In case you’ve emerged from a coma over the past week, the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics are being held in Vancouver. And Lonely Planet – you’ve heard of Lonely Planet, surely you weren’t out for that long? – is reportedly offering a free iPhone (News – Alert) city guide application to the city.
“Vancouver Travel Guide: The Sights” offers all the sights and wonders of cosmopolitan Vancouver. We’ve never been there but we hear the German pastries are unusually good. This free application can be downloaded via the iPhone’s application store or on iTunes.
“From UBC Thunderbird Arena and the Pacific Coliseum, to the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Capilano Salmon Hatchery, Lonely Planet has listed over 70 top sights and shows where they are using location-aware maps,” Lonely Planet officials say.
Yep, be sure not to miss the salmon hatchery, honestly, we hear it’s interesting. Seriously.
Plus, “by tilting the iPhone, users can access facts on Vancouver, special tips on what to do, see or eat, photos and much more.” And it has location-based navigation as well as integratedGoogle ( News – Alert) Maps.
And if you’re interested, Lonely Planet Vancouver author John Lee will be running a daily blog throughout the Winter Games and tweeting through @lonelyplanet, “focusing on the experience of being in Vancouver in the middle of the Olympic party.” Of course if you’re there yourself hey, have a great time. Go Tim Burke.