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Long weekend in Vancouver. Top 10 things to do and see

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Long weekend in Vancouver. Top 10 things to do and see

I'll be going there this summer with my girlfriend. Please offer some must do suggestions we won't want to miss.

We enjoy dining, music / pub scene, architecture, fun, events, festivals etc.

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1. Re: Long weekend in Vancouver. Top 10 things to do and see

One of the best ways to see the city is to rent a bike and ride the seawall from Canada Place around Stanley Park and English Bay along the north side of False Creek, past Science World and through the Olympic Village to Granville Island. That's maybe 15 miles of flat riding. You can return by taking the tiny foot/bike ferry to Yaletown and Gastown. There are lots of restaurants and bars along the way. There are bike rentals all over town for more or less $3/hour.

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2. Re: Long weekend in Vancouver. Top 10 things to do and see

It really depends on which longweekend you are coming for. July, August or September. There are different events throughout the summer.

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3. Re: Long weekend in Vancouver. Top 10 things to do and see

At the end of July there may be the Celebration of Light fireworks at English Bay. Not announced yet, and always sponsorship questions.

Gastown - for a self guided walking tour: www.gastown.org --> history --> take a self guided walking tour. Otherwise this historic birthplace of Vancouver will just be brick and stone to you.

Museum of Anthropology designed by a Canadian legend, Arthur Erickson.

And in his name, The Erickson on False Creek - a brand new condo: http://www.vancouversun.com/Video+Take+tour+Erickson/2527766/story.html

You might like some of the styles of the old houses in the Strathcona neighbourhood (downtown)

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4. Re: Long weekend in Vancouver. Top 10 things to do and see

Stanley Park, Granville Island, check out some good restaurants, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and, as someone else said, check what's happening the weekend you're here - the summer has a lot of cool events.

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