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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-28-2010, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Default Interesting places for my grandpa

Hey everyone, this not the usual hiking stuff, so please bear with me.

I want to take my grandpa out somewhere nice this summer and I'd appreciate your suggestions. His 79th birthday is in a week so anything physical is out of the question. Last year, I took him to Othello tunnels. He enjoyed it. The year before we went to the mining museum in squamish and stave falls dam museum. We've also had a few picnics at provincial parks (park & eat) but I don't think he enjoyed these as much.

Are there any other interesting man made or natural features within an hour drive to vancouver that don't require hiking?

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-28-2010, 05:59 PM
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Lighthouse park is nice. It is a short walk.
Lynn cannon park/suspension bridge is also nice. (free) where as Cipilano Suspension Bridge has a entrance fee.

Indoors...I really like the Museum of Anthropology at UBC and Vancouver Art Gallery.

However none of these get you out of the city.

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you could always take the gondola up Whistler for the sightseeing tour.
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Fort Langley, royal BC Museum in Victoria, Capilano Fish Hatchery, etc etc
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Cheam Lake Wetlands. Take the Agassiz Exit turning right at the round-a-bout, following the signs to the ducks unlimited reserve. Many non hikers go to the floating bridge where sometimes otters play, Canadian Geese nest, and trumpeter swans frolic.
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Hells Gate for a Salmon Dinner?

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post #7 of (permalink) Old 04-29-2010, 08:34 AM
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Shannon falls (near Squamish) is a very short flat walk from the parking lot, Bridal Veil (near Hope) falls are very accessible too.

How about Harrison Lake beach & a visit to Minter gardens for a day trip? Hope slide is a bit further up the road on hwy #3 but worth a 20 minute look about.

Pitt Lake is always worth a visit, a nice easy dyke walk-you could even rent a canoe & paddle Widgeon Slough, its very placid & easy even for an older fella (& different!).

The ferry ride to Bowen Island always goes over well with my visitors & Crippen park is right there & very easy to stroll in.

Queen Elizabeth park & conservatory are good too, & they may be closing the conservatory soon. Van Duesen gardens are great too.

Don't forget Grouse mtn tram & lots of easy stuff to look at the top. Guests always like looking over the Capilano dam en route.

Hope these help.
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post #8 of (permalink) Old 04-29-2010, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Excellent suggestions everyone. Thank you very much.

A lot of these places I haven't been myself so it'll be fun. Thanks again!
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