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Other Sites of Interest in Vancouver

VanDusen Botanical Garden 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver - at the corner of Oak Street and West 37th Avenue.

Dr Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden Carrall Street between Pender and Keefer Streets. Closest SkyTrain station is Stadium/Chinatown.

Capilano Suspension Bridge The bridge is about 5 and a half miles from the IETF 84 Meeting Venue. The 450 ft long, 230 ft high bridge, originally constructed of hemp rope and cedar planks attached to Douglas-firs, is today made with pre-stressed wire cable attached to 118 ton anchors. There is a free shuttle to the bridge (admittance to the park is extra). The shuttle picks up at the Hyatt Melville Street entrance. PLEASE NOTE: the Website indicates the free shuttle is ONE WAY to the bridge. Guests need to make their own return arrangements. Public transit: Take the 246 bus from the stop at the corner of West Georgia and Burrard Street toward 246 Highland. Get off at the Ridgewood Drive and Norcross Way stop (about 30 minutes) and walk up Caplilano Drive to the bridge. Alternatively, take the 998 SeaBus Ferry (Northbound) from Waterfront Station and catch the 236 Bus towards Grouse Mountain and get off at the Capilano Suspension Bridge (about 36 minutes).

Other sites at the Capilano Suspension Bridge include a Cliff Walk (this heart-stopping cliffside journey takes you through rainforest vegetation on a series of unobtrusive cantilevered and suspended walkways jutting out from the granite cliff face above Capilano River to previously unexplored areas of the park. Not for the faint of heart, it is high and narrow and, in some sections, glass (very strong glass) is all that separates guests from the canyon far below.), the Treetops Adventure (Visitors venture from one magnificent Douglas fir tree to another on a series of elevated suspension bridges, some reaching as high as 100 feet (30m) above the forest floor.), and the Totem Park (Part of Capilano's captivating story involves the tradition of placing totem (story) poles on the grounds at Capilano Suspension Bridge. In the 1930's Mac MacEachran invited local First Nations to place their story poles in the park. Those colourful poles are maintained in the exact condition in which they were received and are on display in the Totem Park.) to name a few.

Granville Island

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