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2week trip from london to Vancouver

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2week trip from london to Vancouver

Looking to spend about 10-15 days in Canada this June traveling from london with a group of people we are all friends in age range of 24-34, we are an active bunch, like sampling food and nights out in bars/clubs here and there. We are going as we are competing in a sports competition on jun20-21st in Vancouver so the whole morning/afternoon on those days. both guys and girls, but we're wondering what we can possibly see and do while we are out there. We were thinking to fly out on the 18th of June from london

Are there any must do's???

What do you think we could fit in?

Eateries

Do we need a car or public transport/cab

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1. Re: 2week trip from london to Vancouver

Where are you staying? If downtown you will be able to walk to any food/bar venues. Bikes are a great way to see the city. YouTube has some info on biking the Vancouver seawall.

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2. Re: 2week trip from london to Vancouver

We have not decided where to stay yet we are competing in the rio tinto dragon boat competition

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3. Re: 2week trip from london to Vancouver

Is it better to stay downtown? If so any suggestions we don't want anything high end and we will be sharing amongst ourselves

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4. Re: 2week trip from london to Vancouver

Absolutely downtown. The Kingston means a shared bathroom but is priced right. Moda, Comfort Inn Downtown, Ramada Downtown and Howard Johnson are a few suggestions. Trivago is a hotel app worth a look.

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5. Re: 2week trip from london to Vancouver

I'm guessing that the time from when you fly out to after the Dragon Boat festival will be full already, so you are probably only looking at an extra week +/-?

I'm guessing that you will be ready to get out of Vancouver after the festival (which is very big and a lot of fun, btw) so have you given any thought to what is next? With a group that size, you are going to get much more bang for your buck with car rentals that each of you paying for individual bus tickets.

You sound like a Tofino crowd to me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ0TP3uieO4

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6. Re: 2week trip from london to Vancouver

Il look into. The hotels downtown. What's there to do on Vancouver Island how much time is needed there?

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7. Re: 2week trip from london to Vancouver

Vancouver is 4 hours minimum travel to Victoria one way, 6.5 hours drive to Tofino. You could spend 3 nights in Victoria, 3 nights in Pacific Rim National Park (Tofino, Ucluelet), 2-3 nights in the Parksville area, 3 nights at north Island in Port Hardy/Telegrph Cove/ Port McNeill. Plus a night possibly, to transit between towns that have the longest drive.

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8. Re: 2week trip from london to Vancouver

It sounds like you are sporty people, you might be interested in going up to Whistler to do some hiking and biking. You did not note how many people in your group but you could look into renting a home that fist your entire group.

Check out:

http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com

http://bike.whistlerblackcomb.com

http://www.crosscountryconnection.ca/summer/

http://www.whistlerhiatus.com

From Whistler you could drive back to Horseshoe Bay and across to the Sunshine Coast, head to Powell River for some great sea kayaking, across to Comox on Vancouver Island, drive across the island to Tofino, drive down to Victoria and across back to Vancouver airport.

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9. Re: 2week trip from london to Vancouver

You might also consider going into the Okanagan. You can stay in Kelowna (lots of outdoors activities) or Osoyoos. I heard Cultus Lake is also nice, and it's closer to Vancouver.

Inside Vancouver, Queen Elizabeth Park has great views toward the mountains, beautiful on sunny days.

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