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Top of Vancouver VSp16 fp.indd 1 3/13/16 7:00:35 PM Vancouver visitorschoice.com Table of Contents – Volume #44 – Edition - #151 – Fall/Metro Vancouver 2018/19 VC Visitors’ Choice (Vancouver) is owned and operated by Canadian Visitors Publications Inc. For further information FEATURES on Visitors’ Choice, visit us online at Highlights 6 visitorschoice.com or email us at [email protected] 16 23 Chairman: Rick Fisher Managing Director: Randy Vannatter 32 Publisher: Lee Fruhstorfer 29 Metro Vancouver 41 Director of Business Development: Gillian Trainor Get Outside 50 Graphic Designer: Tim van Gorp Parks & Gardens 55 Distribution: Dale Dorsett Family Fun 59 Editorial Contributors: Attractions 62 Andrew Raun, BC Place Stadium, Cathy Carver, Circle Farm Tour, Clayton Perry, Coast Mountain Photography, Daniel D’Auria, Dannielle Hayes, David Niddrie, District of , Dockside Restaurant, Downtown Vancouver Association, Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, MAPS Earnest Ice Cream, Evgeny Subbotsky, Eviatar Bach, Food Cart Fest Vancouver, Map 1 - Downtown Vancouver 26 Granville Island, J. Rawls, Joe Mabel, Map 2 - Vancouver 28 Kenny Louie. Leonard G., Mike Crane, Museum of Vancouver, Noa Nichol, Map 3 - 30 Nordstrom, Pacific National Exhibition, Map A - 20 Pacific Whale Watch Association, R. Parker, Randy Friesen, Ray Van Eng, Map B - Gastown 23 Robert Pittman, Robin O’Neill, Rommy Map C - Richmond 39 Ghaly, Stan Shebs, Stanley Park Horse- Drawn Tours, Sue Wong, Suzanne Granville Island Map 33 Rushton, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, Tim Adams, Tom Ryan, Top of Vancouver, Tourism BC, Tourism Richmond, Tourism Vancouver, Tourism Victoria, Tourism Whistler, Trev Deeley Motorcycles, SHOPPING University Golf Club, Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver Finds 14 Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver Neighbourhoods 15 Foodie Tours, Vancouver Lookout, Vancouver Street Dance Festival, YVR Shopping & Services Directory 77 Visitors’ Choice is a member of Tourism Vancouver, Tourism Richmond, the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA).

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ancouver boasts activities Vand attractions to keep you entertained through- out your stay this summer! Here are some of the best city highlights to help you plan your trip:

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

Vancouver Art Gallery Canada’s fifth-largest art gallery, located in B.C.’s former provincial courthouse, includes a permanent collection of about 10,000 artworks by Emily Carr, the Group of Seven, Jeff Wall and Marc Chagall. Coming this Fall, A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects September 22, 2018 - March 17, 2019. A Curator’s View: Ian Thom selects unites historical and contemporary works as selected by Ian M. Thom, Senior Curator–Historical, from the permanent collection of the . 750 Hornby Street | visitorschoice.com

| 604.662.4700 vanartgallery.bc.ca (Map 1, E8) Image: Cathy Carver

Playland & The Fair at the PNE Playland features over 30 rides and

Metro Vancouver 2018 attractions, including the historic Wooden Roller Coaster and Canada’s most extreme pendulum ride, The Beast. Playland also features Kids Playce, a special zone for children aged 2-10 years. Open May 5 to September 16. And don’t miss The Fair at the PNE, August 18 to September 3. pne.ca 6 Metro Vancouver 2018 | visitorschoice.com 77 Stanley Park 400 Spanning hectares (1,000 acres) in downtown Vancouver, this city park is home to a variety of wildlife and tree species including hemlock, fir and cedar. Hit one of many forest trails or stroll around the spectacular, Did Did you know? www.ticketstonight.ca

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The Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre across from Canada Place includes a “living wall” with more than 600 plants, plus giant digital walls showcasing videos and images of inspiring tourism experiences! 200 22-kilometre (13.7-mile) ; for a real treat, Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours offers friendly, professionally narrated tours of the park aboard beautiful, old-fashioned horse-drawn vehicles. Image: Kenny Louie Kenny Image: Tourism VancouverTourism Visitor Centre 604.682.3455 Bill Reid Gallery The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in downtown Vancouver takes its name name from acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid (1920-1998), New Exhibit June – January 13, 2019: “Body Language” - Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest. Street Hornby 639 billreidgallery.ca

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Whale Watching Whale watching with a local tour provider can’t be beat! Getting close enough to these majestic creatures often starts in the historic fishing village of Steveston (in Richmond) or from downtown Vancouver. Within minutes of either point of departure, you’ll find yourself exploring the Strait of Georgia, Fraser River Delta and Gulf Islands, home to these mighty mammals. You’ll also get a chance to spot harbour seals, sea lions, porpoises and a variety of marine wildlife that call these coastal waters home – don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience! Image: Robert Pittman

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Museum of Anthropology MOA is renowned for its displays of world arts and cultures, in particular works by peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations. Gaze visitorschoice.com | up at the towering totem poles and check out hundreds of thousands of ethnographic and archaeological objects in close detail. Don’t miss the MOA Shop, offering handcrafted objects, including

Metro Vancouver 2018 talking sticks, T-shirts and gorgeous silver and gold jewelry. 6393 NW Marine Drive 604.822.5087 | moa.ubc.ca (Map 2, C1) Image: R. Parker

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Dr. Sun Yat- Sen Classical Chinese Garden This garden in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown was named No. 1 city garden in the world in 2011 by National Geographic. Stroll through magnificent arrangements of rocks, plants and jade-green water, and take your own 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)

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vandusengarden.ca Metro Vancouver 2018 VanDusen Botanical Gardens Vancouver’s Best Garden! Experience an inspiring 55 acre outdoor oasis with over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world. While at the garden you can spot and photograph local BC wildlife, and relax in a serene setting nestled in the heart of Vancouver, dine on the patios of Shaughnessy Restaurant or Truffles Café and check out the award-winning Visitor Centre and garden-themed gift shop. Kids will love the hedge maze! 5251 Oak Street | 604.267.8335 | 604-257-8335 vancouver.ca/vandusen (Map 1, E9-10) 10 Metro Vancouver 2018 | visitorschoice.com 11 BC Place, (Map 1, D11) bcsportshalloffame.com Gate A of BC Place, Vancouver 604.687.5520 | BC Sports Hall of Fame BC Sports Hall of recentlyFame opened at Gate A of BC Place with the new Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Gallery and Hall of Champions. Come Experience, Be Inspired! Relive all the exhilarating moments of the Games. Paralympic & Olympic Vancouver

Image: BC Place Stadium Place BC Image: 777 Pacific Boulevard bloedelconservatory.ca Discover over 120 exotic birds and birds 120 exotic over Discover plants 500 kinds of tropical ExoRbEeLS r AoRy Bloedel Floral Conservatory Floral Bloedel This lush indoor garden is one of the most affordable family-friendly attractions in the city. Interact with over 150 free-flying tropical birds such as macaws, parrots, finches, canaries and cockatoos, and discover over 500 kinds of exotic plants. Stimulate your senses with the sights, sounds and scents of the tropics in the dome at the peak (Map 2,of Vancouver,D6) in Queen Elizabeth bloedelconservatory.ca | Park. 604.257.8584 | Street Cambie 4600 604.669.2300 | bcplacestadium.com 604.669.2300 BC Place Stadium With its cable-supported roof structure (the largest of its kind in the world), this arena transforms into an open-air facility in just 20 minutes! Perfect for taking in a game year-round, don’t miss the BC Sports Hall of forFame the full story on your favourite sports’ heroes! E11) 1, (Map

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604.689.4357 Vancouver Downtown Image: Association Downtown Ambassadors Lost in the city? Look for a Downtown Ambassador on foot or on bike, dressed in blue. Besides helping to improve safety in are professionals friendly these Vancouver, trained to provide hospitality help and information, including maps, brochures and advice. By Bus Vancouver’s public bus system is designed to make travel within the city and to/from the surrounding suburbs Schedulesconvenient. are widely available throughout the city, or check out the online trip-planning tool at tripplanning.translink.ca

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rom fabulous Fshopping to fresh food, we’ve gathered details about the best areas of the city to help you plan your stay. Grab your map and hop in a car, call a cab or take public transit – you won’t be disappointed by Vancouver’s many unique offerings.

Downtown Take SkyTrain to one of six downtown stations in the city’s core. Duck into , or for the latest fashions, electronics and home décor or stroll along Robson and Alberni streets for gorgeous designer wear. comes alive at night with eateries, nightclubs and live-music joints. thedva.ca | downtownvancouver.net (Map 1) Image: Downtown Vancouver Association

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) as well as some of the most majestic architecture and finest Asian visitorschoice.com | restaurants in the city. vancouver-chinatown.com (Map 1, B11-C12) Metro Vancouver 2018

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Image: Vancouver Lookout Vancouver Image: (Map 1, C7-9) Hastings West The 10 blocks encompassed by Hastings West are home to high-end international retail brands housed neighbourhood This buildings. historical gorgeous in features the historic structure containing the Sinclair Centre Mall, as well as the Vancouver Lookout tower, with its rotating of Top Vancouver restaurant. yaletowninfo.com yaletowninfo.com Image: The Keg Steakhouse + Bar + Steakhouse Keg The Image:

Yaletown Explore the European feel of this hip downtown Vancouver area. Yaletown, which was once a warehouse district dominated by textile shops and train yards, has undergone serious revitalization in recent decades. 20-block, cobblestoned the Today, neighbourhood is home to some of the most cutting-edge restaurants and retailers in the city, plus lots of fabulous entertainment.live Shop till you drop, or sit down for an expertly mixed cocktail at one of the many upscale bars and lounges and indulge in some well-deserved people watching. Celebrity sightings are frequent here, so don’t be surprised if you see stars! (Map 1, F10-G10) Alberni & Burrard Alberni Street sparkles with upscale shops selling fine men’s clothing and high-end women’s wear, leather goods and luxury jewelry. This is the place to go to get the best in fashion from Canadian and international designers. As for the dining – it hardly gets any tastier than the restaurateurs that line this street. (Map 1, E6-7) Downtown Enjoy the fi nest shopping and services surrounded by the stunning architectural heritage of Sinclair Centre.

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Denman Denman Street Boasting a selection of restaurants that’s second to none, Denman Street bustles with activity and, closer to Robson and Georgia streets, acts as a gateway to Stanley Park. Moving south toward English Bay, this eclectic thoroughfare transforms into a beach promenade, sunsets. complete spectacular and art public shops, gelato with

neighbourhood – that’s Vancouver’s vibrant West End. Comprised of , Denman Street and , this colourful community features stellar restaurants, fabulous shopping and a plethora of cultural events. T In the 1950s and ’60s the three-block area from Burrard to Jervis called Robsonstrasse was the centre of German culture and commerce. RobsonToday, Street west of Burrard includes excellent shopping, cafés and restaurants. Travelling west toward Stanley Park, you’ll find clusters of well-priced hotels that give way to Asian-fusion eateries and, bike-rental shops.finally, Robson Street

Davie Street Lower Davie (Cardero to Denman) includes a full selection of shops and services while Davie Village, further east, is home to Vancouver’s vibrant gay community, complete with four permanent pride-coloured crosswalks at Bute Street. The concentration of restaurants, bars and pubs in the area successfully create one of the city’s most vibrant entertainment districts. West End

Closed Sunday’s Holidays Closed and Mon–Sat: 10am-5:30pm Sunday: RETAIL HOURS: RETAIL Just steps from Waterfront Station Waterfront Just steps from 757 West Hastings Street | sinclaircentre.com Hastings Street 757 West Enjoy the fi nest fi Enjoy the andshopping services surrounded by the stunning architectural heritage of Sinclair Centre. Stanley Park

The gem of Vancouver, this 1,000-acre park was established in 1896 smack-dab in the centre of the city (Map B). Spanning 404 hectares (1,000 acres), Stanley Park is home to a variety of wildlife and tree species including towering hemlock, fir and cedar. Beyond the spectacular scenery, the park offers attractions for the entire family. vancouver.ca/parks/parks/stanley (Map A)

Try the following fun-filled activities: > Hit one of many forest trails, or walk, jog, cycle or in-line skate around the 22-kilometre (13.7-mile) seawall. > Take a scenic, fun-filled horse-drawn carriage tour of the park and its sites. > Check out the view of the majestic view of

visitorschoice.com the from the Prospect Point | lookout. > Visit Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon to learn about the park’s flora and fauna and social history. stanleyparkecology.ca | vancouver.ca/parks/parks/stanley (Map A) Stanley Park, the jewel of Vancouver, a popular oasis for locals and visitors alike. Metro Vancouver 2018 Image: Tourism BC Horse-drawn carriages have always been a favourite way to explore the park’s thousand acres, see the sights and learn history. Did you know? OneOnne hhohourur ffullyully nnarratedarrated totoursurs dedepartpart eveeveryry 30 minutes I MAMARCHRCH 1 – NNOVEMBEROVEMBER 11 The Stanley Park Miniature Train was built in 1964 after Typhoon Frieda blew down a stand of trees in the forest. 20 Metro Vancouver 2018 | visitorschoice.com 21 11 R BE EM OV N – 1 H RC MA MARCH 1 – NOVEMBER 11 II

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teveston’s heritage homes and on Steveston Highway. For those looking for Swaterfront walks is in complete contrast to more natural attractions, the city’s parks the bright lights and excitement of Richmond’s provide a number of recreational opportunities city centre, which a vibrant Asian community from field sports, nature walks and golfing. The has helped shape. Here you’ll find the city’s extensive network of dykes protecting the city dramatic new city hall complex, an amazing from the river, have become popular walking array of shops and restaurants where award- and biking trails and provide the perfect place winning dim sum, Vietnamese pho, and seafood to observe bald eagles and other bird life of the with a twist will satisfy any appetite. The city’s tidal flats. many malls - legendary for their size and variety - bring you a world of shopping not There’s always something fun to do, whether found anywhere else in the Lower Mainland. it’s taking a whale watching tour, watching the fishing boats dock in the busy marina, or visitorschoice.com | Richmond’s exciting cultural life is seen in visiting the year-round Farmers & Artisans its museums, galleries and professional Market (happening every other Sunday) to theatre. The Asian influence is expressed in discover artistic treasures and homemade the magnificent Buddhist temple complex and treats. TourismRichmond.com or call gardens of the International Buddhist Society 1.877.247.0777. Metro Vancouver 2018

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ucked between mountains, river valleys river mountains, between ucked is Vancouver Metro ocean, the and a modern and multicultural metropolis showcasing a myriad of tastes and It’s world. the around from influences where a round of golf,a kayaking trip and a visit to one of the many local microbreweries can follow a morning ski. With its mild climate and cosmopolitan flair, there’s no shortage of things to do. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a cyclist, foodie, fashionista, or concertgoer, you’re sure to find an activity, event or world-class festival happening any time you visit. Active, friendly and inclusive, Metro Vancouver residents are proud to call this place home and eager to of traditions and heritage the honour those who are new to the city. Always in flux, Vancouver never strays far from its West Coast roots. Rugged, laidback, and utterly gorgeous, this city on the edge of wilderness is consistently rated one of the most livable in the world. Experience it for yourself, and you’ll understand why. Metro Vancouver is made up Vancouver Metro of 21 municipalities and the City of Vancouver is just one of them.

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F rom downtown Vancouver, much of the up 1,200 metres (3,960 feet) to the top of the spectacular mountainview is part of North mountain for stunning views, a Grizzly bear Vancouver. Made up of two municipalities, the refuge, and in season, hiking and skiing. You City of North Vancouver and the District of might even be tempted to hike the “Grouse North Vancouver, the area is popular among Grind,” a strenuous 2.9 kilometre (1.8 mile) trail visitors looking for outdoor adventure and with an elevation gain of 853 metres (2,800 feet). mountain experiences. The North Shore is extremely popular for those To get there, cross Burrard Inlet, take either a looking for outdoor adventure with numerous 15-minute SeaBus ride from Waterfront Station parks, including Deep Cove Park and Mount to , or drive over one of the Seymour Provincial Park offering activities two bridges that link Vancouver to the North ranging from sea kayaking, to hiking to downhill Shore—the Lions Gate Bridge from Stanley Park, skiing. Lynn Canyon Park’s 250 hectares (615 or the Second Narrows Bridge at the end of acres) of coastal rainforest includes a popular Vancouver’s eastside. ecology centre a free suspension bridge, and a host of easily accessible trails. Take public transit, ride the SeaBus over to Lonsdale Quay and you’ll discover a vibrant Also explore the North Shore by water either public market, waterfront parks, working ship taking a Sea Vancouver Adventure tour out of yards and some of the best views of downtown Vancouver Harbour up into Indian Arm Fjord Vancouver’s skyline. On Friday during the or head over to Sewell’s Marina in Horseshoe summer, don’t miss their Shipyard Night Bay where you can rent your own 4.5-metre visitorschoice.com | Markets running from early May to the end of (15-foot) speedboat or enjoy their guided Sea September. Safari adventure by Zodiac. Explore islands and inlets in beautiful , go fishing, The mountain backdrop to North Vancouver sightseeing, or just relax out on the water. is the setting for spectacular attractions www.vancouvernorthshore.com and parks. The regions oldest attraction, Metro Vancouver 2018 the Capilano Suspension Bridge, high above the Capilano canyon, added the exciting “Cliffwalk” attraction in 2011, that is sure to give you a thrill. The other major attraction on the NorthShore is Grouse Mountain Resort’s Skyride. Open year round, you will be whisked

42 Metro Vancouver 2018 | visitorschoice.com 43 43 (Take the West Coast Across the island there are numerous parks hiking with trails, exceptional of varying degrees of difficulty, winding you through lush forest with great views of Howe Sound. getTo a closer look at the sea, arrange a sea kayaking trip around the island. The island is also home to a thriving artist community—take a stroll around Artisan Square for a unique island experience. shopping www.tourismbowenisland.com or 604.200.2399 and access to eight main hiking trails. There are also a variety of food and drink options to manage post-adventure hunger including the Bar. Edge and Restaurant Summit Shannon Falls Provincial Park Shannon Falls Flows adjacent to the Sea to Sky Highway near Squamish, and is composed of a series of cliffs 335 metres (1,099 feet) tall, making it the third highest waterfall in BC. The well maintained and easily accessible trail through Shannon ProvincialFalls Park will take you right to the base, where you’ll be able to see and feel the clouds of mist as they billow out from the roaring falls. Sightseeing Whistler/Squamish tour; hotel pick up – 604-451-1600) – up pick hotel tour; Whistler/Squamish Sightseeing Sea To SeaSky To Every journey through Sea to Sky Country starts with an epic drive along one of the most spectacular stretches of road in the world. Although stunning, Highway 99 (better known as the Sea to Sky Highway) provides only a snapshot of the beauty that lies ahead. Starting just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver in picturesque Horseshoe Bay and stretching all the way to Lillooet, the highway acts as a gateway connecting the Lower Mainland to an incredible outdoor adventure playground. Along the way, you’ll be captivated by the glistening waters of Howe Sound, the tumbling waters of Shannon Falls, the view from the Sea to Sky Gondola, and any number of other outdoor adventures in this breathtakingly wild place. Bowen Island Just off the coast of West Vancouver, Bowen Island has long attracted Vancouver visitors with its rural charm, forest and shoreline trails. theTake 20-minute journey over on BC Ferries (the vessel also takes vehicles), and you’ll arrive into charming Snug Cove. Wrapping around Snug Cove is the 323-hectare (800-acre) Crippen Regional Park, a great place for picnickers, and hikers will love the 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) of trails. Along the top of the cove you’ll find some restored summer cottages, one of which is a museum, nestled in a heritage apple orchard. The island’s heritage buildings also include the Union Steamship Company’s former general store which now serves as a community meeting place. Sea to Sky Gondola Squamish is home to the region’s newest must-see attraction – the Sea to Sky Gondola. Having opened to rave reviews in the spring of 2014, the 10-minute gondola ride takes you 885 metres (2,904 feet) above sea level and provides sweeping views of Howe Sound and the surrounding coastal mountains. Once at the top, visitors can enjoy a wide array of outdoor experiences, including two interpretive walking trail loops, three viewing platforms, the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, Metro Metro Vancouver Metro Vancouver

Burnaby Burnaby is just east of Vancouver, home to North America’s only mountain top university; , and has the largest retail and entertainment complex in British Columbia, namely Metrotown. Burnaby also Free Admission has many outstanding sports and recreational facilities. The Metrotown area, a 15-minute SkyTrain ride from downtown Vancouver, is where you’ll find over 500 stores and an equally impressive entertainment complex, enough to keep even the most dedicated shopper (and the rest of the family) happy! And it’s just a short walk to Central Park, an immense urban forest, with wide pathways, pitch & putt golf, tennis courts and an outdoor pool. If you’re interested in outdoor recreation, don’t miss the chance to Where History Comes to Life rent a paddleboat at Deer Lake Park, or just Open until September 4 enjoy the music in the Park. Deer Lake is also Stroll down the streets of our 1920s village. home to the beautiful Hart House Restaurant, and cultural attractions such as the Burnaby Thanks to our partners: Village Museum & Carousel, the Shadbolt Centre burnabyvillagemuseum.ca for the Performing Arts, and Burnaby Art Gallery.

TRI-CITIES – , PORT COQUITLAM & PORT MOODY The Tri-Cities area is to the east and north- the Buntzen Lake Reservoir Recreation Area, a east of the City of Vancouver, and is made perfect day trip destination for families. up of three municipalities: Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam. The area brings Getting out and into nature is easy in Coquitlam, together Port Moody’s railway heritage, with over 70 local parks including the Coquitlam’s golf and wilderness recreation, and 176-hectare (435-acre) Mundy Park Forest. Many Port Coquitlam’s revitalized city centre and people enjoy the Como Lake hike, featuring riverside trails, providing plenty of interesting a 1-kilometre (0.6-mile) loop trail, lakeside options for visitors to experience. benches, picnic amenities and a variety of bird and wildlife species, Como Lake offers a rich visitorschoice.com | At the centre of Port Moody, an easy 30 minutes park experience. This little known gem located by car from downtown Vancouver, is a compact in the heart of Coquitlam is also a popular business district, where you’ll find a variety fishing hole for anglers. The lake is stocked of quaint shops and places to grab a bite to with rainbow trout, making for great fishing eat. Nearby Rocky Point Park is a popular opportunities in the spring and fall.

Metro Vancouver 2018 spot, with shoreline trails to stroll. The city’s railway heritage is celebrated in an annual Coquitlam also has a thriving arts and culture festival and a heritage railway station survives scene, and the past is evident with the as a museum. The surrounding area offers a preservation of a number of historic homes variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, in the area. Maillardville, home to British such as Belcarra Regional Park—home to great Columbia’s oldest francophone community beaches, hiking trails, picnic areas and a host embraces its roots with a museum, art gallery of water activities. In the park you’ll also find and an annual arts festival. TriCitiesChamber.com or call 604.464.2716 44 Metro Vancouver 2018 | visitorschoice.com 45 45 TourismDelta.com or call 604.946.4232 call or TourismDelta.com “balde”, meaning white). Eagles are drawn to the Fraser River delta after coastal fish spawning runs decline, feeding largely on ducks and gulls in the area, including productive Boundary Bay, landfill. the of south beats wing few a only is best known as the departure point for BC Ferries vessels bound for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. With long, sandy beaches, it is also perfect for lounging or trying your hand at windsurfing in the shallow bays. Heading to Victoria, leave some time to stop in Tsawwassen, soon to be known as a great shopping destination with the opening of the new shopping mall on First kids the off Drop Delta. in here land Nations on the way to the mall at the refurbished Big Splash Water Slide Park. They will thank you for it. Delta – Ladner, & Tsawwassen North Delta Three distinct communities make up the largely agricultural municipality of Delta, to the south of the City of Vancouver: Ladner, North Delta and Tsawwassen. The area is well known for its wildlife, especially the bird species that can be found here. An undulating carpet of white can be seen in Delta’s fields in the fall as the snow geese stop to rest on their journey south for winter. They are among the many species that stop in the area during this annual ritual of nature. getTo up close & personal, you will want to visit the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, forming part of the Fraser River Estuary in Delta, this 300-hectare (740-acre) protected area is home to over 250 avian species. Historic Ladner is an active fishing village with 19th century homes sitting behind the dykes that hold the Fraser River at bay. North Delta is home to the 4046 hectare (10,000 acre) Burn’s Bog, one of the most important natural habitats in the province, with more than 200 species of migratory birds using the area for resting, breeding. and staging, Speaking of birds, a well-kept secret is Ladner is home every winter to hundreds of bald eagles. Drive down highway 17 or and17A you will witness a display of as many as 2000 eagles during a peak year. From December through March, the nearby landfill is a magnet for bald eagles (which get their name from the old English word Metro Metro Vancouver Metro Vancouver

New Westminster Just 20-minutes south-east from downtown In the city’s heritage neighbourhoods, Vancouver, you can discover Western Canada’s distinguished architecture by some of British oldest city, New Westminster. Known as the Columbia’s best known architects, is found “Royal City,” explore the historic downtown’s along tree-lined streets, such as those in the 19th century architecture, poke around Queens Park area. If nature is more your thing, the waterfront with its public markets and visit one of New Westminster’s many parks, boardwalk or discover the Fraser River’s ever from the 19th century plan of Queen’s Park and changing parade of tug boats and freighters. its rose gardens, to the natural landscape of the 4.8 hectare (12-acre) Glenbrook Ravine. New Westminster offers an interesting and eclectic array of shopping. Columbia Street is The Fraser River is yours to discover through the centre of downtown, and you’ll find antiques rotating exhibits and hands-on programs at of all sorts tucked away on Front Street’s the Fraser River Discovery Centre in New “Antique Alley.” History, arts and culture are Westminster. At 1,375 kilometres (850 miles) in abundance, with plenty of local museums, long, the Fraser River is one of the largest galleries, and performing arts venues. salmon spawning waterways in the world. Don’t miss the River Market at Westminster It is also one of only three rivers in BC in which Quay. Feast and fun come together at the North America’s largest freshwater fish, the River Market, where the hungry and curious white sturgeon, spawn. Come experience the gather to eat, shop and play. Showcasing history of this important natural resource and independent restaurants and shops, this learn about the mighty river’s contribution to 7,000-square-metre (75,000-square-foot) British Columbia and its people. marketplace on the banks of the Fraser River TourismNewWestminster.com or call has become a hub for community life in 604.526.1905 New Westminster. visitorschoice.com | Metro Vancouver 2018

46 Metro Vancouver 2018 | visitorschoice.com 47 47 museum in the former train station, and the famous White Rock pier where you can cast a line or crab trap with local fishermen. Naturally, seafood is the specialty of many restaurants and cafes in White Rock. Neighbouring Crescent Beach, in Surrey, is close andby, the two areas as very popular with families for day trips looking for a “beach resort feel.” 604.536.4951 call or ExploreWhiteRock.com are opportunities for bird enthusiasts with 200 species of birds attracted to the tidal marshes. Surrey is also a golf-lovers dream with an astounding 16 golf courses! Strolling the sandy shores at Crescent Beach is also a popular pastime; while you’re there, enjoy a west coast lunch at one of the many intimate neighbourhood restaurants. Surrey’s cultural life is surprisingly active, with an award winning arts centre and acclaimed artinternationally also It’s gallery. home to a significant Indian population—the city hosts a huge Diwali festival and Vaisakhi parade during the year, and boasts a Punjabi Market strolling. for perfect neighbourhood 604.531.6646 call or www.DiscoverSurreyBC.com A 490-ton white rock first spotted by Spanish explorers has given its name to this beachside city. A 60-minute drive south from downtown Vancouver, close to the U.S./Canada border, White Rock is a tiny, hidden gem in Metro Vancouver. The 8-kilometre (5-mile) sandy beachfront on Semiahmoo Bay is its most popular summer attraction, with sand perfect for creating sandcastles! Its famous promenade runs almost the entire length of the beach, offering plenty of access points swimming,for kayaking and exploring the tide pools. After a day by the sea enjoying beautiful views of Mount Baker and the San Juan Islands in Washington State, Marine Drive, running parallel to the beach, is the main thoroughfare, where you’ll have fun looking through the stores and galleries that showcase local artists. You’ll also find a White Rock Surrey Stretching between the Fraser River and the United States/Canada border, southeast of the City of Vancouver, Surrey is Metro Vancouver’s largest city in terms of area, and with an estimated 500,000 residents, is second largest behind Vancouver in terms of population. Getting there is easy: the Skytrain’s Expo lines takes passengers from downtown Vancouver to Surrey in just over 30 minutes. This rapidly growing urban centre continues to maintain strong ties to its rural heritage and is the historic natural environment. Cloverdale heart of the area and is home to Canada’s second largest community rodeo, the Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition, as well as a historic general store, the city’s first bank and original city hall. Antique hunters will find a cornucopia of stores, and those looking for country fun will love the experience of exploring a corn maze. With almost one third of the city protected as park or agricultural land, Surrey truly is the “City of Parks”. The area is home to 400 parks, including the 2-hectare (5-acre) Bear Creek Gardens, considered one of Metro Vancouver’s finest public gardens. At Boundary Bay there Metro Metro Vancouver Fraser Valley

Langley, Abbotsford & Chilliwack Located an hour east of Vancouver, the Fraser Valley is home to trending restaurants, over 30 wineries, and a growing number of breweries, all emphasizing farm fresh and local ingredients. Explore this area on a day-trip, or stay locally for the long weekend and see how convenient relaxing in the countryside can be. From outdoor adventures like like river rafting with Hyak Wilderness Adventures, to attending romantic wine tasting dinners and gourmet retreats, This region offers the perfect ticket to escaping the city grind. Taste produce fresh from the farm it was grown on, sip some wine served by local winemakers. Whether you launch the boat, kayak or your stand-up paddleboard, whatever you do it will be a day to remember as you visit the Fraser Valley.

Langley Human occupation of the area we now call Today you can visit the fort and explore Langley can be traced back to the retreat the historic buildings, watch coopering and of the last glaciers some 10,000 years ago. blacksmithing, demonstrations, gold panning, First Nations people, known as the Sto:lo, or and you can even sleep there overnight in an “river people” are thought to have been the oTENTik, exclusive to Parks Canada. principal occupants of most of the Fraser Valley An oTENTik, is a cross between an A-frame throughout the last several millennia. cabin and a prospector tent mounted on a The Kwantlen (Qw’?ntl’en) First Nation were raised wooden floor. This water resistant recorded in 1827 as the largest group on accommodation is built to withstand diverse the lower Fraser, with a traditional territory weather conditions and no set-up is required extending from Mud Bay in Tsawwassen, by campers. Each of the five units inside Fort through the Serpentine and Salmon Rivers and Langley’s historic walls represents the heritage visitorschoice.com | along the Fraser River, east past Mission. The of Fort Langley’s diverse workers. First Nations continue to be an important part Langley is also known as a “Community of of the Langley communities. Communities”. Langley consists of two One of the top tourist attractions in the area municipalities working side by side, the Township is the Fort Langley National Historic Site. This of Langley and the City of Langley, and is part Metro Vancouver 2018 is the exact location where, a century and a of the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia. half ago, the Hudson’s Bay Company, a huge fur trade organization, established a small post to trade with the First Nations of the West Coast. The enterprise grew, evolved and influenced history, leading to the creation of the colony of British Columbia. 48 Metro Vancouver 2018 | visitorschoice.com 4949 Aerial displays are at the show’s heart, usually wowing visitors with the showmanship of the CAF Snowbirds, Canada’s national aerobatic team, demonstrations of Corsair, Spitfire and Sea Fury aircraft as well as freefall acrobatics with the CAF Skyhawks parachute team, championship wing andwalkers international flight participants. It’s a great family show, that takes place mid-August each year. TourismAbbotsford.ca (34561 Delair Rd) or call 859-1721 (604) bbotsford is also home to the Abbotsford Abbotsford the to home also is bbotsford Abbotsford Urban amenities that include sophisticated dining, shopping and arts venues are set in a landscape of working farms, art studios and communities. historic refurbished Coupled with its temperate climate, Abbotsford is a year-round destination packed with activities the for family entire including hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and golf. With several provincial parks, rivers and lakes in and around Abbotsford, there are many outdoor activities experience.to A International Air Show. As Canada’s largest air show, this three day spectacular attracts in excess of 350,000 visitors. The Abbotsford on-the-ground includes Show Air International static exhibits such as the B-52, F-14 Cat,Top V-8B Harrier and F-117 stealth fighter alongside other armed forces tactical equipment and demonstrations. Fraser Valley Get Outside!

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Ziplining If you’re looking for a thrill, head to Grouse Mountain for a ziplining adventure that will have you soaring through the air with the beauty of nature all around you. The dual-line, five-line circuit at Grouse Mountain offers an adrenaline-pumping tour across the peaks and canyons of Grouse and Dam Mountains. Don’t blink because you’ll be travelling at speeds of up to 80 kilometres/hour (50 miles/ hour) and you don’t want to miss the amazing views! Mountain Biking Heralded as the birthplace of freeriding, Vancouver’s famed North Shore Mountains are an internationally regarded destination. Mount Fromme, Mount Seymour and Cypress Mountain have routes that are so steep it’s hard to believe someone could actually maneuver them.

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Cycling The Metro Vancouver area is also well known for its great cycling opportunities. Right in the heart of Vancouver, the Seawall is a scenic 22-kilometre (13.7-mile) path that wraps around the city’s waterfront and Stanley Park. The trail is divided into two clearly marked sections – one for walkers and joggers, and one for cyclists and inline skaters. Richmond is also a great spot for cycling as a result of a system of dykes topped with 80 kilometres (50 miles) of fl at, easily-accessible, interconnected visitorschoice.com | trails that meander past heritage sites, parks, wildlife areas and spectacular scenery.

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Hiking Hiking On a hiking or walking excursion in the Metro Vancouver you’ll find delight in every step. Terrain varies from rugged shoreline and deep woods to open mountain summits and views of the Pacific Ocean. The breathtaking surroundings will only enhance the feelings that come with exercise and lots of fresh From air. easy to difficult, there’s a hike for everyone. There are few places in the world where so many rafting rivers are so close to a major city. Choose from single or multi-day trips, with both motorpowered and paddle- powered rafting available. Perhaps the best place to begin your adventure is in Lytton, since its location at the confluence of the Thompson and Fraser Rivers has earned it the reputation of being the “rafting capital of Canada.” Or you could check out the nearby Nahatlatch, Coquihalla and Stein Rivers as well. There’s also the Chilliwack River, which drops 10 metres/kilometre (52.8 creating feet/mile), rapids. continuous and long numerous Whitewater Rafting

Windsurfing Windsurfing & Kiteboarding The Squamish Spit at the mouth of the Squamish River is one of those rare places where wind, water and land combine to provide the perfect conditions for windsurfing and kiteboarding. Advanced kiteboarders and windsurfers flock to Squamish from June to September, taking advantage of the consistent winds and handy facilities. Not a pro yet? Try in Vancouver for rentals, lessons and everything you need to get started. Grouse Grind The Grouse Grind in North Vancouver is a very challenging 2.9-kilometre (1.8-mile) up trail the face of Grouse Mountain. Commonly referred to as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster,” this one is a workout. With an elevation gain of 853 metres (2,800 feet), you’ll be climbing 2,830 steps up a mountain, so you’ll need strong hips and legs. There are rest stops and a few benches at the halfway mark for hikers to take a breather, but they are limited. Until you emerge at the very top there are few viewpoints through the forest, but once you see it for yourself, the panoramic view of Vancouver below will make the tough climb worthwhile. Over 100,000 people the annually. trail hike Get Outside!

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Stanley Park The crown jewel of Vancouver’s nearly 200 city parks, Stanley Park is a 400-hectare (1,000-acre) evergreen oasis connected to the city’s West End by a narrow strip of land. An 8.8-kilometre (5.5-mile) seawall surrounds the park’s perimeter offering breathtaking views at every turn and making it a hotspot for cyclists, runners, walkers and rollerbladers. Recently named the world’s best city park by TripAdvisor, Stanley Park is home to wildlife, beaches, the Vancouver Aquarium, a pitch & putt, water park and miniature railway. Other landmarks worth visiting include the Stanley Park Rose Garden, Prospect Point Lookout, the 9 O’Clock Gun, Siwash Rock, Lost Lagoon, the nine totem poles at Brockton Point and the Stanley Park Hollow Tree, a 700 to 800-year-old western red cedar tree stump. Designated a National Historic Site of Canada, Stanley Park is deserving of an itinerary unto itself.

VanDusen Botanical Garden This Vancouver garden will inspire you with 22 hectares (54.4 acres) of elegant landscapes representing a range of ecosystems found in such places as the Himalayas, the Mediterranean, the Louisiana swamps and the Pacific Northwest. VanDusen Botanical Garden’s stunning Visitor Centre, with its orchid-inspired design, is an iconic building and a model of sustainability.

Queen Elizabeth Park Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver’s horticultural jewel, is a major draw for floral display enthusiasts and view-seekers. At 152 metres (499 feet) above sea level, it’s the highest point in Vancouver and allows for spectacular views of the park, city and North Shore Mountains. The 52-hectare (128-acre) park is home to an arboretum, and a gorgeous quarry garden with a collection of exotic and native trees and sculptures, including one by internationally renowned artist Henry Moore. If that isn’t enough visitorschoice.com | to keep you entertained, the park also features the stunning Bloedel Conservatory and a variety of recreational offerings.

Metro Vancouver 2018 Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden This garden in Vancouver is the first of its kind outside of China, and is representative of the private spaces within a Ming scholar’s residence. With its asymmetrical arrangement of rocks and plants, winding paths and corridors, and views that overlook its courtyards, the garden emulates the rhythms of nature and offers quiet moments for contemplation 56 in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown. Metro Vancouver 2018 | visitorschoice.com 57

Rocky Point Park Rocky Point Park is Port Moody’s best-known park. A popular destination for hikers of the Shoreline Trail, or a starting point for boaters using the boat launch, Rocky Point has a large variety of amenities including a seasonal outdoor pool, skateboard park and biking trails. Cultus Lake Provincial Park Located in Chilliwack, Cultus Lake Provincial Park is characterized by a large, warm freshwater lake and scenic, forest-clad mountains. There are several campgrounds in the park that are popular, along with many day-use areas that are perfect for swimming, kayaking and picnicking. and exotic plants. exotic and GImmerse yourself in a world of wild plants at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Stroll through the impressive Asian garden with over 400 kinds of rhododendrons, travel the continents in the alpine garden, explore the native rainforest garden, discover food growing techniques, and visit the internationally recognized collections of magnolias and maples. For a unique vantage point take the Greenheart Canopy Walkway, a 308-metre (1,010-foot) aerial trail system which gives you a bird’s eye view of the forest canopy ecosystem. UBC Botanical Garden UBC & Memorial Garden Garden Botanical Nitobe Sendall Gardens Sendall Gardens Queen’s Park Queen’s decorative entrance trellises. leash dog area, enjoy a picnic, or stop and Queen’s Park in New Westminster provides ponds, where several varieties of birds can be found. Stay active with a game of tennis, run along smell the roses in the garden featuring over trees. Walk along the nature trails and stop at the two September and marvel at the wide variety of colourful (3.67 acres) of beautiful and unique plants, shrubs and the trails, take your dog for a walk to the off- Visit the tropical garden greenhouse between April and visitors with a wide range of outdoor pursuits. 600 floribunda and hybrid roses, a gazebo and Located in Langley, Sendall Gardens features 1.9 hectares Queen Elizabeth Park Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver’s horticultural jewel, is a major draw for floral display enthusiasts and view-seekers. At 152 metres (499 feet) above sea level, it’s the highest point in Vancouver and allows for spectacular views of the park, city and North park (128-acre) 52-hectare The Mountains. Shore is home to an arboretum, and a gorgeous quarry garden with a collection of exotic and native trees and sculptures, including one internationally by renowned artist Henry Moore. If that isn’t enough to keep you entertained, the park also features the stunning Bloedel Conservatory and a variety of offerings.recreational SINGLE GAME TICKETS visitorschoice.com | ON SALE NOW

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Playland & The Fair AMUSEMENT PARK at the PNE Playland features over 30 rides and attractions, including the historic Wooden Roller Coaster and Canada’s most extreme pendulum ride, The Beast. Playland also features Kids Playce, a special zone for children aged 2-10 years. Open May 5 to September 16. And don’t miss The Fair at the PNE, August 18 to September 3. pne.ca (Map 2, B8) Image: Pacific National Exhibition

Stanley Park There’s plenty of pint-sized fun to be had in Vancouver’s BREATHTAKING VIEWS AND oldest and largest park. Ride the miniature train THRILLS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! (with special events and 10 minutes from decorations at Halloween downtown Vancouver and Christmas), visit the Vancouver Aquarium and Over 35 rides and attractions, learn about preserving including the historic ecology at the Nature House. Wooden Roller Coaster vanaqua.org stanleyparkecology.ca Kids Playce for 2-10 year olds Map 1, A1-G2) visitorschoice.com | Maplewood Farm This once-working dairy farm is now home to 200 charming domestic animals! Feed the chickens, ducks and bunnies,

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iscover the ancient wisdom and traditions of the region’s First Nations. Through interpretive centres, archaeological Dsites, museums, galleries, guided First Nations adventure tours and cultural performances you’ll come to understand how these dynamic cultures have evolved through history.

First Nations Cuisine Drawing inspiration from the countless generations that came before, Aboriginal chefs fuse traditional techniques with modern cooking methods to create delicious new edible expressions.

For a unique Aboriginal meal, Salmon n’ Bannock Bistro in Vancouver serves up wild local fish, organic and free range meats, bannock (naturally) and many other delightful Aboriginal dishes. visitorschoice.com | The Museum of Anthropology at UBC Known for its spectacular architecture and unique setting on the cliffs of Point Grey in Vancouver, this museum is home to one of the

Metro Vancouver 2018 world’s finest collections of rare Aboriginal artifacts and artwork. MOA houses over 40,000 ethnographic objects from almost every part of the world, including Bill Reid’s best-known sculpture, The Raven and the First Men. Fun fact: you’ll find an illustration of his sculpture on the $20 bill (from 2001 – 2006). in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown. 62 MetroMetro Vancouver Vancouver 2017-2018 2018 || visitorschoice.comvisitorschoice.com 63 63 6363

Tuckkwiowhum Village Tuckkwiowhum Tuckkwiowhum Village is a First Nations heritage site and village, located 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) south of Boston Bar. The village was inspired by a desire to preserve and share the teachings of the Nlaka’pamux people, and offers visitors an opportunity to experience the village as it was before the arrival of European culture. a Take guided or self-guided tour of the village, visit the museum and gift shop, and complete your experience by camping overnight in a traditional teepee. This downtown Vancouver public art gallery is named after the acclaimed Haida artist, Bill Reid (1920 – 1998). The gallery is dedicated to understanding and appreciating contemporary Aboriginal art from the Northwest Coast of North America. Gallery highlights include over 40 pieces of Bill Reid’s gold and silver jewelry, Reid’s bronze masterpiece: Mythic Messengers, and a full-scale totem pole carved by James Hart of Haida Gwaii. Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art Takaya Tours Takaya legends, songs and stories. and songs legends,

the the experienced guides traditional share will by canoe or kayak and experience the culture, Tour Tour the calm and scenic waters of Indian Arm traditionalstyle ocean-going canoes. While you tradition and history of the Tsleil-Waututh First and back through time, using 7.6-metre (25-foot) explore the rich marine coastlines of Indian Arm, Nation. Takaya Tours in North Vancouver will take you on an unforgettable journey across the water Talaysay Tours Talaysay Tours in Sechelt provides unique tours across water and land that blend the stunning beauty of British Columbia’s coast with Shíshálh First Nation cultural heritage. Depending on the season, choose from a kayaking, hiking or snowshoeing their share guides Knowledgeable tour. unique understanding the of cultural significance and natural beauty of the land, as they take you for a memorable and educational tour. iscover the ancient wisdom and traditions of the region’s the of ancient wisdom and the iscover region’s traditions archaeological centres, Through interpretive First Nations. guided museums, galleries, adventure First Nations sites, tours and cultural performances you’ll come tours and to performances understand you’ll cultural how through history. evolved have dynamic these cultures D First Nations Attractions

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler embodies the spirit of partnership between two unique Nations who wish to preserve, grow and share their traditional cultures. Step into a world where ancient customs meet modern day. Enjoy a welcome song, guided tour, captivating film and a fun craft activity to help discover the meaning behind their traditional ways of life.

Tems Swiya Museum Located in Sechelt, this new museum showcases Shíshálh Nation culture and history. Their comprehensive learning experience explores traditional arts and practices through a variety of artifacts and an interactive touch-screen display.

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anging from laid-back casual to five-course meals, Vancouver’s dining scene caters to every palate. RWhether you’re looking for local produce, fresh seafood or trendy tapas, it’s all within easy reach. Fresh & Local visitorschoice.com | Surrounded by lush agricultural lands and seafood-rich waters, fresh cuisine is a huge selling point in Vancouver. The 100-Mile

Metro Vancouver 2018 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 64 likeminded suppliers. Metro Vancouver 2018 | visitorschoice.com 65 65 NOMINATED FOR THE BEST PUB FARE FOR THE BEST PUB FARE NOMINATED & BEST BEER EXPERIENCE IN VANCOUVER!

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Immersive Culinary Adventures In My Kitchen provides hands- where experiences cooking on passionate and knowledgeable home cooks from diverse invite backgrounds cultural you into their home to share their recipes and culture. Suitable for families (11 years and up), couples or the solo traveller. In My Kitchen is a great way to meet local Vancouverites and experience Vancouver’s diverse culture, neighbourhoods and culinary request. scene. upon Saturday and available Sundays experiences Custom 8:30pm. – 4:30pm Inmykitchen.ca | 604-329-8091 | [email protected] Good Eats Good Eats

anging from laid- back casual to Rfive-course meals, Vancouver’s dining scene caters to every palate. Whether you’re looking for local produce, fresh seafood or trendy tapas, it’s all within easy reach.

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Fresh & Local Surrounded by lush agricultural lands and seafood-rich waters, fresh cuisine is a huge selling point in Vancouver. The 100-Mile 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: Tallulah visitorschoice.com | Metro Vancouver 2018 Experience traditional Cantonese cuisine featuring tempting seafood delicacies. Celebrate special occasions or join us for dim sum or dinner. • Hong Kong Dim Sum • Famous Peking Duck • Live Seafood Chinatown 604-602-0368 400-180 Keefer Street www.floata.com (Parking Level 3) 66 Metro Vancouver 2018 | visitorschoice.com 67

604.685.7070 | lunch and dinner. and lunch winning patio. room or on the award in the window-wrapped window-wrapped the in and Stunning Setting Downtown Vancouver and the North the mountains. Shore Located on the Granville Island Enjoy superbly prepared dishes Enjoy waterfront overlooking beautiful beautiful overlooking waterfront Casual Fine Dining in a Unique

Open seven days a week serving breakfast, 1253 Johnson Street (Granville Island) Island) Street (Granville Johnson 1253 The Keg Steakhouse Keg The The Keg Steakhouse + Bar opened the doors of its first restaurant in 1971 in Vancouver. Since then, The Keg’s focus has been, Keg The and steak, continues to comes to it be, When on providing guests. its exceptional for service atmosphere comfortable a in food quality and serves only the finest its cuts, out round aged list for wine tenderness outstanding an and and seasoned seafood, with a unique succulent blend. appetizers, Classic delicious cocktails, classic menu. Why not tonight? Good Eats

L’Abattoir Fires on all Batard Boulangerie Cafe Bestie - Currywurst, the cylinders with food/service/ Moderne Does it have the German creation, takes centre drink. Refined, creative, best bread in town? I think stage. Sausages from Oyama regional dishes. 217 Carrall St. so. The toast bar shows it off. Sausage. 105 East Pender St. 604.568.1701 Delicious takes on breakfast 604.620.1175 and lunch. 3958 Fraser St. 604.506.3958

AnnaLena On trend with Bishop’s - Long-time leader sharing plates, pickled, in sustainability. Fine food, Bauhaus It’s billed as German compressed, charred, smoked, excellent service. 2183 West but dishes have a West Coast shaved foods. An award Fourth Ave., 604.738.2025 sensibility — except for the winner. 1809 West First Ave. schnitzel. Michelin-starred 778-379-4052 chef from Germany. 1 West Cordova, 604.974.1147 visitorschoice.com |

Brix Large tapas selection, glass-covered courtyard Anton’s Pasta Bar - This patio, heritage building. 1138 Metro Vancouver 2018 place packs a mean punch Belgard Kitchen - Industrial Homer St., 604.915.9463 in the pasta department. wine and beer-making facility Not only is the pasta cooked in one part,casual food in in house, there are over another. 55 Dunlevy St. 70 traditional and original 604.566.9463 Anton’s pasta creations. 4260 Hastings St. 604.299.6636 68 Metro Vancouver 2018 | visitorschoice.com 69

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- Imaginative - Imaginative - Busy, friendly, friendly, Busy, - Flying Flying Pig down to earth spot in Yaletown. Comfort food. 1168 Hamilton St., St., Water 102 604.568.1344; West 127 and 604.559.7968; Ave.,604.569.1111 Second Fable Fine Fable menu. The farm-to-table “canned tuna” is a must. 1944 West Fourth Ave., 604.732.1322 Farmer’s Apprentice Farmer’s owner David Gunawan lets lets Gunawan David owner fresh, local ingredients guide his creative vision. Sixth Ave., 604.620.2070 152 – Voted Granville Granville 1596 - Your answer answer Your - - A charming charming A - Edible CanadaEdible to that pesky question ‘What’s Canadian cuisine? Island Granville St., Johnston 604.682.6681 Dock Lunch hole in the wall run by equally charming home cook. Menu is teeny but changes daily. 604.879.3625 Ave., 11th East Dockside Restaurant Dockside best patio for 8 years running by Georgia Straight – with the food to match., Island Hotel, 604.685.7070

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845 Burrard St. Elegant space but 2702 Main St. St. Main 2702 The The Diamond room in a heritage building. Great cocktails and casual Latin-inspired food. 6 Powell St. [email protected] Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar casual attitude which carries through to the food. Best chicken wings ever! Sutton Place Hotel, 604.642.2900 Burdock & Co & Burdock at chef bya goodness artful sustainabilityof forefront mission. 604.879.0077 Good Eats Good Eats

Gallery Café - A grand patio Hawksworth - Hail David Lucy’s Eastside Diner for summer lunches. Cafeteria Hawksworth! Perfection sits Retro diner, open 24 hours. style food (wine, too) is fresh. on many a dish. Rosewood Delicious food with tendency Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Georgia Hotel, 801 West to clog arteries. 2708 Main Hornby St., 604.688.2233 Georgia St., 604.673.700 St., 604.568.1550

Grub Modest little spot that Homer St. Cafe and Bar Mackenzie Room Comfort delivers a lot. Blackboard Plays with Mediterranean food with attitude and some menu changes constantly. flavours. A giant red edge, like the yak tartare with 4328 Main St., 604.876.8671 rotisseries takes centre stage clams. 415 Powell St., on the lovely lower area. 898 604.253.0705 Homer St., 604.428.4299 visitorschoice.com |

House at Deer Lake - An idyllic lakeside estate that Mamie Taylor’s - The name offers guests a unique Kessel & March - The chef/ honors a drink honoring Metro Vancouver 2018 culinary experience. 6664 owner has logged time in a New York opera singer. Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby., serious kitchens. Tapas style Modern American comfort 6042984278 Mediterranean-influenced dishes, super chill vibe. dinner menu; great baked 251 East Georgia St., goods during day. 1701 Powell 604.620.8818 St., 604.874.1197

70 Metro Vancouver 2018 | visitorschoice.com 71 45 Blood Alley, - David David - Contemporary - From the the From - 905 Dunsmuir St., Dunsmuir St., 905 162 Water St., Tasting Room Tasting charcuterie style food with wine pairings. Edgy surroundings. 604-633-1912 Pourhouse the for beef house-ground burgers (sure, order them bangers the to medium-rare) standout mash, and comfort dishes. 604.568.7022 Royal Royal Dinette boundaries pushes Gunawan and he does West Coast (Who influences. Asian with doesn’t?) 604.974.8077 315

- Luxe room room Luxe - - Inspired, sometimes sometimes Inspired, - Pidgin challenging dishes. St., Carrall 350 604.620.9400 Nelson The Seagull Alludes to Nelson Mandela and that’s good enough for me. Cool bar, coffee neighborhood lunches, yummy baking. 604.681.5776. St., Carrall Nightingale is fancier than David Hawksworth’s flagship restaurant but the food is more casual. Pizzas stand out. 1017 West Hastings St., 604.695.9500 -

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1115 Alberni Alberni 1115 370 Cambie - Contemporary takes Contemporary - takes 604.739.2042 on vegetables and proteins. The tasting menu is a bargain. Ave., Fourth West 2042 Mission St., 604.695.1115 Market by Jean-Georges by Market Jean-Georges for Good value food. Vongerichten’s Shangri-La Hotel, Meat and Bread Funky Bread and Meat communal tables, fabulous fresh meats with sandwiches from roasting. and 604.566.9003, St., 1033 West Pender St. Good Eats

The Salted Vine - The chef, Siena Relaxed approach to West – Is High-end, local, the manager and mixologist Mediterranean dishes. admirable service, wine are Araxi Restaurant alumni 1485 West 12th Ave., list. 2881 Granville St., and it’s like a simpler 604.558.1485 604.738.8938 version. 37991 Second Ave., Squamish, 604.390.1910

Save On Meats Retro Stable House The chef has Ask for Luigi You lookin’ diner, retro prices. Burgers, cooked for Daniel Boulud in for pasta? This tiny spot milkshakes, from-scratch ice NYC; a neighborhood secret. does it better than an Italian cream. 43 West Hastings, 1520 West 13th Ave., grandma. (Did I really write 604.569.3568 604.736.1520 that?) 305 Alexander St., 604.428.2544

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

visitorschoice.com top city restaurants with a view: | > Top 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: Top of Vancouver Metro Vancouver 2018 > Lift Bar-Grill-View: The name says it all! Besides serving up some of the most scrumptious sushi, seafood and steak in the city, Lift’s downtown waterfront locale boasts a “perfect 10” view! liftbarandgrill.com > Cloud 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 > The 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 72 check out the sparkling city skyline. grousemountain.com Metro Vancouver 2018 | visitorschoice.com 73 73

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Boat Tours & Rentals Major Attractions Major Attractions Sewell’s Marina Sea Safari Capilano Suspension Bridge Park & Boat Tours Capilano Suspension Bridge is Step aboard a guided eco-tour, iconic. The Park celebrates nature rent your own boat, or join a guide in unique and thrilling ways – on a private salmon fishing trip. no more so than with the new Celebrating 80 years of ocean Cliffwalk, a series of cantilevered adventures in Howe Sound! bridges, stairs and platforms along Shuttle service from Downtown a granite precipice. Maplewood Farm hotels available. 3735 Capilano Road, This once-working dairy farm 6409 Bay Street, West Vancouver North Vancouver is now home to 200 charming Tel: 604.921.3474 Tel: 604.985.7474 domestic animals! Feed the sewellsmarina.com capbridge.com chickens, ducks and bunnies, and Map 3,A1 Map 3,B4 Major Attractions take a pony ride. With so much to see and do, Maplewood Farm is an Churches Dr. Sun Yat-Sen agri-tour you won’t want to miss! Classical Chinese Garden 405 Seymour River Place, Christ Church Cathedral First of its kind built outside of China North Vancouver Christ Church Anglican Cathedral is and the perfect place to visit year- Tel: 604.929.5610 an inclusive community serving God maplewoodfarm.bc.ca through worship, ministry and outreach round. Its covered walkways and Map 2,A9 in the heart of downtown Vancouver. beautiful pavilions protect guests from Major Attractions This beautiful heritage building was Vancouver’s famous rainforest condi- begun in 1889 and is home to 37 stained tions! The jade green pond with koi Museum of Vancouver glass windows. The current restoration fish, a collection of 100-year old minia- The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) project includes replacing the decaying ture trees and rare tai hu rock imported creates Vancouver-focused roof, completing seismic upgrades, from China, are some of the delights exhibitions and programs that expanding the community kitchen and and secrets this Garden offers. encourage dynamic conversations adding a stained glass bell spire. 578 Carrall Street (at Pender) about what was, is, and can be Services: M-F 12:10pm; Thur 7:30am, Sat Tel: 604.662.3207 Map 1,C11 Vancouver. Permanent exhibitions 9:10am; Sun 8am, 10:30am, 5:30pm & 8pm vancouverchinesegarden.com tell the city’s stories. 690 Burrard Street Tel: 604.682.3848 thecathedral.ca 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver Grouse Mountain Tel: 604.736.4431 Grouse Mountain is Vancouver’s most museumofvancouver.ca Guidebook & Savings visited year-round attraction located Map 1,J6 just 15 minutes from downtown. Enjoy CITY PASSPORT™ panoramic views as you travel to the Guidebook with history of alpine aboard the iconic Skyride. Playland & The Fair at the PNE Vancouver combined with $1000 In summer, the world famous Playland features over 35 rides and worth of Attraction offers. Save up Lumberjack Show, Birds in Motion attractions, including the historic to 50% off or Get a 2 for 1 at over demonstration, incredible views in the Wooden Roller Coaster and Canada’s 50+ Attractions. Only $20 CDN. Eye of the Wind, visits with our most extreme pendulum ride, The Valid for 2 Adults & 2 Children. resident Grizzly bears, dining, Beast. Playland also features Kids Purchase at Gastown Photo - #143 - shopping and more. Playce, a special zone for children 757 West Hastings - Sinclair Centre 6400 Nancy Greene Way, aged 2-10 years. Open May 5 to Bill Reid Gallery: 639 Hornby St. North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9 September 16. And don’t miss The Fair at the PNE, August 18 to September 3, Currency Exchange: 1169 Robson St. Tel: (604) 980-9311

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Metro Vancouver 2018 Coal Harbour Liquor Store Sharing stories, with over 7,500 plant species and sights, and local Coal Harbour has a wide selection of locally produced wine, beer varieties. Spot and photograph local knowledge of Vancouver, BC through wildlife, enjoy the hedge maze with fun and educational guided bike and spirits and a large variety of imported wines and spirits. the kids and relax in a serene setting rides. Rentals and self-guided tours located in the heart of Vancouver. Delivery is available daily. now available. (Tour departures Annual Holiday event - “Festival Hours of Operation: Daily 10am-11pm and rentals) Downtown South - 1344 of Lights” runs from December to Burrard St. (Rentals) 1218 West Pender Street January each year. City Centre - 648 Hornby St. Tel: 604.685.1212 5151 Oak Street www.cyclevancouver.com coalharbourliquorstore.com Tel: 604-257-8335 74 Tel: 604.618.8626 Map 1 D8, H7 Map 1,D6 vandusengardens.org Map 2, E5 Metro Vancouver 2018 | visitorschoice.com 75

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Map 1,D4 604.633.6413 604.633.6413 Get ready for the Adventure of a Lifetime! Whether you are a first time zodiac adventurer or a sea soned veteran, we guarantee that you will havea blast! Launching from the Westin Bayshore Hotel, our fleet of open-air, purpose built, zodiac-style vessels are Vancouver’s fastest and safest way to view the city from the sea. Bayshore1601 Drive (inside the lobby of the Westin Bayshore Hotel) Vancouver Tel: seavancouver.com Sight/Flight SeeingSight/Flight – Waterfront Sea Vancouver Sightseeing Adventures Second departure location departure Second IslandGranville Street Duranleau 1516 Whale Watching Prince of Whales Whale and Adventure Tours Watching Located at The Westin Bayshore Vancouver, we offer the Ultimate Day to Tour Victoria. Enjoy spec tacular whale watching, downtown Victoria, Butchart Gardens and a sunset Gulf Islands cruise home, all on the Ocean Magic. Bayshore1601 Drive 1.888.383.4884 Tel: princeofwhales.com Map 1,D4 WESTCOAST Sightseeing WESTCOAST We have been showcasing Vancouver, Victoria, and Whistler for over 30 years. Join us on our next adventure to the Christmas lights at Butchart Gardens, along the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler, or around our beautiful city. We wouldbe happy to share our home with you! Water321 Street 604.451.1600 Tel: westcoastsightseeing.com Sightseeing

tanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours Horse-Drawn Park tanley One of the top Aquariums in the in Aquariums top the of One than better and bigger is world Penguins, Stingrays, before! ever amazing other 50,000 and Otters your await creatures aquatic from minutes Located arrival. beautiful Stanley in downtown Park. Open 365 days a year. Stanley Park, 845 Avison Way Tel: 604.659.FISH / 604.659.3474 vanaqua.org Map 4,F4 Vancouver Aquarium Vancouver in Stanley Park Cultus Lake Adventure Cultus ParkLake Adventure The Adventure Park opened in 2014, theming amazing its for known is and its and cleanliness, design, and experience. park theme memorable and rides 16 than more has park The attractions for the whole family, a and golf, Adventure including number of family rides as well as seekers. thrill for rides exciting & 3rd September to Daily Open weekends to Sept. 16th. Cultus Lake, BC www.cultus.com Cultus Lake Waterpark has and expanded continuously biggest BC’s become to improved hour an Just Waterpark. best and out of Vancouver, enjoy this safe and slides with waterpark clean and ages. all for attractions 3rd. September to Daily Open Cultus Lake, BC www.cultus.com Family Family Attractions Cultus Lake Water Park Poles and popular sites. popular and Poles minutes. 30 every Departures 4:00pm; – 9:40am – 31 – 1 March 5:00pm; – 9:40am – 31 May – 1 April 5:30pm; – 9:30am – 30 – 1 June 6pm; – 9:30am – 4 September – 1 July 5pm; – 9:40am – 30 – 5 September 4pm. – 9:40am – 12 November – 1 October 735 Stanley Park Drive Tel: 604.681.5115 Map 1,B2 & Map B,F4 Major Attractions S One-hour fully narrated tours of Totem the featuring Park Stanley ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES DINING

Continental West Coast Pub/Brew Pub/Sports Bar Mahony & Sons 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 Top of Vancouver Dockside Restaurant Revolving Restaurant & Brewing Company UBC Campus, 5990 University Blvd Revolving Restaurant Tel: 604.827.4444 Take the elevator (no charge) 560 Voted Best Patio in Vancouver, fine ft above the city and enjoy excep- dining with floor to ceiling windows mahonyandsons.com ft above the city and enjoy excep- $ Lunch, Dinner tional cuisine and a panoramic offering amazing views of False tional cuisine and a panoramic Map 1,G11 & Map 2,C1 view. Specialties are steak, poultry, Creek and Downtown Vancouver. seafood (lobster, wild BC salmon, seafood (lobster, wild BC salmon, 1253 Johnston Street, Alaskan King crab), lamb and duck. Alaskan king crab), lamb and duck. Granville Island Thai Restaurants 555 W. Hastings Street 555 W. Hastings Street Tel: 604.685.7070 Tel: 604.669.2220 Thai House Tel: 604.669.2220 docksidevancouver.com topofvancouver.com topofvancouver.com $$ Attire: Casual Reservations: Yes Since 1986, the Thai House has been $$-$$$ Reservations: Yes $$-$$$ Reservations: Yes Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, consistently setting the standard Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails Map 1,C9 Cocktails Map E by striving to offer the very best in Map 1,C9 quality and service through creative and careful attention to all details. Chinese Irish Cuisine 2 locations in Richmond & North Floata Seafood Restaurant Forkhill House Irish Bistro Vancouver. 129-4940 # 3 road Richmond Canada’s largest Chinese restaurant Traditional Irish Cuisine with a West serving all the exotic and exciting (5 mins from Airport ) Coast Contemporary twist.The 604.278.7373 flavours of the orient. Specialties Forkhill team, led by owner Jeff Lenz, 116 West Esplanade include Dim Sum and Peking Duck. chef Tannis Smith, and manager 400-180 Keefer Street, Chinatown Alex Dewar strives to create a Tel: 604.987.9911 Tel: 604.602.0368 memorable dining experience by www.thaihouse.com floata.com being genuine to its guests, and Map 3 $ Attire: Casual Reservations: Yes also to its values. “We hope to Lunch, Dinner Urban Thai Bistro Map 1,B12 inspire a valued team-seeking to better each other, and grow daily in Open since year 2000, Urban Thai Mexican/Latin American our craft. The goal is to create not has been serving locals and tourists just a team, but a family. A positive like for close to 20 years. Voted Las Margaritas work environment really translates “Best Thai” With over 100 menu Dishes inspired by the cantinas- from the staff to the guests, and we items, Urban Thai has a large patio styled menus of Northern Mexico, hope to create a community within and full service bar, restaurant and Baja and southern California. our venue that thrives within that lounge. Reservations recommended. Great patio, huge tequila selection, mentality,” says Jeff. “This space is 1119 Hamilton Street kids’ menu & takeout. historically beloved by anyone who 604.408.7788 1999 W 4th Avenue, Kitsilano frequents the west end, and we are thaihouse.com/urban-thai-bistro Tel: 604.734.7117 excited to share the fantastic food Map 1,F10 visitorschoice.com | lasmargaritas.com and welcoming space that we have $ Attire: Casual lovingly created!” Pink Elephant Thai Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails 1616 Alberni St, For those who like it hot or for those Map 2,C5 Tel 604.336.5577 who like it mild, Pink Elephant Thai www.forkhillhouse.com won’t disappoint. With 2 locations Special Interest Email: [email protected] there is always one close by. Taste Vancouver Food Tours Map 1,E4 Metro Vancouver 2018 434 SW Marine Drive (8 mins from This original Foodie tour company Airport via ) provides visitors and locals Tel: 604.428.8800 entertaining and tantalizing food 1152 Alberni Street tasting and cultural adventures into Tel: 604.646.8899 Vancouver’s food scene. www.pinkelephantthai.com 403 W. Cordova St., Map 1,E6 Save 20% Book Online Password – PASSPORT Tel 604.767.4132 www.tastevancouverfoodtours.com 76 Map B Metro Vancouver 2018 | visitorschoice.com 77 -

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385 Water Street Specialty Stores Specialty Gastown Photo We stock what travellers need in photography. Nikon and Canon – cameras and lenses. Batteries and chargers for every model of camera. Camera bags and binoculars too. West HastingsUnit - 757 143 in Sinclair Centre 604.608.2728 Tel: gastownphoto.com Map 1,C7 @ Granville Seymour + @ 650 West Georgia Street 604.713.6495 Tel: Map 1,D8 Shopping Centres Centre Mall Vancouver Connect to Canada Line + Expo Line. Shops like London Drugs. Tastes like Tim Hortons. Services like Chat’r. There’s more to connect with here! Open till 7 PM; Thurs & Fri 9 PM. West Georgia Gourmet Products Gourmet Délices Érable & Cie Délices Érable & Cie banner, a name longstanding the celebrates that Quebec in making syrup of heritage the as position province’s the and maple of producer 1 no. world’s syrup. Tel: 604.682.6175 Specialty Stores Specialty Jade Vancouver Jade Vancouver offers beautifully sculptures crafted jewellery, hand as well as carvings and roughjade. Visit our gorgeous Gastown show room where our knowledgeable staff will help you find the perfect gift or souvenir in a wide variety of ranges. price Water St, - 375 #4 Gastown 604.687.5233 Tel: jademine.com Map C

artino Footwear Footwear OK Boot Corral western fashioned old Experience hospitality while you explore the wide selection of western boots made from: python, ostrich, rattlesnake, caiman, and of course cowhide! They also have a great accessories. of selection 205 Carrall Street, Gastown 604.684.2668Tel: okbootcorral.com Map C The best boot we have ever built ! 1956, Martino in City Quebec in Created genuine Canadian together brings great and quality Italian authenticity, and original an create We designs. in made boots winter of brand classic consumer the for City Quebec affordable comfortable, a for looking boot. WP and Footwear M In business in Vancouver for over professional provide we years, 50 service on fine Swiss watches. pre-owned of selection a have also We and vintage watches for sale. 9am-5pm. Fri, to Mon are Hours Vancouver, Hotel Fairmont LL - 900 W. Georgia St. Tel: 604-683-2820 604-687-8505 Fax: [email protected] Email: ottofriedlwatchservice.com Map 1,D7 Watches Otto Friedl Ltd -

Map 1,E6 SHOPPING & SERVICES Jewellery Jewellery Artina’s 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. Water387 Street, Gastown 604.915.7001 Tel: artinas.com Map C Also offers a fabulous collection of capes, wraps and gloves. Exceptional quality. Dunsmuir) (at Street Howe 569 Vancouver, BC V6C 2C2 604.681.9322 Tel: snowflakecanada.com Map 1,C8 Unique Canadian designs. designs. Canadian Unique Incredible selection of outerwear and accessories in cashmere, leather, fur and shearling. Apparel: Unisex Snowflake tion of Gifts and Gadgets for all ages and occasions. Don’t missthis fun store! Robson Street1218 candyroom.ca The Candy Room The largest candy variety in B.C. More than 400 bulk candy from around the world, gummies, licorice, chocolate, including Turkish delight, jelly beans, sours & more. willYou find what you are looking for, from rare-to-find and old-time candy to novelties and latest trends. Wide variety of specialty imported candy from UK, Japan, USA, Netherlands and others, in addition to our great Canadian Maple products at great prices. We also carry a wide selec Confectionary IMPORTANT NUMBERS 10-DIGIT DIALING Vancouver and surrounding areas are serviced by the CAR RENTAL 604 area code. When placing a call, all 10 digits of the number must be dialed. Alamo Rent-A-Car 1.877.222.9075 Avis Rent-A-Car FLY N’ DINE EMERGENCY NUMBERS 1.800.230.4898 AMBULANCE / FIRE / POLICE 911: TDD/TT Y Users: Budget Rent-A-Car dial 911 for AMBULANCE / FIRE / POLICE and press the 604.668.7000 spacebar of your TDD/TT Y until call is answered. Discount Car and Truck HOSPITALS TOURIST SERVICES Rentals 604.310.2277 Enterprise Rent-A-Car BC Children’s Hospital Canada Post 1.800.261.7331 4480 Oak St., Vancouver 1.866.607.6301 Hertz Car Rental 1.888.300.3088 City of Vancouver 1.800.654.3131 Richmond Hospital (Parks & Recreation) National Car Rental 7000 Westminster Hwy, 604.257.8400 1.877.222.9058 Richmond | 604.278.9711 West Coast Wilderness Lodge Tourism Vancouver Thrifty Car Rental St. Paul’s Hospital Visitor Centre 1.800.THRIFTY OCEANFRONT RESORT & RESTAURANT 1081 Burrard St., Vancouver 604.683.2000 (847.4389) 604.682.2344 Vancouver UBC Hospital Convention Centre 2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver 1.866.785.8232 RAIL Indulge all your senses with a thrilling float 604.822.7121 Amtrak plane journey then tantalize your taste buds Vancouver General Hospital 604.331.3603 1.800.872.7245 855 W. 12th Ave., Vancouver Vancouver TicketMaster Via Rail 1.888.VIA.RAIL with a gourmet lunch overlooking Sechelt Inlet. 604.875.4111 604.280.4444 (1.888.842.7245) TRAVEL & TRANSPORT Fly return with Sunshine Coast Air from Vancouver 1.800.570.7245 to Inlets Restaurant at the award winning West BC Ferries Customer Information & Reservations 1.888.223.3779 Fly return from Vancouver Coast Wilderness Lodge. Soar over majestic Howe TAXI & LIMO DriveBC Automated Highway Report 1.800.550.4997 Sound, through Narrows Inlet over the world TransLink Bus, SkyTrain & SeaBus Info 604.953.3333 Aerocar 1.888.821.0021 For party of two (minimum) Black Top & famous Skookumchuck Rapids to our lodge. Wine BUS Checker Cabs $599 each & dine with your party and indulge in our chef’s Big Bus 1.877.299.0701 Pacific Coach Lines 1.800.494.1111 Greyhound Lines 1.800.661.1725 MacLure’s Cabs menu while taking in some of the best views of of Canada 1.800.661.8747 Capilano Suspension 604.683.6666 coastal BC from our spacious decks. HandyDART Custom Bridge Free Shuttle Vancouver Taxi 604.871.1111 Transit Service from Canada Place RESERVATIONS REQUIRED with min. 24 hrs notice. 604.985.7474 Yellow Cab 604.681.1111 604.575.6600 Minimum two people. Valid from June 1 to Sept. 30 visitorschoice.com | AIRLINES (Passenger Reservations & Information) Email [email protected] or call 778.280.8610 TERMINAL M (MAIN) Horizon Air 1.800.547.9308 Air Canada 1.888.247.2262 Japan Air Lines 1.800.525.3663 Air China 604.685.0921 Korean Air 1.800.438.5000 Air New Zealand 1.800.663.5494 Philippine Airlines 1.800.435.9725 Metro Vancouver 2018 Air Transat 877.872.6728 Singapore Airlines 604.689.1223 Alaska Airlines 1.800.252.7522 United Airlines 1.800.241.6522 American Airlines 1.800.433.7300 WestJet 1.800.538.5696 778.280.8610 | wcwl.com British Airways 1.800.247.9297 SOUTH TERMINAL Cathay Pacific 604.606.8888 Harbour Air 1.800.665.0212 Central Mountain Air 1.888.865.8585 Helijet 1.800.665.4354 China Airlines 604.682.6777 Pacific Coastal Airlines Ltd 604.273.8666 Continental 1.800.231.0856 Tofino Air 1.800.665.2359 78 Delta Air Lines 1.800.221.1212 West Coast Air 1.800.347.2222 Metro Vancouver 2018 | visitorschoice.com 79 with min. 24 hrs notice. with min. 24 hrs notice. wcwl.com Email [email protected] or call 778.280.8610 coastal BC from our spacious decks. 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