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    Thread: Going to Vancouver for a couple days - anything cool to do/see that won't take up too much time?

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      10-02-2012 01:14 PM #1
      Going there for work but unfortunately it's only for a couple days. I've always wanted to go there but since my time there is going to be extremely short, anything I should do/see that won't take up too much time?


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      10-02-2012 01:30 PM #2
      I was there for the first time in August. I stayed right downtown and did some touristy stuff. Gastown and Granville Island. On opposite ends of downtown/Granville St. Both have intersting shops and restaurants. Stanley Park is beautiful and can be time consuming. Davies St. has a bunch of interesting stuff as well. It seemed to be the gay district so you may get more than you bargained for. There's also the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver but both would be time consuming. That's basically what I did but locals on here may want to give you some better info.

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      10-02-2012 01:36 PM #3
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      10-02-2012 01:41 PM #4
      ^ HAH maybe i'll swing by there

      Any must go to restaurants and/or pubs? I fear that I may just stay there and never return to my ****ty town

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      10-02-2012 01:52 PM #5
      Decent restos in Yaletown.
      Run/ride through stanley park.
      Grouse Mountain.
      Walk around the downtown west (you might want to avoid the east).
      Granville market.
      Breathe in the nice ocean air... that we do not get here.
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    6. 10-02-2012 02:05 PM #6
      I'll give you one intersection!

      Main Street - East Hastings.

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    8. 10-02-2012 02:31 PM #8
      I heard they have the most heroin addicts there!!
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    9. 10-02-2012 02:56 PM #9
      there's lots of stuff to do out here. the north shore has some wonderful scenery and great walking/hiking trails. you could go to the top of grouse mountain, walk the capilano canyon or lynn valley suspension bridges, see stanley park, visit gastown, or, if time allows, do a day trip up to whistler. the weather has been really mild up here lately too so it's a great time to be outdoors.

      also, you can pm me when you're going to be in town and i'll buy you a beer. it's part of our limited time OT-only vancouver promotional offer.
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      10-02-2012 03:45 PM #10
      Eat...seafood, Japanese food, and Ramen are fantastic there especially compare to midwest where I am....

      Not that cheap though...

      Also the area scenery wise is just amazing....again from someone lives in midwest....I went in the summer last year and I can stand at the beach, looking at a sandy beach, with a metropolis in the view, and snowcap mountain in the background...



      The drive from Vancouver to Whistler is pretty nice too.
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    11. 10-02-2012 04:35 PM #11
      1. Wait for snow.
      2. Aquire snowboard or skis.
      3. Head for Whistler.
      4. Have a blast.
      5. Meet cute Canadian snowbunny.
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      7. Post pics/vids upon return.
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      10-03-2012 02:25 PM #12
      I loved going to Vanc BC (used to live in Seattle) and do miss it. It's a great city, traffic is a b*tch at times. Stanley Park, Robson St., Earls (Albino Rhino Pints), XX beer (strong beer) are all good to go!
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      10-03-2012 04:59 PM #14
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      10-03-2012 05:17 PM #15
      Walking in the rain.
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      10-03-2012 05:36 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Mtl-Marc View Post
      Walking in the rain.
      Maybe in the winter, but not right now. It has rained maybe 2-3 times since the beginning of August. We typically get 90 mm by now, but have had maybe 9. Forecast is clear for the next week.

      OP, where are you staying? Downtown?

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      10-03-2012 06:11 PM #17
      keep an eye out for (chinese) high schoolers with supercars...



      and go check out whistler if youre into yoga pants

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      10-03-2012 06:23 PM #18
      You can go anywhere in the lower mainland to see yoga pants ass.

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      10-03-2012 06:24 PM #19
      my limited research this fall has led me to beleive they send the best and brightest to whistler. it seems to be the official outfit of the place... tough to find a girl without em up there.

      not that im complaining

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      10-03-2012 08:40 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by VWVan View Post
      You can go anywhere in the lower mainland to see yoga pants ass.
      Yoga pants

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      10-03-2012 09:07 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by VWVan View Post
      Maybe in the winter, but not right now. It has rained maybe 2-3 times since the beginning of August. We typically get 90 mm by now, but have had maybe 9. Forecast is clear for the next week.

      OP, where are you staying? Downtown?
      I'm not entirely sure where I'm staying yet, usually my boss books me a hotel the day of so I'll probably know sometime tomorrow.

      Going to try some restaurants ppl have mentioned here, don't care about the cost - it's covered

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      10-03-2012 10:15 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by TetsuoShima View Post

      Going to try some restaurants ppl have mentioned here, don't care about the cost - it's covered
      If thats the case:

      http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restauran..._Columbia.html

      I had a meal there paid for by others....awesome food...seafood, Japanese style or otherwise...

    23. 10-03-2012 10:36 PM #23
      Visit commercial drive for some Italian flare, go to Richmond for some Asian delicatessen.

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      10-03-2012 10:39 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Vrucizzy View Post
      Davies St. has a bunch of interesting stuff as well. It seemed to be the gay district so you may get more than you bargained for.
      I quickly sensed that too.

      Quote Originally Posted by Son View Post
      OP can visit a Milestones locally. I ate at some seafood restaurant and it was good.

      Was not a fan of the city considering I came traveling from the US... Stanley park was nice.

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      10-03-2012 11:18 PM #25
      Ok, looks like I'm going to stay at the empire landmark hotel(anyone stay there before? how was it?)

      Going to have the entire Friday to do whatever.

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      10-03-2012 11:19 PM #26
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      10-04-2012 09:48 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by TetsuoShima View Post
      Ok, looks like I'm going to stay at the empire landmark hotel(anyone stay there before? how was it?)

      Going to have the entire Friday to do whatever.
      It's an old building, decent restaurant with a great view at the top, in a fantastic location.

      There's a Chinese restaurant at Broadway and Granville, on Broadway across from the Chapters called "Lin's." Go there and order nothing but the steamed juicy pork dumplings (小籠包). They are astoundingly good.

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      10-04-2012 11:01 PM #28
      As far as restaurants go, if you're short on time here's my must eat list:

      Breakfast: Jethros Fine Grub

      Lunch: Go to Meat and Bread, order the Porchetta, it will change your life.

      Dinner: Rodneys Oyster Bar

      Notable runners up: Incendio, Chill Winston, Steamworks, The Whip, Santouka, Guu,
      Yaletown Brewpub.

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      10-05-2012 02:51 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
      If thats the case:

      http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restauran..._Columbia.html

      I had a meal there paid for by others....awesome food...seafood, Japanese style or otherwise...
      It's a 24 minute walk from my hotel and it's supposed to be 18 C and sunny tmw so it'll be worth the nice walk. Pretty pumped to try this out.

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      10-05-2012 09:22 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by sehr schnell View Post
      As far as restaurants go, if you're short on time here's my must eat list:

      Breakfast: Jethros Fine Grub

      Lunch: Go to Meat and Bread, order the Porchetta, it will change your life.

      Dinner: Rodneys Oyster Bar

      Notable runners up: Incendio, Chill Winston, Steamworks, The Whip, Santouka, Guu,
      Yaletown Brewpub.
      Yaletown brewpub is pretty good.
      We have Guu here, so I wouldn't bother.

      I haven't been, but Vij's is supposed to be amazeballs.

      I've eaten at the Blue Water Cafe + Bar (actually taken there during an interview process), was pretty good too.
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      10-05-2012 10:52 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      Yaletown brewpub is pretty good.
      We have Guu here, so I wouldn't bother.

      I haven't been, but Vij's is supposed to be amazeballs.

      I've eaten at the Blue Water Cafe + Bar (actually taken there during an interview process), was pretty good too.
      If you want to one up Guu, go to Hapa Izakaya.

      Blue Water is good, but overpriced for what you actually get. I'd rather go to Lumiere for the same $$$.

      Vij's is the best Indian food in the world outside of India. If you don't want to wait in line at Vij's just go to Rangoli (his other restaurant).

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      10-05-2012 11:31 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by TetsuoShima View Post
      It's a 24 minute walk from my hotel and it's supposed to be 18 C and sunny tmw so it'll be worth the nice walk. Pretty pumped to try this out.
      Let me know what you think, I thought that was one of the best place I've had...

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