Vancouver is a great walking city, with charming shops and cafes, museums and galleries everywhere. Not only can CoPilot Live provide turn-by-turn directions as you drive through the city, but it has a pedestrian mode that will get you to your destination quickly on foot. With our vast POI database stored “on-board” your phone, you can search for the nearby restaurants, drug stores, or gas stations without incurring any mobile data charges while abroad.
Already have an itinerary? Key in the venues or points of interest in CoPilot Live’s Trip Planning feature (under Menu > Plan or Edit Trip) and you’re off! You can even choose whether you want walking or driving directions. In case you need them, here are some recommended destinations to add to your itinerary.
Stanley Park, recognized as one of the great parks of the world, is a mile from downtown and only 3.2 miles from the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies, BC Place Stadium. The evergreen oasis of 1,000 acres has landmarks including Lost Lagoon, Prospect Point, Beaver Lake and native totem poles. The park also has great dining at Prospect Point Café, The Teahouse at Ferguson Point and The Fish House, with spectacular sea and mountain views. Don’t forget these places are probably going to be packed so make sure to call ahead within your CoPilot Live and book a reservation.
Vancouver is also home to Canada’s largest Chinatown, with the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden. CoPilot Live shows it is a 15-minute walk from downtown or an 8-minute walk from Canada Hockey Place. So you can easily grab some dinner after watching the game!
Another great part of the Games is the focus on sports is balanced by a Cultural Olympiad. Throughout the city, artists will be exhibiting work that runs the gamut from paparazzi-like robots to unique displays that will light up the skies. One example is Vectorial Elevation, where audiences can program 20 massive robotic searchlights to create their own brilliant artwork in the night sky.
So relax and enjoy Vancouver while CoPilot Live guides your way!