Fodor's Vancouver & Victoria, 1st Edition

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There aren’t many cities in the world where travelers can ski snow-covered slopes in the morning and surf in the afternoon, but Vancouver, British Columbia, is one of them. And with preparations for the 2010 winter Olympics well under way for Vancouver and Whistler, the area is poised to receive a major influx of visitors. Fodor’s Vancouver & Victoria features the ideal ways to navigate the museums, the slopes, and the surf. Fodor’s shares the best places to slurp noodles in Chinatown and where to shop for ...

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Overview

There aren’t many cities in the world where travelers can ski snow-covered slopes in the morning and surf in the afternoon, but Vancouver, British Columbia, is one of them. And with preparations for the 2010 winter Olympics well under way for Vancouver and Whistler, the area is poised to receive a major influx of visitors. Fodor’s Vancouver & Victoria features the ideal ways to navigate the museums, the slopes, and the surf. Fodor’s shares the best places to slurp noodles in Chinatown and where to shop for First Nations art in Yaletown, as well as heart-racing options for the adventurous, such as zip-line courses, or the Capilano suspension bridge. In-depth coverage includes stunning Victoria, Vancouver Island, Whistler alpine resort, and the Okanagan Valley.

·New Orientation and planning features with maps and photos make planning a trip easier than ever,
·An “Experience” chapter provides an overview of the area and what to do, with special features like Olympic Buzz, Like a Local, and Free and Almost Free
·Detailed itineraries with mix-and-match options will help travelers maximize time, money, and energy
·Illustrated chapter openers with set the tone for each chapter
·Illustrated Close-up boxes throughout will illuminate featured attractions like the Capilano Suspension bridge, activities like zip lining and shopping for Inuit Art, and destinations like the Okanagan Valley

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400019182
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/6/2008
  • Series: Fodor's Gold Guides Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Experience Vancouver & Victoria ............ 7
Vancouver & Victoria Today ............ 8
What’s Where ............ 10
Top Vancouver & Victoria Attractions ............ 12
Like a Local ............ 14
With Kids ............ 15
Great Itineraries ............ 16
Free and Almost Free ............ 17
Olympic Buzz ............ 18
First Nations Culture ............ 19
How to Speak B. C. ............ 20

Chapter 2: Vancouver Exploring ............ 21
Welcome to Vancouver ............ 22
Vancouver Exploring Planner ............ 24
Exploring Vancouver ............ 25

Chapter 3: Vancouver Outdoors & Sports ............ 57
Vancouver Outdoors & Sports Planner ............ 58

Chapter 4: Vancouver Shops & Spas ............ 73
Vancouver Shops & Spas Planner ............ 74

Chapter 5: Vancouver Nightlife & the Arts ............ 91
Nightlife & the Arts Planner ............ 92

Chapter 6: Vancouver Where to Eat ............ 103
Dining Planner ............ 104

Chapter 7: Vancouver Where to Stay ............ 125
Vancouver Lodging Planner ............ 128

Chapter 8: Victoria ............ 147
Welcome to Victoria ............ 148
Victoria Planner ............ 150
Victoria Essentials ............ 209 ............

Chapter 9: Excursions ............ 215
Welcome to Excursions ............ 216
Whistler Planner ............ 218
Whistler ............ 219
Whistler Essentials ............ 236
Okanagan Wine Country Planner ............ 238
The Okanagan Wine Country ............ 239
Okanagan Wine Country Essentials ............ 259
Tofino, Ucluelet & the Pacific Rim Planner ............ 262
Tofino, Ucluelet & the Pacific Rim ............ 263
Tofino, Ucluelet & the Pacific Rim Essentials ............ 275

Essentials ............ 279

Index ............ 310

About Our Writers ............ 320

CloseUps
Vancouver: Some History ............ 26
Top Asphalt Strolls: Vancouver ............ 34
A Tour of Stanley Park ............ 41
Best Bets for Enjoying the Outdoors ............ 61
Sea ‘n Ski ............ 70
A Bit about–and How to Buy–Aboriginal Art ............ 82
Discount Outlets ............ 83
Chinatown Night Markets ............ 85
Top Spa Hurrah ............ 88
Snack Attack ............ 110
Fueled by Caffeine ............ 112
A Side Trip to Asia–For Dinner ............ 122
The Ten Hippest Hotel Lounges ............ 134
Victoria Waterfront by Foot, Bike, or Car ............ 161
Afternoon Tea in Victoria ............ 172
Victoria: Whale Watching ............ 190
Ziplining: Go Jump Off A Cliff! ............ 232
A Crash Course in Okanagan Wines ............ 255
Pacific Rim Storm Watching ............ 266

Maps
What’s Where Vancouver ............ 10
Vancouver Downtown, Gastown, Chinatown & Yaletown ............ 30
Stanley Park ............ 40
Granville Island ............ 45
Vancouver Shopping ............ 76
Where to Eat in Downtown Vancouver ............ 108
Where to Eat in Greater Vancouver ............ 118
Where to Stay in Downtown Vancouver ............ 132
Downtown Victoria ............ 154
Where to Stay and Eat in Downtown Victoria ............ 176
Whistler Mountain and Surrounding Areas ............ 220
Wineries of the Okanagan Valley ............ 240
Tofino, Ucluelet & the Pacific Rim National Park ............ 264

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