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Canada's Gateway on the Pacific

Host city of the Winter Olympic Games to be held here in 2010

Welcome to, the largest collection of images on the web relating to present day (1990-2009) Vancouver, BC, Canada and the surrounding region.

Here you will find Vancouver and the surrounding region explained and described from many different perspectives. In combination these points of view will provide an unparalled opportunity to explore the multifaceted personality of this region including its geography , heritage, culture, tourism, attractions, economy, recreational opportunities, entertainment and educational activities.


Please note: We have begun to build a new site
specifically designed to provide information to those
who may wish to travel to Vancouver BC and
would like be become as knowledgeable as
possible on the subject.

During this build process new sections will be
constantly activated and be identified as such.

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A bird's eye view experience

Including North & West Vancouver, Burnaby & New Westminster

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Vancouver's newest waterfront community

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One of our contributors of images to this site, Inga Groberman,
now has collected all of her material on her own site.
As well as the images that appear on many pages of our network of sites,
she is sharing many others from her various travels, local and international

To enjoy her perspective of the world around her
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Dining - Bistro - Cafe - Snacks
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Golf in Vancouver and Area
by area or alphabetically

Websites with more
information on Vancouver
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Vancouver ESL information
"English as a Second Language"
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Real Estate
information & resources
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Vancouver and the Lower Mainland - an introduction

We start with an introduction to Vancouver and its physical characteristics providing insights into why it is constantly rated at or near the top of surveys by many international organizations with respect to "quality of life", or livability. The geography of the region not only dominated the course of historical and social development but is its main attraction to the rest of the world.

and views
Coastal bodies
of water
Fraser River
Hope to Langley
Fraser River
Langley to the
Georgia Strait

An overview of the Downtown Vancouver area

Aerial views of the
downtown core

West End panorama
September 2002

Vancouver Lookout views
top of Harbour Centre

Vancouver Attractions

This section provides information on places of interest that visitors and locals alike can use to help in deciding what may be of most interest to them or their group. It is also useful in designing an itineraty for a few hours or for several days.

Vancouver - downtown attractions with their own websites

Stanley Park
The West End

Granville island

We recommend the following website for information on/about BC from a different perspective. This website offers a great deal of information relating to art, artists, culture and cultural events within a BC context. In addition there is a growing quantity of information relating to traveling around the province and what you may need to know (accommodation, services, attractions...) to make your journey(s) more enjoyable.

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A trip to the Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre is recommended as a perfect way to start any visit to Vancouver, whatever the duration. Centrally located it provides a spectacular orientation to the physical elements that make up the Vancouver area. Remember to use the same-day re-entry option to see the views during the day and evening. On the premises there is a cafe for light refreshments and a relaxing staging area for sightseeing activities. Friendly staff are available to answer your "Vancouver" questions.

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For more downtown attractions Click here

For attractions outside of downtown Click here

Vancouver articles of interest

Cruise ships and
the Port of Vancouver

Sea Vancouver Festival July 2005 - Tall Ships

Tall Ships Click here

Vancouver - Street Directories by address

The West End
Denman Street
The West End
Davie Street
West Side
West 4th Avenue
Downtown Core
Robson Street

Recommended locations and attractions

Must See Must Do

The gardens of Vancouver and area

Gardens main page - Click here

Websites of exceptional value for those
looking for more information on Vancouver
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Transportation - Getting Around - Transit

The transportation pages provide basic information on all aspects of getting around. The airport, cruise ship terminals, train and bus station as well as local transit each have separate pages dedicated to them.

Vancouver Int'l Airport YVR
Trains and
Intercity Buses
Cruise Ship

Local Transit
BC Ferries System

Touring - Sightseeing

For information on touring Vancouver highlights and attractions we invite you to visit our friends.

For road based tours of Vancouver
just click on the bus.
The incomparable Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour of Vancouver

For Vancouver's largest selection of
boat tours click on the logo

For one of Vancouver's better private limo touring
and transport services click on the logo.

Accommodation - Downtown Vancouver

Our accommodation listings are provided in alphabetical order. Please use them in conjunction with other resources. We do not offer booking services nor do we imply preferences. The images, the names of chain affiliation, the address and neighbourhood info should help to narrow down choices depending on personal priorities (likes and dislikes), size and age(s) of group, budgets and anticipated activities. The information provided is relatively current, on a par with the average phone book. Sometimes the names of establishments change with affilations, keep this in mind and always confirm details with the establishment directly where appropriate.





The variety to be found in the areas surrounding Vancouver help make it the special place that it is. Mountains, lakes, rivers, diversity of cultures, a calendar of events packed with great variety for all ages and interests, urban landscapes giving way to pastoral scenics, business centres and resort getaways, some obvious and some hidden, known to a loyal few wishing to keep it so. There is no end to what may give pleasure to one or to many.

Vancouver - Neighbouring areas with their own websites

The North Shore
North & West Vancouver
The Fraser VAlley
Fort Langley

Vancouver - Neighbouring areas picture galleries

White Rock

Tall Ship Festival

New Westminster

Vancouver Community Profiles
West End - Yaletown - Kitsilano click here

Souvenir - Blank/All-purpose - Greeting/Note Card Sets

Vancouver Area
Scenics card set
Vancouver Area
Winter Scenic cards


Some more sites dealing with Vancouver, its neighbours and various photo collections.

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For Your Real Estate and Related Services

Century 21 In Town Realty

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Special Invitation to visitors.

If you have a HIGH SPEED connection with "flash 5.0" plug-in installed you are invited
to view a tribute to Vancouver called "Vancouver Scenes" produced by Netgenetix Media.
This is a multimedia presentation combining images, sound and animation.


Photographer: Maurice Jassak
Web page design: Maurice Jassak
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