Below is a suggested 1, 2 and 3 day itinerary for visiting Vancouver and things to do.
Stanley Park is gem of Vancouver. If there is not enough time on your Vancouver vacation then one thing you should do is spend time at Stanley park. Cycle, stroll or drive along the 10km long Stanley Park Sea Wall. There is free hop-on-hop-off shuttle available to reach different attractions of the park. Every moment and location in this park provides with magnificent views of city,mountains,ocean and forests. There is a very beautiful outdoor swimming pool in Stanley Park. Kids can play in small kiddie pool and adults can enjoy the beautiful sunset from the bigger pool.
Weather you are travelling with young kids or by yourself visit North America's one of the top 5 aquarium. Vancouver Aquarium and Marine Science Center. It is located inside Stanley Park.
Another place to visit in Vancouver is Gastown. It is Vancouver's oldest neighborhood. Charming cobbled stone streets , old Victorian style architecture, unique stores and restaurants are only a quick walk from Downtown. It also houses world's oldest Steam Powered Clock and it is city's most photographed attraction.
Only 20 minutes outside of Vancouver downtown is this amazing suspension bridge. 70 meter above the ground and little shaky, Capillano Suspension Bridge is located in middle of lush rain forests above Capillano River. It is breath-taking experience to walk over this bridge. The guided tours (Covered in the ticket price) offers the interesting history of the park and story behind the totem poles. We felt it was little pricey though.
There is another similar suspension bridge is Lynn Canyon. It is not that famous but it is free.
Few miles further down from Capillano Suspension Bridge is Grouse Mountain. This is the place to get the best view of the city from top. You can either hike or take a tram to go to the top. One the way you can see the most beautiful views of the city you can ever imagine. There is a habitat for orphaned grizzly bears and gray wolves on the mountain as well. Do check at the booking office at the summit to make sure restaurants at the top are not closed due to any event.
Visit Punjabi Market in Vancouver. It is also known as Little India. This unique shopping district of Vancouver smells,sounds and tastes like India. Unique aroma of Exotic Indian food will tantalize your taste buds. Trip to Vancouver will not be complete without trying some of this food.
Main Street,Vancouver, BC V5X 3H1 Canada
Science World is a center for discovering science in a very fun and interactive way. As must do activity for young kids. And even as a adult you would see science and learn in a different light here.
In the afternoon treat yourself to a relaxed English Style Tea At the Castle in fairmont hotel.
Well this is a very packed itinerary and does not leave much time for shopping in Vancouver. But you need to squeeze in some street shopping on Robson Street or take a short ferry ride to Granville Island for lots of shopping under single roof.
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