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Getting Around Vancouver
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bcvanautumnstreet.jpg Downtown Vancouver is best explored on foot. Good walking streets include Robson and Georgia,, Denman, Pender by Main (Chinatown), Cordova and Water (Gastown) and Granville Street. (Several blocks of Granville Street are closed to general traffic).

The city is surrounded on three sides by water and there are only three bridges (Granville, Lions Gate, and Cambie) and one viaduct (Georgia Viaduct) leading from the city's core. You can imagine, with the majority of the city's workers arriving by car, the streets are clogged, especially during the early morning or late afternoon "rush".

Public transportation in and out of downtown, managed by Translink (604.953.3333) includes buses, a light rail system called Skytrain, and SeaBus, a foot ferry that travels between Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver and Waterfront Station downtown.

For general information on how to get from point A to B, using Translink call 604.521.0400

Districts and streets outside the downtown core worth visiting include the (yuppy) Kitsilano district (4th), the (college) Kerrisdale district (41st), the ethnic communities at Commercial, Main and Fraser and Granville Island where Vancouverites shop, eat and play.

Street maps and other information on Vancouver are available at the Vancouver Tourism office (604.683.2000) located at Suite 210, 200 Burrard Street.




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