VANCOUVER? HELL TO THE MOTHER FUCKING YES VANCOUVER! :)

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    Oct 11, 2010 4:17 AM GMT
    SO GOOD NEWS.
    I may be going to van city for university. University of British Colombia. Faculty of Science. HONORS. icon_smile.gif
    Excited? YES. Anxious? YES.
    Now i need to know a few things ( please help me out) THANKS.
    -things to do in van city? icon_neutral.gif
    -places to meet the gays. icon_confused.gif
    -any other tips icon_biggrin.gif.
    -any others on RJ from Vancouver? WOuld love to chat. icon_biggrin.gif

    Gracias once again.
    Im so excited. I need to calm down. HAHA.
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    Oct 11, 2010 4:19 AM GMT
    Whats the excitement here? You are going from more frozen north to less frozen north????
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    Oct 11, 2010 4:22 AM GMT
    Caslon16000 saidWhats the excitement here? You are going from more frozen north to less frozen north????


    haha, you dont get it. I have always wanted to get outta edmonton. nvm. icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 11, 2010 4:27 AM GMT
    shan37 said
    Caslon16000 saidWhats the excitement here? You are going from more frozen north to less frozen north????


    haha, you dont get it. I have always wanted to get outta edmonton. nvm. icon_razz.gif

    What? ... and abandoned your country's navy?!?!? ... icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 11, 2010 11:16 AM GMT
    Hey shan37!

    Welcome to Vancouver!

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    Oct 11, 2010 12:01 PM GMT
    Places to meet the gays = Davie Street... you can't miss them
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    Oct 11, 2010 2:19 PM GMT
    Caslon16000 saidWhats the excitement here? You are going from more frozen north to less frozen north????


    first off.


    YOU ARE PATHETIC. stop it. you contribute absolutely nothing to any forum i see you poke your ugly mind into.


    As for the forum poster, congratulations! After finishing up at Western and having visited Vancouver I wish i had gone to UBC. Its in a gorgeous area of Canada, a beautiful part of Vancouver, and it offers what Western did (a school in the suburbs with easy access to the downtown) however its Vancouver, not ... London icon_confused.gif

    You also have a great location in terms of future education and job opportunities being near Seattle and California, not to mention Vancouver itself.

    Congrats again!
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    Oct 11, 2010 2:33 PM GMT
    Congrats!

    Once you are out of Edmonton..don't ever go back! LOL! The attitudes and atmosphere of Canada's west coast are very liberating.

    Edmonton is a great place for everyday living but quite isolating for out of town adventures, with the next major city 3hrs away.

    You'll notice a difference!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 11, 2010 2:35 PM GMT
    I have always wanted to go to Vancouver. I hope to go there on vacation sometime in 2011. I hear it is an amazing place and very beautiful. I've only been to Toronto and Montreal in Canada and loved them both.
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    Oct 11, 2010 2:45 PM GMT
    Caslon16000 saidWhats the excitement here? You are going from more frozen north to less frozen north????


    Ignore everything Caslon says. There's a bunch of Negative Nancys here on RJ and he's the leader of the pack.
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    Oct 11, 2010 3:00 PM GMT
    Vancouver is awesome.. I've been there 3x.

    The drive up to whistler is gorgeous. Did that drive pre olympics so the curves were very windey and interesting.

    I am not much of a skiier, only have done it 1 time. Hopefully another time soon.

    Have a GREAT college time and yes, Davie street is where it's at!

    -B
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    Oct 11, 2010 3:21 PM GMT
    Caslon16000 saidWhats the excitement here? You are going from more frozen north to less frozen north????


    Yeah Vancouver isn't frozen. There are many parts of the US that are far far colder. We just get really wet here in the winter icon_razz.gif

    I've lived here all my life! And I think its pretty cool here icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 11, 2010 5:00 PM GMT
    Lots of rain...boring nightlife...pretty landscapes
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    Oct 11, 2010 5:20 PM GMT
    You'll love it! Gorgeous city and hot guys.
  • Thirdbeach

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    Oct 11, 2010 5:24 PM GMT
    Congratulations on being accepted to UBC.
    UBC has a LGBT club that will help you meet other students and get you into the social network.


    Welcome to the neighbourhood.

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    Oct 11, 2010 5:28 PM GMT
    Caslon16000 saidWhats the excitement here? You are going from more frozen north to less frozen north????


    Ignore the crazy cat lady. She's been eating tootisie rolls out of the litter box again and she's got cat poop on the brain.

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    Oct 11, 2010 5:31 PM GMT
    vansnoozer? yeah not much in this bore town...

    been there done that --

    get out now!!!

    evan
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    Oct 11, 2010 5:38 PM GMT
    Spartangold saidvansnoozer? yeah not much in this bore town...

    been there done that --

    get out now!!!

    evan

    I merely asked a question . Thank you for an answer.
  • mizu5

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    Oct 11, 2010 5:39 PM GMT
    I went to ubc last year, and I'm moving back to vancouver in january.

    it's amaaaaazing.
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    Oct 11, 2010 5:51 PM GMT
    Hey, welcome to the hood!

    Vancouver is an awesome city. The gay place is obviously Davie st, there are more gay guys there than anywhere else in a 1500 km radius. It's kinda flamy though, and full of party kids.

    As a city Vancouver has it all, there's plenty to do, good facilities for sports and it's just one of the most aesthetically appealing cities in North America.

    So here are some shots I've taken, but there is so much to explore that it will take you a while to see it all:

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    OK that should be enough to convince you it's beautiful here icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 11, 2010 5:54 PM GMT
    Im from vancouver.. i like it icon_smile.gif i dont live in the city though, not my style.
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    Oct 11, 2010 5:55 PM GMT
    Spartangold saidvansnoozer? yeah not much in this bore town...

    been there done that --

    get out now!!!

    evan

    it says you live in toronto..
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    Oct 11, 2010 6:00 PM GMT
    snowboarder saidLots of rain...boring nightlife...pretty landscapes


    what do you want out of nightlife? im not really that kinda guy, id rather just hang out with friends and do outdoor stuff like camping and hiking. Youre a snowboarder.. not really a better city then vancouver if thats what you like to do icon_wink.gif
  • red_series

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    Oct 11, 2010 6:15 PM GMT
    Congrats, UBC is awesome (at least their campus is!) I've never taken a class there.

    Ok, the basics of Vancouver are as follows:

    It's a very outdoorsy city, there's lots of green space, hiking trails and places to cycle/rollerblade. Stanley park and the Sea Wall are too of the nicest and busiest outdoor areas in the city. UBC also has the infamous wreck beach attached to it, the nude beach, which is cool in the summer. There's a gay area too, but I stay on the main beach to avoid creepers.

    There are TONS of restaurants in the city. Lots and lots of Asian food but we have other types too. Let's just say you're never far from sushi.

    Davie street is the centralized gay area with a couple of pubs, a nightclub and a clothing/sex store. There's a bookstore/pornstore called "little sisters" that has a bulletin board with events on it, that's a good place to start if you want to check out gay events.

    Events in general are horribly unadvertised around here. So do your best to keep your eyes peeled for anything you want to go to.

    One last thing to note about the buses going to UBC...they're kind of unreliable, often full. Most people I know who went to UBC WALKED into their final exams to avoid being late. Keep that in mind!

    Enjoy UBC

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    Oct 11, 2010 6:16 PM GMT
    Caslon16000 said
    shan37 said
    Caslon16000 saidWhats the excitement here? You are going from more frozen north to less frozen north????


    haha, you dont get it. I have always wanted to get outta edmonton. nvm. icon_razz.gif

    What? ... and abandoned your country's navy?!?!? ... icon_eek.gif


    Ah, proof that east coasters are clueless when it comes to the west. My points are:

    1. Vancouver BC, like Portland and Seattle are part of the cascadian biozone, which is a temperate rainforest not as you put it "less frozen north". The weather here is much more moderate than the seasonless he'll hole that is the Chesapeak bay area.

    2. There is a royal navy base across the sound next to Victoria (on Vancouver island), as opposed to Edmonton, which has no coastline, Alberta has prarie with cowboys and not ships and sailors.

    Caslon, the way you ask questions is insulting, and self centered. I know from living on the east coast that that sort of questioning is par for the course, but out here, where we ace common courtesy, it doesn't fly.

    SHAN37. Welcome to the west coast!