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Thank You to All Our Participants

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Vancouver, British Columbia from November 30th to December 3rd, 2010 to make CitiesAlive such a success! This event is now over, but we hope to see you all for CitiesAlive 2011 next November. For more information about CitiesAlive 2011 and for other programs run by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, please check out our main website at www.greenroofs.org.

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Please take a look at our Acknowledgments page to see some the individuals working to make this conference great!
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Getting to Vancouver

At a Glance:
City Flying Time to Vancouver (approx.)
Driving Time to Vancouver (approx.)  

A wealth of information on travel to Vancouver and what to do once you arrive is available at www.tourismvancouver.com

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Why not wrap up an amazing conference with a weekend of skiing at spectacular Whistler Mountain - less than 2 hours away!

Calgary 1 hr, 30 min 12 hrs
Edmonton 1 hr, 30 min 14 hrs, 30 min
New York 5hrs, 30 min
Philadelphia 8-9 hrs (w/stopover)
Portland 45 min 5 hrs, 30 min
San Francisco 
2 hrs 16 hrs
Salt Lake City 2 hrs, 20 min 16 hrs
Seattle 30 min 2 hrs, 30 min
Toronto 4 hrs, 30 min

Washington 5 hrs., 30 min



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Vancouver West End with Snowy Mountains.
Courtesy: Tourism Vancouver / Andy Mons

By Air

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is served by a wide variety airlines offering direct flights from all over North America and around the world:

Airlines serving Vancouver International: Air China, Air France, Air North, Air Transat, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, China Airlines, Continental, Delta Airlines, Eva Air, Horizon Air, JAL, Lufthansa, Mexicana, US Airways, United Airlines, WestJet.

Flights arrive in Vancouver from these Canadian destinations: Calgary, Campbell River, Castlegar, Charlotte, Comox, Cranbrook, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Fort Nelson, Fort St John, Halifax, Hamilton, Kamloops, Nanaimo, Ottawa, Penticton, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Quesnel, Regina, Sandspit, Saskatoon, Smithers, St. Johns, Terrace, Toronto, Victoria, Whitehorse, Williams Lake, Winnipeg, Yellowknife.

Did You Know?

  • An art collection located in the airport gives a unique cultural taste of vancouver
  • 16.2 million people boarded planes from Vancouver International Airport in 2009
  • Vancouver International Airport Handled 198,400 tonnes of cargo in 2009

Flights arrive in Vancouver from these US destinations: Anchorage, Chicago, Dallas Fort Worth, Denver, LaGuardia, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis St Paul, New York Kennedy, Newark New Jersey, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh Durham, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington National Airport.

Flights arrive in Vancouver from these International destinations: Amsterdam, Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Incheon Korea, Kahului Maui, London Gatwick, London Municipal ON, Manchester, Manila, Mexico City, Munich, Paris.

By Car

Vancouver is within 16 hours drive of several significant western cities:

City Seattle Portland Calgary Edmonton San Francisco Salt Lake City
Driving Time
(approx.)
2.5 hrs 5.5 hrs 12 hrs 14.5 hrs 16 hrs 16 hrs

By Train

Via Rail offers train service from all major Canadian cities to Vancouver, while Amtrak offers train service to Seattle connecting to bus service to Vancouver.

Once You Have Arrived

Getting Around

Here are some useful links to help you get into and around Vancouver:

Click here for a Downtown Map (.pdf, ~2.7 Mb)

Click here to learn about the Canada Line: light rail connection between downtown and the airport.

Click here to learn about the West Coast Express: connecting Vancouver's ports.

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Courtesy: Tourism Vancouver

14 things to do in Vancouver

Grouse Mountain
Mountain 15 minutes from downtown, a must see with lots of fun activities
Admission = 44.40, with Ziplining = 105
6400 Nancy Greene Way, V7R 4K9
www.grousemountain.com
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604.980.9311

Vancouver Aquarium
Home of 70,000 different species of aquatic creatures
Adults $27
845 Avison Way in Stanley Park, V6B 3X8
www.visitvanaqua.org
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604.659.3474

Capilano Suspension Bridge
World famous suspension bridge crossing the Capillano river

Adults $33.45
3735 Capilano Road, V7R 4J1
www.capbridge.com
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604-985-7474

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Courtesy: Tourism Vancouver/Burnaby Village Museum

Burnaby Village
40 square kilometers of 1920's buildings, businesses and townsfolk

Adults $11.70
6501 Deer Lake Avenue, V5G 3T6
www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca
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604.297.4565

Vancouver Art Gallery
Heritage art museum home to many internationally acclaimed artists

Adults $22.50
750 Hornby Street, V6Z 2H7
www.vanartgallery.bc.ca
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604.662.4719

Granville Island
A vibrant island with waterfront views and a public market

1689 Johnston Street, V6H 3R9
www.granvilleisland.com
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604 666-5784

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Courtesy: Tourism Vancouver, Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden

Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Full Size Chinese Garden

Adults $14
578 Carrall Street, V6B 5K2
www.vancouverchinesegarden.com
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(604) 662 3207 x.202

Science World
Amazing science demonstrations with unforgettable attractions and shows

Adults $21
1455 Quebec Street, V6A 3Z7
www.scienceworld.ca
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604.443.7443

Vancouver Lookout and Harbour Centre
A spectacular 360 view of the cosmopolitan city and its mountains from 50 stories

Adults $15
555 West Hastings St., V6B 4N6
www.vancouverlookout.com
Information Desk: 604.689.0421

Minter Gardens
Stunning mountain backdrop of 11 unique gardens with waterfalls and restaurants

Adults $17
52892 Bunker Rd.
Chilliwack
www.mintergardens.com
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604.794.7191

Hells Gate Airtram
Drive through 7 mountain tunnels and Go Gold Panning at the Scenic Fraser Canyon

43111 Trans Canada Highway
www.hellsgateairtram.com
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604.867.9277

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UBC - Museum of Anthropology
A world renowned collection of arts and cultures, known for its architecture and unique setting

Adults $14
6393 N.W. Marine Drive, V6T 1Z2
www.moa.ubc.ca
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604.822.3825

Gastown
Over 70 businesses and a steam clock located at the historic beginnings of Vancouver

145 - 332 Water Street, V6B 1B6
www.gastown.org
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(604) 683-5650

Stanley Park
Horse Drawn Tours

Adults $29
735 Stanley Park Drive
www.stanleypark.com
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1-888-681-5110