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Safety in Vancouver

【Vancouver 治安】





As you might already know, Canada is always ranked as one of “the best countries to live in” and known as a safe country. There are warm-hearted and friendly people, always “things” to do and beautiful nature. However, there are some areas where I cannot recommend you to go.


①Chinatown (Hastings St.)


お昼の時間帯は観光客で賑わっており問題ありませんが、夜に歩くのは避けるべき場所です。また、チャイナタウンの北の方のHastings Stは特に、ホームレスの方が集まっているので要注意です。


There are lots of tourists when the sun is still out, so you do not have to worry but you should avoid walking around there at night especially Hastings St. There are so many homeless and alcohol/drug addicted people.




②Granville Street


Nightclubs and adult stores are located in this area, and there are also some homeless people, and I often see drunk people around there. It is not as dangerous as Hastings st, but I would not recommend to walk alone there at night.




Vancouver is such a safe city, but you should be aware of those areas to protect yourselfJ





VSO at the Movies: Jurassic Park

One of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made, and featuring one of John Williams’ most iconic and beloved

musical scores, Jurassic Park transformed the movie-going experience for an entire generation and became the highest-

grossing film of all time in 1993, winning three Academy Awards®. Masterfully directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the

best-selling novel by Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park transports us to a secluded island where scientists have succeeded in

reviving the age of dinosaurs in a brand new, immersive theme park, the likes of which has never been seen before…a world in

which dinosaurs once again rule the earth.

  • Saturday, Nov 18, 2017

    7pm Orpheum Theatre

  • Sunday, Nov 19, 2017

    2pm Orpheum Theatre






  • Saturday, Nov 18, 2017

    7pm Orpheum Theatre

  • Sunday, Nov 19, 2017

    2pm Orpheum Theatre

Tipping manner in Canada.


Tipping manner in Canada.


In Asian they don’t have tipping manner, when I came here first time I was surprised Canada has tipping manner!

You might have same experience.


And I have no idea how mush should I give tip.

Here is the Memo how much you should give tip when you go to restaurant, take a cab and salon .

Tipping in Canada is much the same as it is in the U.S.

In most cases a tip ranges from between 15% and 20%.

Here is a guides on how to tip;

  • Cabs/Taxis: Anywhere between 10% ­ 20% of the fare.


  • Restaurant Tipping a Waiter: 15% ­ 20% of the before tax total is typical


  • Salon : a tip of 15% ­ 20% for hair stylists, beauticians, and masseurs is typical on top of the before­tax total.


Here are some numbers to follow, 10% = $1 for every $10, 15% = $1.50 for every $10

and 20% = $2 for every $10.

20% for excellent service,

15% for solid service

10% for bad service

On average people in Vancouver tip about 18%.