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Tomorrow I am off to British Columbia, Canada’s western most province and it’s largest city Vancouver. Although I am still hoping to be a tourist, my schedule has been engulfed with work meetings. I am there with work, so there isn’t much I can complain about there.

Most of my time will be spent hovering down by the waterfront by the Convention Centre, although not in it. I was hoping to find time to meet one particular Addick, but sadly I’m not going to have time to get across to Vancouver Island.

I was scheming up all sorts of plans originally to visit Whistler, Seattle, the wine region or Vancouver Island but I will just have to content myself with exploring Vancouver’s downtown and surrounding areas. Any suggestions, then let me know.

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  1. Scott #

    The Whitecaps play Wednesday evening, if you’ll still be there. Delicious Thai food at Maenam.

    April 29, 2011
  2. Crowb orough Addick #

    Grouse Mountain is a must. Also the old market area. We also had a great flight in one of the sea planes over the peninsula.


    April 30, 2011
  3. MIke Barry #

    Don’t get mowed down by the joggers: might be safest to strip down, put on the traioners and join in (if Major Ken is with the joggers, take care or you may be trampled into the ground.

    April 30, 2011
  4. CA -Taking the liberty of replicating part of the email, I sent you, in the event your readers are in that neck of the woods one day.
    I have not been over there for a while but I can say one of my favourite seafood places is Pescatores on Humboldt Street. Wonderful – and West coast fresh. One of the best Italian places is Cibo Trattoria on Seymour Street. Great Curries at Vij’s on West 11th. St.

    But there are so many great places to eat and drink. Evening visits are highly recommended to Yaletown and Gastown. (Both pretty much downtown). Full of Bars, restraunts, Brew Pubs and the like. Great for strolling around enjoying the selections -and the ‘sights’. For daytime breaks (or evening as well. of course) I would suggest a visit to Granville Island (Also pretty much downtown). All designed for the pedestrian, with oceanfront watering holes as well as local shops. The ‘Sandbar’ and ‘Bridges’ both have waterfront patios. Granville Island also has it’s own brewery.

    Coal Harbour is another recently developed area by the Downtown, mainly luxurious properties and a very nice walk. There is also a good seafront eatery there called Cardero’s.

    If you get the chance to hop over the bridge (through Stanley Park) to the North Shore, head up towards the Grouse Mountain area and when you get some elevation, look back across the inlet to Vancouver. It is a spectacular sight.

    As I said – Have a terrific time!

    April 30, 2011
  5. SLC Red #

    Haven’t been there for 15 years but I really liked the Science Museum – very interactive and brought out the kid in me (I was there on my own but must confess I am a scientist!). Enjoy!

    April 30, 2011
  6. Bob Miller #

    CA, Seasons In The Park Restaurant, in Queen Elizabeth Park, which is the highest point within the actual City of Vancouver, is our favourite spot to dine. Situated in the midst of spectacular gardens, the food is exceptional and the view across the city to Grouse Mountain, from the strategically placed tables, is spectacular day or night.

    April 30, 2011
  7. Thanks everyone. I’m off out in a minute to explore.

    May 1, 2011

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