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Aug 21st, 2001, 04:46 PM
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Planning a cruise from Vancouver, B.C. to Alaska, next summer. What are 'not-to-be-missed' sights in Vancouver, Victoria, etc. Is it convenient to get to Seattle for 1/2 days, also?
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Aug 21st, 2001, 06:07 PM
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Hello...

Would love to help, but can you tell us more about yourself..

For example:
1. How long will you be in Vancouver? Did you want just a day trip to Victoria?
2. Are you looking for an active tour, walking in parks? Renting a bike? Kayaking? Or, are you more interested in bus/trolley tours
2. Are you a shopper, enjoy gardens?
3. Are you interested in history, science?
4. Will you be hiring a car or using public transport system.

Seattle is a ~3hour drive away from Vancouver, and that is if you have your own car. The time increases if you decide to go via Amtrak or Greyhound. I used to live in Vancouver and now live in Seattle - IMHO it would be best to stay over in hotel if you want to take the Seattle sites.

 
Aug 27th, 2001, 02:04 AM
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Thanks for your reply..we'll be in Vancouver for 1 week then taking a cruise to Alaska... we'd like historical sites, we will have a car but enjoy taking half day tours...
Is it worth the time to spend a day or two in Seattle?
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Aug 27th, 2001, 07:35 AM
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Not to be missed sites: (In no particular order)
-Stanley Park & Aquarium
-The North Shore Mountains - Grouse Mountain tram, (or Grouse Grind if you're up to it), Capilano and/or Lynn Canyon, Horseshoe Bay via Marine Drive.
-Gastown
-Robson Street (for high end Shopping)
-Queen Elizabeth Park & Van Dusan Gardens
-UBC and the Museum of Anthropology
-Granville Island
-Various Ethnic neighbourhoods

Seattle is worth a couple of days if you're not planning on coming this way again soon. Otherwise I would favour two days in Victoria. Less than four days in Vancouver would be a shame and as the above post said a half day in Seattle is not nearly enough and would probably be exhausting.
 
Sep 3rd, 2001, 08:27 AM
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Gary--
Thanks for the input...it's in my trip file!!
Enjoy your travels!!!
E.Comess
 
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