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Vancouver


Vancouver, Canada
Located in the southwestern corner of British Columbia, Vancouver is the most populous city in western Canada. The city itself has an estimated population of 587,891, with approximately 2,180,737 living in the metropolitan area (both figures of 2006).

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Fodor's Vancouver & Victoria: with Whistler, Vancouver Island & the Okanagan Valley (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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Released: 2017-06-20
Kindle Edition (352 pages)

Fodor s Vancouver & Victoria: with Whistler, Vancouver Island & the Okanagan Valley (Full-color Travel Guide)
 
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years.

Vancouver has a bit of everything, and it's all top-notch: fantastic food, excellent local wine, stylish shopping opportunities, boutique hotels, friendly people, world-class skiing in nearby Whistler (site of the 2010 winter Olympics), and gorgeous terrain for hiking, biking, boating, and beach-going. Fodor's Vancouver & Victoria is the guide to help you plan your time from the slopes to the surf and everything in between. 

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps 
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· Coverage of Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Victoria, Whistler, and The Okanagan Valley

Planning to visit more of the Pacific Northwest? Check out Fodor's Pacific Northwest travel guide with Oregon, Washington & Vancouver.

Lonely Planet Vancouver (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

LONELY PLANET
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Lonely Planet Vancouver (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Vancouver is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Shop for vintage shoes in quirky Gastown, hit the powdered slopes of Grouse Mountain or sample an Indian Pale Ale in a hidden microbrewery; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Vancouver and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Vancouver Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - Native culture, multicultural festivals, cuisine, history, wildlife, outdoor activities, arts, shopping
  • Free, convenient pull-out Vancouver map (included in print version), plus over 40 maps
  • Covers West End, Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island, Whistler, Victoria, the Southern Gulf Islands and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Vancouver , our most comprehensive guide to Vancouver, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Vancouver? Check out Pocket Vancouver, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

Moon Vancouver: Including Victoria, Vancouver Island & Whistler (Travel Guide)

By Carolyn B. Heller

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-09-26
Paperback (350 pages)

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Experience the Life of the City with Moon Travel Guides!

Set on the edge of the Pacific, with mountains silhouetting skyscrapers, Vancouver teems with culture and life. Explore this delightful city with Moon Vancouver.

  • Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps, or follow one of our self-guided neighborhood walks
  • See the Sights: Cycle along the coast at Stanley Park, kayak local waterways, learn about indigenous history at the Vancouver Museum of Anthropology, and take the perfect photo next to the magnificent Lion's Gate Bridge
  • Get a Taste of the City: Sip a perfect pour-over coffee, browse the stalls at the Granville Island Public Market, or dig into some of the best Chinese food in North America
  • Bars and Nightlife: Sample local craft beer, enjoy cocktails on lush patios or cozy speakeasies, and plug into Vancouver's artsy side with an eclectic lineup of local musicians performing everything from indie rock to world music
  • Local Expertise: Expat, foodie, and Vancouver expert Carolyn B. Heller shares the best of her adopted city
  • Strategic Itineraries: See the best of Vancouver with itineraries designed for families, gourmands, history buffs, nature-lovers, and artists, with day trips to Victoria, Vancouver Island, and Whistler
  • Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps so you can explore on your own, plus an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go
  • Handy Tools: Background information on the landscape, history, and culture
With Moon Vancouver's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the city your way.

Hitting the road? Check out Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip. Expanding your trip? Try Moon Canadian Rockies or Moon Victoria & Vancouver Island.

Lonely Planet Pocket Vancouver (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

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Lonely Planet Pocket Vancouver is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Browse Granville Island Public Market, see an exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, or pop into the bars, restaurants and boutiques of Gastown; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Vancouver and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Vancouver:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out sheet-map Vancouver map (included in print version), plus over 6 color neighborhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organized by neighborhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Downtown, West End, Gastown, Chinatown, Yaletown, Granville Island, Fairview, South Granville, Kitsilano and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Vancouver, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Vancouver's neighborhoods? Check out Lonely Planet's Vancouver guide.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

Streetwise Vancouver Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Vancouver, Canada (Michelin Streetwise Maps)

By Michelin

Michelin
Released: 2018-02-15
Map (1 pages)

Streetwise Vancouver Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Vancouver, Canada (Michelin Streetwise Maps)
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REVISED 2018

Streetwise Vancouver Map is a laminated city center map of Vancouver, Canada. The accordion-fold pocket size travel map has an integrated Sky Train & Express Line routes & stations.

Coverage includes:
Main Vancouver Map 1:26,000
Downtown Vancouver Map 1:12,500
Vancouver Area Map 1:120,000
Downtown Victoria, BC Map 1:14,000
University of British Columbia Map 1:57,000

Dimensions: 4" x 8.5" folded, 8.5" x 24" unfolded

There are plenty of sites in Vancouver and getting around to seeing them all is easy. If you're staying in the city (and you probably are) you can walk to most attractions. The Vancouver Museum highlights the growth and development of Vancouver from an outpost of fishing and forestry to a world class city. Science World is a great spot to take the kids so they can experience the interactive exhibitions and see an eye-popping OMNIMAX presentation. Adults will appreciate spending the time on Granville Island, a former dingy collection of rusty warehouses now transformed into galleries, shops, artists' studios and home to a thriving public market the perfect place to pick up provision for a picnic.

The best place to start your visit is Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre. Take a 45 second ride up a glass elevator to arrive at a spectacular 360° view of the city, the surrounding communities, the harbour and the mountains beyond. On a clear day you may even see Vancouver Island. What you notice most when you re perched above the city is how green it is. As the city developed over the years, a large tract of forest was set aside, over 1,000 acres, destined to remain wild and serve as a reminder of whence the city originated. So began Stanley Park. Located right in the heart of the city, this green sanctuary is crisscrossed with walking trails and surrounded by English Bay and a 6 mile seawall - a lovely place for a stroll at sunset. Within the park are tennis courts, playgrounds, a miniature golf course, restaurants, snack bars and cafes, the Vancouver Aquarium, the Lost Lagoon where you can feed ducks and raccoons, swimming beaches, a pool, a miniature railroad for the kids, totem poles and a cannon that goes off precisely at 9 PM each evening.

The capital of British Columbia is located at the tip of Vancouver Island, across the Straight of Georgia from Vancouver. Very British in nature, Victoria has the mildest climate in all of Canada. You can get to Victoria by taking the 1 ½ hour ferry ride from Tsawwassen, in south Vancouver to Swartz Bay, about a half an hour from Victoria. Whatever adventure you choose in this corner of Western Canada, the STREETWISE® Vancouver Map will assist you. The main map covers all of Downtown along with Stanley Park, Gastown, Chinatown, West End, Yaletown and Granville Island. A separate inset map of the central downtown area highlights hotels, sites, SKYTRAIN stations, shopping, government and educational sites and the cruise ship terminal, where cruises to Alaska start and end. A map of the Vancouver area extends from the southern suburb of Richmond to North and West Vancouver, from Burnaby to Sea Island, including the Vancouver International Airport. All major highways and thoroughfares are depicted along with exit numbers and sites. An inset of the University of BC campus is included as well as an inset of downtown Victoria, BC.

To enhance your visit to Vancouver, check out the Michelin Green Guide Canada which details sites and attractions using the famed Michelin star-rating system so you can prioritize your trip based on your time and interest. For driving or to plan your trip to and from Vancouver, use Michelin USA/Canada West Map No. 585 or Michelin Canada Map 766.


Canada: Where To Go, What To See - A Canada Travel Guide (Booklet) (Canada,Vancouver,Toronto Montreal,Ottawa,Winnipeg,Calgary) (Volume 1)

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Moon Canadian Rockies: Including Banff & Jasper National Parks (Travel Guide)

By Andrew Hempstead

Moon Travel
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Snowy peaks, icy glaciers, glittering lakes, and alpine meadows: answer the call of the wild with Moon Canadian Rockies.

  • Strategic, flexible itineraries from day hikes to a two-week Canadian Rockies road trip, designed for outdoor adventurers, families, winter sports enthusiasts, and more
  • Activities and ideas for every traveler: Hike to incredible vistas and try to spot moose, bighorn sheep, and black bears. Ride over a glacier in an Ice Explorer, float through the sky in a mountain gondola, or white-water raft down rivers of snowmelt. Browse the museums and boutiques of downtown Banff, or go horseback riding though the Tonquin Valley. Indulge in fine French cuisine and spend the night in a luxurious mountain lodge, or fish for your own fresh dinner and camp under the stars
  • Local insight from Canadian Rockies expert Andrew Hempstead on when to go, what to do, where to stay, and how to get around
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps and directions, including driving times and mileage
  • In-depth coverage of Banff National Park, Kootenay National Park, Yoho National Park, Jasper National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, and nearby gateway cities of Banff, Canmore, Jasper, Calgary, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, Golden, and Kananaskis Country
  • Background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment
With Moon Canadian Rockies' practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Expanding your trip? Try Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip. Sticking to one park? Check out Moon Banff National Park or Moon Glacier National Park.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Canada

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Discover Canada region-by-region, from rural coastal villages to flat prairies and teeming metropolises. This fully updated guide provides the insider tips every visitor needs, such as the best scenic viewpoints of Niagara Falls and the Toronto skyline, highlights and maps of Canada's national parks, and scenic driving routes through the country.

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With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Canada truly shows you this country as no one else can.

Top 10 Vancouver and Victoria (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

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The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars, and places to shop. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists — from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid.

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Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip: Victoria, Banff, Jasper, Calgary, the Okanagan, Whistler & the Sea-to-Sky Highway (Travel Guide)

By Carolyn B. Heller

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  • Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: With lists of the best hikes, views, and more, you can hike the Rocky Mountains, canoe in Lake Louise, go wine-tasting in the Okanagan, or snorkel with seals in the Pacific
  • Flexible Itineraries: Drive the entire two-week road trip, or follow strategic routes like a week-long drive along the coast of British Columbia, as well as suggestions for spending time in Victoria, Vancouver, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, and the Okanagan
  • Local Expertise: Passionate Canadian road-tripper Carolyn B. Heller shares her passion for the mountains, shores, and rich history of Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies
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