Synopses & Reviews
There arent many cities in the world where travelers can ski snow-covered slopes in the morning and surf in the afternoon, but Vancouver, British Columbia, is one of them. And with preparations for the 2010 winter Olympics well under way for Vancouver and Whistler, the area is poised to receive a major influx of visitors. Fodors Vancouver & Victoria
features the ideal ways to navigate the museums, the slopes, and the surf. Fodors shares the best places to slurp noodles in Chinatown and where to shop for First Nations art in Yaletown, as well as heart-racing options for the adventurous, such as zip-line courses, or the Capilano suspension bridge. In-depth coverage includes stunning Victoria, Vancouver Island, Whistler alpine resort, and the Okanagan Valley.
·New Orientation and planning features with maps and photos make planning a trip easier than ever,
·An “Experience” chapter provides an overview of the area and what to do, with special features like Olympic Buzz, Like a Local, and Free and Almost Free
·Detailed itineraries with mix-and-match options will help travelers maximize time, money, and energy
·Illustrated chapter openers with set the tone for each chapter
·Illustrated Close-up boxes throughout will illuminate featured attractions like the Capilano Suspension bridge, activities like zip lining and shopping for Inuit Art, and destinations like the Okanagan Valley
Now updated for 2006, this guide to Canada's western coast shows travelers how to enjoy the culture, dining, and shopping of Vancouver, and steal away to Pacific beaches, rugged peaks, forested islands, to ride the trails, kayak, whale-watch or ski year-round.