Travel guide to Vancouver

Facts

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Local name
Vancouver
Inhabitants
1,900,000
Timezone
When it is 12.00 in England, it is 03.00 in Vancouver.

Best time to visit

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The best time to visit Vancouver is during the summer, because of the great beaches and the fantastic nature, one can then try out. Ski enthusiasts don't have to wait until the winter either, as one can go skiing during the summer.

Literature

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Destination Vancouver (0822527871)

Culture and entertainment

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Stanley Park, a cape northwest of the city centre, is worth a visit, as it has everything one could possible ask for: a great view, a coastline, beaches, gardens, sports facilities, swimming pools, animals etc. You can also watch a hockey game or a basketball game in Vancouver, as well as go to the theatre, casino, and museums or try out the nightlife.

Accommodation / Hotel

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Vancouver has overnight accommodation in all price ranges and standards. The best hotels are situated in the city centre, while you can find hostels, inns and camping sites in the outskirts of the city. Book your hotel in Vancouver here

Local transport

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Taxi

It's easy to get a taxi in Vancouver and there are several companies to choose from, such as Vancouver Taxi, Yellow Cabs, Black Top and Star Limo.

Other transport

Vancouver has a SkyTrain as well as lots of buses and trains, operating within the city limits. Greyhound buses and VIA-Rail trains will take you out of the city, and the BC Ferries sail from Horseshoe Bay and Tsawwassen to Victoria and Nanaimo. The Seabus is also popular, going from the city centre to the northern part of the city.

Special conditions

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Don't count on spending and winning a whole lot on the city casinos, as the maximum stake by law is $5 and they close at 02.00 and don't serve alcohol.
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