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BAR NONE boasts a newly renovated room that coincides with an unforgettable 10 year anniversary. Built around the original post and beam architecture of a converted warehouse, BAR NONE ascends from a history going back to the early 1920's (when the horses that were used to deliver milk door to door) would nestle in for the night under the same roof that exists today.
Presently ....cool, fresh and vintage sounds fill the airways, featuring both live music and the hottest DJ's the city has to offer. BAR NONE has a handsome clientele and superior bar staff that move gracefully about a postmodern setting. The lighting is romantic and the crowd as fashionable as the venue that envelops it.
BAR NONE is perfect for provate functions, wrap parties or special events. It is located in the heart of Yaletown, the center of Vancouver's burgeoning high tech scene, also makes it the place to be for all young professionals.
Address: 1222 Hamilton Street, Yaletown Vancouver, BC
Theatres, shops, ferry rides, the Emily Carr Art School claims some ground down here as well. Woodworkers co-op has a venue where you can browse or shop for gifts.
Mother Lantern and Nitobe Pond
If you enjoy a pleasant stroll through a beautiful garden, then you are really going to like Nitobe Memorial Japanese Gardens. Named for well respected diplomat, scholar, educator, and writer, Igazo Nitobe (1862-1933).
Professor Nitobe's personal goal was "to become a bridge across the Pacific", and he was returning from a peace conference in Banff, Alberta, when he died in Victoria, B.C.
In his memory, his friends commissioned a lantern which was brought from Japan and placed on the campus of the fledgling University of British Columbia. His image was placed in 1984, on the 5,000 Yen note
Gradually, the idea of a Japanese garden for the young campus took root, and its realization fell to UBC president Dr. Norman MacKenzie.
Not open in the dead of winter, unless arranged, but open every other time of the year.
Plus during the summer, you can partake in learning the art of the Japanese tea ceremony. Well worth a day.
Address: 1895 Lower Mall, UBC campus, Vancouver
Directions: North Marine Drive on UBC Campus
Other Contact: http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.or
Minotaur & Hare sculpture at the botanical gardens
Recently we've been getting alot of work done in area's that have for years been neglected, for such a large place, we are very short staffed and this creates many problems. But still, when you come out for your visit, you will be greeted by some good people. And if you would like a personal tour, that can be happily arranged for you, to suit your wishes and needs. There is a wheelchair for those who require one. Although the pathways that you can use this chair on, will only take you through a minimum of acres, as most pathways and roads are not designed for the disabled, but we are working on that. Just recently, some donations were given to the garden to purchase two of those handy little personal carts for the disabled to get around easily, these can be found at the gate house as you enter. Also, another new feature which has been brought in here are a personal audio tour, these are small hand-held devices which resemble a phone, all you have to do is, punch in the number when you come to a sign, and you will learn about that particular plant along with a story concerning how it came to the garden.
Address: 6804 Southwest Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Other Contact: fax 604 822-2016
Phone: 604 827-5038
The poses the bodies have been placed in, make them look still alive, and ready to jump around.
Address: 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7
Other Contact: 604-443-7440
Sears Tower Viewing
Phone: 604 - 669-2220
Eco Marine Rentals - taken from their site
Down at Jericho Sailing Centre and another location at Granville Island, you can rent these boats and take your time exploring.
Another location is down at English Bay.
Address: 1668 Duranleau St., Vancouver, B.C.
Other Contact: (604) 222-3565
Phone: (604) 689-7575
Weekends bring great live music with one of the house cover bands and featuring DJ Superfly playing the latest and greatest to keep you on the dancefloor. Guestlist is recommended as they tend to fill up early in the evening.
Make a point of checking out Sundays, one of their signature nights and attracting a huge bar and nightclub industry crowd. Take a ride on the mechanical bull, enjoy $2.50 Coronas and $2.50 Jack Daniels, dance the night away to the sounds of DJ Frost, or just kick back and check out the scene.
AuBar has become a favorite stomping ground for many of Vancouver's social elite, and has also become well known outside the city as the place to go on a both Friday and Saturday night. Not only has the word spread across Canada, but in the well travelled party circles of Hollywood as well.
Many familiar faces have been known to frequent AuBar, such as Ryan Phillipe, Cuba Gooding Jr., Heather Graham, Obie Trice, Chris Klein, Carmen Electra and Gary Buse to name a few.
With a 22 foot ceiling, the club has an open feel while still maintaining two separate and distinct areas. In addition, there are three bars and an immaculately clean and creatively designed space.
Address: 674 Seymour Street, Downtown Vancouver
Phone: 604 648-2227
A hip positive room located in the heart of downtown Vancouver business district experience the friendly and quality service in one of the world's most stylish rooms as voted by Conde Nast Traveler - 2004, while savoring the unique West Coast style with a South Western flavour of our signature flavour dishes at exceptional value orchestrated by Executive Chef Edmond Cheung. Aqua 1066 Restaurant and Lounge with the stylish characteristics of beauty and flexibility is a very popular destination itself to accommodate private and corporate functions, fundraisers, birthdays, and reservations and wrap parties, as well as being a world class venue for feature films and television shooting.
The beautiful room and more mature setting led to an incredibly positve vibe as it seemed like everyone was either at the bar or out on the beautiful patio. The patio is something to be experienced by all as there is nothing better than sitting with tons of your friends drinking and laughing during lunchtime, after work or during the evening. Enjoy lounging on our patio. Sit outside watch the business crowd at surrounding tables in this popular financial area restaurant.
Hours of Business
Monday - Friday 11:30 am - till late*
Saturday 6pm - till very late*
For reservations, special functions, events and private parties please call: 604.683.5843
Address: 1066 West Hastings Street
Directions: Downtown Vancouver
Phone: 604 683-5843
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