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    Vancouver - a brief overview

    It’s not difficult to fall for Vancouver. Famed among other things for its quality of life, its mountain-circled setting and its dining scene, it’s a city that regularly has travellers debating the viability of a permanent move. Those that do settle here have much to be smug about, from an endlessly evolving cultural

    scene to a close-at-hand natural wonderland that suits everyone from hikers to sailors. It’s a genuinely cool city – and, come winter, genuinely cold – and with more bars, stores, cafés and arts venues that you can shake a stick at, it rewards lengthy exploration.

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    Vancouver Aquarium

    845 Avison Way
    V6G 3E2 Vancouver
    Canada
    Tel: 604 659 3474
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    Opening times:
    Daily 1000-1700

    Located in the heart of beautiful Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium is a leader in research and education of marine life and conservation efforts. The aquarium is a self-sustained, non-for-profit facility dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life.

    Beaty Biodiversity Museum

    2212 Main Mall, University of BC
    V6T 1Z4 Vancouver
    Canada
    Tel: 604 827 4955
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    Opening times:
    Daily 1000-1700 (summer)
    Tue-Sun 1000-1700 (winter)

    The university’s enjoyable biodiversity collection includes Canada’s largest blue whale skeleton and all manner of birds, insects, fish and fossils. There are more than 500 permanent exhibits.

    Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

    3735 Capilano Road
    V7R 4J1 Vancouver
    Canada
    Tel: 604 985 7474
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    Opening times:
    Various

    A great way of getting a unique view of the region’s fabled landscapes, this park offers no less than seven suspended footbridges, granting views 30m (100ft) above the forest floor.

    Jimi Hendrix Shrine

    796 Main Street, Chinatown
    V6A Vancouver
    Canada
    Tel: 604 669 0377
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Sat 1300-1800 (Jun-Sep)

    Situated in a building that used to be a diner belonging to Jimi’s grandmother, this has become a shrine for Hendrix aficionados – it’s said he played music here.

    Vancouver Art Gallery

    750 Hornby Street
    V6Z 2H7 Vancouver
    Canada
    Tel: 604 662 4700
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    Opening times:
    Wed-Mon 1000-1700
    Tue 1000-2100

    Holding excellent temporary exhibitions alongside a very strong permanent collection, the gallery was established back in 1931 and remains an artistic lynchpin for the city and wider region.

    Dr Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden

    578 Carrall Street
    V6B 5K2 Vancouver
    Canada
    Tel: 604 662 3207
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    Opening times:
    Daily 1000-1800

    Intended as a means to strengthen the relationship between Chinese and Western cultures, this wonderfully serene traditional garden provides soothing respite from the pace of modern life outside its walls.

    Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art

    639 Hornby Street
    V6C 2G3 Vancouver
    Canada
    Tel: 604 682 3455
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    Opening times:
    Wed-Sun 1100-1700

    Dedicated to promoting the work of Aboriginal artists from the Northwest Coast region, the gallery is named after a famous carver and sculptor who lived locally.

    UBC Botanical Garden

    6804 SW Marine Drive
    V6T 1Z4 Vancouver
    Canada
    Tel: 604 822 4208
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0930-1700

    Affiliated to the university, these deeply attractive gardens also feature the Greenheart Canopy Walkway, taking you well above the forest floor.

    Telus World of Science

    1455 Quebec Street
    V6A 3Z7 Vancouver
    Canada
    Tel: 604 443 7440
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Fri 1000-1700
    Sat-Sun 1000-1800

    Giving an educational and entertaining look into the wonders of science, this high-tech visitor attraction will appeal to any budding young enthusiasts – and plenty of older ones too.

    Grouse Mountain

    6400 Nancy Greene Way
    V7R 4K9 Vancouver
    Canada
    Tel: 604 986 6262
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    Overlooking the city from up on high, Grouse Mountain offers visitors a variety of activities year round, from skiing, sleigh rides and snowshoeing in winter to lumberjack shows, paragliding and hiking in summer.

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    Country overview

    From Banff to Baffin Island, from Tofino to Toronto, Canada is a remarkable country. The world’s second largest country boasts an astonishing diversity of landscapes: rugged, unspoilt coastline abuts immense forests and emerald lakes containing a startling array of wildlife; vast, seemingly endless prairies become jaw-droppingly beautiful mountain ranges;

    laid-back, cosmopolitan cities are complemented by remote, quirky outposts. Whether you’re a hardcore adrenaline junkie looking for a backcountry adventure, an explorer heading out on a big road trip, a city lover hunting for cutting-edge culture and fine cuisine or a combination of all the above, Canada ticks all the boxes.

    Geography

    Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia, covering an area of 9,984,670 sq km (3,855,103 sq miles). It is bordered to the west by the Pacific Ocean and Alaska, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the northeast by Greenland (across the Nares Strait), and to the south by the ‘Lower 48′ states of the USA. The polar ice cap lies to the north.

    Canada stretches 4,634km (2,879 miles) from its northernmost point on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut to its southernmost point on Middle Island, Lake Erie, Ontario. The longest distance east to west is 5,514km (3,426 miles) from Cape Spear, Newfoundland and Labrador to the Yukon-Alaska border.

    Canada also has the world’s longest coastline at 202,080km (125,566 miles). The country’s highest mountain with a peak at 5,959m (19,550ft) is Mt Logan in the Yukon Territory.

    The landscape is diverse, ranging from the Arctic tundra of the north to the great prairies of the central area. Westward are the Rocky Mountains, and in the southeast are the Great Lakes, the St Lawrence River and Niagara Falls. The country is divided into 10 provinces and three territories.

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    Key facts

    Population: 35158300

    Population Density (per sq km): 4

    Capital: Ottawa.

    Language

    Canada is officially bilingual (English and French). The use of the two languages reflects the country’s mixed colonial history – Canada has been under both British and French rule. However, while the federal government must operate in both languages as much as is practical, use of each language outside government varies widely across the country.

    In almost all of the province of Québec, as well as parts of New Brunswick and Ontario, French is the dominant language; in most of the rest of the country, English predominates. Montréal, Ottawa and Moncton have large concentrations of

    fluently bilingual people. Immigration has also changed the language picture considerably; while not official languages, Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi, Arabic and other languages are often heard on the streets of Canada’s largest cities.

    Currency

    Canadian Dollar (CAD; symbol C$) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of C$100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of C$2 and 1, and 25, 10, 5 cents. Although the 1c coin (or penny) remains legal tender, as of 2013 it is being phased out of circulation.

    Electricity

    110-120 volts AC, 60Hz. American-style flat two-pin and three-pin (grounded) plugs are standard.

    General business opening hours

    Mon-Fri 0900-1700.

    Public holidays

    Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

    Note

    Holidays falling on the weekend are often observed the following Monday.

    2014

    New Year’s Day: 01. January 2014
    Good Friday: 18. April 2014
    Easter Sunday: 20. April 2014
    Victoria Day: 19. May 2014
    Canada Day: 01. July 2014
    Labour Day: 01. September 2014
    Thanksgiving Day: 13. October 2014
    Remembrance Day: 11. November 2014
    Christmas Day: 25. December 2014
    Boxing Day: 26. December 2014

    2015

    New Year’s Day: 01. January 2015
    Good Friday: 03. April 2015
    Easter Sunday: 05. April 2015
    Victoria Day: 25. May 2015
    Canada Day: 01. July 2015
    Labour Day: 07. September 2015
    Thanksgiving Day: 12. October 2015
    Remembrance Day: 11. November 2015
    Christmas Day: 25. December 2015
    Boxing Day: 26. December 2015

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    Nightlife in Vancouver

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    From patio bars to brewpubs, blues venues to casinos, and techno clubs to wine lounges, Vancouver has all bases

    covered. The most notable nightlife neighbourhoods include Yaletown, Gastown and Granville Street.

    George

    1137 Hamilton Street
    V6B 5P6 Vancouver
    Canada
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    This stylish Yaletown bar is near-peerless in Vancouver for its cocktails.

    Commodore Ballroom

    868 Granville Street
    V6Z 1K3 Vancouver
    Canada
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    One of the largest and best known of the city’s nightclubs, with regular guest DJs.

    Yaletown Brewing Co

    1111 Mainland Street
    V6B 2T9 Vancouver
    Canada
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    The city’s original brewpub, it’s also been voted the best in Canada.

    Fringe Café

    3124 West Broadway
    V6K 2H3 Vancouver
    Canada
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    What this quirky, well-stocked bar lacks in size it more than makes up for in character. A gem.

    The Blarney Stone

    216 Carrall Street
    V6B 2J1 Vancouver
    Canada
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    Vancouver has a broad array of Irish pubs – this is one of the most popular.

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    Restaurants in Vancouver

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    It’s been claimed – and often – that Vancouver has Canada’s best dining scene. And when you consider its oyster bars, dim

    sum restaurants, charcuterie specialists and thousand-and-one other options, it’s no real surprise.

    Five Sails Restaurant

    999 Canada Place
    V6C 3E1 Vancouver
    Canada
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    Price: Expensive

    The views, service and food make this a truly classy option.

    Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

    1095 Hamilton Street
    V6B 5T4 Vancouver
    Canada
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    Price: Expensive

    Vancouver loves its seafood, and you won’t find a better spot to enjoy it.

    Salmon n’ Bannock Bistro

    7-1128 West Broadway
    V6H 1G5 Vancouver
    Canada
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    Price: Moderate

    Specialising in First Nations-inspired cuisine, it makes for a remarkable meal out.

    Forage

    1300 Robson Street
    V6E 1C5 Vancouver
    Canada
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    Price: Moderate

    The contemporary cuisine has drawn the restaurant rave reviews since it opened in 2012.

    Meat & Bread

    370 Cambie Street
    V6B 2N3 Vancouver
    Canada
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    Price: Cheap

    Nothing fancy about this place and its roast meat sandwiches, but its legions of fans tell their own story.

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    Calendar of events

    Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

    11 June – 20 September 2014
    Website

    Venue: Vanier Park.

    In tented pavilions at an evocative waterfront venue, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival is a season of four professionally produced Shakespeare plays performed against a spectacular backdrop of mountains, sea and sky. Throughout the summer, two different plays are presented at each of the 742-seat Mainstage and the 240-seat Studio Stage. This is one of Canada’s largest professional Shakespeare Festivals and offers a unique theatre experience.

    Vancouver International Fringe Festival

    4 – 14 September 2014
    Website

    Venue: Various venues on and around Granville Island.

    A late-summer favourite, this diverse festival features over 800 theatrical performances by around 100 artists. Most of BC’s largest theatre festival takes place on Granville Island, but a few performers produce BYOV (Bring Your Own Venue) events at various locations throughout the city, which in the past have included a boat, a tree, a fire escape and the back of a bicycle. Shows are chosen by lottery, ensuring a truly eclectic mix of theatre.

    Vancouver International Film Festival

    25 September – 10 October 2014
    Website

    Venue: Various cinemas.

    This highly acclaimed cinematic celebration is one of the biggest film festivals on the continent and showcases the best of world cinema. Fans are treated to hundreds of movies from around 80 countries in a carefully planned programme which usually includes multiple Canadian and world premieres. There’s a particular focus on Canadian film as well as the largest selection of East Asian films outside the region.

    Vancouver Writers Fest

    21 – 26 October 2014
    Website

    Venue: Granville Island.

    A celebration of story, this literary festival brings together authors, poets, graphic novelists and spoken word performers from across the globe in a lively programme of panel discussions, readings and interviews. The aim is to ‘ignite a passion for books and ideas’. Bestselling authors Margaret Attwood, Martin Amis, JK Rowling, Salman Rushdie and John Irving are just a few of the impressive list of former guests.

    Polar Bear Swim

    1 January 2015
    Website

    Venue: English Bay.

    Since 1920, plucky members of the Vancouver Polar Bear Swim Club have taken to the icy waters of English Bay each year on New Year’s Day. The initial dip may have only attracted around 10 swimmers, but today’s event sees over 2,000 hardy souls plunge into the bracing sea, many wearing weird and wacky fancy-dress costumes. Register beforehand in front of the English Bay Bathhouse.

    Dine Out Vancouver Festival

    16 January – 1 February 2015
    Website

    Venue: Various restaurants.

    Vancouver’s cosmopolitan population is matched by its diverse dining scene and this festival gives foodies a chance to try some of the city’s finest gastronomic delights. Over 230 restaurants offer three- (or more) course set-price menus. It’s also a chance to sample gourmet experiences not normally available at other times of the year such as culinary and cocktail tours, cooking classes, street markets, and BC beer and wine tastings.

    Chinese New Year Parade

    22 February 2015
    Website

    Venue: Chinatown.

    Chinatown’s kaleidoscopic celebration marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year and runs along Pender Street from the Millennium Gate, turning at Gore Street and looping back along Keefer Street. Colourful dance troupes, marching bands, lion dances and martial arts are all part of the festivities, drawing around 50,000 spectators. On the same weekend, a two-day cultural fair is held at Sun Yat-Sen Plaza on Pender Street.

    Vancouver International Marathon

    3 May 2015
    Website

    Venue: City streets and seawall.

    Vancouver’s city marathon follows a scenic route from Queen Elizabeth Park, through Pacific Spirit Park and the UBC campus, along the shore of Kitsilano, before crossing into Downtown through the West End, round the Stanley Park seawall and finishing off in Coal Harbour. There’s also a half marathon, 8km race and a kids’ fun run. The Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo takes place over the same weekend.

    Vancouver International Children's Festival

    26 May – 1 June 2015
    Website

    Venue: Granville Island.

    Crammed with music, theatre, dance, storytelling, puppetry, circus arts and much more, the Vancouver International Children’s Festival embodies the buoyant spirit and endless curiosity of children all over the world. First held in 1978 for the young people of Vancouver and the surrounding area, the festival has since grown in popularity. It offers a packed programme of acclaimed Canadian and international professional performers as well as numerous hands-on arts activities ranging from painting and pottery classes to circus training and stilt walking. Each year the festival welcomes more than 50,000 children, parents and educators to Vancouver’s waterfront Vanier Park, providing them with a valuable cultural and educational experience.

    Vancouver International Jazz Festival

    19 June – 1 July 2015
    Website

    Venue: Various venues.

    A dynamic programme of over 300 concerts treats audiences to a thrilling mix of jazz genres in this big hitter on Vancouver’s summer calendar. Organised by the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, the festival draws up to 500,000 concert-goers. Festivities kick off with the Downtown Jazz Opening Weekend, showcase both international and local artists, and wrap up with a weekend of free performances in David Lam Park.

    Canada Day Celebrations

    1 July 2015
    Website

    Venue: Canada Place.

    Fiercely proud Canadians take to the streets for the annual Canada Day festivities, dressing in red and white and painting their faces with maple leaves to celebrate the country’s birthday. Vancouver’s main celebrations include a parade, kids’ activities, a citizenship ceremony, and live music performances throughout the day. The culmination of the day’s events is a dazzling fireworks display in Burrard Inlet.

    Celebration of Light

    26 July – 2 August 2015
    Website

    Venue: English Bay.

    Vancouver’s biggest event sees three countries compete over three evenings in the world’s largest offshore fireworks competition. Up to 400,000 spectators pack the shores of English Bay each night along with over 1,000 boats on the water to watch a glittering display of pyrotechnics. Before the fireworks, SHOREfest hosts free concerts in English Bay and Sunset Beach.

    Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival

    3 August 2015
    Website

    Venue: West End.

    Attracting a massive 650,000 spectators, Vancouver Pride is a world-renowned celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Beginning at Robson and Thurlow Streets, diverse and dazzling floats travel through the heart of Vancouver’s gay neighbourhood along Denman Street, Pacific Street and Beach Avenue. The parade finishes off with a raucous festival at Sunset Beach featuring live music and a local market.

    All information subject to change. Please check the dates on the relevant event organizer’s website.

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    Hotels in Vancouver

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    Whether you’re after romance, retro, good value or a business-friendly gleam, Vancouver has the accommodation to suit all

    tastes and budgets. And if you find yourself with a mountain view, so much the better.

    Rosewood Hotel Georgia

    801 West Georgia Street
    V6C 1P7 Vancouver
    Canada
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    Category: Expensive

    There’s classic luxury on offer at this legendary Vancouver property.

    Granville Island Hotel

    1253 Johnson Street, Granville Island
    V6H 3R9 Vancouver
    Canada
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    Category: Moderate

    Situated on Granville Island, this is ideal for a different take on Vancouver living.

    The Burrard

    1100 Burrard Street
    V6Z 1Y7 Vancouver
    Canada
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    Category: Moderate

    This hip, one-time motor inn has been reinvented as somewhere to be seen.

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    Climate & best time to visit Canada

    If you’re planning on skiing or enjoying winter sports, the best time to visit Canada is between December and April, though some resorts open as early as November and extend their seasons as late as June (or even July on Whistler’s glacier). If you want to enjoy the great outdoors without the snow, travel between May and September. Be aware however, that if there’s been heavy snowfall during the winter, some high-altitude hiking trails may be closed well into July. May, June and September are typically cheaper than July and August, but you’ll get the best of the weather in the latter two months.

    Summer thunderstorms are common throughout Canada. Occasionally, these may become severe. Tornados also occur throughout Canada, with May to September being prime months. The peak season is June and early July in southern Ontario, Alberta, southeastern Quebec, and a band stretching from southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba, through to Thunder Bay. The interior of British Columbia and western New Brunswick are also tornado zones. Earth tremors occur in the western mountains. Forest fires can occur at any time, regardless of the season, particularly in the grasslands and forests of western Canada.

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    Phone calls & Internet

    Telephone/Mobile Telephone

    Dialing Code: +1

    Telephone

    Most public telephones charge 50 cents a call, which can be paid with any combination of five-, 10- and 25-cent coins. Public telephones are becoming harder to find, due to the growing popularity of mobile phones. Many telephone companies offer a reduced long-distance rate Mon-Fri 1800-0800 and Sat 1200 to Mon 0800. For long-distance calls, telephone cards are available. You can find credit card telephones in larger centres. If you’re near an internet café, you can use Skype too.

    Mobile Telephone

    Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage is good in major urban areas, but spotty in remote locations. Roaming rates can be high, so you should check with your provider before leaving home.

    Internet

    Available throughout Canada, as are internet cafes (although the latter are not as common as they are in many other countries). You can often find pay-per-use Wi-Fi hotspots in coffee shops, fast-food outlets and airports; in some cases it’s free as long as you buy a drink or something to eat. Free public Wi-Fi is easiest to find in public libraries. Some hotels provide free Wi-Fi too, but others continue to charge exorbitant daily fees.

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    Shopping in Vancouver

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    Key Areas

    Lots to choose from here, from the vintage clothes racks and vinyl stores of Commercial Drive to the high-end boutiques and jewellery stores of Robson Street. The gay-friendly area known as Davie Village is another area with great shops, while Kitsilano has a relaxed, alternative feel.

    Markets

    When summer comes around, Vancouver fills with farmers’ markets, the best of them including the Sunday market in Kitsilano, where you’ll find everything from Fraser Valley honey to local crafts, and the Wednesday market at Main Street Station, where local produce vendors make it a great option for foodies.

    Shopping Centres

    Malls are a common sight in Vancouver. The Pacific Centre has fashion stores by the dozen, so it’s a strong option if you’re after high-end goods, while in West Vancouver the Park Royal Shopping Centre is another that caters well to shoppers in search of variety and designer labels.

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    Traveller etiquette

    Social Conventions

    Handshaking predominates as the normal mode of greeting. Close friends often exchange kisses on the cheeks, particularly in French-speaking areas. Codes of practice for visiting homes are the same as in other Western countries: flowers,

    chocolates or a bottle of wine are common gifts for hosts, and dress is generally informal and practical according to climate. It is common for black tie and other required dress to be indicated on invitations. Exclusive clubs and restaurants often require more formal dress. Smoking has been banned in most public areas.

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    Health

    Main emergency number: 911

    Food & Drink

    Tap water is safe to drink and food safety standards are high. If camping in the backcountry, you should be aware of the risks of giardia, where water in streams or lakes has been contaminated by animal waste. This can cause diarrhoea, vomiting and headaches. Ensure you boil, filter or purify water first; purification tablets are easy to buy in any outdoor equipment store. You should also be aware of the dangers of eating shellfish directly from the sea, which can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning, resulting in illness or death. Check locally before you travel.

    Other Risks

    Summer can bring extremely high temperatures, so you should guard against the problems of heat and sunstroke. Wear sunscreen to prevent sunburn, particularly on days when the widely publicised UV rating is high. (Remember that sunburn can be a risk in winter too, especially if you’re skiing, when the high altitude and reflection from the snow can be a potent combination.) In winter, on the other hand, temperatures can be bitterly cold and frostbite is a real risk; ensure you wear multiple layers and a hat, and cover your face when outdoors.

    Rabies is present in animals. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay.

    An outbreak of hepatitis A was reported in Vancouver Island in 2011, but most cases have been confined to one cultural group on the island. Vaccination against hepatitis A is not advised unless you’re visiting the outbreak area.

    If walking in tick-infested woodland and brush areas, you should be aware of the risk of Lyme disease. Ensure you cover bare skin (tucking in all clothes), use insect repellent containing DEET and remove any attached ticks using tweezers. The disease is transmitted from the bites of the western blacklegged tick in British Columbia and the blacklegged or deer tick in other parts of Canada. Since 2010, there has been an increased risk in southern Quebec due to newly discovered populations of ticks carrying the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The first symptom is usually a circular rash, accompanied by fatigue, chills, fever, headache, muscle and joint pain and swollen lymph nodes. You should seek treatment as soon as possible as symptoms can worsen if left untreated, though fatalities are rare.

    Contractual physician of Lufthansa

    Stanley Frank Dr. Karon
    505-1160 Burrard Street
    Vancouver B.C. V6Z 2E8
    Canada
    Tel. +1-778-383/848

    Please note that Lufthansa accepts no responsibility for the treatment nor will it bear the cost of any treatment.

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