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Re: What and where in Vancouver and Vancouver Island?

If you want to see the cruising centre of the PNW, Sidney (north of Victoria) is a must see. The mainland ferry terminal is there.

Lots of boats in Port Sidney, Van Isle Marina, Canoe Cove, Westport. Have lunch at Beacon Landing and get a great view of Mount Baker.

Sidney also has great bookstores, 7 in total; Tanner's is my favourite.

In Victoria - visit the Maritime Museum and see John Guzzwell's Trekka.

Munroe's Bookstore and Murchie's Tea are also on my list.

Go to John's Place for breakfast. They love sailors there. Second choice - The Blue Fox Cafe.

For an interesting diversion, the basement of Iron Capital; you have to see it to believe it.
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