Mudcat Café message #431964 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32695   Message #431964
Posted By: GUEST,Rana
03-Apr-01 - 09:22 AM
Thread Name: Vancouver Folk Festival Thoughts/Advice
Subject: RE: Vancouver Folk Festival Thoughts/Advice
I used to live next to Jericho Park were the festival was (is) held. They would give us free passes for the Friday night to appease us. Jericho Beach was one of my favourite areas. If you walk up to West 9 (Broadway and Alma), you'll find the equivalent of the Danforth. Athenes on the corner is good (used to go there a lot). Walking up the hill to West 10 and Blanca brings you to shopping district just before the UBC gates (endowment lands are really good to walk through, also the University golf course). The Candia Taverna is there - bit of a surprise on my last vist to find it unchanged after 20 years. It was the only place I frequented which was owned by a Bulgarian, served greco-roman cuisine (all the Greek restaurants serve pizza) and had a belly dancer on Friday nights who was ethnically of a Chinese background.

Going along Marine Drive towards the campus is good - great views. Eventually you come to the Anthropology museum which is well worth a visit. One thing I found interesting was finding a world war 2 gun turret site (overgrown obviously) just behind the museum.

I'll give you more info when I see you next at the Cloud.

Cheers Rana