Vancouver & Victoria for Dummies (For Dummies (Travel)) (3RD)

Vancouver & Victoria for Dummies (For Dummies (Travel)) (3RD)

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  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780470836842
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Table of Contents

Introduction                                       1  (1)
About This Book 2 (1)
Conventions Used in This Book 2 (1)
Foolish Assumptions 3 (1)
How This Book Is Organized 4 (1)
Part I: Introducing Vancouver and 4 (1)
Victoria
Part II: Planning Your Trip to 4 (1)
Vancouver and Victoria
Part III: Vancouver 4 (1)
Part IV: Victoria 5 (1)
Part V: The Part of Tens 5 (1)
Icons Used in This Book 5 (1)
Where to Go from Here? 6 (1)
Part I: Introducing Vancouver and Victoria 7 (22)
Discovering the Best of Vancouver and 9 (8)
Victoria
Vancouver's Best 9 (4)
Best hotels 9 (1)
Best restaurants and food experiences 10 (1)
Best attractions 11 (1)
Best adventures 12 (1)
Best shopping 12 (1)
Best escapes 13 (1)
Victoria's Best 13 (4)
Best hotels 13 (1)
Best restaurants 13 (1)
Best teas 14 (1)
Best pubs 14 (1)
Best attractions 15 (1)
Best walks 15 (1)
Best shopping 15 (1)
Best escapes 16 (1)
Digging Deeper into Vancouver and Victoria 17 (6)
Discovering Vancouver's Highlights 18 (2)
Vancouver history 101 18 (1)
Vancouver's many cultures: Exploring 18 (1)
the mosaic
Building Blocks: Local architecture 19 (1)
Wild Vancouver: Finding the nature of 19 (1)
the business
Taste of Vancouver: Local cuisine 19 (1)
Feeding culture vultures: Arts in 19 (1)
Vancouver
Background check: Recommended books 20 (1)
Sampling England in Victoria 20 (1)
Victoria history 101 20 (1)
Stately estates: Victoria's architecture 21 (1)
Walking about: Victoria on foot 21 (1)
Strolling through gardens 21 (1)
Turning in Early in Vancouver and Victoria 21 (2)
Deciding When to Go 23 (6)
Chasing the Rain Away 23 (1)
Figuring Out the Secret of the Seasons 24 (2)
Blooming in spring 25 (1)
Shining in summer 25 (1)
Glowing in autumn 25 (1)
Welcoming in winter 26 (1)
Getting the Lowdown on Vancouver's Main 26 (2)
Events
January/February 26 (1)
March/April 26 (1)
June 27 (1)
July and August 27 (1)
September and October 27 (1)
Checking Out Victoria's Main Events 28 (1)
June and July 28 (1)
August and September 28 (1)
Part II: Planning Your Trip to Vancouver and 29 (42)
Victoria
Managing Your Money 31 (9)
Adding Up the Costs of Your Trip 31 (4)
Lodging 31 (1)
Transportation 32 (1)
Restaurants 33 (1)
Attractions 33 (1)
Shopping 33 (1)
Nightlife 33 (1)
Taxes 34 (1)
Tips 35 (1)
Cutting Costs --- But Not the Fun 35 (2)
Handling Money 37 (2)
Using ATMs and carrying cash 37 (1)
Charging ahead with credit cards 38 (1)
Toting traveler's checks 38 (1)
Dealing with a Lost or Stolen Wallet 39 (1)
Getting to Vancouver and Victoria 40 (9)
Flying to Vancouver and Victoria 40 (3)
Finding out which airlines fly here 40 (1)
Getting the best deal on your airfare 41 (1)
Booking your flight online 42 (1)
Arriving by Other Means 43 (2)
By train across Canada 43 (1)
By train from Seattle 43 (1)
By ferry from Washington State 44 (1)
By car from Seattle 45 (1)
Joining an Escorted Tour 45 (2)
Choosing a Package Tour 47 (2)
Catering to Special Travel Needs or 49 (8)
Interests
Bringing the Brood: Advice for Families 49 (2)
Making Age Work for You: Tips for Seniors 51 (1)
Accessing Canada: Resources for Travelers 51 (4)
with Disabilities
Worldwide resources 51 (1)
Vancouver resources and information 52 (2)
Victoria resources and information 54 (1)
Other Canadian resources 54 (1)
Handicapped-accessible attractions 54 (1)
Following the Rainbow: Advice for Gay and 55 (2)
Lesbian Travelers
Local resources 55 (1)
Gay and lesbian events 56 (1)
Where to eat, stay, and play 56 (1)
Taking Care of the Remaining Details 57 (14)
Getting a Passport 57 (2)
Applying for a U.S. passport 58 (1)
Applying for other passports 58 (1)
Navigating Your Way through Passport 59 (1)
Control and Customs
Crossing into Canada 59 (1)
Returning home 60 (1)
Renting (Or Not Renting) a Car 60 (3)
Ensuring the best deal for yourself 61 (1)
Identifying the additional charges 62 (1)
Playing It Safe with Travel and Medical 63 (1)
Insurance
Staying Healthy When You Travel 64 (1)
Staying Connected by Cellphone or E-mail 65 (3)
Using a cellphone outside the U.S. 65 (1)
Accessing the Internet away from home 66 (2)
Keeping Up with Airline Security Measures 68 (3)
Part III: Vancouver 71 (142)
Arriving and Getting Oriented 73 (14)
Arriving in Vancouver 73 (2)
Flying into the airport 73 (1)
Getting from the airport to your hotel 74 (1)
Driving into town 74 (1)
Riding the rails 75 (1)
Getting to Know Vancouver's Neighborhoods 75 (4)
West End to the waterfront 75 (3)
Yaletown 78 (1)
Gastown and Chinatown 78 (1)
Kitsilano and West Side 78 (1)
Commercial Drive 78 (1)
North Vancouver 79 (1)
Finding Information After You Arrive 79 (1)
Getting Around Vancouver 79 (8)
By public transportation 79 (5)
By AquaBus ferry 84 (1)
By foot 84 (1)
By taxi 84 (1)
By car 85 (2)
Checking In at Vancouver's Best Hotels 87 (21)
Getting to Know Your Options 87 (1)
Finding the Best Room at the Best Rate 88 (2)
Using a travel agent 88 (1)
Booking direct 88 (1)
Surfing the Web for hotel deals 89 (1)
Reserving the best room 90 (1)
Arriving without a Reservation 90 (1)
Vancouver's Best Hotels 91 (13)
Runner-up Hotels 104(1)
Index of Accommodations by Neighborhood 105(1)
Index of Accommodations by Price 106(2)
Dining and Snacking in Vancouver 108(32)
Discovering What's New, What's Hot, and 108(1)
Who's in the Kitchen
Searching Out Where the Locals Eat 109(3)
Eating Out without Losing Your Shirt: 112(2)
Tips for Cutting Costs
Vancouver's Best Restaurants 114(13)
On the Lighter Side: Snacks and Meals on 127(7)
the Go
Asian invasion 128(1)
Zooropa: European eats 128(1)
Gimme a pizza that pie 129(1)
Burgered and fried 129(1)
Fish and pub grub 130(1)
Grease is the word: The best diners 130(1)
Restaurant rescue for vegetarians 131(1)
The coffee connection 132(1)
Sweets to eat 133(1)
Urban-guerrilla power picnicking 134(1)
Index of Restaurants by Neighborhood 134(2)
Index of Restaurants by Cuisine 136(1)
Index of Restaurants by Price 137(3)
Exploring Vancouver 140(25)
Discovering Vancouver's Top Sights from A 140(11)
to Z
Finding More Cool Things to See and Do 151(8)
Kid-pleasing spots 152(1)
Teen-tempting attractions 153(1)
Notable beaches, gardens, and parks 154(2)
Intriguing museums 156(1)
Recreation and spectator sports 157(1)
Art-lovers' sights 158(1)
Seeing Vancouver by Guided Tour 159(6)
To tour or not to tour? 159(1)
Booking direct 159(1)
Touring Vancouver 160(2)
Taking a special-interest tour 162(3)
Shopping the Local Stores 165(17)
Surveying the Scene 165(4)
Checking Out the Big Names 169(1)
Going to Market 170(3)
Chinatown markets 170(1)
Granville Island Public Market 171(1)
Lonsdale Quay Market 172(1)
Robson Public Market 172(1)
Punjabi Market 172(1)
Searching Out the Best Shopping 173(7)
Neighborhoods
Downtown 174(2)
Gastown 176(1)
Chinatown 176(1)
Granville Island 177(1)
South Granville 177(1)
Kitsilano and Point Grey 178(2)
Yaletown 180(1)
Index of Stores by Merchandise 180(2)
Following an Itinerary: Four Great Options 182(8)
Itinerary #1: Vancouver for Beer Lovers 182(3)
Itinerary #2: Vancouver as Hollywood North 185(1)
Itinerary #3: Vancouver for Nature Lovers 186(2)
Itinerary #4: Romantic Vancouver 188(2)
Going Beyond Vancouver: Three Great Day 190(10)
Trips
Day Trip #1: The Road to Whistler 190(4)
Getting there 190(1)
Seeing the sights 191(1)
Where to stay 192(2)
Where to dine 194(1)
Day Trip #2: The Sunshine Coast 194(2)
Getting there 194(1)
Seeing the sights 195(1)
Where to stay 195(1)
Where to dine 196(1)
Day Trip #3: Island Hopping 196(4)
Getting started in Nanaimo 196(1)
Gabriola Island 197(1)
Setting out for more island adventure 197(1)
Denman Island 198(1)
Hornby Island 198(1)
Where to stay 198(1)
Where to dine 198(2)
Living It Up After Dark: Vancouver's 200(13)
Nightlife
Checking Out the Music Scene 200(5)
Shaking your groove thing: The best 201(3)
dance clubs
Focusing on the music: The best folk, 204(1)
jazz, and blues clubs
Turning up the volume: The best 204(1)
rock-and-roll bars
Hanging Out: Vancouver's Best Bars 205(5)
See-and-be-seen spots 205(1)
English and Irish pubs 206(1)
Neighborhood bars 206(1)
Hip alternative bars 207(1)
Chic bars and lounges 208(1)
Thirst-quenching brewpubs 208(1)
Beer joints 209(1)
Cue-crackin' poolrooms 209(1)
Laughing the night away: Comedy clubs 210(1)
Stepping out: The gay and lesbian scene 210(1)
Getting Artsy: The Performing Arts 210(3)
Raising the curtain on Vancouver's 211(1)
theaters
Tuning up for Vancouver's symphony 212(1)
Singing the praises of Vancouver's 212(1)
opera company
Et tutu, Vancouver? Dance in the city 212(1)
Part IV: Victoria 213(80)
Arriving and Getting Oriented 215(9)
Arriving in Victoria 215(3)
Getting from Vancouver's airport to 215(2)
your hotel
Getting from Victoria's airport to your 217(1)
hotel
Driving to Victoria 217(1)
Getting to Know Victoria's Neighborhoods 218(2)
Finding Information After You Arrive 220(1)
Getting Around Victoria 221(3)
On foot 221(1)
By bicycle 221(1)
By car 221(1)
By public transportation 222(1)
By taxi 223(1)
Checking In at Victoria's Best Hotels 224(15)
Victoria's Best Hotels from A to Z 224(11)
Runner-up Hotels 235(1)
Index of Accommodations by Neighborhood 236(1)
Index of Accommodations by Price 237(2)
Dining and Snacking in Victoria 239(19)
Getting the Dish on the Local Scene 239(3)
Searching Out Where the Locals Eat 240(2)
Victoria's Best Restaurants 242(8)
On the Lighter Side: Snacks and Meals on 250(3)
the Go
The tea experience 250(1)
The cafe connection 251(1)
Burgers, fish, and pub grub 251(1)
Restaurant rescue for vegetarians 252(1)
Sweets to eat 252(1)
Index of Restaurants by Neighborhood 253(1)
Index of Restaurants by Cuisine 254(1)
Index of Restaurants by Price 255(3)
Discovering Victoria's Best Attractions 258(13)
Discovering Victoria's Top Sights from A 258(7)
to Z
Finding More Cool Things to See and Do 265(3)
Kid-pleasing spots 265(1)
Teen-tempting attractions 266(1)
Notable parks and gardens 267(1)
Stroll-worthy Neighborhoods 268(1)
Seeing Victoria by Guided Tour 268(3)
Touring by foot 269(1)
Touring on wheels: Bus, carriage, 269(1)
pedicab, or limo
Going by other means 270(1)
Shopping the Local Stores 271(9)
Surveying the Scene 271(1)
Checking Out the Big Names 272(2)
Discovering the Best Shopping 274(4)
Neighborhoods
Inner Harbour 274(1)
Government Street 274(2)
Antique Row (Fort Street) 276(1)
Yates and Douglas area 277(1)
Market Square 277(1)
Index of Stores by Merchandise 278(2)
Following an Itinerary: Two Great Options 280(4)
Itinerary #1: Victoria for Anglophiles 280(1)
Itinerary #2: Victoria for Families 281(3)
Living It Up After the Sun Goes Down: 284(9)
Victoria Nightlife
Getting the Beat on the Music Scene 285(3)
Listening to folk, jazz, or blues 285(1)
Shaking your groove thing 286(1)
Rockin' the night away 286(2)
Visiting the Watering Holes 288(2)
English and Irish pubs 288(1)
Outstanding brewpubs 288(1)
Neighborhood bars 289(1)
Chic bars and lounges 289(1)
Raising the Curtain on the Performing Arts 290(3)
Calling all thespians: Victoria's 290(1)
theater scene
Locating high art: Opera, dance, and 291(2)
classical music
Part V: The Part of Tens 293(14)
Ten Things You Can't Live Without in 295(4)
Vancouver
Umbrella 295(1)
Coffee Cup 296(1)
Ring/Stud/Tattoo 296(1)
Hiking Shoes 296(1)
Chopsticks 297(1)
Jeans 297(1)
Bike 297(1)
Sweater 298(1)
Organic Cotton/Hemp Mesh Bag 298(1)
Frisbees and Kites 298(1)
Ten Things You Can't Live Without in 299(3)
Victoria
Teacup 299(1)
Malt Vinegar Shaker 299(1)
Beer Stein 300(1)
Golf Clubs 300(1)
Camera or Camcorder 300(1)
Allergy Medication 300(1)
Boat Shoes 300(1)
Cricket Wicket 300(1)
Bike Helmet 301(1)
Umbrella 301(1)
Ten Celebrities You Didn't Realize Were 302(5)
from the Area
Bryan Adams 302(1)
Pamela Anderson 302(1)
Michael Buble 303(1)
Raymond Burr 303(1)
Hayden Christensen 303(1)
James Doohan 303(1)
Rob Feenie 303(1)
David Foster 304(1)
Michael J. Fox 304(1)
Diana Krall and Nelly Furtado 304(1)
And More Bonus Celebs 304(3)
Appendix: Quick Concierge 307(10)
Fast Facts 307(5)
Toll-Free Numbers and Web Sites 312(3)
Where to Get More Information 315(2)
Tourist information offices 315(1)
Newspapers, magazines, and books 315(2)
Index 317