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  • VANCOUVER-OLYMPIC HOST CITY PAVILION GUIDE Be inspired… Let Vancouver’s dramatic, pristine beauty and cosmopoli- tan vibrancy stimulate your senses. A city nestled between mountains and oceans, where our urban world blends seamlessly with the natural world. Take in breathtaking views from dizzying heights or laugh at the underwa- ter antics of playful marine mammals - Vancouver offers dozens of excit- ing, mind expanding ways to explore and learn about the city. This guide outlines some of the major events happening around Vancouver during the 2010 Games. The “Pavilions & Events ” section in particular fea- tures the venues that are free and open to the public. GO ON, GET OUT THERE, CATCH THE OLYMPIC FEVER. Cantrav Services Inc..
  • PAVILIONS AND EVENTS LIVECITY YALETOWN 1 (David Lam Park, Pacific & Drake, Vancouver) This site offers Vancouver residents and visitors the complete Olympic Winter Games experience: the best in Vancouver and Canadian live arts and entertainment as well as Olympic sponsor pavilions, Vancouver House, refreshments and sport highlights on giant screens. LiveCity Yaletown is the place to be for free, fun, family Games-time memories. As well several well-known corporate sponsors have their public pavilions onsite including Coca Cola, Samsung, Acer and Panasonic. Check it out. Open daily 11am– 11pm. Free. LASER WATERWORKS SHOWS 1 (LiveCity Yaletown) Bring the family along to see the nightly laser light shows at the LiveCity Yaletown location. A large pipe in False Creek will stream water high into the air providing the backdrop for a must see event. Across False Creek you will see the action of the Olympic Athlete’s Village and Granville Island; a beautiful back- drop to this one of a kind show. Nightly at 8pm. Free. LIVECITY DOWNTOWN 2 (Georgia & Cambie, Vancouver) With a large outdoor screen, daytime interactive school program- ming, engaging street and late-night entertainment, this site is Vancouver’s version of a downtown “piazza”. Both the Canada and Manitoba pavilions are also on-site. Open daily 11am- 12:30am. Free. All venues offer complementary entrance fees; food and beverage in venues is an addi- tional charge. Venue information is subject to change at any time, at discretion of the individual pavilions. Information correct at the time of print.
  • CANADA PAVILION AT LIVECITY DOWNTOWN 2 (LiveCity Downtown) Centrally located at Vancouver's LiveCity Downtown Celebration Site, the Canada Pavilion demonstrates Canada's commitment to creative excellence, sustainable development and fostering diver- sity with informative and innovative content that make Canadian's proud. The Pavilion also provides an opportunity to learn more about Olympic and Paralympics sports and helps youth choose an activity that's right for them. Open daily,11am-12am. Free CENTREPLACE MANITOBA 2 (LiveCity Downtown) CentrePlace Manitoba is a 2,560 sq ft, pre-fabricated, sustainable building featuring Manitoba products and technology. Multi-media exhibits, developed in Manitoba, showcase tourism, business, immigration and sport and highlight Manitoba’s prosperity, oppor- tunity and potential. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights exhibit is also featured in the pavilion. CentrePlace Manitoba is located at the LiveCity Vancouver site Open daily, 11am-12am. Free. ALBERTA PLAZA 3 (Robson & Beatty, Vancouver) Located on the corner of world famous Robson and Beatty Streets immediately west of BC Place, Alberta House and Alberta Plaza are a central location for Canadian and international guests to meet, gather, and learn about Alberta as a place to invest, work, live and visit. Alberta Plaza – is open to the public, and highlights Alberta’s tourism and industry sectors during the day, and showcases Al- berta artists in the evening. Open daily (no hours posted). Free.
  • “STREETS TO WATCH" (Various Downtown, Vancouver) If people watching is your thing, this is where you want to be! There are basically be four main thoroughfares in the downtown core which have festive programming on a daily basis. These include Robson Street, Hamilton, Street, Mainland Street and Granville Street. With the exception of Robson Street (which is closed east of Jarvis street only) all the streets are closed to ve- hicular traffic. Expect tens of thousands of people to be walking up and down here every night enjoying the atmosphere. Free. NIGHTLY MEDAL AWARD CEREMONIES 3 (BC Place Stadium, Vancouver) Nightly Victory Ceremonies provide you access to some of North America’s best entertainers as well as the Olympic medal winning athletes. Some of the musical bands include: the Barenaked La- dies, INXS, Nelly Furtado, Headley, Theory of a Dead Man and many more. The warm confines of the newly renovated BC Place Stadium hosts this nightly event, which sure is a crowd pleaser. Nightly from 6:30pm –9pm. Tickets required $. VECTORIAL ELEVATION LIGHT DISPLAY 4 (Denman & Pacific, English Bay, Vancouver) Beams of light pointed towards the stars illuminate English Bay and the night sky in downtown Vancouver. Starting at dusk, 20 robotic searchlights create a quiet canopy of light in the night sky above, and on the sparkling surface of English Bay. The designs for the show are created by people around the world and deliv- ered via the Internet. The 10,000-watt lights move and create patterns silently from locations in Vanier Park and Sunset Beach. The lights cover an area of 100,000 square metres and are visible within 15 kilome- tres of the city’s downtown core. Daily, from dusk until dawn. Free.
  • BC & CANADA PAVILION AT THE VANCOUVER 5 ART GALLERY (Georgia & Hornby, Vancouver) This historic site which was once home to the British Columbia courthouse, is transformed into the BC/Canada Pavilion (located on the 4th floor). There are a number of interactive displays highlighting the rich cultural fabric of both British Columbia and Canada. As well, the gallery also has a special viewing Leo- nardo da Vinci’s , the Mechanics of Man exhibit. The north lawn is home to the official Omega Olympic and Paralympics Count- down Clock. Open daily, 9am– 9pm. Free. FOUR HOST FIRST NATIONS PAVILION 6 (Georgia & Hamilton, Vancouver) Located on the plaza of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in down- town Vancouver, within easy walking distance of BC Place and GM Place, the 8,000 square-foot 2010 Aboriginal Pavilion is right in the heart of Olympic activity. The pavilion features a high-tech 3,000 square-foot sphere, surrounded by a Coast Sal- ish Longhouse. As well, the adjacent 2,000 square-foot QE res- taurant features Aboriginal cuisine. Special “theme” days show- case Aboriginal groups from all regions of Canada. Live events include Inuit throat singing, Métis jigging, hoop dancing, as well spotlight contemporary Aboriginal performances and other fields of achievement. Open daily, 10am– 3pm and 5:30pm-12am. Free. ROBSON SQUARE/GE PLAZA 7 (Robson & Howe, Vancouver) This is the official site for the International Media Centre during the Games. It is also home to the new GE outdoor skating rink and Zipline Adventure. Thanks to the generous contribution of the Province of BC and General Electric, the skating is free, and skate rentals are only $3 a pair. The rink is open daily from 12pm to 9:00 pm. Robson Square open daily,10am-10pm. The Zipline is open daily, 10am– 9pm. Free.
  • BC HYDRO POWER SMART VILLAGE 8 (Dunsmuir & Homer, Vancouver) During the 2010 Games, BC Hydro opens the doors to the BC Hydro Power Smart Village, another free attraction. Visitors are welcomed to come celebrate the spirit of the games in the theme of conservation and sustainability. Members of your entire family will enjoy a wide range of activities like dancing on a sustainable dance floor or creating an inspirational message on the digital expression wall. Open daily (hours not posted). Free. IRISH HOUSE AT DOOLIN’S PUB 9 (Granville & Nelson, Vancouver) Doolin's Pub on Nelson at Granville Street is Irish central during the Olympics. Doolin's is a modern Irish pub offering traditional Irish charm, Guinness, Irish dishes, state of the art A/V technol- ogy, Irish musicians, and eight TV screens. In the evenings, the true Irish pub culture will come to life, and visitors will experience a party where every day is St. Patrick’s Day. Come celebrate with the Irish. Open daily, 12pm-3am (7pm onwards, adults only). $ Cover charge for adults. Kids Free. GERMAN FAN-FEST AT STEAMWORKS 10 (Cordova & Seymour, Vancouver) German FanFest is known around the world for its energy and vibe during the Olympic Games. This is a must see venue, lo- cated in the parking lot between Steamworks and Waterfront Sta- tion in Gastown. The German’s will host up to 600 daily and of course, the German Fan Fest features German food, drink and music! Open daily, 10am-2am. Free. OLYMPIC SUPERSTORE & INTERNATIONAL VILLAGE 11 AT THE BAY (Granville & Georgia, Vancouver) The Bay downtown Vancouver hosts the Vancouver 2010 Olym- pic Superstore on its entire main floor as well as in other locations throughout the building. While there, you can also shop at the International Village for the uniforms of ten other countries or see the infamous pin trading in action. Don’t leave Vancouver without your Olympic souvenir! Open daily, hours vary. Free.
  • BUDWEISER AT THE COMMODORE BALLROOM 12 (Granville & Smithe, Vancouver) It is rumored that the Commodore Ballroom, located on Granville Street, is Team USA Budweiser House over the Games period. Budweiser. Need we say more! Hours and prices not available. BELL ICE CUBE 3 (Robson & Beatty, Vancouver) The Bell Ice Cube, a gathering place in the heart of the Vancou- ver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, where visitors can watch Olym- pic events on TV, listen to live music and meet some of the ath- letes. The 3,000 square-foot viewing centre features entertainment, interactive product demonstrations and Olympic ticket giveaways. Open daily, 11am-11pm. Free. CASA ITALIA 13 (Pacific & Davie, Vancouver) The historic Roundhouse Community Centre is home to the 2010 pavilion known as Casa Italia. The pavilion is open to the public and features some of the best food, drink and entertainment that Italy has to offer. You can expect to see Ferrero Rocher, as well as some of the best wines on site. Open daily, 12pm-6pm. Free. CANADIAN MINT AT THE SEGAL CENTRE/SFU 14 (Hastings & Seymour, Vancouver) Come visit the Mint to see the historic Olympic and Paralympics medals from past games, the “making of the medals presenta- tions”, a children’s interactive area, the Million Dollar coin dis- play, opportunities for coin exchanges, and a boutique. Open daily, 9am– 10pm. Free.
  • SASKATCHEWAN PAVILION 15 (Concord Pacific Property, Vancouver) Located in between BC Place Stadium and Sochi House (Science World), this free pavilion consists of two structures. One houses a business centre, the other an entertainment venue featuring Saskatchewan entertainment and delicacies. Through these venues, people from Canada, and around the world, have the chance to learn about Saskatchewan for busi- ness opportunities, vacation destinations, immigration and qual- ity of life. Open daily (hours not posted). Free. ONTARIO PAVILION 15 (Concord Pacific Property, Vancouver) Located in between BC Place Stadium and Sochi House (Science World), the Ontario Pavilion sets a new standard in creativity and innovation. With its striking technologically state- of-the-art design Ontario Pavilion features exciting and original exhibits, events, performances and showcases made-in-Ontario products and services. The Ontario Pavilion offers visitors a unique, one-of-a-kind, inspirational experience that will live on in their memories for years to come and reinforce Ontario’s Olym- pic brand message — “There’s No Place Like This…” Open daily (hours not posted). Free. QUEBEC PAVILION/MAISON QUEBEC 15 (Concord Pacific Property, Vancouver) The Quebec Pavilion is the centrepiece of Quebec culture and food over the course of the Games. The fact that it is situated next to Hockey House and the Ontario Pavilion make it a pre- miere destination. Open daily (hours not posted). Free. SOCHI HOUSE AT SCIENCE WORLD 16 (Quebec & Terminal, Vancouver) The Russians are known for putting on a real show when it comes to their pavilions. They did so in Torino, and you can ex- pect their pavilion at Science World to knock everyone’s socks off. Open daily (hours not posted). Free.
  • BEIJING/ ASIA CELEBRATIONS AT EDGEWATER 17 CASINO (Pacific Blvd., Vancouver) 17 days of traditional festivities, daily at the “Edgewater Casino Celebration Village”, at the Plaza of Nations. This unprece- dented event honors the Year of the Tiger and all the Chinese New Year traditions. Chinese New Year is of February 13th. Visitors will enjoy the harbourside views of the Plaza of Nations, while they are immersed in a sea of colours, dragons, and au- thentic education in Chinese heritage. Open Mon– Thurs 2pm- 11pm; Fri– Sun 12pm-12am. Free. “FRENCH QUARTER” 18 (Granville Island, Vancouver) Located just south of downtown in Granville Island , this popular tourist attraction is the place to celebrate Canada’s French heri- tage. There are two pavilions, a French bistro and pub, and a stage for concerts. From downtown take Vancouver's famous False Creek water taxis across the water to Granville Island. Open daily 11am-12am. Free. ATLANTIC CANADA HOUSE 18 (Granville Island, Vancouver) Atlantic Canada's best hit the world stage during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Canada's east coast comes alive on one of Vancouver's most historic sites, Granville Island. Here you'll be treated to East Coast culinary delights, discover the region's culture and spirit, and share in Atlantic Canadian hospi- tality. Within the pavilion space, you'll find the Granville Island Stage, the Revue Stage and the Backstage Lounge. Atlantic Canadian artists are featured nightly, and daily performances on the Revue Stage celebrate the region and welcome guests to the Atlantic Canadian way of life. Open daily, 11am– 2am. Free. BOMBARDIER STREETCAR 18 (Granville Island, Vancouver) Also known as the Olympic Line, this European Streetcar is a demonstration project between Granville Island and the Olympic Village Canada Line station. Open daily, 6:30am– 12:30 am. Free.
  • HOUSE OF SWITZERLAND 18 (Granville Island, Vancouver) With its charming Swiss look and its top-class official events, the publicly accessible House of Switzerland is the hub and business platform for opinion leaders from the worlds of politics, business, culture, society, tourism and sport. As well, a meeting place where Swiss Fans, Swiss Journalists, Swiss spectators and local residents in the host city can gather together to celebrate the spirit of the Olympic Games. Open daily, 8am-2am. Free. TOURISM VANCOUVER INFORMATION KIOSKS (Various, Vancouver) Tourism Vancouver's Visitor Information Centre and Satellite Visi- tor Information kiosks (located throughout the city) provide infor- mation on attractions, events, accommodation and restaurants, in addition to selling theatre and attractions tickets. Hours vary. Free Information. SAXONY HOUSE 19 (Stanley Park, Vancouver) Watch the games, meet medal winners, listen to live music and enjoy traditional German food and drinks. The Vancouver Rowing Club transform its 19th century aura into a glittering Saxony House, offering magnificent views of Burrard Inlet and Downtown Vancouver. What better place to exhibit the prowess of Saxony's art, culture and booming economy, its sports and the innovative drive of Saxon inventors! Open daily, 12pm– 2am. Free. CANADA’S NORTHERN HOUSE 20 (Hastings & Seymour, Vancouver) You can expect to be captivated with the spirit of the North and be stimulated by the northern lights shining from the windows. Learn about Nunavut art, business, athletes, cultural performers and artists. Canada’s Northern House will showcase talented per- formers such as Artcirq and throat singers, drum dancers, and traditional games athletes during the Olympic Games. Open daily, 10am– 9pm. Free. Works cited: www.citycaucus.com
  • SHOPPING As a cosmopolitan, coastal city, Vancouver's style ranges from haute couture to cozy flan- nels and fleece. Shopping in Vancouver of- fers this same diverse range with high fashion boutiques, designer label, accessory and jew- elry stores, to extensive shop-till-you-drop malls offering something for everyone. DOWNTOWN & GASTOWN The downtown area of Vancouver from Burrard to Howe and West Hastings to Georgia is made up of many fantastic stores mixed with commercial buildings, making this area a great place to wander and explore! Sinclair Centre, a restored landmark heritage building, now housing many upper-end clothing, accessory, gifts and arts stores, Royal Centre offering a extraordinary assortment of under- ground shops and restaurants, and Pacific Centre's 140 stores are all within a few minutes walk of each other. Gastown is rich with history and culture as there are many outstanding art galleries, antique shops, and native art stores that are a must see for visitors. As well, you can pick up great gifts and souvenirs in the many specialty shops. Here, along cobbled alleys and walkways, former warehouses are home to shops and restaurants. And the world’s first steam clock ticks on Water Street, echoing the heartbeat of the city beyond. Be sure to buy some signature BC products such as smoked pacific salmon, local BC designs or Northwest Coast art.
  • ROBSON STREET Robson is Vancouver's leading shopping and strolling thoroughfare - high fashion mixed with souvenir shops, music stores, beauty products, book stores and so much more. For serious shoppers, this is the GRANVILLE STREET place to go. For those less serious, this is Granville Street is a main thoroughfare the perfect street for having lunch or a cof- through Vancouver and there are two very fee and people watching! distinct shopping areas to visit. One is in the Make sure to check out Roots - Canada's downtown core, the other is south, just across flagship store offering a popular range of the Granville Bridge up to West 16th Avenue. casual wear from college-style leather Downtown Granville Street provides access to jackets to bright-red retro-runners. And for The Bay, Holt Renfrew and Sears department active life-styles, see Lululemon Athletica stores, Pacific Centre shopping mall, Robson for trendy yoga apparel with a designer Street shops and restaurants, as well as the West Coast twist. For the ultimate leaders many unique stores all along Granville. in Canadian fashion, check out Aritzia. South Granville is one of Vancouver's trendi- est shopping neighbourhoods, full of art galler- YALETOWN ies and stores specializing in interior design, Many of Yaletown's former industrial brick home furnishings and antiques. Designer warehouses have been converted into su- fashions, fine eyewear, shoes, stationary, lin- per-hip clothing stores, designer furniture ens and china round out the varied retail mix. outlets and even a trendy showroom for Follow the sidewalk flags along Granville the new Mini Cooper - a postmodern rein- Street downtown to South Granville. vention of a design classic that mirrors the stylish redevelopment of the Yaletown GRANVILLE ISLAND MARKET area. This is a must see for visitors and shoppers This is the leading downtown spot for lo- looking for the unique and usual. Located on cating the latest fashions for clothing, the south side of False Creek under the Gran- shoes, accessories, and even homes - ville Street Bridge, participants will be amazed stores like the multi-floored Chintz & Com- at the rejuvenation of this old industrial area to pany cater to those who want their apart- one of the most popular spots in Vancouver. ments to look as cool as they do! The public markets offer boundless opportuni- ties for fresh produce, meats, fish, baked goods and so much more . Exploring the rest of the area, you can easily spend a full day browsing through the diverse range of shops, stalls, galleries, and theatres available at Granville Island. Everything from pottery, books, clothing, glassware, beads, books and many specialty stores such as tea, wine, pa- per products or kitchenware can be found here. Make sure to check out the Kids Only centre for fantastic gift ideas for kids of all ages!
  • ATTRACTIONS MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY Along the cliffs of Spanish Banks, on the University of British Columbia campus, lies the Museum of Anthro- pology. The building itself is noteworthy for its stunning design by famed local archi- tect Arthur Erickson. Inside are magnificent displays of Northwest Coast native art and artifacts, as well as fas- CAPILANO cinating collections from other cultures around the SUSPENSION BRIDGE GROUSE MOUNTAIN world. On the outdoor One of the great advan- On the North Shore of Vancou- grounds are Haida Houses tages of Vancouver is the ver lies Grouse Mountain at and totem poles perched proximity of the wilderness 4000 ft above sea level. A high on the cliffs overlooking to our downtown core. popular destination for outdoor English Bay & the North Travel to the Capilano enthusiast and visitors alike, Shore mountains. Open Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain is accessible daily, 10am—5pm. Park, to walk across the via an unforgettable ‘5 minute swaying bridge, 230 feet Mile” Skyride cable car. In the above the Capilano River winter a skier’s delight, in the Canyon. Relive the pioneer summer a hiker’s paradise; days amongst the totem Grouse Mountain has it all. At poles, old growth forest the Grouse Nest restaurant and costumed staff. Get a take in breathtaking views of “squirrel’s eye view” of the the magnificent city of Vancou- forest by visiting the Tree- ver spread out below amongst tops Adventure, a series of the waterways and surrounding elevated suspension mountains. bridges amidst the magnifi- During the games the Mountain cent Douglas fir trees - will be home to the NBC Broad- some reaching as high as casting Centre. 100 feet (30m) above the Open 24/7for snow sports and forest floor. Open daily, winter adventures. 9am– 5pm. Attractions have applicable entrance fees.
  • VANCOUVER ART GALLERY Only a few moments from almost all of the major downtown hotels, the Vancouver Art Gallery is lo- cated in a beautifully restored stone building which was formerly the Provincial Courthouse. It now houses the country's largest collection of Emily Carr works in addition to other classic and contemporary shows from both the Gallery's own collection and from travelling exhibitions. Open daily, 9am– 5pm and on Tuesdays until 9pm. VANCOUVER AQUARIUM Discover the amazing Vancouver Aquarium, our Marine Sci- ence Centre in beautiful Stanley Park. From Beluga whales to jellies, dolphins to snails, more than 8,000 creatures from the ends of the earth - and the depths of the sea - call the Van- couver Aquarium home. Stellar sea lions, cheeky otters, and captivating sharks all add to this incredible experience. Open daily, 9:30am- 5pm. BILL REID GALLERY OF NORTHWEST COAST ART The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is the newest public art gallery located in downtown Vancouver. This public art gallery is named after Bill Reid (1920 – 1998), the acclaimed Haida master goldsmith, carver, sculptor, writer, spokesman and one of Canada’s greatest art- ists. The Gallery is devoted to understanding and appreciating contem- porary Aboriginal art of the Northwest Coast . Open daily, 11am-5pm. VANCOUVER QUICK FACTS AND MAP Location: Vancouver is bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Fraser River to the south, the Coast Mountains to the north and the Fraser Valley to the east. It is part of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, which has a population of more than two million. Size: 114 sq. kilometers Vancouver 578,000 (2006 Census) Population:
  • Languages spoken: While English is the main language, Vancouver residents speak more than 70 languages. Canada’s official languages are English and French Climate: Average temperature in February: 5° C (47° F) VANCOUVER AND ITS PEOPLE Though Vancouver is a relatively new city, aboriginal people have been living here for at least 8,000 years. The Coast Salish people, including the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil- Waututh, who still live here today, dwelt in villages throughout the area and thrived on a land and sea rich with resources. The first Europeans to arrive were Spanish explorers, who came by ship in 1791. They were followed a year later by an English ship under the command of Captain George Vancouver, for whom the city was later named. European settlement started in the 1860s and increased rapidly after the completion of the cross-Canada railroad in 1886, the year of Vancouver’s founding. The railway’s western termi- nus was in Vancouver. Over the following 100 years, Vancouver experienced several periods of rapid growth. The Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1890s and early 1900s, post-war booms after the First and Second World Wars, the 1960s, the late 1980s and early 1990s all brought new people, new buildings and new opportunities for an even greater success to Vancouver. In 1986, the City celebrated its 100th birthday with Expo 86, a world exposition that attracted millions of visitors from around the world. Though it has a rich indigenous heritage, Vancouver has been a city of newcomers from many different cultures since non-Native peoples began settling in the area. Early sawmill workers and local merchants came from all over Europe, China and Africa. The 1911 census showed that Vancouver was a city of immigrants, with most people born outside of Canada. Today we are a city of distinctive neighborhoods, each offering a unique experience from the shops and galleries of trendy Yaletown, to colourful Chinatown and historic Gastown.
  • VANCOUVER FAVOURITES Every city has its special areas and spots that give it a unique flavour. The following are among Vancouverites’ – and visitors’ - favourite places and restaurants recommendations. GASTOWN Located just south of the harbour, Gastown is the historic heart of the city. The cobblestone streets with heritage buildings housing shops, restau- rants and galleries all contribute to Gastown’s lively appeal. Restaurants: Al Porto, Pourhouse, Aqua Riva, Water Street Café, Boneta KITSILANO An ocean side community stretching from Burrard Street west to Alma Street along English Bay and south to 16th Avenue, is the home to the City’s professionals and style conscious crowd. This trendy neighbourhood is filled with kitschy boutiques and stylish restaurants. Restaurants: DB Bistro Moderne, Trattoria, Watermark, Sandbar, Dockside ROBSON STREET In downtown Vancouver, this is one of the most vibrant streets in the heart of the city. With sidewalk cafes, high-end boutiques, shops and restau- rants, it is the ultimate place for people watching. Restaurants: Cin Cin, Zeferelli’s, Coast, Italian Kitchen, Gotham, Shore Club Hy’s Encore, Fog ‘n’Suds STANLEY PARK One of the world’s great parks, at the foot of Georgia Street & Beach Ave- nue, serves the neighbourhood of West End, but is also a favourite park for Vancouverites. With more than 400 hectares of forest and trees, the park offers an aquarium, miniature railway, tennis, pitch-and-putt golf course, beaches, and live theatre on summer evenings. Restaurants: Tea House SOUTH GRANVILLE Extending from West 6th Avenue to West 16th Avenue on Granville Street, South Granville is Vancouver’s Art Gallery Row, with a wide range of art, high-end antiques and sophisticated shops. Restaurants: West, Vij’s, Red Door YALETOWN Formerly a warehouse district where textile shops and train yards provided little in the way of beauty or entertainment, Yaletown has been trans- formed into one of Vancouver's hippest areas, filled with sidewalk cafes, trendy restaurants, a thriving nightlife scene and intimate boutique hotels. Restaurants: Blue Water, Brix, Goldfish, Ciopinno’s, La Terrazza, Society, Rod- ney’s Oyster Bar, Glowball
  • MAIN STREET- ANTIQUE ROW On Main Street between 16th Avenue and 33rd Avenue, there are a number of shops that draw antique lovers and bargain hunters from all over the city. Plus funky boutiques for those with unique style. Restaurants: Season’s, BurgooBistro, Sun Sui Wah, Crave CHINATOWN Located just east of the downtown core, Vancouver’s Chinatown is one of North America’s largest. Shops, restaurants, theatres, gardens and cultural centres all contribute to this thriving commercial and resi- dential district. Don’t miss out on Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Restaurants: Pink Pearl COMMERCIAL DRIVE Located between East Hastings Street to East 12th Avenue is a gath- ering place of alternative lifestyle advocates and has an intriguing mix of exotic food, music and fashion. It is also home of Little Italy. Restaurants: Ethnic restaurant central– too many to list! THE WEST END Between English Bay and Coal Harbour, is one of North America’s most densely populated neighbourhoods, with high-rise apartments clustered just west of the city’s downtown sky-scrapers. The area retains a green and peaceful air while offering ample opportunity for shopping and entertainment. Don’t miss out on the “Laughing Giants” display at the foot of Denman. Restaurants: The Lift, Raincity Grill, C Restaurant, Il Giardino THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA UBC campus at the extreme western tip of the city has multiple at- tractions, from the Nitobe Gardens and Chan Centre for the Perform- ing Arts to the Museum of Anthropology and Botanical Gardens. All add to the natural beauty of the campus itself nested above the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean amongst the forest. Restaurants: None POINT GREY VILLAGE Situated within one of Vancouver’s oldest and most beautiful neighbourhoods lies a captivating tree-lined street. West 10th Avenue reflects a quaint charm and old-town character that inspires an unhur- ried shopping experience. A stroll through the Village will lead you to discover one-of-a-kind home décor and specialty shops, family fash- ions, restaurants, markets and more! Restaurants: Provence Mediterranean Grill, Some Kinda Pasta, Dentry’s Irish Grill
  • Stanley Park 19 DOWNTOWN West End 23 26 21 5 7 22 12 9 4 1 13 18 Kitsilano South Granville UBC & Point Grey
  • LEGEND 1 LiveCity Yaletown 2 LiveCity Downtown 3 Alberta Plaza, BC Place, Bell Ice Cube 10 4 Vectorial Light Display 14 5 BC & Canada Pavilion, 20 Vancouver Art Gallery 6 Four Host First Nations 11 7 Robson Square/ GE Plaza 8 8 BC Hydro Village 9 Irish House 6 2 10 German Fan Fest 11 Olympic Superstore 12 Budweiser House 3 13 Casa Italia 14 Royal Canadian Mint 15 15 Concord Pacific Property (Various) 17 25 16 Sochi House 16 17 Beijing Asia Celebrations 18 Granville Island (Various) 19 Saxony House 20 Canada’s Northern House 21 Loden Hotel 22 Sutton Place Hotel 23 Coast Coal Harbour Hotel Main Street 24 L’Hermitage Hotel 25 Opus Hotel 26 Fairmont Pacific Rim Commercial Dr.
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