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I'm traveling with my Mom to Vancouver in early April. Any excellent things we should see or do? Good eats? Thanks! sister
It was recently featured on the food network (that woman named Giadda, can't remember the show). Vij himself was the host and made us feel like we were family. There was a wait so he recommended we go to the bar. WE decided to walk the neighborhood and when we came back, Vij said, ''where were you? I missed you'' and led us to the bar and plied us with tea and appetizers before we had a table. It was wonderful and possibly the best indian food I've ever eaten. i love vancouver
There's shopping, of course, and lots of other stuff to see and do, but Capilano is #1 on my list. Kathleen
We stayed in North Van. cuz it was a little cheaper and the place had a pool, but staying in a walking neighborhood would be just great. In North Van: Lynn Canyoun Nature Center and (free) suspension bridges (wonderful little nature center in beautiful high-treed, deep gorge setting, and a cafe) Lighthouse Park (big trees), take ferry over to Vancouver. South of town there is the University's amazing museum with a huge totem pole and mask collection (WOW!). In town, the farmer's markets are great (check web). Also beaches, stanley park (rent bikes?), huge swimming pools, aquarium, Granville island art, science museum. Very easy to get around on buses, taxi boats, monorail. Folks (from all over the world) are lovely. Anon Who Wishes I Was Going
We are going to Vancouver, BC in mid-April and are looking for a great, inexpensive place to stay (hotels, hostels, B & B), preferably near the UBC campus or Kitsilano areas. Any recommendations out there for child-friendly location? (Not much on the website -- I'll collect and forward anything I get to the moderator). Thanks much! Claire
This is a blast from the past, but still valid from what I hear: Bouchart Gardens (sp?) is a spectacular place to wander and enjoy nature. I still remember it from a visit 43 years ago when I was all of 5 (Egads!). Lots of paths for kids to wander with their parents, but a horticultural park, not wild. I also recommend totem poles. We had a book called "Tales the Totems Tell" that related the Indian myths behind the totem figures. It was one of my childhood favorites. As to weather, it is the Northwest, after all. Have fun!
The ferry ride to Victoria is fun. Dolphins and orcas can often be spotted, and there is a play area for smaller kids,and a video arcade for bigger kids. My son enjoys walking around on the deck. In Victoria, there are lots of tourist things in the Inner Harbour (near the Empress Hotel),including Undersea World and the Wax Museum. My husband's favourite since childhood is Miniature World, in the basement of the Empress. It is lots of scaled down dioramas. We haven't taken my son yet, but he'd enjoy it. There are lots of hotels in that part of Victoria. Also, the Univ. of Victoria rents rooms. Butchart Gardens is good if the weather is nice. In April, the weather will be mild, but could be wet. PS: Canadians think of Vancouver/Victoria as the SOUTHwest, not the NORTHwest. Hope this helps. Enjoy your trip.
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