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10-09-2010, 07:17 AM
Take the Seabus and take the 236 bus up to Cleveland Dam. On a nice clear day there are fantastic views of the local mountains and Capilano canyon. From there, you can bus or walk to Edgemont village for some good local food. The Galleria has awesome sandwiches, the Bakehouse is a great brunch type plac with good sandwiches or the local family owned coffee joint Delany's!! All locally owned businesses!

ETA: Parts of the Twilight saga were filmed in the park at Cleveland dam!!!

10-10-2010, 11:39 PM
Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine are in town at the moment shooting This Means War. They were shooting Downtown several times this week (Art Gallery, Gastown & Granville St), so keep your eyes open for lines of big trucks in the street which usually means you are close to the action!

Chris Pine = :grope: haha so I may go downtown and see if I can't find them around just because I will be in the area anyways but I won't be going out of my way just to look for them. Will be too busy on my own and exploring the great signs and sounds of Vancouver and shopping to be too worried about that.

I am still debating whether to SkyTrain in it out to the Warehouse or not or whether I can find enough Olympic Merchandise downtown to keep my suitcase full. :) I'm not sure I'm brave enough to be try the cultural food that you guys love. Living in Alberta and being a picky eater I'll probably stick to my traditional eats lol sorry!

So I think I am going to do Granville Island, Gastown, Yaletown, Davies and Robson Street, Stanley Park and the Aquarium, not sure what else I think I will decide as I go.

Should be a ton of fun!

10-11-2010, 03:24 AM
I think you'll find tons in the Gastown area... browse through at least the three main stores first, as the prices vary for the same items, then go back and buy where the prices were best.

If you have the time, the warehouse trip might be interesting... I'd budget 1.5-2 hours for the round trip from downtown.

10-11-2010, 05:31 AM
I will try gastown, and hopefully that will have enough of what I'm looking for. I guess I should have been a bit more specific. Will I be finding official 2010 Merchandise on Sale? Would you still suggest gastown to find all this kind of stuff? The clothes and such is what I'm looking for, more actual Vancouver 2010 clothes and such, not so big on the mascots or Team Canada stuff.

Thanks to everyone again for the help and I'm looking forward to next week! Not just my merchandise exploration but to see many of the sites and sounds of Vancouver once again! Going to be a blast I'm sure :D

The Accordion
10-11-2010, 07:51 AM
Have fun!

10-11-2010, 05:48 PM
The stores in Gastown have a wide selection of clothes, but without more detail on exactly what it is you're after, I can't answer that. If you mean Canada shirts and hoodies, not so much. But then, for that there's the re-release at The Bay. You won't find that stuff anywhere else, it sold out during/shortly after the Olympics. If you mean other genuine 2010 shirts, jackets, etc., yes. And hats, toques, scarves, gloves, mugs, buttons, lanyards, pins, ornaments, pens, keychains, yes.

In terms of clothing, things that I saw when I was last there, not necessarily in the sizes I'm linking...


I think you'll have fun browsing around, and I know you'll find things to bring back home. Some of the best bargains have past (London Drugs DURING the Olympics, the stores at YVR when closing down (mini Oly torch, $100!), the RC products sale with insane sales), but you'll still find things. I'm amazed every time I keep finding things, such as the $1 pins at Pharmasave and The Bay the last time I was over.

I'm actually heading over to Vancouver in less than two weeks, and am planning to have another poke around myself. I'll let you know what I see/find.

10-11-2010, 08:21 PM
Hi There,

I'm not looking so much for Team Canada stuff, I have a ton of that even got my hands on a Red Podium Jacket that was only available for the athletes too. I'm looking for Vancouver 2010 clothes, and the stuff you mentioned, sounds like I'm not going to have to venture out to the warehouse in Burnaby which is fabulous. I'm really close to downtown by bus and just off of West 4th in Kits so I will be really close to dt. I think I know how to manouvre from February.

I love downtown, I of course will be searching at the Bay, and all the stores in Gastown to see what I can find. I know things will be there so hopefully I can find lots that I like. Of course Vancouver 2010 merchandise shopping isn't the only thing I am planning to do. Stanley Park, Vancouver Aquarium, Chinatown, a bit of the Seawall (I'm way too out of shape to do the whole thing :lol:) Does anyone know what the most photographic part of the seawall is? In their opinion? I haven't done Chinatown in about 15 years so it will be interesting to go through it again... I hope i will be able to manage on my own.

I get to Vancouver at 6 AM on Wednesday morning so I think I will let ya know JumpinBug :lol: Should be a blast!

Next week, I'm off to Oklahoma :slinkaway:P:lol:

10-11-2010, 08:53 PM
I had the best time in Vancouver. What a beautiful city.

Yes! Visit Lynn Canyon park for a hike and Wreck Beach for swimming/sunbathing.

10-17-2010, 12:14 AM
How was the trip??