Frommer's Vancouver with Kids

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Family vacations have never been so easy with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places local parents and kids like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go-they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges, and tells you which ones are kid-friendly. Every Frommer's with Kids Travel Guide is up-to-date, ...
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Overview

Family vacations have never been so easy with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places local parents and kids like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go-they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges, and tells you which ones are kid-friendly. Every Frommer's with Kids Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and outdoor activities. You'd be lost without us!

This new first edition of Frommer's Vancouver with Kids reveals the most fun and exciting experiences on Canada's West Coast. It's full of incredibly detailed tips - right down to which hotels offer cribs and rollaway beds and which restaurants offer high chairs and kids' menus. Inside you'll learn where to find the top ten attractions; some great neighborhood strolls; children's entertainment, from concerts to puppet shows; tips for rainy-day activities; kid-oriented shopping, and places to climb and ski and bike and play. There are even suggested itineraries for each age group making trip planning a snap! Let Frommer's Vancouver with Kids show your family the exciting sights and sounds of Vancouver.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781894413343
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Series: Frommer's with Kids Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Originally from Australia, Eve Lazarus arrived in Vancouver in 1984 and now lives on Vancouver's North Shore with her husband and three children. She is a former newspaper reporter and has written for a variety of magazines in Canada and the United States. Lazarus is currently the Vancouver Correspondent for Toronto-based Marketing Magazine and has won Canadian Business Press gold and silver awards for her work. While she writes mostly about business issues, she really enjoys writing about and for children.
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Table of Contents

List of Maps.

Introducing Vancouver for Families.

1. The Best Vancouver Experiences with Kids.

Vancouver Dateline.

2. The Best Experiences with Kids Just Outside Vancouver.

3. The Best Hotel Bets for Families.

4. The Best Dining Bets for Families.

10 Famous British Columbians.

4. The Best Views.

Planning Your Family Trip to Vancouver.

1. Visitor Information & Entry Requirements.

Travel Information Online.

2. Money.

The Canadian Dollar, the US Dollar & the British Pound.

GST Refunds.

What Things Cost in Vancouver.

3. When to Go.

Kids' Calendar of Events.

4. What to Pack.

Online Parent Magazine/Newspapers.

5. Health & Safety.

6. Tips for Travelers with Disabilities.

7. Getting the Kids interested.

8. Getting to Vancouver.

9. Keeping the Kids Entertained While Traveling.

Set in Vancouver & BC.

Getting to Know Vancouver.

1. Orientation.

Neighborhoods in Brief.

2. Getting Around.

Fast Facts: Vancouver.

Family-Friendly Accommodations.

1. Downtown.

2. The West End.

3. The West Side.

4. The East Side.

5. The North Shore.

6. Near the Airport.

7. Campgrounds.

Family-Friendly Dining.

1. Restaurants by Cuisine.

2. Downtown.

Introducing Vancouver's Chains.

3. The West End.

4. Chinatown & Gastown.

Sweet Dreams.

5. The West Side.

Get a Babysitter.

6. The East Side.

7. The North Shore.

Great Ice Cream.

8. Richmond.

What Kids Like to See & Do.

Suggested Itineraries.

1. The Top 10 Attractions.

2. Museums & Local History.

For Kids Who Like to Ride the Rails & Sail.

3. Animals and Other Creatures.

4. Indoor Activities.

5. Where to Play.

10 Things That Are Free (or Almost).

6. For Kids with Special Interests.

7. City Tours.

For the Active Family.

1. Parks, Gardens & Other Green Spaces.

2. Lakes.

3. Suggested Bike Trips.

4. Outdoor Activities.

5. Winter Wonderland.

6. Hiking.

7. Organized Tours.

8. City Beaches.

Places to Get Wet.

Neighborhood Walks.

1. Gastown.

2. Chinatown.

3. Downtown 1.

4. Downtown 2.

Off-Leash Walks for Kids with Dogs.

5. Granville Island.

6. Edgemont Village.

Entertainment for the Whole Family.

1. The Big Venues.

2. The Not-So-Big Venues.

3. Seasonal Events.

4. Dance.

5. Children's Theater Companies.

6. Films.

7. Music.

8. Story Hours.

9. Spectator Sports.

10. Tea Parties.

Shopping for the Whole Family.

1. The Shopping Scene.

2. Shopping A to Z.

Easy Side Trips from Vancouver.

1. Ladner.

2. Harrison Hot Springs.

3. The Sunshine Coast.

Kids' Calendar of Events on the Sunshine Coast.

4. Parksville.

Kids' Calendar of Events Around Parksville.

5. Victoria.

Kids' Calendar of Events in Victoria.

Index.

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