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Friends at the Vancouver Olympics

Yes, it's rainy. The wind is howling and the 2010 Olympic flame is blowing sideways leaving my umbrella to resembles a closed tulip, but the enthusiasm for the Olympic games is infectious. The minute my husband, Tom, and I stepped off the Skytrain, we are greeted...

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New Skytrain Fare from Vancouver Airport

People arriving at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) who wish to travel on the new Canada Line Skytrain to either Richmond or Vancouver should be aware that there is a new additional fare now in operation called the Canada Line YVR AddFare. This charge doesn't...

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Vancouver Arts Festivals during 2010 Winter Olympics

Visitors to Vancouver should be aware that there is a Cultural Olympiad running from January 22nd to March 21st. There will be over 600 shows and the details can be found at . Amongst the shows will be performances of Mahler's Eighth...

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Vancouver, Skytrains and Buses

Vancouver's public transport system is all about getting people downtown in quick time. The Skytrain is the driverless mass-transit train, which has three lines. One is the Expo line that runs in 39 minutes from King George in Surrey to Waterfront station, where...

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Vancouver Crossings

The Winter Olympics will be taking place in four short months. They are hyped by the local media as the biggest sports event in the world in 2010. This view completely ignores the FIFA World Cup in South Africa and The Commonwealth Games in New Delhi of course. There...

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The Winter Olympics, Getting Around

In Vancouver, transit officials believe that the traffic restrictions in place for the 2010 Winter Olympics will lead to an increase of 20 percent in the number of people using public transport. Currently, 800,000 people use transit each weekday. To help with the...

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Winter Olympics News, Traffic Restrictions

The Winter Olympics are being held between Feb. 12 and 28, 2010 in Vancouver and Whistler. The road closures in Vancouver begin on Nov. 1 when a section of 1st Avenue will be closed so that the area around the Olympic Village can be 'secured.' The 2010 Winter...

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Vancouver, New Canada Line Information

From Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver, it takes 26 minutes to the airport and 25 minutes to Richmond or Brighouse. The cost for either trip during the week is $3.75 (two zones in Vancouver transit terms). During the weekends the cost is $2.50. Cellphones...

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Western Explorer Rail Tour

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA "“ When it comes to recreational train journeys, mostly it's what is outside the windows (or, better yet, skydome) that counts. Mostly"”but not entirely. Inside, travelers like to enjoy a taste of gracious living with...

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Night Zipping Through Victoria, BC

Starting July 31, 2009, Adrena Line Zipline Adventure Tours will launch their newest tour - Night Zipping. Adrena Line, located in Sooke BC, 45 minutes west of Victoria, will begin their newest tour just before sunset, and continue into the dark. Adventure seekers...

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Black Bears of Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA "“ A wildlife viewing tour this summer and fall offers travelers an unusual opportunity to photograph and learn about black bears in their native habitat. This fly-drive vacation in the Canadian prairie province of Manitoba also features a stay...

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Galileo Live at Montréal Planetarium

Montréal, June 29, 2009 "“ Around the globe, the International Year of Astronomy is a time to celebrate the extraordinary impact of this science on our societies down through the ages. Montréal's Nature Museums are joining the party and presenting Galileo...

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