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Vancouver or Whistler

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Vancouver or Whistler

As part of our holiday to BC we are debating whether to visit Vancouver and Whistler or just Vancouver. We'll have two days spare before travelling to Vancouver Island. What would the locals advise?

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1. Re: Vancouver or Whistler

What time of year?

What are you interested in? city and accompanying amenities or mountain and the outdoors?

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2. Re: Vancouver or Whistler

With only two days, there is plenty to do in Vancouver.

You may also want to post more direct questions in the Vancouver forum.

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3. Re: Vancouver or Whistler

We are visiting in August and will have already visited Banff so we'll have done some of the mountain stuff. Are there lots of outdoor activities to do in Whistler in the summer? We can find out lots about Vancouver but not so much about Whistler.

Thanks :)

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4. Re: Vancouver or Whistler

if you go to www.hellobc.com and put Whistler in the search box you'll be directed to a comprehensive web site with tons of info.

hellobc.com/en-CA/RegionsCities/Whistler.htm

There is a wide range of activity and accomodation in Whistler. Will you be spending any time at all in Vancouver? It's unclear whether you only have the two days or if you have scheduled some days ( at least 3) for Vancouver and have an extra two days or if you ONLY have the two days. if you have not scheduled time for Vancouver then I'd say stay here.. but it also depends on your interests and what you are trying to encompass in your holiday.

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5. Re: Vancouver or Whistler

Hi familyoffour1963;

FYI...Tofino is located on Vancouver Island, approx. 125 miles / 200 km east of Vancouver. The City of Vancouver is located on the mainland, not on Vancouver Island.

Best Regards

Edited: 2:15 pm, March 16, 2010
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6. Re: Vancouver or Whistler

I think Resuce Team is referring to the fact you've posted your question in the Tofino forum... fortunately most of us who use the BC forum look at the BCForum overview which shows all the postings.. possibly you'd been asking a specific question on the Tofino forum and posted this one there without realizing it. No problmem as I'm sure others will be along with info..but do need to know about time alloted for vancouver as I mentioned earlier.

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