Advantages Something Different, Great Setting
Disadvantages Very Expensive, Average Food
I recently spent three weeks in Canada. For two of those weeks I was staying with some friends in Vancouver. We had been to several different bars and restaurants while eating out in the city, but on this particular night, my friends had promised us something a little special! I was told it would cost a bit more than usual but would be well worth it for the experience.My friends booked us into the Observatory Restaurant. If you are spending sometime on Vancouver and want to try something a little bit special, then this place may well be just what you looking for!
My personal experience of the Observatory was not quite what I was hoping for. We made a reservation for a Wednesday evening and made our way to the foot of the mountain. The gondola usually costs $30 to ride but when you have pre booked the restaurant you get it for free, which seemed like a good deal. The ride up the mountain was very spectacular as the city fell below us. The Gondola itself is huge, there are just two carriages, one goes up and one comes down. As we entered the huge carriage we were greeted by our friendly Gondola operating type person. There were about five other people who also boarded the Gondola with us, they all looked as they were going for some late night flood lit snowboarding. The Gondola man gave everyone his little speech, telling us all the mountain stats and the history of the Gondola. Even though he was very professional you could tell he was sick of saying the same thing over and over. So we told him to put some more feeling in to it and starting winding him up! He was up for a laugh though and started talking to us and asking us all where we were from. He was very friendly and made our ten minute trip up the mountain quite good fun.As we approached the half way point on our Gondola ride, we could see the low clouds gathering. Gondola man told us not to worry as the top of the mountain was above the clouds and this should not effect our views from the top. However as we entered the thick cloud and pushed on the cloud got thicker and thicker.
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