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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 5th Revised edition edition (Feb. 1 2011)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 1741794005
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741794007
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13.4 x 1.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #210,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Born and raised in the historic UK city of St. Albans, John grew up in the lengthy shadow of London, finding as many opportunities as possible to gorge on the capital?s rich diet of museums and galleries. Slowly succumbing to the lure of overseas exotica, he arrived on Canada?s West Coast in 1993 to begin an MA in Political Science at the University of Victoria. Regular home trips to Britain ensued, along with stints living in Tokyo and Montreal, before he returned to British Columbia to become a full-time freelance writer in 1999.

Now living in the heart of downtown Vancouver, with a view of snow-capped mountains from his window, John specializes in travel writing and has contributed to more than 120 different publications around the world. These include the Guardian, Independent, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Sydney Morning Herald, CNN Traveller, Travel + Leisure, Global Magazine, US Airways Magazine, British Airways High Life and BBC News Online. He also writes regularly for the travel section of the Toronto Globe and Mail and has a monthly travel column in BC Business Magazine. His stories are archived online at John has worked on eight Lonely Planet titles, including Canada, British Columbia, Western Europe, Vancouver and Europe on a Shoestring.

Ever-addicted to new experiences, John?s favourite trips have included the Trans-Siberian Railway, trekking in New Zealand?s Whirinaki rainforest and building his own igloo in the Canadian wilderness. He still has a strong affinity with the UK and visits several times every year to hit as many old pubs as possible, pick-up as much tea as his suitcase will allow and scoff as many bags of cheese and onion crisps as his body will take.

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By Marie on June 7 2013
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Good to get to know what you can do in Vancouver city and surroundings.
I would have appreciated recommendations of what to do in few days, one week, 2 weeks, etc.
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By Claudia Salvatore on Oct. 17 2013
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Needed to buy this book for a friend that was going to vancouver for two months.
The person loved it and was very helpfull
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Good starting point for your city exploration Jan. 16 2012
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We purchased this before a trip to Vancouver and Whistler. First day in town we did the Gastown pub crawl, and highly recommend it. Good selection of bars and nice description of all the places on the tour. The included tear out map was good, but not great - we ended up using the free one available all over town instead. Coverage of outlying areas was better than I expected - we ended up using some of the recommendations in both Squamish and Whistler.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Worst travel book I have ever bought July 3 2013
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I have used lonely planet guidebooks to visit over 15 different countries and countless states (but probably not more than 50 :-). This is the absolutely worst guide book I have ever bought... ever. It is also the first, and probably last, city only guide book I have read. I assumed, clearly incorrectly, getting a city book as opposed to a country guidebook would give me more detailed info. This book is VERY poorly laid out. The organization is so bad you really have to read the whole thing to learn anything and the index is useless. The worst thing about this book is that each section seems to only highlight about 6 of the authors favorite places and everything else in that area seems to be ignored. So in an area where you could eat at over 60 restaurants, 6 are highlighted. The book also assumes a basic knowledge of the area, like that I would know what part of Vancouver Yalestown is in. Such a waste of money. If this were the first Lonely Planet Guide book I had bought I would never buy another. I probably will never get another Lonely Planet city guide.
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Great guide book! April 2 2012
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I am glad I took this book to Vancouver with me. The maps and information were very good and seemed to be truly informed by a local. Of course, that is what we all want to aspire to in a guide book - local expertise, and this book seems to deliver. I also had the Fodor's book from the library with me, very good too.
Great Reference Aug. 23 2013
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This is a great book for anyone traveling to Vancouver. It has all the sites/activities listed in each area of town so that you can plan your days and use your time wisely. We spent 6 days in Vancouver and never got bored. This book has it all!
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Just Enough June 25 2013
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An informative, easy to read little (handbag size) book. A great starting point for exploring Vancouver. Love the attached maps.