I''ll be going to Vancouver for a week in June. Can anyone give me some must see or do recommendations?
Stanley Park is amazing for just about any type activity you have in mind, but what do you normally like to do on your vacations? \
I went 11 years ago and stayed at the Listel Vancouver, a nice boutique hotel on Robson Street and would return there again.\
Here''s a link to Frommer''s Vancouver:
Granville Island Market%0D\
The Gay Village (downtown west end)
Thanks you two! If anyone else can recommend some things, I''d appreciate it.
If you like nude beaches, check out Wreck Beach.
How are the gaysians?
Vancouver is like a smaller version of Beijing without the pollution.
Try out the Cactus Club Cafe. \
It used to be a cheesy low end chain (think Red Robin or Olive Garden). Then they partnered with Rob Feenie who is a highly regarded chef. \
Feenie was available as he had a falling out with his existing partners and got kicked out of his own restaurants, which are both still running without him - Lumiere and the less absurdly overpriced Feenies. \
Let us know if you think a chef can run a moderately priced chain of restaurants.
I hope you like coffee.
I hope you like hard cider.
Are you athletic OP? Try the Grouse Grind.
Bring lots of money. This place is EXPENSIVE!
Don''t bother with Gastown. There''s nothing there and you''ll just see homeless people (it borders on the junkie section of town).%0D\
Walk around Stanley Park. Go on the little boat (False Creek ferries) from English Bay to Granville Island. There is a ferry (Sea bus) you can take to the North Shore. If you like totem poles, go to the UBC Museum of Anthropology. That''s it. Bring an umbrella.
Who was that other Canadian chef who was sort of big at the same time as Rob Feenie? I can''t remember his name, but I think he was Calgary based. I always thought he was so cute. And I remember a Christmas cooking special (I think Feenie might have been on it, too) where he had on these red long-johns, and let me just say he had quite the nice bulge. A man with a big bulge who can cook you dinner - what more could you want?
You guys are the best! Actually R20 I''m staying at Club Intrawest. A portion of this trip is business related so accommodations were made for me. Is anyone familiar with this hotel? What''s the best means of transportation to get to Victoria? Forgive me if I sound like an idiot.
BC Ferries is the best way to get to Victoria. Google it. I''m too lazy. \
You can also fly but the ferry ride is quite scenic. You might even see some whales or dolphins.
The ferry ride between Vancouver and Victoria is scenic, more fun than Vancouver and Victoria.%0D\
Victoria is boring and not that close to Vancouver. Very long by bus - don''t know if you will have a car. Another ferry ride you can try is from West Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) to Bowen Island (a little island). But you might only have time for a walk around Stanley Park and Granville Island (not really an island, just a market area)%0D\
Your hotel is in-between the downtown area and the "West End" - the gay area.
OP--parts of Victoria (especially Oak Bay) have such a mild climate, windmill palms can grow there.
OP - if you go to Victoria and have time, rent a car and go north up the island. There are some really nice places to see. Go to a place like Ucluelet and go on a whale watching excursion. It''s a great trip driving there, and then it''s a great trip seeing the whales. Just be prepared for lots of traffic between Victoria and Nanaimo.
I''ve only been to Canada once. I had to go to Toronto several years ago but it was strictly business. I''m so excited to have some play time on this trip. I''ve googled Vancouver and you basically get the same info re: tourist attractions. I wanted people''s honest opinions (especially like-minded people) and you guys came through. I''m very grateful.
I'm going to Vancouver for a few days and beyond the normal touristy stuff, I want to have some adult playtime. Besides the bathhouses, does anyone know of a site or resource that lists sex parties there?