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Vancouver is a coastal city located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, west coast of Canada. It is named after British Captain George Vancouver, who explored the area in the 1790s. This is the largest metropolitan area in Western Canada.

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Flight times from UK Airports to Vancouver are about 9 hours 20 minutes the shortest.

Vancouver International Airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 7 miles south of Downtown Vancouver. Taxi prices are between Cdn$25 and Cdn$30, plus tip, taking about 30 - 40 min's. There are regular trains and shuttles that run between the Airport and city, Sky Train and Shuttle Information . Google Map. Some large hotels offer a free shuttle service.

Airlines that fly between the UK & Vancouver International Airport are: Air Canada . British Airways . Thomas Cook Airlines.

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Vancouver Lookout

The Vancouver Lookout sits on top of the Harbour Centre, a notable skyscraper with a round viewing deck and spire as seen left, in the central business district of Downtown Vancouver.

This tower is one of the tallest structures in Vancouver, a prominent landmark on the city's skyline. With its 360 degree viewing deck, it also serves as a top tourist attraction, offering a physically unobstructed view of the city and harbour area.

Many of the largest cruise ships dock at the harbour. There are also a number of boat tours that depart Vancouver Harbour.

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The Waterfront Station & Sea Bus Terminal is situated about 400 yards northeast of the Vancouver Lookout.

The Waterfront Station was transformed in 1977 to deal with local trains and the Sky trains that connect the Vancouver suburbs and the Airport. That year, SeaBus began operating out of a purpose-built floating pier that was connected to the main terminal building via an overhead walkway above the CPR tracks.

The SeaBus is a passenger-only ferry service connecting the cities of Vancouver and North Vancouver. You can buy a Translink DayPass for about $9.00. The pass gives you all day access to the SeaBus as well as city buses and the SkyTrain.

North Vancouver harbour has many good shopping areas to visit. Other attractions are the Capilano River Regional Park with Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain SkyRide.

Waterfront Station & Sea Bus
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Canada Place Vancouver

Canada Place is situated about 0.3 miles north of the Vancouver Lookout.

Canada Place is the home of the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, the Pan Pacific Hotel & Vancouver's World Trade Centre. It is also the main cruise ship terminal for the region, where most of Vancouver's famous cruises to Alaska originate.

The centre offers interesting visitor information for Vancouver and Canada.

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Gastown is situated about 0.2 miles east of the Vancouver Lookout, the viewing deck of the Lookout is seen at the top of the image.

Gastown is a national historic site due to its distinctive, historic architecture. It is named after "Gassy" Jack Deighton, a Geordie seaman, steamboat captain and barkeeper who arrived in 1867 to open the area's first saloon.

This area was designated a national historic site of Canada in 2009.

Gastown's most famous landmark is its steam-powered clock. Built to cover a steam grate, part of Vancouver's distributed steam-heating system, the clock was built as a way to harness the steam, and to prevent street people from sleeping there in cold weather.

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Gastown Steam Clock

Vancouver Art Gallery

The Vancouver Art Gallery is situated about 0.5 miles southwest of the Vancouver Lookout.

The Art Gallery is the fifth-largest art gallery in Canada, the largest in Western Canada. It is located at 750 Hornby Street with a permanent collection of about 10,000 artworks, including more than 200 major works by Emily Carr, the Group of Seven, and illustrations by Marc Chagall.

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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is situated about 0.6 miles southeast of the Vancouver Lookout.

The Garden is the first full-size Chinese garden built outside of China, located in Chinatown in Vancouver. It consists of a freely accessible public park and a garden with free admission.

The mandate of the garden is to enhance the understanding between Chinese and western cultures, promote Chinese culture generally, and be an integral part of the local community. The garden was built in 1985-1986, opening April 24th 1986.

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Vancouver Chinese Garden

Stanley Park Vancouver

Stanley Park is situated about 1.3 miles northwest of the Vancouver Lookout.

The park of 1,001 acres, was opened in 1888 by Lord Stanley of Preston, the Governor-General of Canada. It is more than 10% larger than New York City's Central Park.

The park attracts an estimated eight million visitors each year, including locals and tourists, who come for its recreational facilities. A 5.5 mile seawall path circles the park, which is used by 2.5 million pedestrians, cyclists, and inline skaters each year.

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Vancouver Beaches are situated from 2 miles west of the Vancouver Lookout.

There are almost 11 miles of beaches surrounding Vancouver, including ten expansive ocean side locations and one fresh water lake.

Kitsilano Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Vancouver, especially in the warm summer months. The beach is home to the longest swimming pool in Canada, the salt-water outdoor Kitsilano Pool, operated by the Vancouver Park Board and open during the summer. Situated about 2.6 miles southwest of the Vancouver Lookout.

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Kitsilano Beach

Museum of Vancouver

The Museum of Vancouver is situated about 2.3 miles southwest of the Vancouver Lookout.

The Museum is the largest civic museum in Canada, founded in 1894. It recently went through a major re-visioning process in 2008. It shares facilities with the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

The museum hosts artifacts collected from around the world by Vancouver residents, including a mummy purchased in Egypt during World War I, taxidermy of local game and wildlife, popular culture artifacts collected locally from the late 19th and 20th centuries, and journals written by local middle and upper class women chronicling their travels throughout the British Empire.

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VanDusen Botanical Garden is situated about 4 miles south of the Vancouver Lookout.

The Gardens are named after a local lumberman and philanthropist, Whitford Julian Van Dusen. It has been a public garden since opening August 30th 1975.

The garden is open to the public every day of the year except Christmas, there are admission fees. The Garden covers 55 acres, displaying plants gathered from all over the world.

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VanDusen Botanical Garden

Metrotown

Metrotown is situated in the city of Burnaby, about 8 miles southeast of Vancouver centre.

Metrotown is the largest mall in British Columbia, with over 470 shops and services. The mall is connected by a skyway to the Metrotown Station on the SkyTrain rapid transit system.

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Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain is a 6 hour tour to Vancouver's north shore, about 6 miles north of Vancouver centre.

After crossing Vancouver harbor via the landmark Lions' Gate Bridge, you'll cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge, the world's longest suspension footbridge, take a ride on the Grouse Mountain Skyride, and see grizzly bears in the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife.

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Capilano Suspension Bridge

Victoria, British Columbia
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Victoria, British Columbia is situated about 70 miles south of Vancouver.

Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, Canada, located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, a must visit city.

Victoria is a major tourism destination with over 3.5 million visitors per year, including visitors on cruise ships which dock at Ogden Point near the city's Inner Harbour.

Ferries between Vancouver and Victoria take about 1 hour 30 minutes, although the ports are some distance from the cities. Travel Information.

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For more information on Vancouver, visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancouver.

For a list of many tours from Vancouver, visit: www.viator.com/Vancouver/d616-ttd.

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