Frommers Vancouver and Victoria 2011 by Donald OlsonFrommers Vancouver and Victoria 2011 by Donald Olson

Frommers Vancouver and Victoria 2011

byDonald Olson

Paperback | November 12, 2010

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  • Completely updated every year, Frommer's Vancouver & Victoria also includes coverage of Whistler and the Pacific Rim National Park.
  • All of the post 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games attraction updates, including new legacy installations and SkyTrain information.
  • Our author shows you all the highlights -- from the Museum of Anthropology and Granville Island in Vancouver, to Butchart Gardens and the Fairmont Empress in Victoria -- and takes you outdoors to explore the area's parks, mountains, beaches, and wildlife.
  • You'll get authoritative and candid hotel and restaurant reviews to help map out the choices that best suit your tastes and budget.
  • Plus, you'll have shopping and nightlife, detailed walking tours, accurate neighborhood maps, public transportation information, and coverage of Whistler and the Pacfic Rim National Park, and more all at your fingertips.
  • Frommer's Vancouver & Victoria also includes gorgeous color photos of the sights and experiences that await you and a color fold-out map of Vancouver.
Donald Olson is a novelist, playwright, and travel writer. His travel stories have appeared in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Sunset, National Geographic, and many other publications. His other guidebooks include Best Day Trips from London, England For Dummies (winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Writing Award for best guidebook)...
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Title:Frommers Vancouver and Victoria 2011Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 0.75 inPublished:November 12, 2010Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0470679689

ISBN - 13:9780470679685

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Table of Contents

List of Maps.

THE BEST OF VANCOUVER & VICTORIA.

The Most Unforgettable Travel Experiences: Vancouver.

1 THE BEST WEBSITES FOR VANCOUVER & VICTORIA.

The Most Unforgettable Travel Experiences: Victoria.

The Most Unforgettable Travel Experiences Beyond Vancouver & Victoria.

The Best Splurge Hotels: Vancouver.

The Best Moderately Priced Hotels: Vancouver.

The Best Splurge Hotels: Victoria.

The Best Moderately Priced Hotels: Victoria.

The Most Unforgettable Dining

Experiences: Vancouver.

The Most Unforgettable Dining Experiences: Victoria.

The Best Things to Do for Free (or Almost): Vancouver.

The Best Things to Do for Free (or Almost): Victoria.

2 VANCOUVER & VICTORIA IN DEPTH.

Vancouver & Victoria Today.

Looking Back at Vancouver & Victoria.

A SHORT HISTORY OF FIRST NATIONS.

THE COST OF THE 2010 WINTER OLYMPICS.

Vancouver & Victoria Architecture & Art.

VICTORIA'S SECRET.

FRANCIS RATTENBURY: FAMOUS ARCHITECT & MURDER VICTIM.

NATIVE ART OF THE NORTHWEST: A CULTURE OF CARVING.

The Lay of the Land.

Vancouver & Victoria in Popular Culture: Books, Film & Music.

Eating & Drinking in Vancouver & Victoria.

THE CITY AS STAND-IN: FILMS FILMED IN VANCOUVER.

3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO VANCOUVER & VICTORIA.

When to Go.

VANCOUVER & VICTORIA CALENDAR OF EVENTS.

Entry Requirements.

PASSPORT CARDS: THE NEW WAY TO ENTER CANADA FOR U.S. CITIZENS.

Getting There & Around.

Money & Costs.

Staying Healthy.

Crime & Safety.

Specialized Travel Resources.

Responsible Tourism.

GENERAL RESOURCES FOR RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL.

Special Interest & Escorted Trips.

Staying Connected.

FROMMERS.COM: THE COMPLETE TRAVEL RESOURCE.

4 SUGGESTED VANCOUVER & VICTORIA ITINERARIES.

THE BEST OF VANCOUVER IN 1 DAY.

THE BEST OF VANCOUVER IN 2 DAYS.

THE BEST OF VICTORIA IN 1 DAY.

THE BEST OF VANCOUVER & WHISTLER IN 1 WEEK.

5 GETTING TO KNOW VANCOUVER.

Orientation.

Getting Around.

FAST FACTS: VANCOUVER.

6 WHERE TO STAY IN VANCOUVER.

Best Vancouver Hotel Bets.

LOOKING FOR A BED & BREAKFAST?

Downtown & Yaletown.

The West End.

The West Side.

7 WHERE TO DINE IN VANCOUVER.

Best Vancouver Dining Bets.

DINING ON A BUDGET.

Restaurants by Cuisine.

Downtown & Yaletown.

Gastown & Chinatown.

The West End.

The West Side.

The East Side.

The North Shore.

Coffee, Tea, Sweets & Ice Cream.

CAFFEINE NATION.

8 EXPLORING VANCOUVER.

Neighborhoods to Explore.

SOUTHEAST FALSE CREEK: VANCOUVER'S NEW POST-OLYMPICS NEIGHBORHOOD.

The Top Attractions.

STANLEY (FUN) PARK.

GRANVILLE'S GREATEST HITS.

Vancouver's Plazas & Parks.

Especially for Kids.

THE OTHER SUSPENSION BRIDGE.

Organized Tours.

Outdoor Activities.

NOW IT'S YOUR TURN: OLYMPIC SPORTS VENUES OPEN TO VISITORS.

Spectator Sports.

9 VANCOUVER STROLLS. WALKING TOUR 1: DOWNTOWN & THE WEST END.

WALKING TOUR 2: GASTOWN & CHINATOWN.

WALKING TOUR 3: YALETOWN, GRANVILLE ISLAND & KITSILANO.

10 VANCOUVER SHOPPING.

The Shopping Scene.

Shopping A to Z.

11 VANCOUVER AFTER DARK. The Performing Arts.

Laughter & Music.

Bars, Pubs & Watering Holes.

Dance Clubs.

Gay & Lesbian Bars.

Cinema.

12 WHISTLER BLACKCOMB.

Essentials.

Where to Stay.

Where to Dine.

What to See & Do Outdoors.

ZIPPING WITH ZIPTREK.

Whistler After Dark.

13 GETTING TO KNOW VICTORIA.

Orientation.

FAST FACTS: VICTORIA.

Getting Around.

14 WHERE TO STAY IN VICTORIA. Best Victoria Hotel Bets.

Downtown, Old Town & Nearby.

The Inner Harbour & Nearby.

Outside the Central Area.

15 WHERE TO DINE IN VICTORIA.

Best Victoria Dining Bets.

Restaurants by Cuisine.

The Inner Harbour.

Downtown & Old Town.

TAKING AFTERNOON TEA.

FINDING HIGH-OCTANE COFFEE.

East of Downtown.

Outside the Central Area.

16 EXPLORING VICTORIA.

Seeing the Sights.

A PROVINCIAL PARK, A NATIVE VILLAGE & A FEW WINERIES.

Especially for Kids.

Organized Tours.

Outdoor Activities.

17 VICTORIA STROLLS & BIKING TOUR.

WALKING TOUR 1: THE INNER HARBOUR.

WALKING TOUR 2: THE OLD TOWN & CHINATOWN.

BIKING TOUR: DALLAS ROAD.

18 VICTORIA SHOPPING.

The Shopping Scene.

Shopping A to Z.

19 VICTORIA AFTER DARK.

The Performing Arts.

Music & Dance Clubs.

Lounges, Bars & Pubs.

Gay & Lesbian Bars.

20 PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK RESERVE OF CANADA.

Orientation.

Essentials.

Ucluelet.

Tofino.

TWO TRIPS OF A LIFETIME.

21 FAST FACTS.

FAST FACTS: SOUTHWESTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA.

Airline Website.

Index.

Accommodations Index.

Restaurants Index.