European here. First time visitor to Canada, will stay 3 weeks in Vancouver. What should I definitely see?

European here. First time visitor to Canada, will stay 3 weeks in Vancouver. What should I definitely see? What to avoid (heard that Downtown Eastside is a drug infested shithole, is that true)? Where to go on Vancouver Island, I want to spend 1 week there too. Any good local beer/breweries?

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Japadog looks mouthwatering

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >will stay 3 weeks in Vancouver.
      I pity you.
      >heard that Downtown Eastside is a drug infested shithole, is that true)?
      Worse than that they are everywhere.
      >Where to go on Vancouver Island, I want to spend 1 week there too.
      Stay there the three weeks instead you will enjoy it more. Château Craigdarroch is cool but I don’t think it’s impressive for a european. Honestly just the ferry throughout all the gulf islands you will enjoy it tenfold times more than Shitcouver.

      These are good but nothing really that’s special I thought the existed everywhere.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        The Vancouver scenic experience
        >walk around false creek seeing dilapidated sailboats overflowing with garbage on them
        >see shady homeless people constantly that harass you for gibs
        >be surrounded by obnoxious brown people wherever you go
        >Enjoy the nightlife of everything closing at 8
        Op do yourself a favour and visit these and Vancouver island for two weeks honestly more worth your time. If you’re dying to see Vancouver do it for a week. Two weeks in this shithole is too long.

        Didn't expect the hate, anon. Which city worldwide would you consider instead? Serious question.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Didn't expect the hate,
          first time in a canada thread?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            lol yes

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          lol yes

          Oh you’re new? That explains it. Vancouver sucks honestly as

          >or get a car and go north to the real outdoors.
          The best part of Vancouver is leaving and being outdoors.

          Check out the local hikes, go to Whistler/Squamish and if you're here for 3 weeks spend 2 of them in Banff/Jasper/Yoho

          t. local

          says it’s nice once you leave. Just check out Vancouver island instead it’s nowhere near as terrible and pretty nice actually. Check out the gulf islands while you’re at it they’re comfy but I personally wouldn’t pay to travel to Vancouver exclusively if I’m being perfectly honest.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            I vibe heavy with BC 1 being "PRAISE JESUS". My buddy and I take that to get back to the States and it just tickles me pink that all the signs say "BC 1 - HOPE" on the way out of that pit

        • 4 months ago
          sage™

          >Which city worldwide would you consider instead?
          you don't have to go to any city you fucking moron, there aren't only artificial places in the world you dumbass
          just go to the rocky mountains gay instead of any concrete shithole

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Vancouver scenic experience
    >walk around false creek seeing dilapidated sailboats overflowing with garbage on them
    >see shady homeless people constantly that harass you for gibs
    >be surrounded by obnoxious brown people wherever you go
    >Enjoy the nightlife of everything closing at 8
    Op do yourself a favour and visit these and Vancouver island for two weeks honestly more worth your time. If you’re dying to see Vancouver do it for a week. Two weeks in this shithole is too long.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Vancouverite here. It's not just the DTES that's a drug-infested shithole, it's the entire fucking city. Crackheads and hobos everywhere. Most are not aggressive but generally just ignore them. The vast majority are Natives who all they do it collect welfare and spend it on booze and drugs. That said, DTES is still worth a visit because it's a slice of reality of the mental health/drug problem rampant in this city.

    Definitely see Commercial Drive, Granville Island, Canada Place, Metrotown, Capilano Bridge, or get a car and go north to the real outdoors.

    Vancouver Island would be nice with a car as it has nice scenery, but forget about nightlife. It's a retirement place where old people go and die.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >or get a car and go north to the real outdoors.
      The best part of Vancouver is leaving and being outdoors.

      Check out the local hikes, go to Whistler/Squamish and if you're here for 3 weeks spend 2 of them in Banff/Jasper/Yoho

      t. local

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        this. the people in yvr are insufferable cucks

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >or get a car and go north to the real outdoors.
      The best part of Vancouver is leaving and being outdoors.

      Check out the local hikes, go to Whistler/Squamish and if you're here for 3 weeks spend 2 of them in Banff/Jasper/Yoho

      t. local

      [...]
      Oh you’re new? That explains it. Vancouver sucks honestly as [...] says it’s nice once you leave. Just check out Vancouver island instead it’s nowhere near as terrible and pretty nice actually. Check out the gulf islands while you’re at it they’re comfy but I personally wouldn’t pay to travel to Vancouver exclusively if I’m being perfectly honest.

      this. the people in yvr are insufferable cucks

      is this work or just vacation?
      vancouver is not very interesting, like 3 days, not 3 weeks
      your picture already has half the stuff to do, walkaround the seawall, maybe go take the gondola on grouse mountain in the background
      other than montreal most canadian cities are pretty boring and expensive, the only reason to travel to canada is for the nature
      I'd try to get out of the city more, at least go to the okanagan, if not the rockies

      you can take the train from vancouver to jasper, and then from jasper take another one to prince rupert, where you can take a ferry down to vancouver island
      it gets kinda tricky with bus schedules and they don't advertise it, but you can end up taking municipal buses all the way from kelowna to sparwood if you time it right and spend a night in 1 or 2 towns

      Thanks anon.
      I put Squamish and Whistler to the list and see if I can extend my stay on the Island.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Make sure to do the Sea to Summit gondola in Squamish (Not the same as grouse mt!). It is touristy but well worth it for the views of the fjord. Check out Shannon Falls and the Britannia Mine Museum. Stawamus Chief is a good intermediate hike if you do peaks 2 and 3 and is an easy hike if you do peak 1 only. It can be a bit crowded but not as crowded as the trails in North Vancouver. Squamish also has world class rock climbing. Check out Garibaldi Lake, if you are going later in the summer it is worth hiking up to the Black Tusk, it is a unique view but a pretty strenuous hike. I would rent a mountain bike and try the trails at Alice Lake, there are easy, intermediate, and beginner trails. Whistler has an amazing downhill mountain biking park but it is a bit pricey (you get a chairlift for your bike though!)

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Grew up in Squamish, I didn't think I'd ever see it mentioned anywhere, but I absolutely agree with the Alice Lake suggestion here. If you can rent a bike and get in there, you'll have an amazing time riding around through some beautiful BC forest.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      The DTES is easily a majority white opiate addicts.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    is this work or just vacation?
    vancouver is not very interesting, like 3 days, not 3 weeks
    your picture already has half the stuff to do, walkaround the seawall, maybe go take the gondola on grouse mountain in the background
    other than montreal most canadian cities are pretty boring and expensive, the only reason to travel to canada is for the nature
    I'd try to get out of the city more, at least go to the okanagan, if not the rockies

    you can take the train from vancouver to jasper, and then from jasper take another one to prince rupert, where you can take a ferry down to vancouver island
    it gets kinda tricky with bus schedules and they don't advertise it, but you can end up taking municipal buses all the way from kelowna to sparwood if you time it right and spend a night in 1 or 2 towns

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >it gets kinda tricky with bus schedules and they don't advertise it, but you can end up taking municipal buses all the way from kelowna to sparwood if you time it right and spend a night in 1 or 2 towns

      think you have to spend the night in golden, but if you're too cheap to rent a car can do this for like $20 bucks

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    go to the archives
    find the vancouver thread from early 2015
    nu-trv is dogshit, it'll just be 100 post thread of people shitting on hipsters and minorities

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Chinese anon here. Moved to New York 3 weeks ago. Before that I spent 25 years in Vancouver.

    For Europeans, Vancouver by itself doesn't have much to offer other than scenic areas. Buildings that are >80 years old are considered antiquated. There aren't much cultural or famous landmarks here to justify staying 3 weeks. Even if you want to experience the wilderness in interior BC or Vancouver Island, I think Europe has areas that are equally as impressive.

    Having said that, imo there are 2 major things you can do

    - Hike in wildness
    - Asian food in Richmond (a suburb next to Vancouver.)

    I will assume you have already done the touristy stuff like
    - Gastown (a drug infested hellhole deep in DTES. So bad it's actually worth a visit.)
    - Chinatown (opposite side of DTES from Gastown. Also a hellhole.)
    - Stanley Park (rent a bike or rollerblade and ride around the park.)
    - Continue on from Stanley Park and move on to Third Beach, Second Beach, and First Beach. Then go around False Creek, visit Granville Island along the way, Kitsilano Beach, and finally Spanish Bay beach.
    - Rent a boat and go around the Burrard Inlet
    - Capilano Suspension Bridge
    - Visit Whistler and Squamish

    Now here is my recommended itinerary for the less travelled places
    - Hike. https://www.explore-mag.com/20-of-the-Best-Hiking-Trails-near-Vancouver . If you don't like hiking why are you in Vancouver?
    - University of British Columbia. Visit the Rose Garden and the Museum of Anthropology. Go down to the nudist Wreck Beach too if you have time.
    - Capilano Salmon Hatchery. Might not be in season right now.
    - Grouse Mountain (the cable car costs money so it might not worth it.)
    - Crescent Beack in White Rock. If you like it you can go to Boundary Bay Dyke.

    Word limit. Will continue if I remember.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      - If you don't want to pay for the cable car to Grouse Mountain, Grouse Grind is free.
      - Capilano Suspension Bridge is over $50. Lynn Valley Park if free. It even has a suspension bridge and a drop pool where you can jump off a cliff and into a river. Take a photo of the warning sign describing how many idiots died this way. Go again after a major rainstorm.
      - Peace Arch Park, just so you can say you crossed into US and back to Canada in 5 seconds.
      - Iona Beach Regional Park
      - Cultus/Chiliwack/Alouette/Buntzen Lake . They all look the same.
      - Horseshoe Bay
      - Richmond Night Market. Once is enough. Overpriced food stall and too many people.

      Now onto Asian food. Before I came to NY Americans I know were raving how good the Asian food in NY are. Baloney. Vancouver's have them beaten by a mile.

      - Japanese Ramen. They are as good as they can get without going to Japan. Many older ramen places in Vancouver and Richmond are manned by real Japanese. My favourite are Kintaro and Gmen. Their prices are reasonable and the ramen is more of the traditional kind. Or just search on Google Map.
      - Sushi. If you are a huge eater, you can look for a all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant. They are always run by Chinese and frankly they are going extinct (the restaurants). If you are want a more hip experience, Miku and Guu are well established. If you want a real Japanese chef over the counter experience, then Sushi Hachi will break your wallet.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        - Chinese dim sum. Many of Hong Kong's best chef immigrated to Vancouver. It used to be a joke in the dim sum industry (family tie) that Vancouver dim sum are better than Hong Kong dim sum. The restaurants are mostly in Richmond (the ones in Vancouver are good...if you are a filthy Westerner with no taste). The dim sum places in Richmond are divided between older traditional HK style, and the newer mainland China very fancy style. The mainlanders are rich, and they are running the restaurants as immigration businesses, so they are not afraid to spend money on the place and the chef. Both are good but I prefer the HK style. Just to throw out some names -

        Empire Seafood Restaurant(Richmond)
        Kirin Seafood Restaurant (Richmond)
        Shi-Art Chinese Cuisine
        The Deluxe Chinese Restaurant
        Blossom Seafood Restaurant

        - Shanghai food, Hispanicy chinese food etc. Too many to list
        - Hong Kong Style cafe. Try the fried chicken wings and Hong Kong style milktea (not bubble tea).
        - For Korean food, you will have to go all the way to North Road at Coquitlam to get the good stuff. Better food than Koreantown at NYC.

        Ask me for any recommendations.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/fPjwVT8.jpg

          European here. First time visitor to Canada, will stay 3 weeks in Vancouver. What should I definitely see? What to avoid (heard that Downtown Eastside is a drug infested shithole, is that true)? Where to go on Vancouver Island, I want to spend 1 week there too. Any good local beer/breweries?

          >Any good local beer/breweries?
          Alibi Room at Gastown has samplers.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Saving your posts in case I ever go to Vancouver. Thanks anon.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why go to Vancouver when you can go to Montreal? Are you a fan of shit weather, empty streets and bars/restaurants closing at 8?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Why go to Montreal when you can go to Europe and experience the real thing?

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    What cities in Canada aren't shitholes or atleast not complete shitholes? I've heard Calgary is meant to be nice.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I've heard Calgary is meant to be nice.
      It’s ugly as fuck literally everything is concrete
      >cities in Canada aren't shitholes
      Halifax, Saint-Johns, Victoria are nice maybe not the most livable but if you are a tourist they can be quite nice

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Toronto isn't that bad if you stick downtown (i.e. the area from Yorkville south to Queen's Quay) - lots of nice bars / restaurants, white people, and expensive buildings. Also great city to play impromptu hockey/shinney in during winter - you can just go for free to any community skating rink

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I've heard Calgary is meant to be nice.
        It’s ugly as fuck literally everything is concrete
        >cities in Canada aren't shitholes
        Halifax, Saint-Johns, Victoria are nice maybe not the most livable but if you are a tourist they can be quite nice

        Thank you both for the suggestions!

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          > south to queen's quay
          forgot to add, Toronto islands are nice too in the summer. some people skate on lake ontario in the winter (there are Tiktoks showing that)

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            I will be going this summer so i will try and visit those too.

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I live in vancouver

    if you like Chink food then you will be happy

    lots of good sushi and korean BBQ. Chink food sucks though.

    for tourist stuff

    - rent bike and go across all of stanely park. Bike rentall is like $ 7 /hour x2 hours
    - capalano bridge is like 60 bucks ( one time thing) o r you can go to the free Lynn Canynon bridge

    - Deep cove, do the 1 hour hike (avoid Peak times because it gets crowded somtimes)

    - if you like MJ or mushrooms they are everywhere

    - downtown doesnt really have good resteaurants honestly stick to outside the downtown core example burnanby or main street or richmond if you lilke chink food

    - if you like massage parlors there are more of them than tim hortans in the city.

    - lots of good Vegan restaurants as well.

    - the junkies have taken over all of downtown btw

    - Canada place is nice to walk around along w/ coal harbour.

    - gas town use to be good place to chill but know its just junkies.

    - whistler is 1 hour drive away

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >>will stay 3 weeks in Vancouver.
    sorry m8

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go to dl chicken on commercial St. Get a sando. You won't be sorry.

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Skip the city except for food. Get out and into nature.

    Most of the city is 'over'. It must have been pretty awesome before the HongKong handover in 1997. It had a brief revival in 2010 for the Whistler Olympics, but the whole city is a catch basin for the drainage of the entire country's drug and mental health problems.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Honeslty when it comes to actually living in a country i agree with living as rurally as possible but for just a general tourist holiday the cities are usually the cheapest and have the most stuff to do. Not only that but if you stick to the main tourist routes you should be mostly with white people and some asians. I wouldn't go Vancouver though as that place is just a shithole in general from what i hear.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think they ride CN rail until they hit the station at Terminal and from there its a quick stroll to main and hastings. Everything you need is in a few miles radius: soup kitchen, injection site, booze store, places to beg. Ive actually thought about dressing ruffled and going out and begging to make some spare moolah for beer.

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Here is Vancouver from a nearby mountain. If you like hiking vancouver is dope. Also this is in mid April.

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    This Japanese place on Robson. I recommend it.

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Visiting Vancouver
    Just why? It's an expensive, rainy, unfriendly shithole.

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