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Being a B.C. Tourist

Travel Information

Tourism Vancouver provides a comprehensive web site about Greater Vancouver with lots of pointers to attractions and details.
A general overview can be found at Wikitravel: Vancouver and its city center.
Printable maps of  Vancouver Downtown and Greater Vancouver.

ICSE'09 Discussion Board. --- You can use this discussion board to post requests for ride-sharing, for joining other people on excursions, for room-sharing, etc.

For information about entering Canada, we have now a new page Visa and Border Information.

For information about health issues, like the Swine Flue outbreak, we added a section on our other page.

Transport and Parking

Public transport. TransLink, the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority, provides bus schedules, maps, and a trip planner.
Ferries. BCFerries provides scheduled ferry service on the Strait of Georgia.
Parking. Easy Park provides a map of parking lots.


"The number of truly outstanding restaurants in Vancouver is astonishing, and the prices are ridiculously low when compared to other food capitals..."    - The New York Times.com

Tourism Vancouver provides an exhausive list of restaurants. You can search by cuisine or neighborhood, and you can view a detailed description for every restaurant.
Romantic, scenic view, or best food? Search and book restaurant reservations through open table.
Another quite good list of restaurants is available at Wikitravel.
Use this Google Map with restaturants geomapped for more fun.
Here the hit list of the locals:

  • Bacchus, 845 Hornby Street, (604) 608-5319
  • Bin 941, 941 Davie Street, (604) 683-1246
  • Bridges, #200 1676 Duranleau Street, Grandville Island, (604) 687-7351
  • Chambar, 562 Beatty Street, (604) 879-7119
  • Diva at the Met, 645 Howe Street, (604) 602-7788
  • Guu with Garlic, 1698 Robson Street, (604) 685-8678
  • Guu Original, 838 Thurlow Street, (604) 685-8817
  • Gyoza King, 1508 Robson Street, (604) 669-8278
  • Joe Fortes, 777 Thurlow Street, (604) 669-1940
  • Kingyo, 871 Denman Street, (604) 608-1677
  • Kirin Mandarin, 102-1166 Alberni Street, (604) 682-8833
  • Rodney's Oyster House, 405-1228 Hamilton Street, (604) 609-0080
  • Sandbar Seafood, Grandville Island, (604) 669-9030
  • Subeez, 891 Homer Street, (604) 687-6107
  • Steamworks (best local beer), 375 Water Street, (604) 689-2739
  • Tsunami Sushi, 1025 Robson Street, (604) 687-8744
  • Yaletown Brewpub, 1111 Mainland Street, (604) 688-0064

There are many $1/$1.25 pizza slice places all over the place ...


Vancouver Pictures at Wikipedia Commons and Google Panoramio

Art Gallery
Capilano Suspension Bridge, view photo gallery
Chinese Garden
Grandville Island
Grouse Mountain, view video
Harbour-Centre Tower
Museum of Anthropology, at UBC
Science World
Stanley Park, at Wikipedia, use Stanley Park Shuttle Bus

Seattle, directions
Vancouver Island
Victoria, directions
Whistler, directions

Alaska Cruise (group cruise after conference)

Recreation / Fitness

Skiing: Join Gail for Whistler
Fitness centres
Jogging (some suggested runner tours)
Swimming pools

Weather in Vancouver

Canada Weather Office
The Weather Network
Sunrise and sunset times

Tip: Vancouver is a region where it rains a lot (that's why we have rain forest).
Make sure you have clothing for that weather (have a light rain coat always with you).

Help? Further information needed?

If you did not find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me
(Dirk Beyer, Location Arrangements Chair).