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Safety in Vancouver

【Vancouver 治安】

毎年、世界で住みやすい国上位のVancouver!

治安もよく、とても住みやすい街で世界的にも有名です。自然が沢山あるけどとてもにぎやかだし、バンクーバー在住の人はとても温かいです。

しかし、そんな素敵なバンクーバーでもおすすめできない地域があります。

 

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.)

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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

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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.

 

昼間も夜もとても賑やかなグランビル通り。しかしナイトクラブやアダルトショップが沢山あり、ホームレスや泥酔した人達をよく見かけます。Hastings通りよりは危険ではないですが、一人での夜歩きはあまりおすすめしません。

 

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

 

 

 

 

【How do you make a phone call to overseers?】

【How do you make a phone call to overseers?】

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To call from Vancouver to another country, you want to dial an international phone number formatted like this:

CanadaIDD: 011 / Country code: ccc / Area code: aaa / Local number: nnn nnnn

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Format above is notional in that all codes (except Canada IDD) may vary in length. For instance, country codes can be 1-digit, 2-digits, or 3-digits long – e.g., +1 for USA / Canada, +44 for UK, +971 for UAE / Dubai. Smaller countries may not use area codes. Check to verify particulars before dialing

Here is a country codes and approximate phone number formats for dialing to selected countries from Vancouver.

Japan: +81 011 81 aaa nnn nnnn

 

If you want to call Japan from Canada you can do it in three easy steps. Before making any calls please make sure you check the calling rate to Japan from your operator. Here is what you have to know to make a call to Japan.

 

Step 1: Exit code – 011. Your international phone number should start with Canada exit code.

Step 2: Country code – 81.

Step 3: Area code and number – 81 43 xxxx xxxx.

 

FOR EXAMPLE: 011 81 43 xxxx xxxx. A correctly dialled Japan city phone number will ensure your call will end up to the correct destination.

There are a variety of ways to call Japan from Canada: use your landline or mobile phone, or pick up an international calling card from your local convenience store. You can also check out online long distance providers to see what deals are available. Whatever method you choose, ensure that you dial the correct international phone number to avoid extra long distance charges.

 

カナダから日本にかける、日本からカナダにかけるなど、

国際電話をかけるときに、相手の電話番号の前にいくつかの番号をダイヤルをします。

国際電話は、以下の3つで成り立っています。

「国際電話識別番号」+「国番号(国際電話国番号)」+「相手先の電話番号」

国際電話識別番号は、国際電話を発信しますということ識別させるために、国によって識別番号が決められています。例えば、カナダは【011】、日本は【010】が国際電話識別番号になります。

 

国番号も国ごとに違う番号が決まっており、カナダは【1】で、日本は【81】です。

そして、相手先の電話番号の頭の0は省略します。(ダイヤルしません)

例えば、03-1234-5678宛にカナダから国際電話をかける場合は、以下のとおりになります。

【カナダから日本】 011 – 81 – 3 -1234-5678

 

日本からカナダに発信する際のかけ方は、

相手先の電話番号が123-456-7890の場合;

【日本からカナダ】 010 – 1 – 1234667890 です。

 

Little trip from Vancouver!

Little trip from Vancouver!

Do you want to go for a little trip to rest yourself?

 

  1. Victoria

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Many people visit Vancouver Island each year for its beautiful scenery, friendly people and laid back west coast attitude but not everyone has the time to see the whole island. Those visiting Vancouver and making a ferry trip across for a short stay in Victoria can still have fun, even on a tight time frame. The city is full of great places to eat, beautiful parks and lots of history so get ready for an action packed 48 hours.

The ferry ride takes approximately 90 minutes, and the trip from the cities to the ferry terminals can take anywhere from 45 to 75 minutes each, depending on the mode of transportation chosen.

バンクーバーからフェリーですぐに行ける島、ビクトリアアイランド! 美味しいレストラント・美しい公園・景色・フレンドリーな人達・沢山の歴史があります。フェリーだと90分でつき、フェリーターミナルからダウンタウンまで45から75分ほどかかります。

美しい景色だけでなく、Whale watchingなどといった沢山のアクティビティがあります

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Not only the beautiful scenery, there is many exciting activities such as whale watching!

 

  1. Bowen Island

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Most visitors come from Vancouver to Bowen Island by ferry.

It’s a 20-minute ferry ride (5.6km/3 nautical mi) from the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal in West Vancouver to Snug Cove at Bowen Island. Water taxi service from downtown Vancouver and West Vancouver is also available.

Bringing a car is an option for getting around Bowen Island, but isn’t necessary. There is public transportation available on the island. Bowen Island is a beautiful residential island in the middle of Howe Sound. An ideal kayaking destination, it also makes a great day trip from Vancouver for those looking for a quiet escape from the city.

バンクーバーからフェリーで20分でいけるBowen Island! Water taxiでも可能です。車を持っていくのもいいですが、持っていかなくても公共交通がちゃんとあるので問題ないです!にぎやかな街につかれてしまった時などに行くおすすめの静かな島です。

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Outdoors there are nature hikes and walks, road and mountain biking, kayaking and paddleboarding, swimming and beachcombing, picnics, golf, even horseback riding and scuba diving. Bowen also hosts many outdoor concerts and events.

ハイキング、ロード/マウンテンバイキング、カヤッキング、パドルボーディング、スイミング、ピクニック、馬乗り、スキューバダイビングなどなど沢山のアクティビティがあります!

Tipping manner in Canada.

 

Tipping manner in Canada.

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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.

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

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  • 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%.

24/7 open café in Vancouver!

24/7 open café in Vancouver!

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Are you looking for a café that’s open till late at night?

Here are some 24/7 coffee shops with lots of freshly baked goods and freshly brewed coffee and where the customer service is good with plenty of seats.

 

Breka Bakery & Cafe

812 Bute Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 1Y4

Phone number (604) 620-8200

 

855 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1B7

Phone number (604) 428-8080

 

There are 2 locations in down town.

They always have fresh baked goods and coffee.

 

Blenz Coffee

935 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L9

Phone number (604) 568-2806

 

PappaRoti

1505 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1C3

Phone number (604) 336-2867

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PappaRoti is not a 24/7 open café but is open till 12am!

If you come here you should try their Buns

The buns are huge and intimidating, but they end up being super light and fluffy somehow.

 

Let me introduce our great student!

Let me introduce our student!

Last week We had a new student who Masaru Hayashi!

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Let me introduce this great student to every one.

Here is his profile

Name: Hayashi Masaru

Nationality: Japan

City: Nagano

Occupation: Universiy student in Tokyo ( Major: Architect )

 

He is from Japan in Nagano where famous for Ski resort.

While he has a winter vacation, He went back to Nagano and teaching ski to Kids!

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He has a instructor license and very qualified teacherJ

Now he is taking a year off from University. He wants to be a construction consultation in overseers so he decided to come to Vancouver to brush up English skills.

 

Now He is going to Global college which famous for Speaking lesson.

Hope you have a great time in Vancouver!

Let’s make unforgettable memory with EnjoyCanada.

 

 

Outdoor movie season is coming!

Outdoor movie season is coming!

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Ladies and Gents! The moment you’ve been waiting for!

Every summer at Stanley Park, there are free out door movie nights.

When?

Tuesdays at Second Beach in Stanley Park
July 4th to August 22nd

Every Tuesday at approximately 9:30pm

Schedules may change due to weather conditions!

 

Where?

Stanley Park at Second Beach

 

 

Here is the schedule of the movies they will put on the screen!

 

Aug1 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Aug 8 JAWS

Aug15 HARRY POTTER & THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS

Aug22 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY vol2

 

What you need to bring for outdoor movies:

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  • Low chair
  • Picnic blanket
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

If you are planning to go to the outdoor movie nights please be considerate and DON’T do the following:

  • Smoke
  • Talk loudly
  • Sneak in 5 minutes before the movie starts

Where we can try rock climbing in Vancouver?

Where we can try rock climbing in Vancouver?

Have you tried rock climbing?

By doing rock climbing, you are using whole body muscle so it’s good for excise.

here are some benefit combines cardio and strength into single

 

 

  • Increase flexibility

 

  • Mental strength

 

  • Reduce stress

 

  • Charente your self!

 

It might be hard who you do first time but you will get use to do it!

And I am going to introduce where you can try rock climbing.

THE HIVE

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520 Industrial Ave, Vancouver

 

 

CLIFF HANGER

 

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670 Industrial Ave.
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Where we can try rock climbing in Vancouver?

Where we can try rock climbing in Vancouver?

Have you tried rock climbing?

By doing rock climbing, you are using whole body muscle so it’s good for excise.

here are some benefit combines cardio and strength into single

 

 

  • Increase flexibility

 

  • Mental strength

 

  • Reduce stress

 

  • Charente your self!

 

It might be hard who you do first time but you will get use to do it!

And I am going to introduce where you can try rock climbing.

THE HIVE

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520 Industrial Ave, Vancouver

 

 

CLIFF HANGER

 

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670 Industrial Ave.
Vancouver,

Which beaches should I go?

Which beaches should I go?

1, English Bay Beach

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English Bay Beach, also called First Beach, located along Beach Ave between Gilford St and Bidwell St, is the most populated beach area in Vancouver’s downtown area. The Stanley Park Seawall, a popular running and biking route, runs along the east side of the beach.

ファーストビーチとも呼ばれるイングリッシュベイ。一番人気で有名なビーチで、夏の週末は特に人であふれています。ダウンタウンとスタンレーパークにとても近いので行きやすいビーチです。ビーチの目の前にカクタスクラブというレストラン・バーがあるのでそこもおすすめです。

 

 

 

 

 

2, Kitsilano Beach

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Kitsilano Beach, known as “Kits” Beach, is located on Cornwall Ave at the north end of Yew St. The Seawall runs along side the beach and Kitsilano Pool is at the west side.

Kits is family friendly, too, and great for swimmers: the waves are calm, and the beach’s park includes the awesome Kits Pool, the longest outdoor pool in Canada.

家族に人気なのがキツラノビーチ!大きなプールもあります。

このビーチはの波はとても落ち着いているので、泳ぎたい方やお子様にもおすすめです。

 

3, Ambleside Beach

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Ambleside Park offers a variety of different activities for people of all ages. There is a seaside walk that offers beautiful views, and it’s dog-friendly. The park also has a children’s section and area to have picnics. And if you’re feeling a little hungry there are some wonderful dining choices.

ウエストバンクーバーにあるビーチ、Amblesideビーチ! English BayやKitsilanoに比べて、人が少なくそんなに混んでいないので、静かにゆったりしたい方におすすめです。