About Vancouver - Editors' Association of Canada/Association Canadienne des Réviseurs: Conference 2006 - Congrès 2006 - Vancouver

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Sightseeing | Transportation | Restaurants | Attractions


Tours and Sightseeing

Frieghter and North Shore Mountains

Bayshore Bicycles

bayshorebikerentals.ca
745 Denman Street
604-688-2453
Rent a bicycle and see Stanley Park.

Gray Line of Vancouver

graylinewest.ca
604-879-3363
Book day trips to Whistler and Vancouver Island.

Vancouver Cruises

vancouvercruises.com
604-681-2915
Charter a boat or take a harbour tour.

Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre Tower

vancouverlookout.com
604-689-0421
See the city, the harbour and the mountains from on high.

Vancouver Trolleys

vancouvertrolley.com
604-801-5515
A cheap and fun way to see the city—board a trolley at the corner of Water Street and Cordova (west end of Gastown) then get on or off wherever you like along the route.

West Coast Sightseeing

vancouversightseeing.com
604-451-1600
Choose from a variety of tours.

For more things to do, visit the Tourism Vancouver website:

tourismvancouver.com/visitors/things_to_do


Transportation Around Vancouver

SkyTrain and Lions

TransLink

translink.bc.ca
For travel by bus, SeaBus and SkyTrain throughout the Lower Mainland.

Yellow Cab Company

yellowcabvancouver.ca
604-681-1111
For taxi rides to all Vancouver locations.

For more about land, sea, and air transportation, visit the Tourism Vancouver website:

tourismvancouver.com/visitors/transportation


Restaurants Near Harbour Centre

Yummy Chicken Burger

Average price per person for two-course dinner (excluding beverages, taxes and gratuities):
$ = under $15
$$ = $15–$25
$$$ = $25–$40

Al Porto

5-minute walk
321 Water Street, 604-683-8376
Italian fare that goes way beyond pizza. Clean and simple tastes with top-of-the-line ingredients.
$$$

Cassis

5-minute walk
420 Pender Street, 604-605-0420
Deceptively simple and uncomplicated French food. Delightful bistro with charming staff and a pleasant little patio.
$-$$

Chambar

15-minute walk
562 Beatty Street, 604-879-7119
Voted the best new restaurant by Vancouver Magazine—terrific room, great service, outstanding Belgian food and impressive beer list. Reservations recommended.
$$$

Culinaria

5-minute walk
609 Granville Street, 604-639-2055
A culinary school with menus that change weekly. Offers excellent desserts.
$$

Irish Heather

15-minute walk
217 Carrall Street, 604-688-9779
Shamrock-free Irish bistro with a sophisticated menu. Very reasonable.
$-$$

Manhattan at the Delta Suites

Across the street from Harbour Centre
550 West Hastings Street, 604-689-8188
A hotel restaurant with a bright and clever global menu. Makes an effort to please a diverse clientele.
$$$

Phnom Penh

20-minute walk or short taxi ride to Chinatown
244 E. Georgia Street, 604-682-5777
Cambodian-Vietnamese food. One of the first ethnic restaurants in town to win accolades from the New York Times.
$-$$

Wild Rice

15-minute walk
117 West Pender Street, 604-642-2882
Innovative interpretation of Chinese cuisine. Contemporary dim-sum in a lounge-like setting on the edge of Chinatown.
$$-$$$


Attractions

Attraction   Admission Charge   Travel from SFU   Approximate Mid-Day Travel Time
Chinatown   $8.75 for Sun Yat Sen Gardens   walk  
Commercial Drive   no   Take 20 Victoria bus eastbound from Hastings & Seymour; get off at 1st Ave. and Commercial Dr.   21 minutes
Gastown   no   walk or bus  
Granville Island   no   Take the 50 False Creek South bus westbound from Cordova and Seymour; get off at 2nd Ave. & Anderson; walk under bridge to Granville Island.   14 min. bus + 10 min. walk
Granville Mall   no   walk  
many art galleries on Granville Street, south of Granville Bridge   no   Take the 4 UBC or 7 Dunbar bus at Pender & Richards; get off on Granville St. and West 5th Ave.   12 minutes
Grouse Mountain, including the Grind   $29.95 for skyride, free to hike up the Grind   Get the Seabus at Waterfront Station; take the 236 Grouse Mountain bus to the base of the skyride.   52 minutes
Kitsilano Beach
Note: you can walk from here to the Pacific Space Centre, the Vancouver Museum and the Maritime Museum.
  no   Take the 7 Dunbar or the 22 Macdonald bus from Pender & Richards; get off at Arbutus and Cornwall.   15 minutes
Law courts   no   walk  
Lonsdale Quay Public Market   no   Get the Seabus at Waterfront Station.   12 minutes
Queen Elizabeth Park   $4.25 for Blodel Conservatory   Take the 15 Cambie bus eastbound from Pender & Richards.   23 minutes
Robson Street   no   walk  
Stanley Park   no   Take the 19 Stanley Park bus at Pender & Richards.   12 minutes
Steveston fishing village   no   Take the 351 Crescent Beach bus from Howe & Pender; get off at Steveston Highway onramp; take the C93 Steveston bus to the village.   55 minutes
Vancouver Art Gallery   $15; Thursdays, 5  - 9 pm, by donation     walk  
VanDusen Gardens   $7.75; $6.50 in groups of 10 or more   Take the 17 Oak bus eastbound from Pender & Richards; get off at 17th Ave. & Oak.  
Vancouver Public Library, downtown branch   no   walk  
Yaletown   no   walk