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#31 Buggernut

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:05 PM

Nothing wrong with Davie Street. Good restaurant and party area.

Downtown Eastside might be a good place to tour if you're interested in gaining an introspective into the darker side of the city and life.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:56 PM

The Roxy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:07 PM

Sorry for bumping this thread, but I just learned that I'll be in Van from July 4th-8th. Are there any good spots to watch firework shows?
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:15 PM

IIRC, fireworks are in late July, not early, and there are no July 4th fireworks here (wrong country).

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:20 PM

IIRC, fireworks are in late July, not early, and there are no July 4th fireworks here (wrong country).


Holy crap, I feel like a moron right now. LOL me.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:30 PM

However, if you make the drive down to Tswassen (maybe half hour from Vancouver Downtown with no traffic) you can cross the border into Point Roberts and you have a spectacular view of the bellingham july 4 fireworks from the beach in Point Roberts

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:17 PM

I would avoid Capilano suspension bridge. I don't think it's worth the $30. Lynn Valley, as mentioned, is a good alternative and it's free. one place that is often overlooked is the Vancouver police museum. You learn a lot about the history of law enforcement and lawlessness in vancouver and how vices, such as opium dens, brothels and bootleggers, shaped the current state of the city. The Sins of the City walking tour is a must.


Also, I hear really good things about Tour Guys Vancouver. It's free but ppl give money anyways. google it.

Edited by rockin'ronny, 06 June 2012 - 01:25 PM.


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:00 PM

I would start off on Davie St and then bus it over to Main and Hastings. From there, hit up Whalley, but make sure you take the sky train so you can see all the glory of New West and Burnaby. These are very friendly areas. Gorgeous scenery.


I think Davie St is nice..
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:54 PM

North Shore is gorgeous! And pretty much every other place other people mentioned in this thread.

Hope you enjoy your time here :) The city is gorgeous!
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:54 PM

The Richmond Night Market is Just okay, but for a first timer it's sorta something neat and different. For the most part, it's just buzzworthy rubber necky interesting in the sense that you're thinking that something interesting HAS to be going on, since there's so much people.

The food is, but the stuff is not.



As always, Take transit






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