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Mar 27, 2009 03:36 PM

Vancouver In August

My mom( 62), daughter(16) and I are going to be in Vancouver at the end of August before and after we come back from an Alaskan cruise. We will be staying right near the waterfront and are looking for some great local recomendations for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Thanks a bunch and can't wait to see Vancouver.

Also if there are any street festivals or local neighbourhood events that we should check out that would be great we are there Aug 16-17 and then again 26-27

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  1. Here's are my cruise passenger recs:

    Granville Island (Lunch Forage)
    Medina (Breafast and Lunch)
    Boneta (Dinner or Lunch)
    The Greedy Pig (Lunch and Dinner)

    Do you have particular preferences in terms of cuisine? (Vancouver does Chinese and Japanese well).

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    1. re: fmed

      Thanks fmed. We have some great Chinese and Japanese here in TO as well but we are planning to do Japanese for dinner at least one of the nights we are in town.

      1. re: books

        For Japanese: you might want to try an izakaya - Vancouver has many. Last time I checked, Toronto didn't have one. (Correct me if I'm wrong).

    2. Fellow poster Chargenda recently inquired about breakfasts near the Pan Pacific I'm going to assume that you'll be in that same neighbourhood and suggest both Scoozi's (Howe Street x Pender Street) and Scioue (1/2 block from Scoozi's) - see "breakfast near pan pacific" same forum.

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      1. re: hrhsheba

        Thanks hrhsheba. Looks great, next question is where would you go for seafood? As much as Toronto rocks at times we are a little far away from the ocean for super fresh fish and shell fish.

        1. re: books

          For splurges: Blue Water, C Restaurant.
          For mid-range: Joe Fortes, The Fishhouse, Sun Sui Wah
          For budget: Go Fish (an outdoor fish fry - all sustainably caught and very fresh fish)
          For sushi: Lime, Octopus' Garden

          1. re: fmed

            Thanks so much for the tips, it looks like it is going to be a great time. We found some places in Alaska for salmon and crab so I am sure I will have my fill of fresh seafood.