I am always reluctant to put
maps on a web page. They are seldom readable and use a large
amount of server space up. I have made three maps available to
view. All of them produce readable maps if you have a laser or
inkjet printer. The visible maps below, are from Microsoft Expedia Maps and show the Vancouver area in about a
100 km radius. Click on it to go to their website for more maps
of Vancouver and more links to other Vancouver sites. You can
also produce a print of this map by visiting their website.
Further below, you will find a simple map showing the layout of
the city with few details, followed by a detailed map of the
downtown core, and also a general city map, showing major
arterial streets only.
Note: Vancouver International Airport is
located in Richmond, seen on the map above.
Downtown This is a map of
the downtown core, from the "Greater Vancouver Street
Wise" map book, which is available at most Gas stations for
about $8 and well worth buying. The book contains detailed, easy
to read maps of the entire Vancouver area. You can order a copy,
by calling 1-800-265-1108, which is a free call from most of
North America. Another good one is "EasyFinder Vancouver" which you can
order online by clicking the link. Its
about $5 US.
Vancouver This map will take awhile to load, but
provides an overview of most of the city. I have marked the
locations of the 2 youth hostels. Many of the spots mentioned
elsewhere on my homepage also appear on this map. I mention the
Second Narrows Bridge in several places and on the map, this
bridge is where the Freeway (Hwy 1) crosses Burrard Inlet. Lions
Gate Bridge crosses Burrard Inlet at Stanley Park. You will also
find Lynn Canyon Park, Lighthouse Park, Museum of Anthropology,
the Main Bus and Train Stations, the Planetarium and various
other locales mentioned on my pages. The Rapid Transit line is
not shown except on the insert, but it approximately follows
route 1A and 99A through Burnaby to New Westminster. Route 99 to
the south is the Freeway to White Rock and the US border. Highway
17, off Route 99, leads to Tsawwassen where there is a Ferry
terminal for Ferries to Victoria or the Gulf Islands. The other
Ferry terminal is in the upper left hand corner of the map. You
can catch Ferries to Nanaimo and the Sunshine Coast from here.
Hwy 1 northbound changes to 99 and heads to Whistler and
eventually rejoins Hwy 1 again in the Fraser Canyon at Lytton.
Highway 1 eastbound is the main route out of Vancouver to the BC
Home Page This link will take you a a government web site that provides on
line BC road maps.
Vancouver, Fraser Valley to US
Border This simple
map gives an overview plus main routes to and from Vancouver to
the US and points East.
Mapblast! Blast Central A service providing detailed maps, down to street level.
Mapbooks: Outdoor Recreational Guides with Maps and Activity
Information Link to a company that will
sell you mapbooks of backroads. I have checked them out in a
local bookstore and they seem to be very well done. You can also
order other mapbooks of backroads online.