Vancouver, B.C. – Tourist Places, Entertainment & Historic Sights

Welcome to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada — gateway to the 2012 Olympic Winter Games — and a delightful city in its own right.

Many people will want to spend time in Vancouver, B.C. before or after the Olympic Games, I will regale you with stories about the city — it’s Native American roots; it’s ultra-modern present; special places to see and things to do!

I will be writing Vancouver, BC sightseeing articles in greater ratios, for the moment, and will keep including London articles, in preparation for the larger, longer celebration of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games there. Once in a while, I’ll add Seattle articles, as it’s the closest major city to Vancouver, and Seattle is a worthwhile destination, too.

It is my great pleasure to introduce you to Vancouver!

  • Vancouver History – First Nations
  • Olympic Torch Relay through First Nation tribal lands
  • Vancouver History – First Nations 2
  • Musqueam First Nation
  • First Nations’ Vancouver Olympic Pavilion
  • Suquamish and Squamish Tribes — don’t be confused!
  • Squamish First Nation
  • First Nation Artists – Bill Reid
  • Vancouver Olympic Logo and Inuit Culture
  • Olympics – Pin Collecting
  • Sa’abadeb – The Gifts. Coast Salish Art Exhibition, Victoria, BC.
  • Vancouver B.C. – Brief History
  • Vancouver, B.C. – Ethnic Groups
  • Travel Gifts 1, TravelVacationReview.com
  • Travel Gifts 2
  • Travel Gifts 3
  • S’abadeb – The Gifts, Coast Salish Art – 2
  • Vancouver, BC – Accommodations Overview for 2010 Olympic Games
  • Vancouver, BC – Accommodations 2, Low and Moderate Price Hotels
  • Vancouver, BC – Accommodations 3 – B & B’s, Extended Stay Suites and Boutique Hotels
  • Vancouver, B.C. Attractions
  • Travel Emergency Kit
  • Vancouver, BC Events – Art Community’s Olympic React2010.com
  • Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Persian Ensemble
  • Vancouver’s International Writer’s Festival 2010
  • International Document Requirements and Cell Phone Laws
  • Vancouver Events – January 2010 Philosopher’s Cafe at Simon Fraser University, Winter Farmer’s Market, Free Skating, Vancouver Aquarium, MacMillan Science Centre
  • Vancouver, BC Restaurants – Kosher Restaurants
  • Vancouver Restaurants – Home-style: Japanese and Indian
  • Travel Bargain Tips – 1
  • Travel Bargain Tips – 2
  • Vancouver Events – January 2010 Beaty Biodiversity Museum, ScienceWorld, Heritage BC, Taste BC.
  • Vancouver Events – Cultural Olympiad performances
  • Vancouver – Cultural Olympiad – 2
  • Vancouver Restaurants – Alert!
  • Vancouver – Free Event
  • Vancouver – Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants Radha and Dharma Kitchen.
  • Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants, Vancouver BC Part 2 The Naam
  • Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants, Vancouver BC Part 3, Chutney Villa
  • Vegetarian, Vegan Restaurants, Vancouver Part 4: Saravanaa Bhavan
  • Vegetarian Restaurants and Farmers Markets, Vancouver
  • Vegetarian Restaurants, Vancouver BC Juice Bars, Mexican, Buddhist vegetarian and raw food.
  • Vancouver vegan and vegetarian food Lebanese, Afghan, Malay, Thai, Chinese
  • Vancouver vegan and vegetarian food Part 8. Tasting menus, Lumiere, West; Vegetarian Breakfast List, Veggie diners and food-stalls.
  • Vegetarian, Gluten-free and Organic Markets, Vancouver BC Capers / Whole Foods, Choices, Famous Foods, Mainly Organics and others
  • Vancouver vegetarian markets Part 2 – Whole Vegetarian Foods, Inc, Veggie Favour, Vegan Cheesecake, Happy Veggie
  • Vancouver Family Friendly Restaurants Munch
  • Vancouver Olympics – Update
  • Vancouver, BC Concert Vancouver Chamber Choir
  • U.S.A. – Canadian Border Travel Documents
  • New Olympic Hate Crime in Vancouver
  • Sex-trade Concerns, Vancouver BC
  • Winter Olympic Games and Haiti Earthquake Relief
  • Olympic Security Information for Visitors
  • Olympics – Vancouver Transportation Changes
  • Vancouver Winter Olympics – Transportation Rules
  • Vancouver Olympic Pavilions Switzerland, Holland, Saxony, Ireland
  • Vancouver – Local Gourmet Foods Beer, Rabbit Sausage, Salmon, Asian Treats, Donuts, Jams, Cheese, Pastries
  • Vancouver’s Best Gourmet Foods Foie Gras, Rugelach, Pinot Noirs, Arepas, Lavash and Hummus, Raincoast Crisps, Dark Chocolate Carmelitas
  • Vancouver – Foodie Gems Mariage Frères Tea, Vanilla-Salt Chocolates, David Wood’s Chèvre Goat Cheese, Savary Island Pie Company’s Québécois Tourtière, Black Hills Alibi wine, Vij’s Vancouver cricket bread, Japadog
  • Vancouver Dining – Local Specialties Kobe Beef Meatballs Italian Kitchen, Topanga’s Chocolate Cake, Deep-Fried Frog’s Legs Phnom Penh, Finest at Sea Seafoods, Friulano Salumi, Native British Columbia Abalone (rare)(only one source), Venturi-Schulze Balsamic Vinegar and more!
  • Vancouver Olympics – Dining Choices Solly’s Kosher Pickle, C Citrus Salt, Spot Prawns, Ambrosia apples, Tiger Blue cheese, Taboo Absinthe, Barese sausage, ramen at Motomachi Shokudo, Pan de Sal, Bo Kong
  • Vancouver’s Best Local Foods Mission Hill Oculus Cherries, Georgian Baguettes, Phillips Brewing Co. Double Chocolate Porter, Maison Côté’s Rosemary Raspberry Sea Salt, Bad Girl Hazelnut Truffles, Xiaolongbao, Liège Waffles, Granville Island’s Stock Market
  • Vancouver Olympics – International Cuisine Butter Baked Goods Vancouver, Nu Beer-Injected Fried Oyster, Savary Island Pie Company Vancouver, Elephant Island Stellaport, Boneta smoked bison carpaccio, Parthenon Supermarket Vancouver, Blue Water Café Stamina Roll, Artisan Sake Vancouver, Osake Premium sake, Les Amis du Fromage Vancouver, Habit Restaurant Vancouver
  • Vancouver Olympics – Opening Ceremony Criticism, Luge Tragedy
  • Vancouver Public Transportation, Parking, Olympic Buses
  • Vancouver – Fabulous Local Food Selected choices from: Purdy’s Chocolate Company, Quails Gate Winery, Hy’s Encore Steak House, Ganache Patisserie, Ethical Bean Coffee and lots more!
  • Irving K. Barber Learning Centre’s Chung Collection Vancouver, BC at University of British Columbia, plus Chinese New Year in Vancouver, BC.
  • Vancouver BC Local Gourmet Foods Blis Maple Syrup, Natural Pastures Mozzarella di Bufala – Fairburn, Milséan Dark Chocolate confections, Congee Noodle House, Biltong – South African-style beef jerky and more.
  • Vancouver – Family Fun and Olympics
  • Vancouver Olympics – Canada’s First Nations’ Foods. Sample cuisine at The Longhouse and Aboriginal House at Aboriginal Pavilion and help support Canada’s First Nation Culinary Olympics team!
  • Meet Canada’s First Nations Olympic chefs and Native American Recipes for Juniper Duck and Salt-layered Wild Salmon
  • Vancouver’s Best Foods Ila Chocolates, Quadra Island Honey Mussels, Matsutake mushrooms, Stellar’s Jay wines, Naam miso gravy, Perogies, Pupusas, Gelato and more!
  • Vancouver BC – Picnic Food, Gift Baskets Edible BC, b>Vista D’oro Farm, Maison Cote, Chilliwack River Honey, Elephant Island Stellaport
  • Olympian Sightings at local clubs and restaurants, in Vancouver: Republic Club, Cellar Jazz Club, Vij’s, Rodney’s Oyster House, Glowbal Grill, Cioppino’s, Yew at Four Season’s Hotel, Miku’s.
  • Vancouver’s Best Local Foods Thomas Haas, Little Miss Chief, Artisan Sake, Raincity Grill’s Regional Tasting menu
  • Vectorial Elevations – Design an Olympic Searchlight Display above Vancouver, BC
  • Ride High Above Vancouver! Olympic zip line over downtown!
  • Cultural Misunderstanding in Vancouver
  • Vancouver Olympics – Closing Ceremony Honors Joannie Rochette
  • Olympics – Closing Ceremony Thoughts about the Vancouver Olympics.
  • Vancouver – Free or nearly-free activities
  • Vancouver – Museums, Hikes, Tours
  • Vancouver between Olympics and Paralympics Russian Olympic overhaul, too.
  • Vancouver’s Best Local Foods 2
  • Vancouver – Important Basic Information! Emergency numbers, services, consulates etc.
  • Paralympic Torch Relay begins as a testament to the Triumph of the Human Spirit!
  • Paralympic Hockey in Vancouver
  • Vancouver Restaurant Gems Nook, Nu, Lolita’s South of the Border Cantina, Stock Market, Butter Bakery, Les Amis Du Fromage, Chambar’s Tajine, Jang Mo Jib, Memphis Blues. And, in Whistler BC, Whistler Indoor Farmer’s Market and Ciao Thyme Bistro.
  • Vancouver – Paralympic Update 2010 Paralympic Games tickets and TV coverage.
  • Paralympics – Vancouver Cauldron Lit
  • Paralympics – Opening Ceremony
  • Paralympic Opening Ceremony 2
  • Hotels Want Women Travelers and How Do They Court Them?
  • New, Future Travel Adventures at Sea
  • What Ecotourism Really Is Save Our Future and Our Planet, Part 1
  • Ecotourism – Why Cattle and Dairy Destroy Our Planet Save Our Future and Our Planet, Part 2
  • Ecotourism – Eschewing Palm Oil and SoySave Our Future and Our Planet – 3
  • Ecotourists Learn How Rice and Shrimp Destroy Habitat Save Our Future and Our Planet 4
  • 2 Foods to Avoid When Traveling and at Home
  • 2010 Paralympic Games Finish in Vancouver, BC
  • Paralympic Closing Ceremony, Whistler, BC
  • Paralympic Kudos and Closing Ceremony 2
  • Tourism British Columbia
  • Holy Days While Traveling
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