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EXPERIENCE CLIFFWALK You came for adventure. You came to step beyond the face of a 300 foot cliff on Cliffwalk. You came for beauty and nature. Find it far above a deep river canyon and high in the forest canopy. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in North Vancouver. You came for this. Drive, take transit or the free shuttle from Canada Place. 604.985.7474 CAPBRIDGE.COM


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attractions and activities to keep you entertained and engaged throughout your stay. The bestof-the-best city highlights, below, are presented for your planning pleasure! Image: Oliver Sved

Capilano Suspension Bridge Dizzying heights will make you tremble as you cross this 137-metre (450-foot) span teetering 70 metres (230 feet) above the Capilano River. Other “heightened” activities include Treetop Adventure, which teaches about coastal rainforests, and Cliffwalk, a chain of narrow walkways 90 metres (300 feet) above undisturbed vegetation. 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver | 604.985.7474 capbridge.com (Map E, C4) Image: Capilano Suspension Bridge

Did you know? Vancouver was voted among the world’s topthree most livable cities in 2013. With its vibrant culture, stunning scenery, boundless activities and friendly residents, it’s easy to see why! vancouver.ca Grouse Mountain

Vancouver Lookout

Ride the mile-long Skyride or witness breathtaking 360-degree views from the Eye of the Wind turbine, check out grey wolves and grizzly bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, watch films at the Theatre in the Sky or take a guided eco-walk to learn about Grouse’s geological history. Top it off with decadent fare on the mountain’s peak. 6400 Nancy Greene Way | 604.980.9311 grousemountain.com (Map E, A4) Image: Sam DCruz

Take a thrilling glass-elevator ride to the top of the Vancouver Lookout for 360-degree views of the city. Not sure what you’re looking at? Staff members offer free “guided tours” of major monuments and landmarks. 555 West Hastings Street 604.689.5447 | vancouverlookout.com (Map 1, C9)

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Encounter dolphins, belugas, sea turtles and otters in Canada’s largest aquarium and marine-science centre. The Vancouver Aquarium teaches the whole family the importance of aquatic-life conservation via interpretive galleries and underwater exhibits. For a fullsensory experience catch a 4-D movie with mist, wind and dramatic lighting! 845 Avison Way | 604.659.3521 | visitvanaqua.org (Map 4, F5) Image: Wendy Nero

This classical garden in historic Chinatown was named No. 1 in the world in a 2011 National Geographic roundup of city gardens. Stroll through magnificent arrangements of rocks, jade and plants; take a bit of the garden home with an exquisite Chinese collectible from the Eight Treasures gift shop. 578 Carrall Street | 604.662.3207 vancouverchinesegarden.com (Map 1, C11) Image: Kyle Lawrence Canadian Pacific

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The seafood- and wildliferich shores of Vancouver are populated by the Coast Salish people.

English Bay and Spanish Banks are named for the British and Spanish naval officers who met briefly to discuss Vancouver’s future.

Explorer Simon Fraser successfully reaches Vancouver after a formidable journey across Canada. The Fraser River and Simon Fraser University are eventually named in his honour.

John “Gassy Jack” Deighton arrives in Gastown, promising millworkers he’ll serve them whiskey if they build him a saloon. And they do! In one day!

The first Capilano Bridge is constructed by local landowner George Grant Mackay. Predating the current suspension bridge, it was made of hemp!

1887: Arriving in Vancouver, the Canadian Pacific Railway completes its first transcontinental train ride.

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Canada Place

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The iconic five sails of Canada Place welcome visitors to Vancouver’s downtown harbour. Watch cruise ships dock, visit the Olympic cauldron and explore the architecture of the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre next door. Interactive exhibits at the Discovery Centre include the latest must-do attraction, FlyOver Canada, which creates a true flying experience that introduces you to all this country has to offer! canadaplace.ca 604.665.9000 | canadaplace.ca & flyovercanada.com (Map 1, B8) Image: Suranga Weeratunga

Stanley Park Spanning 400 hectares (1,000 acres) in downtown Vancouver, this park – which celebrated its 125th birthday in 2013 – is home to a variety of wildlife and tree species including hemlock, fir and cedar. Hit one of many forest trails or circle the park via the 22-kilometre (13.7-mile) seawall. Visit the Vancouver Aquarium, then head over to Lost Lagoon Nature House to learn about Stanley Park’s ecology systems. 604.681.6728 | vancouver.ca/ parks/parks/stanley (Map 4) Image: Tourism BC / Tom Ryan

UBC Museum of Anthropology Admire a traditional Haida House complex, browse First Nations art collections and explore featured artists and travelling exhibits. With free guided tours and a gift shop bursting with books, jewelry and original artwork, this is one museum you won’t want to miss. 6393 N.W. Marine Drive 604.822.5087 | museumofvancouver.ca (Map 2, C1) Image: Xuanlu Wang

Museum of Vancouver Events, exhibitions and education make this museum so much more than just a great place to check out everything “Vancouver.” With recent and ancient artifacts, the city comes vividly to life. Permanent collections include Ancient Vancouver, Made in Vancouver, Hippie Vancouver and Neon Vancouver displays. 1100 Chestnut Street | 604.736.4431 | museumofvancouver.ca (Map 1, J6) Image: Lissandra Melo

BC Place

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With its cable-supported roof structure (the largest of its kind in the world), this stadium transforms into an open-air facility in 20 minutes flat! Don’t miss the BC Sports Hall of Fame for the 411 on local sports heroes. 777 Pacific Boulevard | 604.669.2300 | bcplacestadium.com (Map 1, E11) Image: Josef Hanus

Granville Island This “island” under the Granville Street Bridge boasts a brewery, public market and maritime museum, plus dozens of artisans, specialty food retailers, idyllic parks and a Kids Market. Stay past sundown for dinner and a show at one of Granville Island’s many restaurants and theatres. 1661 Duranleau Street 604.666.5784 | granvilleisland.com (Map 1, J8-9) Image: Granville Island

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Finishing touches are made to the original Granville Street Bridge, connecting downtown and South Granville over False Creek.

At 13 storeys, the Dominion Trust Building is Vancouver’s first-ever skyscraper. Look for it at Hastings and Cambie streets.

Members of the Millionaires hockey team become Stanley Cup champions!

The University of British Columbia officially opens with 379 full-time students. The West Broadway location is temporary, but tuition is free!

Harry Houdini daringly suspends himself from the 17-storey tall Sun Tower. At the time, it was the tallest building in the British Empire.

The Vancouver Art Gallery officially opens. Today, it’s one of Western Canada’s largest galleries, with a permanent collection of over 10,000 works.

The Vancouver Canucks become official members of the National Hockey League. Find them today at Rogers Arena.

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Vancouver is one of North America’s most dog-friendly cities, with more than 30 off-leash parks and nearly 40 pet-friendly hotels. (Maps 1; 2)

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Vancouver Art Gallery

Housed in an old courthouse at the heart of downtown Vancouver (though its location may soon be changing as the gallery continues to grow), the VAG is a vital part of the city’s cultural scene. Edgy contemporary exhibitions showcasing internationally renowned artists are combined with travelling displays of classical masters. The gallery often hosts evening events amid the paintings. A mezzanine-level café and gift shop are offered, too. 750 Hornby Street | 604.622.4719 | vanartgallery.bc.ca (Map 1, E8) Image: Lissandra Melo

Rogers Arena Home to the Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey team and venue of choice for the hottest concerts and events in the city , you can visit the stadium at any time to have your photo taken in the Canucks Hall of Heroes and recall Olympic gold-medal memories. 800 Griffiths Way | 604.899.7400 rogersarena.ca (Map 1, D11) Image: Sergei Bachlakov

Vancouver Public Library Take a walk to Homer and West Georgia streets in downtown Vancouver, where this impressive engineering feat comprises an entire city block. Envisioned by internationally renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the library creates inviting open spaces perfect for enlightened conversation and higher thinking. Take a day to browse the street-level bistros, cafés, gift shops and, of course, the massive collection of books and Vancouver archives. 350 West Georgia Street | 604.331.3603 | vpl.vancouver.bc.ca (Map 1, E9-10) Image: Deymos Photo

Bloedel Floral Conservatory This lush indoor garden is home to beautiful birds, exotic plants, tropical flowers and colourful fish. Open daily, the Bloedel Floral Conservatory also features outdoor sculptures and distinctive landscaping. vancouver.ca/ parks/parks/bloedel (Map 2, D6)

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

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City of Richmond & Steveston Village

Did you know?

Vancouver’s southern sister, Richmond, abounds with heritage shipyards, working farms, cycling paths, picnic spots, recreation facilities, award-winning Asian cuisine and spiritual sanctuaries (including North America’s second-largest Buddhist temple). Be sure to visit Steveston – a quaint fishing village boasting whale-watching excursions, unique retailers and dozens of oceanside cafés and restaurants. tourismrichmond.com & steveston.bc.ca (Map 5)

Recently renovated, the Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre across from Canada Place includes a “living wall” with more than 600 plants and giant digital walls showcasing videos and images of inspiring tourism experiences! 200 Burrard Street | 604.683.2000 Image: Tourism Vancouver / William Jans

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Modernizing the city and connecting New Westminster with Vancouver, the SkyTrain elevated transit system begins operations.

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Vancouver’s streets come alive with its first Gay Pride Festival. Held every August, the weeklong event attracts over 500,000 supporters annually.

Vancouver celebrates its centennial by hosting Expo 86. Science World is built to be the transportation-themed event’s “Expo Centre.”

The Vancouver Public Library and the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts host their respective grand openings. Both are designed by awardwinning architect Moshe Safdie.

Mayor Gregor Robertson launches the “Greenest City Initiative,” hoping to make Vancouver the world’s Greenest City by 2020.

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The world comes to Vancouver for one of the biggest, best parties ever: the XXI Winter Olympic Games!

Happy 125th Birthday Stanley Park! Lord Stanley would be proud! Photo: Laura Bartlett

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Featuring international music performances and lecture series, this university venue is an architectural sight to behold both inside and out. Be sure to bring your camera for picture-perfect moments and an experience you won’t soon forget. 6265 Crescent Road | 604.822.2697 | chancentre.com (Map 2, C1)

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What’s Happening? events, festivals & performances

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OCTOBER 11 NOVEMBER 2: Fright Nights

Get spooked by six fright houses, 12 rides and a freaky sideshow as Playland @ the PNE celebrates Halloween! 604.253.2311 pne.ca responds with his own shocking story. Arts Club Theatre Co. Revue Stage 604.687.1644 artsclub.com

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Vancouver International Film Festival

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Don’t miss this spooky ride through Stanley Park! This year’s theme: classic horror films. Stanley Park vancouver.ca

Because We Can Tour Rogers Arena ticketmaster.ca

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A Diachronic Look into Vancouver Street Photography

This curator’s talk and tour explores the practice of street photography and showcases four contemporary Vancouver photographers. Museum of Vancouver 604.736.4431 museumofvancouver.ca

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Venus in Fur

Quick-witted and seductive, this acclaimed comedy was the hit of last year’s Broadway season. Arts Club Theatre Co. Granville Island Stage

Book Fair

Featuring nearly 100 publishers of books, magazines, zines, printed ephemera and digital or other experimental forms of publication, as well as on-site programs, performances and installations, and a book sale. Vancouver Art Gallery 604.622.4719 vanartgallery.bc.ca

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Assassinating Thomson

Legally blind painter, actor and playwright Bruce Horak uncovers the truth and lies behind the mysterious death of one of Canada’s greatest artists. Firehall Arts Centre 604.689.0926 firehallartscentre.ca

Halloween Ghost Train

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Taste of Yaletown

Vancouver’s premier foodie event showcases the talents of Yaletown chefs. yaletowninfo.com

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Tilt

Presented by Ballet BC. Queen Elizabeth Theatre 604.732.5003 balletbc.com

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Armstrong’s War

When a 12-year-old volunteers to read stories to a young soldier injured in Afghanistan, he

Vancouver Writers Fest

Vancouver Korean Dance Society

A selection of breathtaking and intricate dances, which also feature stunning silk costumes and the skillful use of fans and drums. The Dance Centre 604.606.6400 thedancecentre.ca

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The Wizard of Oz

25-Nov 9 Communion

This surprisingly funny play explores love, motherhood, God and the meaning of life. Pacific Theatre 604.731.5483 pacifictheatre.org

Watch Mary Poppins fly over the rooftops of London! Arts Club Theatre Co. Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage 604.687.1644 artsclub.com

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Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

Presented by Ballet BC.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre 604.732.5003 balletbc.com

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The Top 10,000 of All Time A solitary late-night disc jockey counts down his 10,000 favourite tunes in a quirky, evocative piece. Pacific Theatre 604.731.5483 pacifictheatre.org

People Like Us

Festival for fiction, poetry, non-fiction and all other genres. Granville Island 604.681.6330 writersfest.bc.ca

Renowned author Lawrence Hill (The Book of Negroes) takes us on a fascinating journey through the story of blood. Chan Centre for the Performing Arts 604.822.9197 chancentre.com

Mary Poppins

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A bold new Canadian play on the human fallout of war by Vancouver playwright Sandi Johnson. Firehall Arts Centre 604.689.0926 firehallartscentre.ca

Blood: The Stuff of Life

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Circle Craft Christmas Market

Come face-to-face with fine B.C. and Canadian artisans and their work: wood-turners, glassblowers, sculptors and potters, clothing and jewelry designers, toymakers and many more. Vancouver Convention Centre West 604.801.5220 circlecraft.net

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As one of the largest film festivals in North America, VIFF brings Vancouver audiences some of the best films from around the globe. 604.685.0260 | viff.org

Bon Jovi

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World premiere performance of a new string quartet by pre-eminent composer Philip Glass. Chan Centre for the Performing Arts 604.822.9197 chancentre.com

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Stand Up Comedy Tuesday to Saturday in the

1015 Burrard Street www.thecomedymix.com

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Jacques and James

Two enchanting contemporary dance solos. Firehall Arts Centre 604.689.0926 firehallartscentre.ca

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Christmas Presence

An all-you-can-eat feast of music and stories, served up new every night. Pacific Theatre 604.731.5483 pacifictheatre.org

Save the date!

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Hotel Bethlehem

JANUARY 17 - FEBRUARY 2: Dine Out Vancouver Festival

Canada’s largest restaurant festival dishes up unlimited ways to enjoy the flavours of the city. Choose from hundreds of restaurants, a calendar of culinary events and dozens of hotel options to create your own delicious dining experiences. tourismvancouver.com

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Four days of performances showcasing some of B.C.’s most exciting dance companies. The Dance Centre 604.606.6400 thedancecentre.ca

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Nine Inch Nails

Tension 2013 Rogers Arena ticketmaster.ca

The Santaland Diaries

True confessions of an elf. Arts Club Theatre Co., Revue Stage 604.687.1644 artsclub.com

Christmas Market

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Vancouver

Enjoy the best features of traditional German Christmas markets locally! Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza 604.561.7597 vancouverchristmasmarket.com

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Jewish Book Festival

Featuring over 30 writers! 604.638.7278 jewishbookfestival.ca

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and hands-on art-making activities. Vancouver Art Gallery 604.622.4719 vanartgallery.bc.ca

Tell Me a Story

Share stories, hear tales and create your own fictions through a range of workshops, performances

John Legend

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Project Soul

An exciting presentation of hip hop, popping, locking, break dancing, waacking and more. The Dance Centre 604.606.6400 thedancecentre.ca

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It’s Snowing on Saltspring

Will it take a reindeer-guided trip to the North Pole for Bill to rediscover the spirit of Christmas? Arts Club Theatre Co. Granville Island Stage 604.687.1644 artsclub.com

30-Jan 4 Canyon Lights

With a zillion sparkling lights adorning the bridge, rainforest and Cliffwalk, this annual winter event ensures the holidays are merry and bright. Capilano Suspension Bridge 604.985.7474 | capbridge.com

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The Bach Cantata Project

Festive Cantatas for Christmas. Early Music Vancouver 604.732.1610 earlymusic.bc.ca

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Steveston Santa Parade Steveston Village, Richmond 604.275.9452 steveston.bc.ca

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Presented by Ballet BC. Queen Elizabeth Theatre 604.732.5003 balletbc.com

Rogers Santa Claus Parade

This annual holiday parade happens in downtown Vancouver, just blocks from the Burrard, City Centre, Granville and Waterfront SkyTrain stations. rogerssantaclausparade.com

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Christmas in Steveston Village Santa arrives off the boat on Steveston Public Wharf in Richmond! 604.275.9452 steveston.bc.ca

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Pearl Jam

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The Nutcracker

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Coalesce & Armour

Canadian dance icon Peggy Baker’s two entrancing companion pieces. Firehall Arts Centre 604.689.0926 firehallartscentre.ca

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Medicine

Fringe Festival legend TJ

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A Brimful of Asha

A heart-warming tale of love and marriage. Arts Club Theatre Co. Revue Stage 604.687.1644 artsclub.com

17-Feb 8 Measure for Measure

A surprisingly contemporary tale of scandal, abuse of power and the balance of justice with grace. Pacific Theatre 604.731.5483 pacifictheatre.org

23-Feb 23 The Odd Couple

Will these two friends learn to meet in the middle? Arts Club Theatre Co. Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage 604.687.1644 artsclub.com

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Sideshow

Hold onto your hats for another round of improv and sketch comedy with the PT crew. Pacific Theatre 604.731.5483 pacifictheatre.org

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Air Supply

River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond ticketmaster.ca

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The Seafarer

Sparkling and suspenseful, this chilling comedy takes audience members on a long night’s journey into day. Pacific Theatre

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Helen Lawrence

An intoxicating mixedmedia spectacle set in the Vancouver of 1948. Arts Club Theatre Co. Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage 604.687.1644 artsclub.com

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Dovbush Dancers

A diverse repertoire of dances exploring the cultural and geographic influences that have shaped Ukrainian dance’s development. The Dance Centre 604.606.6400 thedancecentre.ca

All event dates were correct at press time. Venues in Vancouver unless otherwise noted. Look for more great events in our Spring VTSL_VC_Spring2013(1-4 vertical)V3.pdf Edition in March 2014!

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Young Drunk Punk Kid in the Hall Bruce McCulloch combines stand-up, live music and assorted autobiographical insights. Firehall Arts Centre 604.689.0926 firehallartscentre.ca

February 13-Mar 16

Driving Miss Daisy The beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning play. Arts Club Theatre Co. Granville Island Stage 604.687.1644 artsclub.com

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Grace Symmetry

Presented by Ballet BC. Queen Elizabeth Theatre 604.732.5003 balletbc.com

VANCOUVER’S FAVORITE COMEDY IMPROV SHOWS

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9th Biennial Dance in Vancouver

This wildly funny Christmas satire dares to deconstruct the nativity story. Firehall Arts Centre 604.689.0926 firehallartscentre.ca

Dawe returns. Firehall Arts Centre 604.689.0926 firehallartscentre.ca

For tickets or show information 604.738.7013 / www.VTSL.com TICKETS START AT $8!

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ancouver’s a great place to find your next favourite piece of artwork. Head to Gastown and Main Street for emerging artists and authentic First Nations art or visit South Granville and Yaletown for contemporary works, including glass and ceramic pieces. Public Art

n A-MAZE-ING LAUGHTER: This group of 14 bronze sculptures makes for a great photo opp just across from English Bay. Morton Park Image: Josef Hanus n GIRL IN A WETSUIT: This life-size bronze statue (oxidized to a lovely shade of green) sits on an intertidal boulder just offshore Stanley Park. Stanley Park Seawall n THE BIRDS: This gigantic pair of sparrows is meant to highlight what can happen when a non-native species is introduced to an environment. Southeast False Creek Olympic Plaza n EAST VANCOUVER: This freestanding illuminated sculpture acts as a beacon to welcome drivers, bikers, walkers and transit-takers to East Vancouver. Clark Drive & East 6th Avenue nH  ARBOUR SPIRIT DIGITAL ORCA: Black and white cubes form a giant killer whale, long a symbol of the West Coast. Jack Poole Plaza n I NUKSHUK: The northern symbol of welcome in Vancouver’s West End was built out of granite rocks and weighs 31,500 kilograms (nearly 69,500 pounds). Bidwell Street & Shoreline Walk

Museum of Vancouver

UBC | 604.827.4955 | beatymuseum.ubc.ca

1100 Chestnut Street | 604.736.4431 museumofvancouver.ca

Bill Reid Gallery | 639 Hornby Street 604.682.3455 | billreidgallery.ca

Chinese Cultural Centre Museum & Archives | 555 Columbia Street

Finest collection of authentic Northwest Coast and Inuit arts and crafts in North America.

Nanaimo 76 Bastion Street • 250.755.7873 Koksilah 5209 Trans-Canada Highway • 250.746.6731 hillsnativeart.com

Museum of Anthropology 6393 NW Marine Drive | 604.822.5087 moa.ubc.ca

604.658.8880 | cccvan.com

Old Hastings Mill Store Museum

Granville Island Galleries | granvilleisland.com

1575 Alma Street | 604.734.1212 hastings-mill-museum.ca

Hill’s Native Art | 165 Water Street 604.685.4249 | hillsnativeart.com

Inuit Gallery of Vancouver 206 Cambie Street | 604.688.7323 | inuit.com

Japanese Canadian National Museum 120 – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby 604.777.7000 | jcnm.ca

Lions Bay Art Gallery 350 Centre Road, Lions Bay lionsbayartgallery.com

SFU Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 8888 University Drive, Burnaby 778.782.3325 sfu.ca/archaeology/museum

Vancouver Art Gallery 750 Hornby Street 604.662.4719 | vanartgallery.bc.ca

Vancouver Maritime Museum 1905 Ogden Avenue | 604.257.8300 vancouvermaritimemuseum.com

Don’t Miss This! Speaking to Memory: Images and Voices from St. Michael’s Residential School: Photographs of St. Michael’s Indian Residential School, which operated from 1929 to 1974. September 18-March 2 | moa.ubc.ca Venus in Fur: In this kinky comedy, a young actress wants to land the lead in a new play based on the infamous novel that inspired the term “masochism.” October 3–November 2 | artsclub.com

Vancouver - Gastown 165 Water Street • 604.685.4249

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Beaty Biodiversity Museum | 2212 Main Hall,

The Wizard of Oz: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic. November 5-10 broadwayacrosscanada.ca

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You’ll find whimsical outdoor installations ranging from decorative sidewalk tiles to large-scale sculptures throughout Vancouver. For a full list and map visit vancouver.ca.

Museums & Galleries

Foncie’s Fotos: Post-war street photographer and creator of about 15 million images over his lifetime, Foncie Pulice captured Vancouverites in action as they strode the city streets. Until January 5, 2014 museumofvancouver.ca

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Retail Therapy

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ith one of the hottest fashion and luxury shopping scenes in Canada, Vancouver is known for its opulent designers and high-end brands. Take time to indulge in what locals already know: this city was born to shop. Luxury Shopping

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Vancouver’s growing fashion scene includes retailers that keep their shelves stocked with the latest and greatest designs from local and international brands. And nowhere is that more apparent than in one of the city’s many high-end shopping malls, including Pacific Centre and Sinclair Centre in the heart of the downtown core. Canada’s own luxury department store, Holt Renfrew, is also located downtown. Or ride the Canada Line SkyTrain to Vancouver’s first-ever shopping centre, Oakridge Centre, and further south to Richmond Centre. Speaking of rapid transit, the Millenium Line will take you directly to B.C.’s largest mall, Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby. With so many exciting retailers and destination shopping spots, it’s easy to see why Vancouver’s shopping scene is smoking hot. International brands like Chanel, Gucci, Coach and Louis Vuitton can be found in neighbourhoods like Yaletown, Gastown and Alberni Street. Take your turn in one of these great retailers’ dressing rooms and join Vancouver’s many fashionistas.

Live Music

BC Place | 777 Pacific Boulevard 604.669.2300 | bcplacestadium.com Rogers Arena | 800 Griffiths Way 604.899.7400 | rogersarena.ca Commodore Ballroom | 868 Granville Street 604.739.4550 | commodoreballroom.ca The Orpheum | 601 Smithe Street 604.665.3050 | vancouver.ca

Queen Elizabeth Theare | 650 Hamilton Street | 604.665.3050 | vancouver.ca River Rock Casino Resort | 8811 River Road, Richmond | 604.247.8900 | riverrock.com The Roxy | 932 Granville Street 604.331.7999 | roxyvan.com Vogue Theatre | 918 Granville Street 604.569.1144 | voguetheatre.com

South Granville Looking for a unique piece of art, furnishings for your home or the perfect little black dress? Trendy South Granville Street is lined with retailers and galleries that will draw out your inner art critic, interior designer and fashionista. Located minutes from downtown Vancouver, this is one neighbourhood that should be on every shopper’s itinerary. southgranville.org (Map 2, C5) Image: Vij’s Restaurant

Performing Arts Vancouver has lots to offer theatre-goers, dance lovers and aspiring comedians. Some of Canada’s most talented performers got their start here and international stars regularly visit, making cultural nightlife a serious affair. Check out the following performance venues: Arts Club Theatre Company 604.687.1644 | artsclub.com Ballet BC | 604.732.5003 | balletbc.com Broadway Across Canada 800.889.8457 broadwayacrosscanada.ca

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Home to Oakridge Centre mall, Kerrisdale combines great shopping with fascinating history. Admire the pre- and post-war architecture as you wind through charming neighbourhoods filled with big-brand retailers and mom-and-pop shops. kerrisdalevillage.com

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Ranging from garage bands to symphony orchestras, Vancouver’s concert scene is diverse. There’s always a live show to be found, every day of the week, in venues across the city:

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rom fab fashion to fresh food, we’ve gathered details about the best city neighbourhoods to help plan your stay. Grab your map and hop in the car, call a cab or take public transit – you won’t be disappointed by Vancouver’s varied offerings!

Robson Street This blocks-long shopping street is perfect for catching Vancouver’s vibrant sights and sounds. Big-brand retailers live among cafés and street-side food vendors. The ultimate place to find fun fashion, walking Robson is almost akin to walking a runway. In winter, Robson Square gets iced for outdoor skating fun! robsonstreet.ca (Map 1, E4-10)

West End Vancouver’s vibrant West End (including Denman Street and Davie Village) includes stellar restaurants, fabulous shopping and great cultural events. Besides perusing clothing shops, art galleries and bookstores, you can stroll along the seawall in almost any season and admire this neighbourhood’s beauty. westendbia.com (Map 1, E1-H7)

Downtown Core Take SkyTrain rapid transit to one of six downtown stations and walk the city’s core. Duck into Pacific Centre, Sinclair Centre or Royal Centre for the latest fashions, electronics and home décor or stroll along Robson and Alberni streets for gorgeous designer wear. Granville Street comes alive at night with eateries, nightclubs and live-music joints. downtownvancouver.net (Map 1) Image: James Wheeler

From the 1970s to the 1990s the West End had the highest population density of any neighbourhood in Vancouver. This started changing in the 2000s as other downtown areas redeveloped with highrise residential towers.

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Chinatown Vancouver boasts one of the world’s largest Chinatowns, packed with vibrant attractions (the West Han Dynasty Bell and Jimi Hendrix Shrine), events (the Chinese New Year Parade) and culture (the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum and Archives), plus some of the most majestic architecture and finest Asian restaurants in the city. vancouver-chinatown.com (Map 1, B11-C12) Image: Philippe Giabbanelli

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Neighbourhood Goods Commercial Drive & South Main Street Known as “The Drive” and “SoMa,” respectively, these eclectic East Vancouver areas include some of the city’s best fashion and food bargains, from vintage finds to freerange butchers and thrifty

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Burnaby Just 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Burnaby’s parks, retailers and cultural sites offer many reasons to visit. See colossal old-growth trees in Central Park and resident wildlife in Burnaby Lake Regional Nature Park. If it’s shopping you’re after, head to B.C.’s biggest mall, Metropolis at Metrotown, for hundreds of stores and services. tourismburnaby.com (Map 3, D6) Image: James Chen

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his “island” in the middle of the city is an urban oasis filled with fine waterfront restaurants, theatres, galleries, studios, shops, cafés and a spectacular public market. (Map C) Shopping & Dining The perfect spot to find extraordinary gifts and special indulgences, Granville Island is bursting with distinctive shops and exclusive artists’ studios. Fine jewelry, pottery, locally designed clothing, unique postcards and rare books are just some of the items you’ll find here. Stay late and enjoy dinner or a romantic stroll around the harbour; Aquabus and taxi services operate late into the evening to accommodate your visit. Shop the Public Market for fine specialty foods and fresh produce; every ingredient for a gourmet meal is available here, from appetizer to mouth-watering dessert – even the accompanying wine and ale! granvilleisland.com

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If Granville Island is the king of Vancouver destinations, then the Public Market is the jewel in its crown, with a fascinating assortment of colourful stalls showcasing unique products – plus the finest in foodie delights, fresh from the ocean, oven or field. Shimmering seafood, warm baked goods, plump fruit – come and see why words can’t begin to describe this delicious experience! ediblecanada.com

Railspur Alley Looking for a unique gift or one-of-a-kind Vancouver souvenir? There’s nothing run of the mill about what you’ll find in the colourful artisan shops that line Granville Island’s Railspur Alley. From original works of art to unique fashions, gorgeous accessories and even handmade Japanese sake (rice wine), this hidden alley provides endless options. Best of all, you’ll be able to meet and speak to the artists and artisans in their workshops as they create original masterpieces right before your eyes! Image: Peerajit Dittain

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Travellers’ Tips Top Autumn Colours > S tanley Park: With thousands of trees and more than 27 kilometres (17 miles) of forest trails, this enormous city park is the perfect place to view fall foliage. vancouver.ca/parks >V  anDusen Botanical Garden: Join a guided tour through this public garden to see heathers, asters, hydrangeas and other autumn blooms. vandusengarden.org >Q  ueen Elizabeth Park: Check out exotic and native trees in the park’s arboretum before dining at the appropriately named (and critically acclaimed) Seasons in the Park restaurant. vancouver.ca/parks | vancouverdine.com > P acific Spirit Regional Park: An abundance of walk-able (and ride-able) trails let you get up close and personal with the changing leaves. metrovancouver.org > C apilano Suspension Bridge: The Treetops Adventure tour lets you walk along a series of elevated suspension bridges for a “squirrel’s-eye view” of the forest. capbridge.com Photo: Julie DeGuia

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> Dozens of decorated boats illuminate Vancouver’s shoreline during the annual Carol Ships Parade of Lights. carolships.org > Six stately elms drip with over 15,000 lights at English Bay – just one example of a public space that exudes the holiday spirit. vancouver.ca/parks Photo: Laura Bartlett > The Christmas display at Jubilee Fountain in Lost Lagoon has been an annual tradition since 1936. A second seasonal Stanley Park staple is the Bright Nights Christmas Train, which has been chugging merrily through the forest since 1980. vancouver.ca/parks > See over a million coloured lights (including a “symphony of dancing lights” on Livingstone Lake) at VanDusen Garden’s Festival of Lights. vandusengarden.org > Canyon Lights is, perhaps, one of the most breathtaking events of winter, with thousands of lights draping Capilano Suspension Bridge. capbridge.com

Super Sledding Spots >M  ount Seymour: Slide down the hill in a specially designed tube at the Enquist SnowTube Park and enjoy an easy ride back up via the tube tow. mountseymour.com > C ypress Mountain: A huge Snow Tube Park features six chutes roughly 100 metres (328 feet) in length and a tube tow to bringing you back to the top. cypressmountain.com >G  rouse Mountain: A new two-lane tube park located at the top of Paper Trail offers loads of fun for all ages. grousemountain.com >B  urnaby Mountain: This park and conservation area is home to some of the steepest sledding hills in the Lower Mainland. burnaby.ca >G  rimston Park: This sled-worthy hill is located in New Westminster’s West End. newwestpcr.ca

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Get Outside! Cypress Mountain Test your Olympic skills at this official freestyle ski and snowboard venue of the 2010 Winter Games! With 53 downhill ski and snowboard runs, this stellar mountain is easily accessed by six chairlifts and two surface lifts and offers spectacular city views. Ride for the day or all winter with a season pass. cypressmountain.com (Map 3, A2) Image: Xuanlu Wang

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Soothing Spa Trends Nearly every one of Vancouver’s neighbourhoods features spas and studios catering to clients with every kind of need. Eco-friendly spas in Kitsilano offer good-foryou services that take Mother Nature into account, too, while a booming yoga scene will help you downward dog your way to wellbeing. If you’re prepping for a big night out, Yaletown’s specialty beauty shops provide niche treatments like lash extensions, brow threading and body waxing. In Fairview, False Creek and Kerrisdale, state-of-the-art medical spas take self-care to the next level, with the latest, greatest anti-aging treatments.

Tubing What’s better (and faster!) than tobogganing? Tubing! With no special skills required, you, too, can slide down a snow-covered mountain run on an air-filled inner tube. Just be sure to hold on tight – these tubes go down the hill super fast. Visit Grouse, Cypress and Seymour mountains to discover this thrilling experience. Image: Tammy Kay Photo

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This cool outdoor activity is a staple at most ski hills, including Cypress, Grouse and Seymour. Suspended above deep-packed snow, the webbed design of lightweight snowshoes lets you discover parts of the forest you wouldn’t otherwise be able to access. Rentals and guided tours are available at all three ski hills. Image: Paul Yates

Ice Skating Does it ever get cold enough to skate in Vancouver? It does at the top of Grouse Mountain! Just a 15-minute drive from downtown, the ski resort features a pristine outdoor rink perfect for gliding day and night. The city also boasts several indoor facilities the whole family can enjoy, with lessons for skaters of every level. Be sure to check out the Richmond Oval, a former Olympic facility. vancouverparks.ca & richmondoval.ca Image: Chung Chow

Heavenly Hotel Spas Virtually every Vancouver hotel has an on-site spa. The elegant Chi spa at the Shangri-La combines massage and hydrotherapy with relaxation and meditation to assist the body’s natural renewal. Try the West Coast Wave Massage, with deepflowing movements and customized pressure tailored to your needs. And despite drawing Hollywood celebrities, Absolute Spa – at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, downtown’s Century-Plaza Hotel and River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond – gives every guest the star treatment (its Pink Grapefruit Jet Lag Recovery wrap makes a particularly soothing treat for tired travellers). Image: Leo Lin Tang

CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. 1128 West GeorGia street | 604.695.2447 open Daily 9am - 9pm www.shangri-la.com/vancouver chi.vancouver@shangri-la.com

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ancouver takes fun and extends it to all ages. From adorable animals to outer space and science stuff, parents and kids will find plenty to do in this city! H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Kids who love outer space will be dazzled by spectacular light and visual shows in this domed planetarium. Interactive exhibits, fun activities and live demos teach all about the vastness of the universe. 1100 Chestnut Street (Vanier Park) | 604.738.7827 | spacecentre.ca (Map 1, J6) Image: Rashevska Natalia

Greater Vancouver Zoo This 120-acre plot of land is a place where animals from all seven continents find safety and protection in replicas of their natural habitats. Watch daily lion and tiger feedings, take the miniature Safari Express train around the property and learn all about the animals. 5048 264th Street, Aldergrove 604.856.6825 | gvzoo.com (Map 3, H12) Image: Diana Webb

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An oasis for children at the heart of Granville Island, Kids Market is a two-storey indoor wonderland filled with activities, shops and services catering to young minds and creative imaginations. With crafts, games, costumes and more, this is an experience the whole family will enjoy! 1496 Cartwright Street | 604.689.8447 kidsmarket.ca (Map 1, J9) Image: Perl Photo

Maplewood Farm This once-working dairy farm is home to 200 charming domestic animals. Feed the chickens, ducks and bunnies, tour the gardens and take a pony ride. With so much to see and do, Maplewood Farm is an agri-tour you won’t want to miss! 405 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver | 604.929.5610 maplewoodfarm.bc.ca (Map E, D6)

Vancouver Maritime Museum Built to house the restored RCMP schooner St. Roch – the first vessel to cross the Northwest Passage in both directions – Vancouver’s maritime history lives on in this sea-worthy museum. Explore the ship’s cabins to see what life was like for sailors of yore and check out hands-on exhibits on topics like pirates, shipwrecks and lighthouses. 1905 Ogden Avenue 604.257.8300 vancouvermaritime museum.com (Map 1, J6)

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Play Vancouver

Family Fun Science World Fascinating exhibits, live demonstrations, hands-on experiences and OMNIMAX movies make science fun! This multi-faceted attraction has been a Vancouver favourite since opening for Expo 86. With travelling and permanent exhibits, kids will learn about outer space, static electricity and more! 1455 Quebec Street | 604.443.7443 scienceworld.ca (Map 2, C6) Image: Peter Dean

Tea & Tour included with admission

Stanley Park There’s plenty of pint-sized fun to be had in Vancouver’s oldest and largest park. Ride the miniature train (which transforms into a ghost train for Halloween and a cheery choo-choo at Christmas), visit the Vancouver Aquarium and learn about preserving ecology at the Nature House. vanaqua.org & stanleyparkecology.ca (Map 4) Image: James Chen

Named World’s Best City Garden by National Geographic

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Kids will love this award-winning attraction at Britannia Beach, a short drive from downtown Vancouver. History is made cool thanks to educational tours through an old mine, mineral and ore exhibits, a theatre and a children’s play area. 1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach 604.896.2233 | britanniaminemuseum.ca Image: Britannia Mine Museum

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Burnaby Village Museum Travel back to simpler times in this 1920-replica community. Visit the blacksmith shop, printing press and general store, check out the fully restored tram, ride the vintage carousel and take a “day-in-the-life” tour. Be sure to check out the Haunted Village from October 25 to 27, and Heritage Christmas from October 23, 2013 to January 3, 2014. 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby 604.297.4565 | burnabyvillagemuseum.ca (Map 3, E6)

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Enter Our World… Expect the Unexpected

The Vancouver Art Gallery has events and workshops for families every weekend — all free with gallery admission! vanartgallery.bc.ca

1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC Canada, Earth V6J 3J9 (604) 738-7827

www.spacecentre.ca

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Britannia Mine Museum

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1905 Ogden Ave Vancouver 604 257-8300 www.vanmaritime.com

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Good Eats

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rom laid-back casual to five-course meals, fresh seafood to trendy tapas, Vancouver’s dining scene caters to every palate.

604.685.7770

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Vancouver happens to be home to a roster of culinary greats known around the world for their scrumptious cuisine: > T revor Bird: This Top Chef Canada competitor heads up Fable – a “farm to table” restaurant – on West 4th Avenue in Kitsilano, where sourcing local product and delivering great flavours in a fun, non-pretentious setting is far from fictitious. fablekitchen.ca Image: Hamid Attie >R  ob Feenie: Besides being Canada’s first Iron Chef America champion, Feenie is the driving force behind the award-winning collection of Cactus Club restaurants. cactusclubcafe.com > C hris Mills: You may recognize Joey Restaurants’ executive chef from his appearance on Iron Chef Japan. Back from the land of the rising sun, the tasty fare you’ll find at Joey is something Mills came up with and thought you’d like! joeyrestaurants.com > V ikram Vij: Born in India and raised in New Delhi and Bombay, this chef, restaurateur and cookbook author runs the world-famous Vij’s Restaurant with his wife, Meeru. vijs.ca

Food Bloggers For no-holds-barred reviews of restaurants across the Lower Mainland, read the following food blogs: > 365 Days of Dining: 365daysofdining.com > Sherman’s Food Adventures: shermansfoodadventures.com > Follow Me Foodie: followmefoodie.com > Chow Times: chowtimes.com > The Food Queen: thefoodqueen.com

Did you know? Lindsay Anderson dined at a different Richmond restaurant every day for a year! Read her reviews at 365daysofdining.com

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Good Eats Eats & Ales Fine dining aside, Vancouver’s got many restaurants, lounges and pubs perfect for grabbing a casual bite with friends. Mahony & Sons Public House is about everything Irish, while Moose’s Down Under, also downtown, serves up classic pub fare – with a few Aussie dishes mixed in for good measure. Sample a rotating menu of seasonal (and local) brews at Steamworks in Gastown, or choose from a great selection of signature ales at the city’s oldest brewpub, the Yaletown Brewing Company. Image: Chameleons Eye

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Surrounded by lush agricultural lands and seafood-rich waters, fresh cuisine is a huge selling point in Vancouver. The 100Mile Diet and Ocean Wise program were both born in B.C., as was Green Table – a network of sustainable restaurants that pledge to reduce their environmental footprint by serving local foods, creating less waste, reducing water usage and supporting likeminded suppliers. Image: Neil Walton Photography

10 Favourite Ocean Wise Options Try some of the sustainable seafood choices recommended by Ocean Wise: 1. B.C. spot prawns, trap caught 2. Dungeness crab, trap caught 3. Pacific halibut, bottom longline 4. Sablefish, trap caught or bottom longline 5. Pacific sardine, purse seine

6. B.C. albacore tuna, troll caught 7. Farmed shellfish (various species of scallops, mussels, oysters, clams), suspension and beach culture 8. Arctic char, land-based farm 9. Pacific cod, trap caught or bottom longline 10. Rainbow trout, land-based farm


Dockside Restaurant

MARKET by Jean-Georges

Stunning Views, Spectacular Food!

1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC | 604.695.1115

1253 Johnston Street on Granville Island, Vancouver BC | 604.685.7070

he Dockside Restaurant offers superbly prepared classic dishes in a setting like no other. Located on the waterfront where Granville Island faces the

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ARKET by Jean-Georges is a destination for those who value simple elegance and contemporary dining. Emphasizing comfort and creativity, the menu features Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s “greatest hits;” reinventing classic dishes by infusing eclectic flair. Guests are able to try new flavor combinations and explore spices from other regions, all while remaining close to home.

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city, guests can enjoy panoramic views across False Creek to the world-

famous cityscape of Yaletown and beyond to the mountains of the North Shore.

The open dining room is relaxed yet refined, wrapped in spectacular floorto-ceiling windows, while the lounge offers warm intimate surroundings for evening cocktails. The award-winning patio catches sunlight from morning to late afternoon. Protected on three sides, it’s an oasis of calm, disturbed only by the occasional sound of boats making their way along False Creek. Recent renovations have added fireplaces and casual seating areas to this Vancouver destination. These three venues offer seating options that are perfect

Starting in Hong Kong’s fresh foods markets and rising through restaurant ranks, Chef de Cuisine Montgomery Lau has worked with some of the city’s best chefs and contended for Canada’s Chef of the Year at the National Chefs’ Conference. His love for international flavours combined with his passion for local produce led him to MARKET, where the focus is on seasonal, regional ingredients with an emphasis on fresh, local fare. MARKET is located in downtown Vancouver with four distinct venues: a heated, covered outdoor terrace with city views; a private dining area for groups up to 40; an enticing bar; and a modern dining room featuring two private rooms, one for 10 and the other for up to 16.

for groups from 4 to 200. With signature elements like a 50-foot aquarium and an open kitchen, each meal is an experience for all the senses. 2

Open 7 days a week. Breakfast: 6:30am-11am. Lunch (Mon-Fri): 11:30am- 2:30pm. Dinner: 5:30pm-10:30pm. Brunch (Sat-Sun): 11:30am-3pm. Bar: until late. 2


Dine Vancouver AFGHAN HORSEMEN

RESTAURANT Celebrating 40 years of Authentic Afghani Cuisine Enjoy the seductive flavours and romantic ambiance of Canada’s first Afghan restaurant. Dine in traditional Afghan style with low tables and exotic cushions or western style. From vegetarian dishes to mouth watering shish kebabs. Located before the entrance to Granville Island. 7 days a week from 5pm. 1833 Anderson Street (2nd Floor) 604.873.5923 afghanhorsemen.com

Restaurant & Bar Serving exceptional, inventive Italian cuisine since 1988!

Open for Lunch Monday – Friday Dinner Monday – Saturday • Closed on Sunday Call Now to Book a Reservation: 604.685.6436 cafeilnido.ca | 780 Thurlow Street

333 Menchion Mews (next to the Westin Bayshore) 604.689.LIFT (5438) | liftbarandgrill.com

GREAT FOOD GREAT SERVICE UNIQUELY WEST COAST DISTINCTIVELY CASUAL URBAN DINING GREAT FUN 333 MENCHIONS MEWS, VANCOUVER

| liftbarandgrill.com (604) 689the 5438 “Bringing best of Down Under hospitality to the West Coast”

Monday - Thursday to 9pm, Friday to 11pm. Saturday from 5pm. Kids Welcome! 830 West PeNDeR stReet Downstairs between Hornby & Howe 604.683.3300

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Ciao Bella Ristorante Italiano & Piano Bar Authentic Italian cuisine in a romantic setting

Authentic Innovative Thai Open 7 Days a week 11:30am - 10:30pm 1152 Alberni Street | 604.646.8899 pinkelephantthai.com

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Lunch: Monday to Friday from 11:30am Brunch: Saturday & Sunday from 11:00am Dinner: Monday to Sunday from 5pm

Live Piano Wednesday - Sunday Open for Lunch & Dinner from 11:30am, 7 days a week

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For more than 25 years, chef owned and operated Café Il Nido has been one of Vancouver’s top Italian trattorias, offering guests a unique and exceptionally authentic dining experience combining regional Italian cuisine with locally-sourced ingredients from British Columbia. Centrally located in the heart of Vancouver’s business district off Robson Street, Café Il Nido offers the perfect culinary escape. Enjoy al fresco dining on our lush courtyard patio or experience our renovated dining and lounge area - perfect for intimate gatherings and larger functions.

Distinctively casual urban dining with breathtaking views of Coal Harbour. A fresh take on West Coast fare—experience the possibilities.

3-CourSe Dinner: $24.95 4-CourSe Dinner: $29.95 703 Denman Street (near the entrance to Stanley Park) 604.688.5771 ciaobellavancouver.ca

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After Dark

Good Eats Food With a View What could be better than a mouthwatering meal with bird’s-eye and panoramic views of Vancouver? Here’s our list of the top three city restaurants with a view: > T op of Vancouver: Spinning atop the Vancouver Lookout, this revolving restaurant offers continental dining 535 feet above ground. With one turn every 60 minutes, you’re guaranteed a 360-degree view of the city with your dinner. topofvancouver.com Image: Annette Spreeuw > C loud 9: A second eatery in the “revolving” category, Cloud 9 is located on the 42nd floor of the Empire Landmark Hotel on Robson Street. Ride the elevator to the top and enjoy a feast for your stomach and your taste buds! cloud9restaurant.ca > T he Observatory: Perched on the peak of Grouse Mountain on Vancouver’s North Shore, this five-star restaurant will take your dining experience to new heights. Enjoy West Coast cuisine while you check out the sparkling city skyline. grousemountain.com

Culinary Tours

>G  ranville Street: Home to some of the busiest nightclubs in the city, this downtown street is closed to vehicle traffic on weekend evenings, making it a great spot to step out and see the sights. >Y  aletown: Vancouver’s hippest lounges can be found in this ultra-cool community. Comb the cobblestone streets for cool cocktails and late-night networking. >G  astown: This district set the tone for Vancouver’s vibe many years ago. Today it’s a draw for college kids, hipsters and 30-somethings alike, featuring cutting-edge cuisine and intimate whisky bars.

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ot ready for bed? From live concerts to DJ sets, there’s fun to be found on any given night in Vancouver. The following neighbourhoods are notorious for their nightlife:

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Vancouver’s multicultural dining scene includes food from all over the world. For mouthwatering Asian fare, head south to the City of Richmond, which boasts over 200 restaurants along a section of Alexandra Road nicknamed “Food Street.” tourismrichmond.com

Night Life

The Comedy MIX Located in the Century Plaza Hotel & Spa in downtown Vancouver, the Comedy MIX plays host to top touring stand-up comedians from North America and beyond. Shows nightly Tuesday to Saturday. 1015 Burrard Street Tel: 604.684.5050 thecomedymix.com Map 1,F7 Nightlife

TAXI DRIVER: Usually around 15% of the fare. You may add more if luggage or other assistance was provided. HOTEL DOORMAN / BELLMAN: $1 - $2. Canada’s “loonies” and “toonies” are ideal for this. HOTEL ROOM ATTENDANTS: $2 per day if your stay is over two days. Leave the tip in an envelope in your room each day. RESTAURANT SERVER: 15% to 20% of the bill (before taxes) for good food and service. Some restaurants add up to 20% for large parties.

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Discover Vancouver’s thriving food scene with a tour of the city’s restaurants and food markets. Try Edible Canada’s chef-led adventure through Granville Island Public Market and Chinatown (ediblecanada.com) or a Vancouver Food Tour of some of the yummiest areas of the city (vancouverfoodtour.com). Image: Wave Break Media

Vancouver TheatreSports League®

Catch the improv comedy show that everyone in Vancouver is talking about! World-renowned Vancouver TheatreSports League presents shows Wednesday - Sunday at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Tickets available online. Improv Centre, Granville Island Tel: 604.738.7013 vtsl.com Map C

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Attractions & Activities Major Attractions

Major Attractions

Major Attractions

Afghani

Italian/Pasta

Italian/Pasta

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Kids Market

Vancouver Maritime Museum

Afghan Horsemen

Café il Nido

Francesco’s

Major Attractions Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

The first full-scale, authentic classical Chinese garden built outside of China. Art exhibits, complimentary tour & tea, kids’ scavenger hunt, covered walkways. Eight Treasures Shop. Beautiful Rain or Shine. 578 Carrall Street (at Pender) Tel: 604.662.3207 vancouverchinesegarden.com Map 1,C11

Major Attractions Rising 4,100 feet above Vancouver, and just 15 minutes from the city’s downtown core, is the vast alpine playground of Grouse Mountain, Vancouver’s most-visited natural attraction. Free Shuttle Bus. Check our website for more information. 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver Tel: 604.980.9311 grousemountain.com Map E,A4

Major Attractions Museum of Vancouver

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) creates Vancouver-focused exhibitions and programs that encourage dynamic conversations about what was, is, and can be Vancouver. Permanent exhibitions tell the city’s stories. 1100 Chestnut Street, Kitsilano Tel: 604.736.4431 museumofvancouver.ca Map 1,J6

Major Attractions Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park

Be captivated by over 50,000 aquatic creatures from the giant Pacific octopus to the beautiful beluga whale. Enjoy dolphin, beluga and penguin shows, sea otter feeds, shark dives and the thrilling effects of the 4-D theatre. Open 365 days a year. Tel: 604.659.FISH vanaqua.org Map 4,F4

Major Attractions

Major Attractions

HR MacMillan Space Centre

Vancouver Lookout

Expect the Unexpected! Discover the wonders of space through live demonstrations, exhibits, planetarium shows and evening observatory viewing. A unique experience for everyone. 1100 Chestnut Street Tel: 604.738.7827 spacecentre.ca Map 1,J6

Vancouver’s Best First Stop. Spectacular 360-degree view of the city, harbour and North Shore Mountains, 50 storeys above street level. Same-day return ticket, enjoy day or night. See you at the top! 555 West Hastings Street Tel: 604.689.0421 info@vancouverlookout.com vancouverlookout.com Map 1,C9

Immerse yourself in history and discover the rich maritime traditions of the Pacific Coast. View exhibits on pirates, shipwrecks, explorers and more! Offers a Maritime Discovery Centre for Children. Minutes from Downtown. 1905 Ogden Avenue in Vanier Park Tel: 604.257.8300 vancouvermaritimemuseum.com Map 2,B5

Museums/Galleries Hill’s Native Art

Impressive collection of Northwest Coast Native and Inuit arts & crafts. Traditional & contemporary prints and originals, totem poles, ceremonial masks, soapstone sculptures, and fine jewellery. Cowichan Knits and moccasins. Shipping worldwide. 165 Water Street, Gastown Tel: 604.685.4249 hillsnativeart.com | hills.ca Map A

Experience authentic Afghani cuisine in a warm and romantic set ting. Dine in traditional manner at low tables or western style. 1833 Anderson Street (before the entrance to Granville Island) Tel: 604.873.5923 afghanhorsemen.com $ Attire: Casual Reservations: Yes Dinner Map C

Asian Pink Elephant Thai

Pink Elephant Thai marries old world Thai culture and tradition with a modern dining room offering an authentic Thai menu. 1152 Alberni Street Tel: 604.646.8899 pinkelephantthai.com $ Attire: Casual Reservations: Recommended Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails Map 1,E6

Museums/Galleries UBC Museum of Anthropology

Houses one of the world’s finest displays of Northwest Coast First Nations art in a spectacular building overlooking mountains and sea. Long term & temporary exhibits of indigenous art from around the world. 6393 NW Marine Drive, UBC Campus Tel: 604.822.5087 moa.ubc.ca Map 2,C1

Continental Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant

Exceptional cuisine and panoramic views 560 ft. above the city. Steak, poultry, seafood (lobster, Pacific salmon, Alaskan King crab), lamb and duck. 555 W. Hastings Street Tel: 604.669.2220 topofvancouver.com $$-$$$ Reservations: Yes Map 1,C9

Enjoy traditional Italian dishes with a fresh and modern twist. Locally sourced ingredients are blended with authentic Italian recipes. Charming 25 year old Trattoria with a beautiful and intimate setting, courtyard patio and renovated interior. 780 Thurlow Street Tel: 604.685.6436 cafeilnido.ca $$ Attire: Casual Reservations: Yes Lunch, Dinner Map 1,E7

Italian/Pasta Ciao Bella Restaurant/Piano Bar Authentic Italian cuisine in a romantic setting. Seafood, chicken, veal, lamb and vegetarian dishes. Live Piano. Open for brunch Sat-Sun. 703 Denman Street (near Stanley Park entrance) Tel: 604.688.5771 ciaobellavancouver.ca $ Attire: Casual Reservations: Yes Lunch, Dinner Map 1,E3

Enjoy Francesco’s signature hospitality and indulge your senses in a truly Italian oasis. ‘Voted Vancouver’s Best Italian Restaurant.’ 860 Burrard Street, Downtown Tel: 604.685.7770 francescos.com $$ Attire: Casual Reservations: Yes Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails Map 1,E7

Old Spaghetti Factory

Great Value for lunch and dinner! Dinner includes salad, bread, coffee or tea, and ice cream. 53 Water Street, Gastown Tel: 604.684.1288 14200 Entertainment Boulevard, Richmond Tel: 604.277.8373 50-8th Street, New Westminster Tel: 604.524.9788 20077-91A Avenue, Langley Tel: 604.513.1673 2030 Sumas Way, Abbotsford Tel: 604.854.1130 Crystal Lodge Hotel, Whistler Tel: 604.938.1081 703 Douglas Street, Victoria Tel: 250.381.8444 oldspaghettifactory.ca $ Attire: Casual Reservations: Yes Vancouver: Map 1,B10 Vancouver Fall/Winter 2013/2014 | visitorschoice.com

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Grouse Mountain

An indoor 2-storey market with a wide variety of activities, shops and services. From toys, crafts and games to clothing and costumes, it’s an experience the whole family will enjoy, no matter what their age! 1496 Cartwright Street, Granville Island Tel: 604.689.8447 kidsmarket.ca Map C

Churches Anglican/Episcopal Christ Church Cathedral

Service Times: - Mon-Fri 12:10pm - Thu 7:30am - Sat 9:10am - Sun 8am, 10:30am & 9:30pm 690 Burrard Street (at Georgia) Tel: 604.682.3848 cathedral.vancouver.bc.ca Map 1,D7

Dining Legend $ $$ $$$ $$$$

under $20/meal $25-$35/meal $35-$50/meal over $50/meal

SIP Resto Lounge

Capilano Suspension Bridge is iconic. The Park celebrates nature in unique and thrilling ways no more so than with the new Cliffwalk, a series of cantilevered bridges, stairs and platforms along a granite precipice. 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver Tel: 604.985.7474 capbridge.com Map 3,B4

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Dining Pub/Brew Pub/Sports Bar

Pub/Brew Pub/Sports Bar

West Coast

Jewellery

Public Markets

Transportation

Mahony & Sons

Yaletown Brewing Company

Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company

Artina’s Jewellery

Robson Public Market

Budget Car Rental

Liquor Stores

Shopping Centres

Yaletown Liquor Store

Richmond Centre

Family owned and operated, this traditional Irish pub offers a selection of beer, wine, and whiskey in a large but cozy setting. Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place Tel: 604.647.7513 UBC Campus, 5990 University Blvd Tel: 604.827.4444 mahonyandsons.com $ Lunch, Dinner Map 1,B7 & Map 2,C1

Southeast Asian

Moose’s Down Under

Urban Thai Bistro

West Coast Lift Bar-Grill-View

Elegant urban dining, breathtaking views. A fresh take on West Coast fare. Experience the possibilities. On the water in Coal Harbour. 333 Menchion Mews, off Bayshore Drive (next to the Westin Bayshore) Tel: 604.689.LIFT (5438) liftbarandgrill.com $$ Attire: Casual Reservations: Yes Brunch, Lunch, Dinner Map 1,D4

Tourism Vancouver/Dockside Brewing Company

Urban Thai’s award-winning menu features all your Thai favourites combined with an exciting mix of innovative dishes. 1119 Hamilton Street Tel: 604.408.7788 thaihouse.com/urban $ Attire: Casual Reservations: No Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails Map 1,G10

Located on Granville Island, Dockside combines 2 things Vancouver is famous for…fabulous food and outstanding views! 1253 Johnston Street, Granville Island Tel: 604.685.7070 docksidevancouver.com $$ Attire: Casual Reservations: Yes Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails Map C

Unique jewellery shop featuring the works of over 100 of Canada’s top jewellery design artists. Offers everything from contemporary designs to modern interpretations of First Nations styles. 387 Water Street, Gastown Tel: 604.915.7001 artinas.com Map A

Offers a varied selection of wine & liquor as well as ice cold beer. Conveniently located in the heart of Yaletown. Open 11am-11pm. 1116 Hamilton Street, Yaletown Tel: 604.688.0064 drinkfreshbeer.com Map B

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Apparel: Unisex

Art Galleries

Footwear

Snowflake

Hill’s Native Art

OK Boot Corral

Unique Canadian designs. Incredible selection of outerwear and accessories in cashmere, leather, fur and shearling. Also offers a fabulous collection of capes, wraps and gloves. Exceptional quality. 750 West Pender Street (at Howe) Tel: 604.681.9322 snowflakecanada.com Map 1,C8

Impressive collection of Northwest Coast Native and Inuit arts & crafts. Traditional & contemporary prints and originals, totem poles, ceremonial masks, soapstone sculptures, and fine jewellery. Cowichan Knits and moccasins. Shipping worldwide. 165 Water Street, Gastown Tel: 604.685.4249 hillsnativeart.com | hills.ca Map A

Experience old fashioned western hospitality while you explore the wide selection of western boots made from shark, cowhide, rattlesnake and more. They also have a great selection of accessories. 205 Carrall Street, Gastown Tel: 604.684.2668 okbootcorral.com Map A

With 230 stores & services, Richmond Centre is a shopper’s paradise! Accessible from the Canada Line skytrain, visit stores like XXI Forever, Apple and Sephora. No. 3 Road & Westminster Highway, Richmond Tel: 604.713.7467 richmondcentre.com facebook.com/RichmondCentre Map 3,F3

EasyPark Vancouver

Friendly, affordable and convenient parking. With most of our locations in the Downtown Vancouver area, EasyPark is always nearby. Look for the Orange “P”. Please refer to the Downtown Parking Map for locations or check our website. 209-700 W. Pender Street Tel: 604.682.6744 Fax: 604.682.7469 easypark.ca Map 1A

Public Markets Granville Island

Shopping & Services

Vitamins, produce, luggage, wine, gifts, facials, massage, hair cut and more! Food court offers extensive selection for every taste and budget. 2 hour free parking while shopping. Open daily 9am-9pm. 1610 Robson Street (at Cardero) Tel: 604.682.2733 robsonpublicmarket.com Map 1,E4

Visit the world famous Public Market where you can find anything from fresh food to all sorts of rarities, or wander through the many shops and art studios. Every visit is a unique experience! 1661 Duranleau Street Tel: 604.666.6655 granvilleisland.com Map 1,F8&9

Spas

BC’s #1 car & truck rental company; 7 Lower Mainland locations. $200 in admission coupons to local attractions w/ every rental. Must show valid rental agreement with coupon. One free admission per attraction per rental agreement. Local reservations: 604.668.7000 Map 1,D9

Men’s Clubs Fox Den

Canada’s premier gentlemen’s club. Opulent surroundings, with friendly lingerie models! Canada’s largest, most trusted name; world class reputation based on honesty and integrity. 100+ out-call escorts. 4717 Kingsway, Burnaby Tel: 604.669.9475 carmanfox.com Map 2,E9

CHI, The Spa at the Shangri-La Hotel

CHI, The Spa offers an extensive spa menu consisting of CHI Signature Massages and authentic local treatments, as well as Body Therapies, Facial Treatments and Manicures & Pedicures. 1128 West Georgia Street – 5th floor Tel: 604.695.2447 shangri-la.com/vancouver Map 1,D6

Specialty Stores Jade Vancouver

Jade Vancouver offers beautifully hand crafted jewellery and sculptures as well as carvings and rough jade. Visit our gorgeous Gastown showroom and our knowledgeable staff will help you find the perfect gift or souvenir in a wide variety of price ranges. #4 - 375 Water St, Gastown Tel: 604.687.5233 jademine.com Map A

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Vancouver’s original Brew Pub where families, singles, and couples can enjoy a varied menu in a fun atmosphere. Voted Best Brew Pub in Canada. 1111 Mainland Street, Yaletown Tel: 604.681.BREW (2739) drinkfreshbeer.com $ Attire: Casual Reservations: Yes Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails Map B

Pub/Brew Pub/Sports Bar Exceptional value and service in a friendly, pub-style atmosphere. Kids welcome! Mon -Thurs 7am9pm, Fri 7am-11pm, Saturday from 5pm. 830 W. Pender Street Tel: 604.683.3300 moosesdownunder.com $ Attire: Casual Reservations: Yes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails Map 1,C8

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Important Numbers 10-Digit Dialing All 10 digits of a phone number, including area code, must be used when placing calls. i.e. 604.123.4567

emergency numbers AMBULANCE / FIRE / POLICE 911: TDD/TTY Users: dial 911 for AMBULANCE / FIRE / POLICE and press the spacebar of your TDD/TTY until call is answered. For non-emergencies call 604.717.3321.

Hospitals

Tourist Services

BC Children’s Hospital 4480 Oak St., Vancouver 1.888.300.3088 Lions Gate Hospital 231 E 15th Street, N. Vancouver 604.988.3131 Richmond Hospital 7000 Westminster Hwy, Richmond | 604.278.9711 St. Paul’s Hospital 1081 Burrard St., Vancouver 604.682.2344 Vancouver General Hospital 855 W. 12th Ave., Vancouver 604.875.4111

Canada Post 1.866.607.6301 City of Vancouver (Parks & Recreation) 604.257.8400 Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre 604.683.2000 Vancouver Convention Centre 1.866.785.8232 Vancouver Public Library 604.331.3603 Vancouver TicketMaster 604.280.4444

Travel & Transport

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BC Ferries Customer Information & Reservations 1.888.223.3779 DriveBC Automated Highway Report 1.800.550.4997 TransLink Bus, SkyTrain & SeaBus Info 604.953.3333

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Bus Big Bus 1.877.299.0701 Greyhound Lines of Canada 1.800.661.8747 HandyDART Custom Transit Service 604.575.6600

Pacific Coach Lines 1.800.661.1725 Capilano Suspension Bridge Free Shuttle from Canada Place 604.985.7474

Car Rental Alamo Rent-A-Car 1.877.222.9075 Avis Rent-A-Car 1.800.230.4898 Budget Rent-A-Car 604.668.7000 Discount Car and Truck Rentals 604.310.2277 Enterprise Rent-A-Car 1.800.261.7331 Hertz Car Rental 1.800.654.3131 National Car Rental 1.877.222.9058 Thrifty Car Rental 1.800.THRIFTY (847.4389)

Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant

Rail Amtrak 1.800.872.7245 Via Rail 1.888.VIA.RAIL (1.888.842.7245) West Coast Express 1.800.570.7245

Taxi & Limo Aerocar 1.888.821.0021 Black Top & Checker Cabs 1.800.494.1111 MacLure’s Cabs 604.683.6666 Vancouver Taxi 604.871.1111 Yellow Cab 604.681.1111

Airlines (Passenger Reservations & Information) Terminal M (Main) Air Canada Air China Air New Zealand Air Transat Alaska Airlines American Airlines British Airways Cathay Pacific Central Mountain Air China Airlines Continental Delta Air Lines

1.888.247.2262 604.685.0921 1.800.663.5494 877.872.6728 1.800.252.7522 1.800.433.7300 1.800.247.9297 604.606.8888 1.888.865.8585 604.682.6777 1.800.231.0856 1.800.221.1212

Horizon Air 1.800.547.9308 Japan Air Lines 1.800.525.3663 Korean Air 1.800.438.5000 Philippine Airlines 1.800.435.9725 Singapore Airlines 604.689.1223 United Airlines 1.800.241.6522 WestJet 1.800.538.5696 South Terminal Harbour Air 1.800.665.0212 Helijet 1.800.665.4354 Pacific Coastal Airlines Ltd 604.273.8666 Tofino Air 1.800.665.2359 West Coast Air 1.800.347.2222

Fine dining 560 Feet above sea level! Continental Cuisine with fresh seafood Open Daily Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch

555 West Hastings Street • Reservations 604-669-2220 www.topofvancouver.com

No elevator charge for restaurant patrons


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