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June 29

What to do + eat in Vancouver- low energy vegetarian edition

My partner and I are spending a few days in Vancouver (Canada) next week. We are staying downtown. Looking for restaurant recommendations (we are vegetarians but otherwise flexible). Also looking for activities/sights that are not too physically strenuous due to health issues. [more inside]
posted by jane addams around Vancouver, BC at 10:03 AM - 9 answers has best

March 19

Victoria & Vancouver BC in May

I'm considering a ferry/train combo trip to Vancouver and Victoria in May. I am looking for some logistical and timing advice, especially from folks who live in or spend time in Vancouver or on Vancouver Island. Any suggestions for saving some money on lodging? Also, should I bring my bike? [more inside]
posted by bluedaisy around British Columbia at 4:33 PM - 8 answers

November 2, 2023

Is it really northwest?

Canadians/Vancouverites: Does it bother you that Vancouver is referred to by Americans as part of the "Pacific Northwest"? [more inside]
posted by pdb around Vancouver, BC at 4:54 PM - 28 answers has best

October 27, 2023

What are the "destination forms" that United Airlines wants for Canada?

I'm traveling from CA to BC in a couple of weeks on United Airlines. United's online system wants me to upload a scan of my passport. If possible, I'd like to avoid that because I'm sure their system will suffer a data breach at some point. But when I try to get past the prompts to upload my passport, it tells me "You can't get fully Travel Ready before you scan your passport". So … do I have a choice? [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie around Vancouver, BC at 12:01 PM - 7 answers has best

August 8, 2023

October in British Columbia -

I'm going on a work trip to Victoria, BC in October. I want to take a ~week's holiday while I'm there, preferably on a group trip of some kind. However, it seems to be too late in the year for the summer activities and too early for the winter ones. I'd like to see some wildlife, scenary, and history. Help me find what I'm after! [more inside]
posted by Urtylug around British Columbia at 4:41 PM - 8 answers has best

August 5, 2023

Can we see the aurora from the Vancouver area in November?

I have a conference trip planned for mid-November of this year in Vancouver, Canada. This will provide an opportunity to tack on a vacation with my spouse. If there's a chance of being able to see the northern lights from somewhere nearby, we'd like to give it a try. What are people's recommendations? [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie around Burnaby, BC at 3:38 PM - 6 answers

July 24, 2023

Vancouver Island in December

What’s Vancouver Island like in December? Is it worth visiting? We were thinking about visiting the Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino on Vancouver Island in later December. Storm watching and just kind of snuggling in for a few days sounds like a relaxing and chill way to end the year, but getting there sounds like a lot, and maybe too much of the opposite of the relaxing disconnect we were hoping for. [more inside]
posted by willnot around British Columbia at 7:46 PM - 11 answers

April 2, 2023

Your Best Vancouver Travel Recommendations

I am planning a family vacation to Vancouver and I'm hoping to get some advice and recommendations. We are a family of 2 adults and 2 young adults from Pittsburgh and we are open to other options in case Vancouver doesn't fit the bill. We want to go somewhere new, but not too far away, and we like a mix of city and nature. We will be flying from Pittsburgh in August and we are looking for recommendations on alternate cities that might have less expensive airfare. [more inside]
posted by RoadScholar around Vancouver, BC at 6:53 AM - 6 answers has best

March 16, 2023

Spring Break with teens in Vancouver BC

Heading to Vancouver for four nights March 25-29. I haven’t been in years and the kids have never been. Staying at the Westin Bayshore. Suggest an itinerary for us! [more inside]
posted by purenitrous around Vancouver, BC at 9:53 PM - 14 answers

February 24, 2023

Unused rooms in a block of hotel rooms

A friend arranged with a hotel in Vancouver, BC, for a block of hotel rooms at a reduced rate for his upcoming wedding. He arranged for more rooms than are needed. How can he avoid a large bill for the unused rooms? [more inside]
posted by mbarryf around Vancouver, BC at 5:45 AM - 9 answers has best

December 18, 2022

Vancouver Island: will Nanaimo-Tofino bus be affected by the snowstorm?

I live in Vancouver, and my partner and I are planning to visit the island for Christmas weekend and take the bus from Nanaimo to Ucluelet this Friday the 23rd. The forecast shows a lot of snow coming down between now and Thursday. Should we rethink our plans? [more inside]
posted by hoist with his own pet aardvark around British Columbia at 12:47 PM - 3 answers has best

August 18, 2022

Visiting Vancouver November!

So, it looks like Mrs. Gefilte and I will be heading to Vancouver in November for a conference. We'll be in the area for a week before the event and would like to visit Victoria and possibly Tofino as I've never been to either. Keeping in mind that the weather is likely going to be sub-optimal, what are some things worth doing? Are there other places on the island that would be better-suited for November weather?
posted by greatgefilte around British Columbia at 1:21 PM - 7 answers has best

May 6, 2021

Lost Coast, CA attractions?

We’ve decided to take a jaunt up to the Lost Coast / Humboldt County area over Memorial Day weekend. Our itinerary is sketched out vaguely but we could use suggestions from those who have been there before. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar around Area E, BC at 1:50 PM - 6 answers has best

January 23, 2020

Haida Gwaii visit

We're thinking of visiting Haida Gwaii this summer. If you've visited (or live there), any information would useful. [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo around British Columbia at 3:44 PM - 4 answers has best

January 17, 2020

Where should I park overnight in Vancouver?

Where can I leave my car for 30 hours in Vancouver, BC so I won't have to worry about it being broken into? [more inside]
posted by mollywas around Vancouver, BC at 12:18 AM - 5 answers has best

January 11, 2020

Got all this free time in the summer, and we wanna see more of BC!!

Me + my dear husb want to spend some time road tripping in British Columbia this summer. We are life long residents of Vancouver Island/Lower Mainland, but haven't ventured much further beyond that save for a couple of trips to the Okanagan to visit family, or else just cruising through on the way to Alberta for whatever reason. Where should we go and what should we do?? [more inside]
posted by wats around British Columbia at 8:11 PM - 4 answers

December 9, 2019

Planning for a couple of weeks in East Vancouver, BC

I'll be solo in East Vancouver for a couple of weeks in the end of April. I'll be up for training, so I'll be at a site a few blocks west of Commercial Drive from ~9:30-4:30 each day. Where should I stay? Grocery shop for lunch-making? Eat & drink? Spend my one-at-a-time days off? [more inside]
posted by janell around Vancouver, BC at 12:01 PM - 2 answers has best

December 2, 2019

Guided hikes on Vancouver Island

The wife and I would like to spend some time on Vancouver Island come summertime. We're experienced day-hikers and have done our share of camping-lite in Ontario (i.e. cabins/yurts with a grill and composting toilets) but would also like to get a little more experience with seeing more remote areas. [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte around British Columbia at 9:03 AM - 3 answers

September 5, 2019

Vancouver side trips without a car

We're in Vancouver for a week or so next month, and I'd be interested in going somewhere with interesting views, nature, and maybe a good pub. Slight problem: neither of us drive. [more inside]
posted by mippy around British Columbia at 6:05 AM - 9 answers

August 27, 2019

Ravenna : Seattle :: ____ : Vancouver ?

What neighborhoods in Vancouver, BC are "most like" north Seattle neighborhoods (Ravenna, Queen Anne, Ballard, etc)? Talking about access to amenities, "feel", and cost. The north Seattle neighborhoods I mention have single family homes with small yards and townhomes, often within walking distance to at least a few good restaurants and a grocery store and parks/libraries, but only a 15 minute drive to downtown core where a lot of the offices and theater/museums are located.
posted by ethidda around Vancouver, BC at 3:54 PM - 5 answers