August 24, 2005 | Tips from Us >
Vancouver, Sightseeing Tours
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If you find yourself in Vancouver without a car and want to do a little sightseeing, consider getting yourself a Transit Daypass, available from most 7-11 convenience stores or just about any place that sells lottery tickets. The Daypass allows unlimited travel on BC Transit services for an entire day. So if you're really on the move the savings really starts to add up, not to mention you don't have to fuss with finding exact change every trip. Vancouver's transit system is broken into three zones, so where you want to go will determine which Daypass you need to buy. Visit HelloBC
for some ideas on things to see and do in Vancouver And for more information on Vancouver's Trasit services, go to the Translink
August 10, 2005 | Tips from Us >
Vancouver, Festivals & Events
Another "Celebration of Light" fireworks festival has come and left Vancouver. About 1.4 million people took in the free event, and if you've never been before, the crowds can get unruly. This year I decided not fight the crowds on the Downtown side of English Bay and headed over the Burrard Bridge to the Vanier Park side. What a difference! The crowds on the south side are much better behaved, you can actually find a spot to sit down and when the show is over people leave the area peacefully. I'm not suggesting there aren't people there, just not nearly as many people. Something to consider if you plan on going to next year's festival.