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

745 Denman Street
Rent a bicycle and see Stanley Park.

Gray Line of Vancouver

Book day trips to Whistler and Vancouver Island.

Vancouver Cruises

Charter a boat or take a harbour tour.

Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre Tower

See the city, the harbour and the mountains from on high.

Vancouver Trolleys

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

Choose from a variety of tours.

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


Transportation Around Vancouver

SkyTrain and Lions


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

Yellow Cab Company

For taxi rides to all Vancouver locations.

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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