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#293104 - 02/19/10 11:10 PM Vancouver
bigwill2 Offline
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I'm not a fan of big cities, but that sure looks like a beautiful place to live.

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#293110 - 02/19/10 11:46 PM Re: Vancouver [Re: bigwill2]
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I vacationed in Whistler a couple winters back and really enjoyed my short stay in Vancouver. The drive from the city to the mountain is one of the most beautiful drives I've ever done.
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#293123 - 02/20/10 12:23 AM Re: Vancouver [Re: pmbuko]
Redo Offline
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Alaska down to Seattle is as beautiful as it gets

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#293127 - 02/20/10 12:37 AM Re: Vancouver [Re: pmbuko]
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 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
I vacationed in Whistler a couple winters back and really enjoyed my short stay in Vancouver. The drive from the city to the mountain is one of the most beautiful drives I've ever done.


Totally agree. I've driven up during the winter and that's the only place I've seen bald eagles in trees just to the side of the road.

I went up last Aug 2009 and the village was definitely built up for the Olympics.

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#293156 - 02/20/10 10:13 AM Re: Vancouver [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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Loc: It's all about the location.
The Coquihalla Hiway from Vancouver to Kelowna is just as nice a drive, imo...miles of wide, winding hiway through the mountains with very few cars in sight either direction. Porsche Heaven!

In Southern BC, my folks have had the occasional eaqle land in one of the trees in their back yard...pretty mean looking bird up close.
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#293168 - 02/20/10 12:57 PM Re: Vancouver [Re: Adrian]
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Yep beautiful country around there alright, but its a pricey place to live.

I've lived in Penticton (Okanogan south of Kelowna) and visited Vancouver several times.

Yaking on the Queen Charlottes is on my list of things to do before I die.
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#293169 - 02/20/10 01:01 PM Re: Vancouver [Re: fredk]
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 Originally Posted By: fredk
Yaking on the Queen Charlottes is on my list of things to do before I die.

Better than "yakking" on the Axiom Forums, Fred? \:D
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#293189 - 02/20/10 06:57 PM Re: Vancouver [Re: Adrian]
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Yeah, but only by a little bit.
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#293334 - 02/22/10 08:18 AM Re: Vancouver [Re: fredk]
Murph Offline
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I was in Whistler 2 years ago for a National United Way Conference as the resort was kind enough to sponsor the entire event. I loved it there. If I only had known about it when I was young, I'm sure my first job would have been out there and I'd probably still be a waiter by day, skier by evening and professional partier by night.

We took extra time and made a vacation out of it and spent the last two days wandering Vancouver. It is a very nice city. It was rainy as it often is, but warm. It has it's boring sections and it's 'down and out' sections just like every other city but you are never far from the water, it's fun to take little ferries instead of taxis and although I'm sure they do this in tons of places but, was the first time I ever personally saw huge hardwood trees growing on the tops of buildings.
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#293402 - 02/22/10 04:32 PM Re: Vancouver [Re: Murph]
Potatohead Offline
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Been here my whole life, 28 years... It's a pretty darn good place to be (politics aside). I was just up at Whistler on Saturday watching the two man bobsled (crazy crashes galore!!) and the drive up to Whistler, as many times as I have done it, is just incredible.

The last week or so is quite warm, but it has been sunny which makes the city look just amazing. All that is missing is some more white on the mountains.

EDIT: It is VERY expensive to live here, agreed with that comment. The city is pinned in by mountains, ocean and the border, so there is only limited space. A fifty year old house on about a 3000 sq foot lot will run you around 750k in the city.




Edited by Potatohead (02/22/10 04:37 PM)

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