Because BC has the mildest weather in all of Canada, Vancouver and Victoria have become havens for older and retired Canadians. Senior travelers often qualify for discounts at hotels and attractions throughout the area. Always ask; you'll be pleasantly surprised at the number of discounts available. Discount transit passes for persons 65 or older (with proof of age) may be purchased at shops in Vancouver and Victoria that display a FareDealer sign (Safeway, 7-Eleven, and most newsstands). To locate a FareDealer vendor, contact BC Transit (tel. 604/521-0400; www.transitbc.com).
If you're 50 or older, consider joining AARP (3200 E. Carson, Lakewood, CA 90712; tel. 800/424-3410; www.aarp.org); their card offers additional restaurant and travel bargains throughout North America.