Frommer's Vancouver and Victoria 2011

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  • Completely updated every year, Frommer's Vancouver & Victoria also includes coverage of Whistler and the Pacific Rim National Park.
  • All of the post 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games attraction updates, including new legacy installations and SkyTrain information.
  • Our author shows you all the highlights -- from the Museum of Anthropology and Granville Island in Vancouver, to Butchart Gardens ...
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Overview

  • Completely updated every year, Frommer's Vancouver & Victoria also includes coverage of Whistler and the Pacific Rim National Park.
  • All of the post 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games attraction updates, including new legacy installations and SkyTrain information.
  • Our author shows you all the highlights -- from the Museum of Anthropology and Granville Island in Vancouver, to Butchart Gardens and the Fairmont Empress in Victoria -- and takes you outdoors to explore the area's parks, mountains, beaches, and wildlife.
  • You'll get authoritative and candid hotel and restaurant reviews to help map out the choices that best suit your tastes and budget.
  • Plus, you'll have shopping and nightlife, detailed walking tours, accurate neighborhood maps, public transportation information, and coverage of Whistler and the Pacfic Rim National Park, and more all at your fingertips.
  • Frommer's Vancouver & Victoria also includes gorgeous color photos of the sights and experiences that await you and a color fold-out map of Vancouver.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470679685
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/8/2011
  • Series: Frommer's Complete Series
  • Edition number: 16
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.29 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald Olson is a novelist, playwright, and travel writer. His travel stories have appeared in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Sunset, National Geographic, and many other publications. His other guidebooks include Best Day Trips from London, England For Dummies (winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Writing Award for best guidebook), Germany For Dummies, and London For Dummies, and (as co-author) Great Britain Day by Day and Germany Day by Day, all published by Wiley. Under the pen name Swan Adamson, Donald has published the novels Memoirs Are Made of This (also translated into Russian), My Three Husbands (published in France as Vénus, quand tu nous tiens), and Confessions of a Pregnant Princess (published in France as Vénus à Rome). His novel, The Confessions of Aubrey Beardsley, was published in the United Kingdom by Bantam Press, and his play, Beardsley, was produced in London. In 2010 his essay, “Confessions of a Faux Pa,” was featured in the new anthology What I Would Tell Her: 28 Fathers on the Joys and Challenges of Raising their Daughters.
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Table of Contents

List of Maps.

THE BEST OF VANCOUVER & VICTORIA.

The Most Unforgettable Travel Experiences: Vancouver.

1 THE BEST WEBSITES FOR VANCOUVER & VICTORIA.

The Most Unforgettable Travel Experiences: Victoria.

The Most Unforgettable Travel Experiences Beyond Vancouver & Victoria.

The Best Splurge Hotels: Vancouver.

The Best Moderately Priced Hotels: Vancouver.

The Best Splurge Hotels: Victoria.

The Best Moderately Priced Hotels: Victoria.

The Most Unforgettable Dining

Experiences: Vancouver.

The Most Unforgettable Dining Experiences: Victoria.

The Best Things to Do for Free (or Almost): Vancouver.

The Best Things to Do for Free (or Almost): Victoria.

2 VANCOUVER & VICTORIA IN DEPTH.

Vancouver & Victoria Today.

Looking Back at Vancouver & Victoria.

A SHORT HISTORY OF FIRST NATIONS.

THE COST OF THE 2010 WINTER OLYMPICS.

Vancouver & Victoria Architecture & Art.

VICTORIA'S SECRET.

FRANCIS RATTENBURY: FAMOUS ARCHITECT & MURDER VICTIM.

NATIVE ART OF THE NORTHWEST: A CULTURE OF CARVING.

The Lay of the Land.

Vancouver & Victoria in Popular Culture: Books, Film & Music.

Eating & Drinking in Vancouver & Victoria.

THE CITY AS STAND-IN: FILMS FILMED IN VANCOUVER.

3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO VANCOUVER & VICTORIA.

When to Go.

VANCOUVER & VICTORIA CALENDAR OF EVENTS.

Entry Requirements.

PASSPORT CARDS: THE NEW WAY TO ENTER CANADA FOR U.S. CITIZENS.

Getting There & Around.

Money & Costs.

Staying Healthy.

Crime & Safety.

Specialized Travel Resources.

Responsible Tourism.

GENERAL RESOURCES FOR RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL.

Special Interest & Escorted Trips.

Staying Connected.

FROMMERS.COM: THE COMPLETE TRAVEL RESOURCE.

4 SUGGESTED VANCOUVER & VICTORIA ITINERARIES.

THE BEST OF VANCOUVER IN 1 DAY.

THE BEST OF VANCOUVER IN 2 DAYS.

THE BEST OF VICTORIA IN 1 DAY.

THE BEST OF VANCOUVER & WHISTLER IN 1 WEEK.

5 GETTING TO KNOW VANCOUVER.

Orientation.

Getting Around.

FAST FACTS: VANCOUVER.

6 WHERE TO STAY IN VANCOUVER.

Best Vancouver Hotel Bets.

LOOKING FOR A BED & BREAKFAST?

Downtown & Yaletown.

The West End.

The West Side.

7 WHERE TO DINE IN VANCOUVER.

Best Vancouver Dining Bets.

DINING ON A BUDGET.

Restaurants by Cuisine.

Downtown & Yaletown.

Gastown & Chinatown.

The West End.

The West Side.

The East Side.

The North Shore.

Coffee, Tea, Sweets & Ice Cream.

CAFFEINE NATION.

8 EXPLORING VANCOUVER.

Neighborhoods to Explore.

SOUTHEAST FALSE CREEK: VANCOUVER'S NEW POST-OLYMPICS NEIGHBORHOOD.

The Top Attractions.

STANLEY (FUN) PARK.

GRANVILLE'S GREATEST HITS.

Vancouver's Plazas & Parks.

Especially for Kids.

THE OTHER SUSPENSION BRIDGE.

Organized Tours.

Outdoor Activities.

NOW IT'S YOUR TURN: OLYMPIC SPORTS VENUES OPEN TO VISITORS.

Spectator Sports.

9 VANCOUVER STROLLS. WALKING TOUR 1: DOWNTOWN & THE WEST END.

WALKING TOUR 2: GASTOWN & CHINATOWN.

WALKING TOUR 3: YALETOWN, GRANVILLE ISLAND & KITSILANO.

10 VANCOUVER SHOPPING.

The Shopping Scene.

Shopping A to Z.

11 VANCOUVER AFTER DARK. The Performing Arts.

Laughter & Music.

Bars, Pubs & Watering Holes.

Dance Clubs.

Gay & Lesbian Bars.

Cinema.

12 WHISTLER BLACKCOMB.

Essentials.

Where to Stay.

Where to Dine.

What to See & Do Outdoors.

ZIPPING WITH ZIPTREK.

Whistler After Dark.

13 GETTING TO KNOW VICTORIA.

Orientation.

FAST FACTS: VICTORIA.

Getting Around.

14 WHERE TO STAY IN VICTORIA. Best Victoria Hotel Bets.

Downtown, Old Town & Nearby.

The Inner Harbour & Nearby.

Outside the Central Area.

15 WHERE TO DINE IN VICTORIA.

Best Victoria Dining Bets.

Restaurants by Cuisine.

The Inner Harbour.

Downtown & Old Town.

TAKING AFTERNOON TEA.

FINDING HIGH-OCTANE COFFEE.

East of Downtown.

Outside the Central Area.

16 EXPLORING VICTORIA.

Seeing the Sights.

A PROVINCIAL PARK, A NATIVE VILLAGE & A FEW WINERIES.

Especially for Kids.

Organized Tours.

Outdoor Activities.

17 VICTORIA STROLLS & BIKING TOUR.

WALKING TOUR 1: THE INNER HARBOUR.

WALKING TOUR 2: THE OLD TOWN & CHINATOWN.

BIKING TOUR: DALLAS ROAD.

18 VICTORIA SHOPPING.

The Shopping Scene.

Shopping A to Z.

19 VICTORIA AFTER DARK.

The Performing Arts.

Music & Dance Clubs.

Lounges, Bars & Pubs.

Gay & Lesbian Bars.

20 PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK RESERVE OF CANADA.

Orientation.

Essentials.

Ucluelet.

Tofino.

TWO TRIPS OF A LIFETIME.

21 FAST FACTS.

FAST FACTS: SOUTHWESTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA.

Airline Website.

Index.

Accommodations Index.

Restaurants Index.

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