Vancouver - Understand Vancouver and Survival Guide (PDF Chapter)

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All the info you need on everything from history, to flights, public transport, climate, money, the internet... you name it. Get tips for women travellers and travellers with disabilities.

  • a rundown on the locals and their city, from livability issues to gentrifying neighborhoods
  • info on how Vancouver started and then developed, from its Aboriginal heritage to the pioneer era
  • full coverage of the eco-minded Vancouverites aiming to paint the city as green as possible
  • details on Vancouver’s flourishing, mostly grassroots artistic scene – including what the locals like to see and do

Coverage includes: Vancouver Today: Livability Issues, Development or Gentrification and No Fun City, History: Living off the Land, Captain Van Hits Town, Gold & Timber, From Granville to Vancouver, Growing Pains, Expo-sing the City, Multicultural Milestowns, Going for Gold, Gentrification and Real Estate Rumble, Green Vancouver: Painting the Town Green, On the Ground, Tree Hugging and Green Shoots, Arts & Culture: Visual Arts, Performance Arts, Cinema & Television and Literature, Transportation and Directory A–Z.

Chapter Details
30 pages

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These are our most comprehensive, in-depth city guides, designed for visits lasting from a couple of days up to one week or more. Packed with extensive coverage, reviews, well-kept secrets, hidden gems and much more, they’re invaluable before and during your trip.

  • Information-rich to ensure you get the most from your time away
  • Organised by neighbourhood with detailed listings on everything
  • from top sights and activities to shopping, nightlife and accommodation
  • Includes an A-Z Survival Guide and extensive pre-planning sections
  • Full colour, pull-out detailed city map plus colour maps throughout

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