Driving a car in Vancouver until late 2009 will bea nightmare. There is lot of construction going on . The double decker bus is probably the best way to see the city. If you there on a week-end a daily transit pass costs about
$4 Ca . This lets you use all transit in the Greater Vancouver Transit Area.
this including the Sea Bus , Skytrain and all the other lines.
I grew up in Van and when I'm visiting I try to use transit. I find parking is really bad in the downtown core and most tourist areas.