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    Planning a little trip to Vancouver, BC......suggestions?

    I'm going there for 3 days & 2 nights next week, I'll probably be staying at the Barclay Hotel, which is right in the middle of downtown.

    I haven't been up there in a few years, I'd like to get some recommendations from you Canucks for any places I should go to, restaurants, tourist crap, etc.

    Oh, and I'll have the g/f with me.
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    There's lots of Vancouverites on this board. There's lots of things to do in Van City. Unfortunately I haven't been there too many times to help you.
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    I'm of no help either. Perhaps you should PM Maki?
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    What kind of food do you like, and what kind of 'tourist' things were you interested in doing?
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    Rasta - I like all kinds of food, and I'd be interested in not exactly tourist stuff but more like popular places where locals hang out: Clubs/Bars/Parks/Theaters, etc.
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    For cheap beer and good food try the Rugby club. It's downtown and it's always busy.
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    The Rugby Club is a good bet, the place is pretty happenin right now. Being Irish, you could also check out Blarney Stone, which isn't really a happenin place anymore but was pretty good a couple years ago. Might still be a good time. For food there are just a ton of great Sushi, Thai, Malaysian, etc restaurants in Vancouver. Gimme an idea about your budget and I can recommend some particular restaurants.

    This site lists nightclubs in vancouver. http://www.clubvibes.com/nightlife/index.asp?city=1 If any look interesting, just ask and I'll tell you more about it. I don't club much anymore, but I'm still out there once in awhile and know what kinda crowds each usually attracts. You can always PM me too Patty.
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    Heres some restaurant info bud:

    http://www.tourismvancouver.com/dining/dineout.cfm
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    Pop over to Vancouver Island and check out Victoria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdkraus
    Pop over to Vancouver Island and check out Victoria.
    Why? He's only here for a couple of days. There's sooooooooooo much more to do in Vancouver. Victoria is pretty nice, but it's a retirement city...the nightlife is fairly pathetic.

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    Check out Stanley Park and Granville Island, they're pretty cool.

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    Well I'm definitely going to check out Gastown & Granville street, I'll be spending most of my time in Downtown.

    TTT - Stanley park, eh? I'll remember that.

    Rasta - lots of good info, thanks bro.

    Maki - Rugby Club is on the list now, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vido
    Why? He's only here for a couple of days. There's sooooooooooo much more to do in Vancouver. Victoria is pretty nice, but it's a retirement city...the nightlife is fairly pathetic.
    Good points. I just know my wife and I were there with
    our kids about ten years ago and all have a great
    memory of that trip. Had a relatively inexpensive
    room right on the bay, overlooking the water, could
    look out our window and watch the sailboats and
    sea planes landing, then go out past the Empress Hotel
    and onto the area by the water to enjoy the magicians
    and other street performers. Also some good sights and
    restauants and shopping (if you're into that, I'm not).

    But I agree Vancouver itself has plenty to do.

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    rdkraus - Victoria is really nice, but that's a trip in itself/

    Rookie - I'm only going to be up there 2 days & 2 nights, so I'll just lift before I leave & when I get back.
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    make sure you drop by Brandi's (on Hornby Street); you can also stop by the Swedish Touch (one floor below Brandi's in the same building) for a relaxing 'massage'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callahan
    make sure you drop by Brandi's (on Hornby Street); you can also stop by the Swedish Touch (one floor below Brandi's in the same building) for a relaxing 'massage'.
    Well judging from their website: http://www.brandislounge.com/ I don't think it's a place I should take my girlfriend, although she's a Licenced Massage Practitioner

    I'll check out Brandi's next time I fly solo
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    If you like upscale bars I've heard AuBar on Seymour and Bar None on Hamilton are pretty good. can't back that up with anything though. Never been to either.

    The Caprice is on Granville it isn't too bad.

    The pub around the corner from the Blarney Stone is decent for cheap alcohol.. Forget what its called though... 5th Street Pub or something.
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    Yeah I've heard Bar None is Jumpin' on Fridays and Saturdays. I'm going to be there Monday night and tuesday, so most clubs won't be too crowded wherever I go.


    Thanks for all the responses guys, I've got a list of places to go now that'll probably take up most of my time there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Patrick
    Well judging from their website: http://www.brandislounge.com/ I don't think it's a place I should take my girlfriend, although she's a Licenced Massage Practitioner

    I'll check out Brandi's next time I fly solo
    come on man, don't be so suburban!

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    I 2nd the bc bud.
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    For nightclubs, and considering you are Irish, I would check out The Cellar. On Seymour Street I think. $8 bucks cover. Big dance floor, good mix of tunes and a FULL Irish Bar upstairs! I loved it.

    Something to do with your gf during the day. Go check out Science World near False Creek, and see an OMNI Max show.
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    If you have some extra money to burn and would like to score some points with the lady, take her to North Vancouver and take the Gandola up Grouse Mountain. There you can have a nice romantic dinner at the Observatory and see the city lights from the top of the mountain. I should mention though that the ride is about $20 per person to go up/down and dinner is about $20-30 per entree. With wine, dessert etc, you're looking at $200 bones easily.

    I haven't had the chance to take my wife up there for dinner but I've been up there and it's absolutely beautiful! Here's the site.

    http://www.grousemountain.com/
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    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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