Vancouver in 1, 2, 3, or 7 Days

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Updated: December 7, 2020

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One Day in Vancouver

  • Walk the 8.5km Stanley Park Seawall trail, making sure to stop for photos at the Brockton Point totem poles, Siwash Rock, and both Second and Third Beach. Alternatively, hire a bike at nearby Spokes and cycle the trail.
  • Take an entertaining Forbidden Vancouver walking tour of the city’s historic Gastown area.
  • Time for an early dinner? Dive into a juicy pork belly sandwich with the locals at the Alibi Room.
  • Conclude the day on a sunset kayak tour of False Creek with Vancouver Water Adventures – twinkling cityscape views included.

Two Days in Vancouver

  • Walk or bike the Stanley Park Seawall trail.
  • Take the Gastown Forbidden Vancouver tour and grab dinner (and a few B.C. craft beers) in the area’s Alibi Room.
  • Explore Granville Island’s Public Market – taste-tripping guided food tour recommended – plus the area’s many studios, galleries, and artisan stores. Also on Granville Island, rent a kayak from Vancouver Water Adventures to explore False Creek or take one of their popular guided paddle tours.
  • Dive into the city’s highly authentic Asian dining scene – consider Miku for sushi, Ramen Danbo for brothy noodle bowls, or Dinesty Dumpling House for classic Chinese dishes.

Three Days in Vancouver

  • Walk or bike the Stanley Park Seawall trail.
  • Take the Gastown Forbidden Vancouver tour and grab dinner in the Alibi Room.
  • Do Granville Island’s Public Market – guided food tour recommended – plus the area’s studios, galleries, and artisan stores. Rent a kayak or take a guided tour of False Creek with Vancouver Water Adventures.
  • Dine at some of Vancouver’s authentic Asian restaurants or explore the city’s other culinary highlights.
  • Take a SeaBus transit ferry to North Vancouver. Explore Lonsdale Quay Market, then hop on transit bus Number 236 to Capilano Suspension Bridge for a leg-wobbling walk across the lofty river span. Back on the bus, ride a few minutes further to Grouse Mountain for a scenic gondola ride, jaw-dropping views across the city, and well-marked trails through the mountain forest.

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