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Ièm heading over to Vancouver in a few days and I was wondering what some of the attractions are <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> I donèt have alot of money so Ièm not looking for $300 helicopter tours. Just parts of town with some cool buildings, cool scenery, must see Vancouver attractions. Iève already got Karmavore on the places I need to see, so what else can I do to fill my day? Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Karmavore is a great choice! You'll really enjoy that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
Science World (or The Telus World of Science as they're insisting on calling it now) is an iconic must-see Vancouver attraction. Tickets to get in aren't too much and it's so fun! Lots of strange things to do and look at.<br><br>
Also if the weather is nice I really recommend Stanley Park, it's gorgeous and HUGE. You could literally spend days looking around and there would still be more to see. Also English Bay is right beside Stanley Park, it's a beautiful beach. Not only is sightseeing in this area a great way to spend a day it's also FREE, and you can't beat free.<br><br>
There are sight seeing tours and stuff too but I wouldn't recommend them, it's a waste of money when you can just explore on your own.<br><br>
And there's a fun lookout at Harbour Centre downtown, I don't remember how much it costs but I don't think it's ridiculously expensive and the view is really fantastic, you can see everything. <a href="http://www.vancouverattractions.com/index.php?page_id=11" target="_blank">http://www.vancouverattractions.com/...php?page_id=11</a><br><br>
Also, I posted this blog thing in another thread, it's a detailed overview of the best veg*n restaurants in Vancouver: <a href="http://vegansaurus.com/post/3566149560/guest-post-vegan-in-vancouver" target="_blank">http://vegansaurus.com/post/35661495...n-in-vancouver</a><br><br>
That last one is what I would suggest most strongly I think, EAT GREAT FOOD! We have a mind boggling amount of vegetarian restaurants and stores here and I haven't even been to a quarter of them yet. If you have limited spending money that's probably the best place to focus it, you can wander around and be a tourist for very cheap.
 

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Thanks for the reply <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Iève got some spending money for Karmavore and some more for parking as Im sure its alot like Toronto <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Stanley park looks great, Ièll have to stop there. And a vegan bakery would be something else Im looking for. Havenèt had any cookies since last year <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I go to Vancouver every few months, I usually shop there.<br>
I went to the Botanical Gardens last August, if you can go there, it's pretty cool.
 

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Ièll stop there too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Just looking to fill up a day and a half or so. Is everywhere paid parking or do most places have their own parking attached?
 

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Thanks for the reply <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Iève got some spending money for Karmavore and some more for parking as Im sure its alot like Toronto <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Stanley park looks great, Ièll have to stop there. And a vegan bakery would be something else Im looking for. Havenèt had any cookies since last year <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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Oh my, that's a long time without cookies!<br><br>
Karmavore definitely has amazing vegan baked goods, but there are a variety of other places that have them as well. Any of the organic grocery stores like Whole Foods/Capers/Choices would have a selection too, Whole Foods in particular has amazing chocolate cake I love.<br><br>
What sucks is that Edible Flours, the first all vegan bakery in Van, is opening up soon but I think you'll just miss them. However there is <a href="http://www.yelp.ca/biz/my-local-cafe-vancouver" target="_blank">"My Local Cafe"</a> they have a variety of vegan/vegetarian/celiac friendly baked goods that are super tasty. Hope that helps, have fun! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Next time I go to Vancouver, (probably in the summer) I'll try to convince my parents to let me go to some veg*n places.<br>
My family needs to try some veggie food <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Oh my, that's a long time without cookies!<br><br>
Karmavore definitely has amazing vegan baked goods, but there are a variety of other places that have them as well. Any of the organic grocery stores like Whole Foods/Capers/Choices would have a selection too, Whole Foods in particular has amazing chocolate cake I love.<br><br>
What sucks is that Edible Flours, the first all vegan bakery in Van, is opening up soon but I think you'll just miss them. However there is <a href="http://www.yelp.ca/biz/my-local-cafe-vancouver" target="_blank">"My Local Cafe"</a> they have a variety of vegan/vegetarian/celiac friendly baked goods that are super tasty. Hope that helps, have fun! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></div>
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Lol. Karmavore looks like it has some goodies, but the food seems so overpriced. They had a rice white chocolate bar for $5. Thatèll get me almost 100km in my civic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> trying to search all these places out on google and see where to go. Wish I still had my Android so I could do that on the go..
 

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Lol. Karmavore looks like it has some goodies, but the food seems so overpriced. They had a rice white chocolate bar for $5. Thatèll get me almost 100km in my civic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> trying to search all these places out on google and see where to go. Wish I still had my Android so I could do that on the go..</div>
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Yeaaaaah, unfortunately specialty food IS expensive, there's no getting around that. They have to ship all this stuff from all over or buy fancy vegan ingredients for the things they make themselves so it's gonna cost more. I think the only cheap vegan baked goods you're going to find are ones you make yourself at home, and where's the fun in doing all the work yourself? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
I don't have a lot of money either, but when I splurge on a Karmavore trip I just get a smaller amount of tasty treats. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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Next time I go to Vancouver, (probably in the summer) I'll try to convince my parents to let me go to some veg*n places.<br>
My family needs to try some veggie food <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></div>
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Good, you can try and convince my parents too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Yeaaaaah, unfortunately specialty food IS expensive, there's no getting around that. They have to ship all this stuff from all over or buy fancy vegan ingredients for the things they make themselves so it's gonna cost more. I think the only cheap vegan baked goods you're going to find are ones you make yourself at home, and where's the fun in doing all the work yourself? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
I don't have a lot of money either, but when I splurge on a Karmavore trip I just get a smaller amount of tasty treats. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"></div>
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Lol <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Ièll have to do the same. Looking at their running shoes since nobody over here has any idea what goes into making them. Need a new wallet aswell.
 

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Good, you can try and convince my parents too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
Lol <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Ièll have to do the same. Looking at their running shoes since nobody over here has any idea what goes into making them. Need a new wallet aswell.</div>
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They have great shoes! Also Nice Shoes on Fraser is fantastic and they have wallets. Be warned though, that's another area where you can't avoid expensiveness <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"><br><br>
I just bought an amazing pair of boots from Nice Shoes yesterday actually, they're gorgeous but it made my wallet BURN. I didn't see too many shoes there that were under 100 bucks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br>
That's just the tragedy of being vegan in Vancouver. It's ALREADY the most expensive city in Canada with the lowest minimum wage and then throw in being vegan and wanting fancy vegan things too and yeah...<br><br>
You can have a very cheap trip here if you wander around and look at things and visit the park and don't buy much, just pick what you're going to splurge on carefully and you'll have a great time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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They have great shoes! Also Nice Shoes on Fraser is fantastic and they have wallets. Be warned though, that's another area where you can't avoid expensiveness <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"><br><br>
I just bought an amazing pair of boots from Nice Shoes yesterday actually, they're gorgeous but it made my wallet BURN. I didn't see too many shoes there that were under 100 bucks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br>
That's just the tragedy of being vegan in Vancouver. It's ALREADY the most expensive city in Canada with the lowest minimum wage and then throw in being vegan and wanting fancy vegan things too and yeah...<br><br>
You can have a very cheap trip here if you wander around and look at things and visit the park and don't buy much, just pick what you're going to splurge on carefully and you'll have a great time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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Alright. So 1 pair of shoes, 1 wallet, and 2 cookies... Shouldnèt set me back anymore than a few hundred dollars, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Lol. Even the hotels are expensive. Theres places in Niagara for less than $100 night. Should be a fun trip, though. Iève been wanting to hit up Karmavore ever since I lived in Ontario. Thanks for the help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Why hasn't eating at "The Naam" or doing "The Grouse Grind" been mentioned? Both are essential healthy vegan activities to do.
 

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Why hasn't eating at "The Naam" or doing "The Grouse Grind" been mentioned? Both are essential healthy vegan activities to do.</div>
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The Naam was mentioned in a big list of restaurants I posted, but good call on the Grind! I'm planning on doing that this summer, although just looking at pictures makes my legs feel tired... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Someone mentioned the Grouse Grind in Stanley Park, actually <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Went over to that beaver pond and hiked in circles a good 4 or 5 times <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Easy to get turned around in there. I tried finding Karmavore, but aside from telling me to go the wrong way down a one way street <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">, my GPS also also told me I arrived at my destination in a not so pleasant part of town. But just to be sure I didn't miss it I got out to check anyhow...<br><br>
Is New Westminister separate from Vancouver? Or would it be Columbia street, New Westminister? Same with the traffic lights. I thought flashing green meant you got the advance. Guess not. Ticked off alot of people today <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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And hotels.com got me a great place <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> $108 a night pretty well right next door to Stanley park. 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, dining room.... Pretty nice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Someone mentioned the Grouse Grind in Stanley Park, actually <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Went over to that beaver pond and hiked in circles a good 4 or 5 times <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Easy to get turned around in there. I tried finding Karmavore, but aside from telling me to go the wrong way down a one way street <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">, my GPS also also told me I arrived at my destination in a not so pleasant part of town. But just to be sure I didn't miss it I got out to check anyhow...<br><br>
Is New Westminister separate from Vancouver? Or would it be Columbia street, New Westminister? Same with the traffic lights. I thought flashing green meant you got the advance. Guess not. Ticked off alot of people today <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></div>
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New Westminster is technically its own city just outside of Vancouver. I just take the skytrain to Colombia station, I'm not sure how you'd get there driving though.<br><br>
Maybe this map would help? <a href="http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=karmavore&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:eek:fficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wl" target="_blank">http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=karmavo...N&hl=en&tab=wl</a>
 

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I'll have to take a look on the GPS and just tell it to go to a point on the map. Stupid thing. I swear it's just acting up because I haven't bought the new maps for it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> I've been wanting to go to Karmavore for a long time, if it means scouring the streets looking for it, that's what I'll do <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Anyhow, I'm gonna get some walking in before it gets dark out. Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Why hasn't eating at "The Naam" or doing "The Grouse Grind" been mentioned? Both are essential healthy vegan activities to do.</div>
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The Naam is a dirty dump with gross <i>'food'</i> and Grouse Grind is closed until the snow goes-which will be a while yet.
 
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