Category Archives: Vancouver SightSee

Romantic Dinner on Accent Cruises

So we bought a deal for $39 per person for an evening boat ride with buffet dinner from one of the deal sites. We were lucky and had great weather that day. While waiting for the boat to depart, you can enjoy the view of Granville Island and the downtown on the top deck under the blue sky.
The staff were did their job but weren’t highly mannered or energetic per say.



Dining area


Everyone taking photos of the great viewidearabbit-accentcruises4

Up on top deck


After dinner, enjoying the sunset on the top deck. It can get a bit windy, but very romantic.

The bathrooms were a bit odd. Extremely cramped. The stalls were raised on a higher level, so not wheel-chair accessible. Also, the stalls are covered with curtains. Weird and insecure…didn’t like it…luckily, I only had to go once.

The boat ride was wonderful. We got to see the downtown passing on the right hand side as the sun began to set on the left side. We went along West Vancouver, where we could check out some expensive large houses in a way you wouldn’t normally be able to see.

The dinner was buffet. Not a lot of selection:, B.C. Salmon, filet of breast of chicken, greens, salad, steamed vegetables,  tortellini marinara and French baguette, but the taste was overall pretty good for a buffet. We felt a little intruded since our table was right by the buffet, and had traffic coming and going, but once everyone was settled, we got to enjoy our meal and the view with peace.

I find the regular price of $89 a bit too expensive, especially for the quality of the food being served and the boat itself. I think $45-60 would be a more reasonable rate, though I realize that keeping a boat that large at Granville Island must be expensive, not to mention the consumption of pricey fuel. If you’re looking to dine somewhere not on land, this might be worth checking out!

Taste:      Price for Value: (for the deal price)

Atmosphere:      Service:

Grouse Mountain

Sheepie has the yearly-pass membership, which allows up to 4 others to ride the gondola for half off. Even with 50% off, it was $20.98 – pricey like many tourist attractions in Vancouver.

It was a cloudy day, and slightly chilly up top. I managed to see some of the lumberjack show, which was pretty impressive. It gathered a large crowd and the humour of the performers made it an entertaining afternoon show.

Separate from the lumberjack show, there is an area where you can try out some axe throwing at a target. Not for children.

I unfortunately didn’t get to see the Bird show which my friend had mentioned that it was really spectacular. With all the fog, it might not have been a really visible show anyhow…

I was really impressed being able to see the two grizzly bears up close. Like many animals kept in captivity, they were used to having a crowd stare at them, photograph them, or have annoying people telling them to ‘look this way’. Seeing the grizzly’s made it worth the trip of coming up Grouse.

Luckily, it didn’t rain, but if it did, you can check out the small film theatre or buy some snacks at the food court, many whom has just done the Grouse Grind.

If you haven’t gone to Grouse, it’s worth checking it out. It’d be best to find someone with a yearly pass so you can go up half price. Spending nearly $50 just to go up and down a few minutes on the gondola is a bit of a rip off.




You can see 2 Grizzly Bears up close!! :D





Lumberjack on top of the pole doing stunts! It was a very foggy day…


Lumberjack show. The seats were jam packed with spectators.



Chilling at lounge…


Hikers coming up the Grouse Grind