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Vancouver Canada, British Columbia

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  • Shopping (1131)
  • Food (692)
  • Sightseeing (528)
  • Scenery (483)
  • Nature (350)
  • Walking (321)
  • Restaurants (314)
  • Parks (272)
  • Friendly People (251)
  • City Trip (243)

How can you enjoy the sights in Vancouver while avoiding the crowds?

Milton
Milton, United States of America

6 days ago Report

For me part of sightseeing includes checking out the crowds and the local people and how they interact among themselves and visitors. Sightseeing is more than just looking at the prairies in Kansas or beautiful Black Hill of South Dakota, the Yellowstone River running through Wyoming and Montana, or the forest and coastline in Oregon or even the Cactus Forest we saw in Arizona. It also about checking out the people in crowded streets of downtown Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria, and San Francisco or the people who or at the other table is restaurants in Newport, Oregon or San Diego California or the waiters and waitresses who served us in Oklahoma City, Seattle, Vancouver, Oakland and El Paso. There is a lot to see on this wonderful continent and my wife and I take try to take in all the sights; the natural environment such as Stanley Park in Vancouver or the coastline of Victoria, the man-made structures that include all the High-Rise buildings in Vancouver, the monuments and Regal Government Buildings in Victoria and even the wonderful and interesting people that we observed and met.

Why do you recommend Vancouver for food?

Claire
Claire, Canada

26 days ago Report

Oh yes I certainly would. I wish I could have tried all the restaurants on my list but sadly I ran out of time. Once again there truly is something for everyone. The options are endless and depending on your budget and your desires it's truly all there in lovely Vancouver!!

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Vancouver.

Claire
Claire, Canada

26 days ago Report

There really is something for everyone in Vancouver. I love the malls, the Robson street experience and the outdoor stores including the lovely MEC store - my favourite!

Why do people say Vancouver can be seen best by foot?

THOMAS
THOMAS, Canada

14 days ago Report

CITY IS LAID OUT IN SUCH A CONVENIENT WAY - YOU CAN WALK THE SEAWALL, THE STREETS AND ALL MANNER OF DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS.

What effect did the scenery in Vancouver have on you?

Claire
Claire, Canada

26 days ago Report

I am from northern BC so it was very difficult to return home to snow etc. after spending time amongst the green trees and the flowers that were blooming in early spring. I would dearly love to live in the southern part of BC one day.

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Claire
Claire, Canada

26 days ago Report

I would have to say that they wouldn't have to go far at all - a good restaurant that is not a 'tourist trap' is really only a google search away.

What makes the people from Vancouver so friendly? Tell us your story.

Alice
Alice, United Kingdom

24 days ago Report

I am fortunate enough to have lived in Canada before, not in Vancouver but in British Columbia, further to the east of the province. I took my boyfriend to a friends wedding who is born and bred from Vancouver. We are British and at first, his natural scepticism as a Brit had him asking "why do they all say hello to you - what do they want?" As he grew used to it over the first few days, he fully began to appreciate the good natured kindness of Canadians, even in a huge city like Vancouver! We both live and work in London which can be an abrasive place at times and the residents of Vancouver make you realise how little a smile and small talk costs, but how much it can be appreciated. The friendliness of Canadians is difficult to capture in writing as it is not one individual act or gesture you can put your finger on, it is the outlook and a view on life shared by an entire nation of people, that would make the world a much better place if everybody were to share it!

Why is the atmosphere in Vancouver something people rave about?

Milton
Milton, United States of America

6 days ago Report

If you like a fast-pace, clean city with a million and one high-rise building then Vancouver is the place for you which has many beautiful sights. Remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

What's the best way to make the most of Vancouver by foot?

Alice
Alice, United Kingdom

24 days ago Report

We bought tickets for the hop on, hop off old style city tram which isn't the most ideal option as it runs in a loop and it doesn't run particularly late in the day, but it means you can walk to certain areas of the city and explore them on foot and then if you plan your journey you can pick up one of the trams and have it drop you off somewhere like Granville Island which is not walking distance from a lot of places in the city.

Is there more to shopping in Vancouver than just brand-name stores?

Olwyn
Olwyn, United Kingdom

25 days ago Report

Yes there is Stanley Park check out the raccoons and other animals as you walk through. English beach where you sit on logs and watch the sun go down. And catch a water taxi to Granville Island lots to see from the brewery to the food market

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Vancouver.

Ruhi
Ruhi, Canada

5 days ago Report

Relaxing on the balcony beach and beach walks walking in downtown and enjoying relaxed eating in the coast plaza

What was the most entertaining thing you saw in Vancouver?

Laurie
Laurie, Canada

3 days ago Report

We went to see Elton JOHN and it was a fantastic concert! We did have to take a cab to Rogers arena as we wore heels, but you could walk the distance in comfortable shoes!

Why do people recommend Vancouver for the parks?

Munif
Munif, Australia

27 days ago Report

Absolute beautiful parks !! Natural and unspoilt as nature intended. Views everywhere. Fresh clean air and not crowded at all!

What is it about the people in Vancouver that makes them so watchable?

Milton
Milton, United States of America

6 days ago Report

Very young population in the Yaletown area of Vancouver. While the people their don't to appear to be as friendly as the people we find in American we believe they are very caring people and love being Canadians! We saw and received many acts of kindness from many of the Canadians we met.

Is Vancouver the place to have a meal to remember? Tell us why.

Jill
Jill, United States of America

17 days ago Report

We chose to eat in at the Pub in the hotel, expecting good food. It turned out to be gourmet food, we were surprised and pleased.

What makes Vancouver one of those classic city-trip experiences?

Alice
Alice, United Kingdom

24 days ago Report

Vancouver actually IS NOT a classic city-trip experience which is what makes it so fantastic! You get the best of both worlds - you get to walk around the city and see all the shopping areas, the old town areas like Gas Town, but you also have the incredible natural space that is Stanley Park and the marina! Plus you have all the incredible mountains and outdoor pursuits type of areas on Vancouver's doorstep which makes a visit to Vancouver so refreshing - especially if you live or work in a city and want to experience some nature whilst you are away.

What seafood experience in Vancouver is still on your mind?

Bjarki
Bjarki, United States of America

22 days ago Report

The Boathouse Restaurant at English Bay was exceptional, reasonably priced and excellent services.
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What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food Vancouver has to offer?

Judy
Judy, Canada

26 days ago Report

Do not be afraid try something different everyday, just sample different ethnic foods and you will be amazed at how some foods just grab your attention. You will never know until you try them.

Why should people going to Vancouver head to the aquarium?

Carla
Carla, United States of America

14 days ago Report

There are a lot of gorgeous fish and great shows, the new 4D theater was a fantastic experience.

What's your best piece of advice for a first-time hiker in Vancouver?

Anonymous, Unknown location

24 days ago Report

Lynn Valley is beautiful. It has a suspension bridge and waterfalls which you can slide down.

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