First Time In Vancouver - Things To Do

Feb 16th, 2005, 10:41 AM
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First Time In Vancouver - Things To Do

Hi! I've read some great tips on what to see while in Vancouver. In addition to walking across one of the suspension bridges, I am hoping to find something a little different.

I am taking my sister to Vancouver for the first time and I would like to find something that she enjoys. She likes learning how things are made and/or watching people make things (ie, glassblowing in Murano, Italy). She especially enjoys baking/cooking. Is there a place in Vancouver where I can take her?

There will be a group of four of us (in our 30s) and, unfortunately, we'll only be there for three days. We will have a car. (Places to go at night for fun would also be appreciated.)

Thanks!
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Feb 16th, 2005, 03:17 PM
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What time of year will you be here Kylie?
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Feb 16th, 2005, 03:30 PM
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Oops. We will be there this month. In about a week.
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Feb 17th, 2005, 05:51 AM
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Usually there is a totem pole maker working on a pole, right near the Capilano Suspension Bridge. We watched him for quite a while, and he chatted with us about his craft.
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Feb 17th, 2005, 11:43 AM
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If you sister likes cooking and baking, be sure to take her to Granville Island during the day to check out the Granville Island Public Market - a food lover's dream. (http://www.granvilleisland.com/en/publicmarket)

As well, be sure to drop into Yaletown to look around at all the boutiques and shops. If she loves cooking the same way my dad loves cooking, then she'll get a thrill out of checking out Urban Fare - a large gourmet grocery store known to import a lot of things you generally don't find in other grocery stores.(http://www.urbanfare.com/home.htm)

Check out the websites and see if those are the kind of places she might enjoy.
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Feb 17th, 2005, 01:49 PM
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I will look into your suggestions. They sound great. Thank you all for your help!
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Feb 17th, 2005, 02:23 PM
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BTW - I forgot to mention that Granville Island has many artists studios and shops (ie: pottery, glass, painting), including the prestigious art school, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design. You can tour all the studios on Granville Island which you'll enjoy if you like looking at artists at work.

Capilano Suspension Bridge, in my opinion is a tourist trap, as they charge about $20 for admission... but many tourists enjoy it. However, there's the free Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge further down the highway which I prefer. It also has a larger park to explore, also free. Since you have a car, it'll be easy for you to get to.

If you're wanting to explore local native culture, I'd look into a visit at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC campus (www.moa.ubc.ca). It's a 15 minute drive from downtown Vancouver.

For fun things to do at night - what kind of places interest you? Are you looking for a nightclub, or a nice lounge? Restaurant lounges? A few of my favourites are restaurant/lounges such as Wild Rice, Balthazar, Hapa Izakaya, Zin, the Crime Lab, Kitanoya Guu, and Section 3... and all would be a fun place to go for four people in their 30's.
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