Visiting Vancouver, British Columbia...

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    Jan 22, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    I'll be there for three days for a conference in June.

    Where to go, what to see, who to do?

    Thanks in advance. :-)
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    Jan 22, 2012 2:22 AM GMT

    When?

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    Jan 22, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    pack your timberlands
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    Jan 22, 2012 2:34 AM GMT
    probably better to go during pride since they have an out of the world fireworks show at the beach.

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    Go to Davies Street. Celebrities is a decent club.
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    Jan 22, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
    Well, there's a "LGBT" friendly area worth a visit. West side of downtown, I think. Look for the rainbow flags on Davies street.

    http://www.yelp.ca/biz/the-pumpjack-pub-vancouver

    Didn't know there were bars with dark back rooms left in the Western hemisphere.

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    Fellow RJer Yourname2000 has a homebrew store up there.

    May want to book a whole week. You can Amtrak down to Seattle. But, we aren't as much fun as BC.
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    Jan 22, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    I think its called Granville island... personally, I liked the trips outside the city most.. the sea and the mountains
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    Jan 22, 2012 3:07 AM GMT
    Vancouver is one of my favorite cities in he world. Go to a Chinese supermarket! Nobody will speak English. It's awesome.

    Amazing Asian food everywhere in that city.

    And Boystown is fun.
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    Jan 22, 2012 3:36 AM GMT
    teamzissou saidVancouver is one of my favorite cities in he world. Go to a Chinese supermarket! Nobody will speak English. It's awesome.

    Amazing Asian food everywhere in that city.

    And Boystown is fun.


    There are Asians in Canuckistan?
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    Jan 22, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    yup.

    just like there are Jews in Amerikkkistan.

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    Jan 22, 2012 4:48 AM GMT
    1/3 of Vancouver is East Asian... 1/3 is South Asian... the other 1/3 is Cock Asian... they are all asians
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    Jan 22, 2012 5:05 AM GMT
    Asians outnumber whites by an incredible number in Vancouver.

    He can't go during pride since he's at a conference.

    Go stand at Main and Hastings and enjoy the city...
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    Jan 22, 2012 5:15 AM GMT
    wish i lived in Vancouver

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    Jan 22, 2012 5:23 AM GMT
    ChangeofName saidwish i lived in Vancouver

    /thread.
    Wish I could advance my current career in Vancouver.
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    Jan 22, 2012 5:26 AM GMT
    You could cockblock Yourname2000 and intensity69 from each other.
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    Jan 22, 2012 5:26 AM GMT
    ChangeofName saidprobably better to go during pride since they have an out of the world fireworks show at the beach.

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    Go to Davies Street. Celebrities is a decent club.


    i dont think hes going on a gaycation
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    Jan 22, 2012 5:31 AM GMT
    SFYogi saidAsians outnumber whites by an incredible number in Vancouver.

    He can't go during pride since he's at a conference.

    Go stand at Main and Hastings and enjoy the city...


    No they don't.

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    why people make up the majority of vancouver.
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    Jan 22, 2012 5:36 AM GMT
    Haaretz said, "There are Asians in Canuckistan?"



    ChangeofName saidyup.

    just like there are Jews in Amerikkkistan.



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    Jan 22, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    RuggedRanger15 said
    ChangeofName saidprobably better to go during pride since they have an out of the world fireworks show at the beach.

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    Go to Davies Street. Celebrities is a decent club.


    i dont think hes going on a gaycation


    True. It's a conference on Pacific Rim military strategy.

    And yes, I know there are Asians folks who make our northern neighbor their home.

    I'm not THAT dumb.
  • Trepeat

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    Jan 22, 2012 5:23 PM GMT
    Granville Island Market. Amazing food- Lee`s Doughnuts, there, is especially worth checking out.

    Stanley Park! Walking along the Sea Wall during summer is fantastic, and the Aquarium is a pretty neat one to check out.

    If you like to indulge in the ocassional toke, the BCMP (British Columbia Marijuana Party) is a very cool, unique place to check out. Legal-ish vapour lounge!

    Commercial Drive is a pretty fun area to check out.

    Davie Street, obviously.

    The Richmond Night Market is a really neat display worth giving a stroll through.

    Climbing Grouse Mountain -referred to as the Grouse Grind- is a great way of getting some exercise while you`re there, and offers a beautiful view of the city from the top of the mountain (you can take the Gondola down, too, if you find yourself beat by the time you reach the summit).

    If you have time, take the ferry over to Vancouver Island. Victoria`s a charming little city with a great selection of pubs.

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    Jan 22, 2012 6:34 PM GMT
    Thanks for all the info, my northern friends!
  • ac416

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    Jan 22, 2012 6:43 PM GMT
    Wreck Beach is a must see, and when there if you walk about ten minutes through some path you can get to a clothing optional gay beach.
    And of course have sushi in Vancouver , its so good there
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    Jan 22, 2012 9:44 PM GMT
    Downtown Vancouver is great for shopping and restaurants. There are a few gay bars there but they weren't very busy when I was there this past August.
    If you have time, go to Victoria which you have to ride a ship to get too.
    Very nice area and a nice little friendly gay bar too.
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    Jan 22, 2012 9:59 PM GMT
    I went to Wreck Beach one sunny afternoon. I can't say I was impressed. Finding a decent patch of sand (between all the pine logs, driftwood and stagnant water) on which to lay my towel was a challenge. I ended up near a group of guys, one of whom was keen to tell the entire world about his connection with Lisa Marie Presley, (from who he apparently took a call at one point): "Hiiiiiiiiiiii Lisa Marie. Oh I know, blah, blah, blah." I left and eventually ended up following what appeared to be a footpath back up to the car park, but which ended abruptly halfway up a sheer slope. I then had a very uncomfortable scramble up the rest of the slope. Grazed and exhusted, I left. I don't think I will be going back.
  • iceman82

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    Jan 22, 2012 10:19 PM GMT
    A few things that haven't already been mentioned:

    -UBC Museum of Anthropology (if you're into looking at totem poles and other interesting stuff)
    - Vancouver Art Gallery
    - Hiking the "Chief" in Squamish, about a 45 min drive from Vancouver. It's a huge monolith very popular with climbers on the steep front side, but there's also a great hiking trail up the back. It only takes about an hour and the views are spectacular.
    - Lynn Canyon Park in North Vancouver. Not as well advertised as the touristy Capilano Suspension Bridge, and it's free! The Capilano bridge is very cool but it's pricey and a bit too busy for my liking.
    - Grouse Mountain also has some fun stuff at the top, whether you've hiked up the Grouse Grind or just taken the cable car. They have 2 orphaned grizzly bears in an enclosure which you can get very close to.
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    Jan 22, 2012 10:21 PM GMT
    Oh yeah I spent my birthday at the nude beach in Vancouver!

    Great memories. Lol