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Vancouver


Vancouver, Canada
Located in the southwestern corner of British Columbia, Vancouver is the most populous city in western Canada. The city itself has an estimated population of 587,891, with approximately 2,180,737 living in the metropolitan area (both figures of 2006).

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Fodor's Vancouver & Victoria: with Whistler, Vancouver Island & the Okanagan Valley (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2017-06-20
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Fodor s Vancouver & Victoria: with Whistler, Vancouver Island & the Okanagan Valley (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years.



Vancouver has a bit of everything, and it's all top-notch: fantastic food, excellent local wine, stylish shopping opportunities, boutique hotels, friendly people, world-class skiing in nearby Whistler (site of the 2010 winter Olympics), and gorgeous terrain for hiking, biking, boating, and beach-going. Fodor's Vancouver & Victoria is the guide to help you plan your time from the slopes to the surf and everything in between. 



This travel guide includes:

· Dozens of full-color maps 

· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks

· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path

· Coverage of Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Victoria, Whistler, and The Okanagan Valley



Planning to visit more of the Pacific Northwest? Check out Fodor's Pacific Northwest travel guide with Oregon, Washington & Vancouver.

Lonely Planet Vancouver (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Vancouver is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Shop for vintage shoes in quirky Gastown, hit the powdered slopes of Grouse Mountain or sample an Indian Pale Ale in a hidden microbrewery; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Vancouver and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Vancouver Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - Native culture, multicultural festivals, cuisine, history, wildlife, outdoor activities, arts, shopping
  • Free, convenient pull-out Vancouver map (included in print version), plus over 40 maps
  • Covers West End, Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Island, Whistler, Victoria, the Southern Gulf Islands and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Vancouver , our most comprehensive guide to Vancouver, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Vancouver? Check out Pocket Vancouver, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

Moon Victoria & Vancouver Island (Travel Guide)

By Andrew Hempstead

Moon Travel
Released: 2018-04-17
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Steep mountains divide dense rainforests and rocky shores from thriving cities. Discover the rugged and the cosmopolitan with Moon Victoria & Vancouver Island. Inside you'll find:

  • Strategic, flexible itineraries, from a long weekend in Victoria to two weeks exploring Vancouver Island, designed for outdoor adventurers, culture and history buffs, families, and more
  • Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Complete one of the world's great coastal hikes on the West Coast Trail, or try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding through protected fjords. Surf off the wild coast of Tofino, or experience the thrill of hooking a giant salmon on the Campbell River. Taste seafood fresh from the ocean in downtown Victoria and admire the city's timeless architecture. Spend the day in the colorful Butchart Gardens, learn the history of the First Nations, or discover the region's natural origins at the Royal BC Museum
  • Honest advice from Vancouver Island expert Andrew Hempstead on when to go, where to eat, and where to stay, from waterfront lodges to secluded campsites
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Background information on the landscape, climate, wildlife, culture, and local history
With Moon Victoria & Vancouver Island's practical tips, myriad activities, and insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Expanding your trip? Try Moon British Columbia. Craving more of Canada's incredible wilderness? Check out Moon Banff National Park.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Canada

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2018-04-17
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Canada will lead you straight to the best attractions this country has to offer. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and other historic Canadian cities and towns.

Discover Canada region-by-region, from rural coastal villages to flat prairies and teeming metropolises. This fully updated guide provides the insider tips every visitor needs, such as the best scenic viewpoints of Niagara Falls and the Toronto skyline, highlights and maps of Canada's national parks, and scenic driving routes through the country.

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  • New itineraries based on length of stay, regional destinations, and themes.
  • Brand-new hotel and restaurants listings including DK's Choice recommendations.
  • Restaurant locations plotted on redrawn area maps and listed with sights.
  • Redesigned and refreshed interiors make the guides even easier to read.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Canada truly shows you this country as no one else can.

Moon Vancouver: Including Victoria, Vancouver Island & Whistler (Travel Guide)

By Carolyn B. Heller

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-09-26
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Set on the edge of the Pacific, with mountains silhouetting skyscrapers, Vancouver teems with culture and life. Explore this delightful city with Moon Vancouver.

  • Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps, or follow one of our self-guided neighborhood walks
  • See the Sights: Cycle along the coast at Stanley Park, kayak local waterways, learn about indigenous history at the Vancouver Museum of Anthropology, and take the perfect photo next to the magnificent Lion's Gate Bridge
  • Get a Taste of the City: Sip a perfect pour-over coffee, browse the stalls at the Granville Island Public Market, or dig into some of the best Chinese food in North America
  • Bars and Nightlife: Sample local craft beer, enjoy cocktails on lush patios or cozy speakeasies, and plug into Vancouver's artsy side with an eclectic lineup of local musicians performing everything from indie rock to world music
  • Trusted Advice: Expat, foodie, and Vancouver expert Carolyn B. Heller shares the best of her adopted city
  • Strategic Itineraries: See the best of Vancouver with itineraries designed for families, gourmands, history buffs, nature-lovers, and artists, with day trips to Victoria, Vancouver Island, and Whistler
  • Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps so you can explore on your own, plus an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go
  • Handy Tools: Background information on the landscape, history, and culture, packaged in a book slim enough to fit in your coat pocket
With Moon Vancouver's practical tips, local insight, and myriad activities, you can plan your trip your way.

Hitting the road? Check out Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip. Expanding your trip? Try Moon Canadian Rockies or Moon Victoria & Vancouver Island.

Top 10 Vancouver & Victoria (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Vancouver and Victoria will lead you straight to the very best this region has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this fully updated guide with pull-out map is the perfect pocket-sized companion.

The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars, and places to shop. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists — from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid.

You'll find the insider knowledge you need to explore every corner of this region with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Vancouver and Victoria.

Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip: Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria, the Olympic Peninsula, Portland, the Oregon Coast & Mount Rainier (Travel Guide)

By Allison Williams

Moon Travel
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  • Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: With lists of the best hikes, views, and more, you can climb Mount Rainier or relax in Seattle with a freshly brewed cup of coffee or a local craft beer. Hike the temperate rainforests of Oregon, kayak the Puget Sound in Washington, hit the ski slopes in Whistler, or take the ferry to Canada to see First Nations art
  • Flexible Itineraries: Drive the entire two-week route or follow suggestions for spending time in Vancouver, Victoria, the Olympic Peninsula, Seattle, the Oregon Coast, Portland, Neah Bay, Port Angeles, Greenwater, Paradise, Olympia, Astoria, Aberdeen, or Newport
  • Local Insight: Native Washingtonian and outdoorswoman Allison Williams shares her love of the Pacific Northwest
  • Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kids
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Looking to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip! Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon Seattle or Moon Vancouver.

Moon British Columbia: Including the Alaska Highway (Travel Guide)

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Moon Travel
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British Columbia is filled with vibrant cities, secluded beaches, and old-growth rainforests. Experience the best of this wild and beautiful province with Moon British Columbia. Inside you'll find:
  • Flexible itineraries, from one week in Vancouver and Victoria to a two-week tour of the entire province
  • Strategic advice for outdoor adventurers, foodies and wine lovers, families, and more
  • Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Try to spot wild bears, moose, and elk, go whale-watching on the Pacific, or snorkel with seals. Learn about the First Nations tribes' colorful totem poles and sample indigenous foods, or sip your way through the wines of the lush Okanagan Valley. Kayak through icy fjords, ski Whistler's world-class slopes, or drive the famed Alaska Highway
  • Reliable tips from BC local Andrew Hempstead on where to eat, where to stay, and how to get around
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment
  • In-depth coverage of Vancouver, Victoria and Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky Highway, Whistler, Gold Nugget Route, the Okanagan Valley, the Kootenays, the Canadian Rockies, Glacier National Park, Revelstoke, Kamloops, Mount Robson, Cariboo Country, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Haida Gwaii, Stewart-Cassar Highway, Alaska Highway, and the Yukon
With Moon British Columbia's practical tips and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.

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Moon Canadian Rockies: Including Banff & Jasper National Parks (Travel Guide)

By Andrew Hempstead

Moon Travel
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  • Strategic, flexible itineraries from day hikes to a two-week Canadian Rockies road trip, designed for outdoor adventurers, families, winter sports enthusiasts, and more
  • Activities and ideas for every traveler: Hike to incredible vistas and try to spot moose, bighorn sheep, and black bears. Ride over a glacier in an Ice Explorer, float through the sky in a mountain gondola, or white-water raft down rivers of snowmelt. Browse the museums and boutiques of downtown Banff, or go horseback riding though the Tonquin Valley. Indulge in fine French cuisine and spend the night in a luxurious mountain lodge, or fish for your own fresh dinner and camp under the stars
  • Local insight from Canadian Rockies expert Andrew Hempstead on when to go, what to do, where to stay, and how to get around
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps and directions, including driving times and mileage
  • In-depth coverage of Banff National Park, Kootenay National Park, Yoho National Park, Jasper National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, and nearby gateway cities of Banff, Canmore, Jasper, Calgary, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, Golden, and Kananaskis Country
  • Background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment
With Moon Canadian Rockies' practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Canada

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Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Canada.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Canada truly shows you this country as no one else can.

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Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.



 
 
 

 
 
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