vancouver to serve alcohol to women. You will also find the world's first steam clock which plays the Westminster chimes every 15 minutes on five brass steam whistles inside its bronze case. For more information on Gastown go the website: www.gastown.org
Granville Island. Granville Island was once a rundown industrial park that has now been transformed into a thriving shopping and entertainment centre, it also contains a theatre and brewery. The island is best known for its quality and very colorful market, that boasts fresh produce, meats and fish, vegetables and fresh pastries along with trendy fashion stores and craft shops. Take a break at one of the many eateries or take rest at the marina where the picturesque houseboats are moored. For further information on Granville Island go to the website at:
The Harbour Centre Lookout. The best way to find your bearings in Vancouver is to take a trip upto the 'Lookout' at the Harbour Centre Tower. Here you will enjoy fantastic 360 degree views of the city, the North Shore Mountains and on a clear day all the way to Vancouver Island. A glass fronted sky-lift whisks you to the top of the tower in 45 seconds. At the top you will find a revolving restaurant that completes a full revolution every hours for spectacular views of the glittering city below. For more details go to www.vancouverlookout.com
The Illuminares Lantern Festival. This annual festival takes place at the picturesque Trout Lake Park in Vancouver. The best way to enjoy this magical event is to find yourself a picnic spot and enjoy the evening from early on. The evening includes a display of twinkling lights and fiery lanterns in all different shapes and sizes as the park comes alive with various spectacular acts, with dancers, jugglers, fire eaters and other entertainers parading around the lake. For further info go to www.publicdreams.org
The Vancouver Jazz Festival. This international jazz festival is regarded as the biggest and most important musical celebration in the world. Top names in jazz and blues play at various venues throughout the city. For the latest details go to: www.coastaljazz.ca
Hotels in Vancouver: Vancouver is a very accommodating city! Whether you're planning a trip for business or fun, traveling with kids, or looking for a romantic getaway, you'll find a remarkable range of hotel options all within reach of the many sights you will want to visit.
Adventure: If you are looking for adventure you will not be disappointed, you can try winter-sports and rock climbing in the nearby mountains, bungee jumping or volleyball on one of the city's many beaches. During May to September Vancouver is a great location for whale watching.
Vancouver has many natural attractions and recreational opportunities, from world-class winter sports
on nearby Grouse Mountain
to sailing or hiking in the many forests and surrounding magical wilderness.
Nightlife in Vancouver : The taverns in the Gastown area are open till late and there are plenty of restaurants and trendy jazz bars to choose from. Head to the vast and colorful Chinatown for the best oriental dishes in Canada.
General Transport in Vancouver: The public transport system in Vancouver is very efficient and reaches all parts of the city. The system includes busses, trains electric trolley buses and the computerised Sky Train or light rail that runs on both elevated track and underground. Zones make up the fare structure and tickets are valid on all most modes of transport. Travel passes are available with the day pass being among the cheapest allowing unlimited transport across all zones. Taxis are readily available throughout the city.
Money: The currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar (CAD) which is divided into 100 cents. The canadian currency also has one-dollar coins which are known as loonies, (because of a picture of a loon, a type of bird engraved on the coin) and a two-dollar coin know as toonies. US Dollars are usually accepted, however, change is usually given in Canadian dollars.
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Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
The airport is located eight miles (13km) south of Vancouver.
Transport: From Airport to Vancouver central.
Taxis are available from outside the arrivals terminal and are not overly expensive. Bus service 98 B connects to Downtown Vancouver departing from the Airport Station Bus Terminal.
The Airporter service provides a regular transfer to most main downtown hotels, also the Canada Place cruise ship terminal and rail station. Scheduled bus services to the nearby resorts of Whistler and Vancouver Island also operate from the airport.
Car Hire: All major car rental companies are represented,
Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz.