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2 free days in Vancouver - looking for different things to d

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Hi, I will be in Vancouver for about 2 days before I start a Canada/Alaska trip in early August 2012. There are a lot of things to do in Vancouver itself so I am looking for any recommendations of different - quirky/unusual/famous/etc. things to do/restaurants etc. If anyone knows of a 'different' place that they can recommend, it would be appreciated.

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Go for a sail on the Munin.

http://www.scandinaviancentre.org/munin/

Go for a tree walk here in Kitsilano

http://kitstreemap.com/

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ubc museum of anthropology...amazing. There are lots more food trucks throughout Vancouver this year ... lots of interesting choices which I can hardly wait to try :)

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The Jimi Hendrix Shrine: http://www.yelp.com/biz/jimi-hendrix-shrine-vancouver

Then go next door for a cocktail at the Union Bar: http://theunionbar.ca or the Keefer Bar (a 5 minute walk away): http://www.thekeeferbar.com/

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Note that the suggestions I posted could easily be combined-add lunch @ a neighbourhood gem like Hitoe for a taste of local living.

http://hitoesushi.web.fc2.com/

Head out to Burnaby for a ride on the vintage carousel.

http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca/

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Thanks to all of you for your suggestions, they sound great. Will do some websurfing to find out more.

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The Architectural Institute of British Columbia does walking tours of different parts of Vancouver during the summer -

www.aibc.ca

(Look under "public resources". The schedule becomes available closer to summer.)

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