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Vancouver is a coastal city situated in Lower British Columbia, west coast of Canada. It is named after the British Captain, George Vancouver, who explored the area in the 1790s. This is the largest city 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 situated on Sea Island, about 7 miles south of 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 . Air Transat.

CarHire at Vancouver International Airport can be booked through CarTrawler who will scan the best available deals from CarHire companies based at Vancouver International Airport.

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The Vancouver Lookout is situated at the top of the Harbour Centre, a skyscraper with a round viewing deck as seen left, in the central business district of Vancouver.

This tower is one of the tallest buildings in Vancouver. With its 360 degree viewing deck, it also serves as a top tourist attraction, with the best views over the city and harbour area.

Many of the largest cruise ships dock at the harbour. There are also a number of boat tours from the harbour Boat Tour Reviews.


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

The Waterfront Station was transformed in 1977 to operate trains and the Sky trains that connect the Vancouver suburbs and the Airport. .

The SeaBus is a passenger-only ferry service that also departs the station, connecting the cities of Vancouver and North Vancouver. You can buy a Translink DayPass for about $9.00. The pass covers all day use of 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.

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

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

The centre gives 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 was classed as an historic site in 2009, due to its architecture. It is named after (Gassy) Jack Deighton, a Geordie steamboat captain, who opened the first saloon in the area in 1867.

Gastown's most famous attraction is its steam-powered clock. The clock was built to cover a steam grate, part of Vancouver's steam-heating system. It uses the escaping steam, and prevents street people from sleeping there in cold weather.

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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. It is situated on Hornby Street with a collection of about 10,000 artworks. These include works by Emily Carr, the Group of Seven, and illustrations by Marc Chagall. Reviews.

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

This was the first full size Chinese garden built outside of China in the Chinatown area of Vancouver. It is a public park and garden, free admission.

The garden was built between 1985 and 1986, opening on the 24th April 1986.

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

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

The park is said to attract around eight million visitors each year, locals and tourists. A 5 and a half mile seawall path runs around the park, used by over 2 million pedestrians, cyclists, and skaters each year. Reviews.


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

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

Kitsilano Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Vancouver. The beach has the longest swimming pool in Canada, the salt-water outdoor Kitsilano Pool. Situated about 2.6 miles southwest of the Vancouver Lookout. Reviews .

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

The Museum is the largest civic museum in Canada, opened in 1894. Also here is the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

The displays artifacts collected from around the world by Vancouver residents, such as a mummy from Egypt acquired during World War I, taxidermy of local wildlife, culture artifacts, and journals written by local middle and upper class women depicting 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 woodsman and philanthropist, Whitford Julian Van Dusen, opened 30th August 1975.

The garden is open every day of the year except Christmas, The Garden is 55 acres, with plants from around the world. There are admission fees.

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

Metrotown is the largest shopping centre in British Columbia, with over 470 shops and services. The centre is connected by a skyway to the Metrotown Station in Vancouver. Reviews .

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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 Lions' Gate Bridge, you cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge, the world's longest suspension footbridge, ride on the Grouse Mountain Skyride, and view grizzly bears in the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife.

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

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.

Victoria is a top tourist destination with over 3.5 million visitors per year, including visitors on cruise ships that dock at Ogden Point, by 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.


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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