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Any travel advice for Vancouver, Canada.?

My girlfriend and I have a years work permit for Canada and heard Vancouver was a lovely city. Any advice on travel, life style, accommodation, jobs or anything else you think would be useful, would be realy apreciated.

Asked By: MS - 5/6/2007
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Downtown Vancouver and Kitsilano and South Granville (between Granville Island and 16th Ave) and North Vancouver (near the Quay) are the areas that have the best and highest concentration of entertainment, shops, restaurants, and public transit services. True, it's cheaper to live in Burnaby, Coquitlam, and Surrey but... More
Answered By: Petra M - 5/6/2007
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Vancouver is a great city. It's easily the most laid-back Canadian city; much more than cities like Toronto or Montreal. If you're coming from the U.K., you'll be glad to know Canada is quite British in culture, so the biggest thing to get used to is the fact we Canadians drive on the wrong side of the road... More
Answered By: Mr_Canada - 5/6/2007
 
I know they make a lot of movies in Vancouver, Canada. Are you interested in being an "extra" for a start?
Answered By: Globetrotter - 5/6/2007
 
I think you should be aware that although Vancouver is a beautiful city, it is also a very expensive city. The Winter Olympics are coming so everything is pricey. The weather is great but rainy in the winter. I think you should consider farther inland or maybe another province. Alberta is good. No sales tax. And tons... More
Answered By: imblu2 - 5/6/2007
 
Lots of jobs the olympics are comming..transit needs 600 bus drivers..Medical service plan $96.00 per month for 2 people.Best to live in the suburbs. We live in Metrotown $650.00 per month. for 1 bedroom cheaper in surrey Delta .. Get a monthly bus pass...prescriptions you pay a deductable . based on your income... More
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Answered By: Grand pa - 5/6/2007
 
avoid granville street at closing time
Answered By: zabadaaaa - 5/6/2007
 
Vancouver is awesome if you're a pothead. Cambie and Hastings is where it's at. Don't go any further East, though. The warnings about the junkies and skinheads are true. Check out the New Amsterdam Cafe at 303 West Hastings. Make sure you head by Commercial Drive too, but most importantly - DO NOT MISS WRECK BEACH... More
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Answered By: rainbeaukitty - 5/8/2007
 
Vancouver is a beautiful city, but it is pricey... More
Answered By: xylina_69 - 5/8/2007
 
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