What to do in Vancouver in one day

09:00 – Opus Hotel

09:30 – Granville Island

10:30 – Elbow Room Coffee Shop

11:00 – Gastown

12:30 – Lunch at Meat & Bread

14:00 – Stanley Park / Seawall Vancouver

16:00 – Nero Belgian Waffle Bar

17:00 – Vancouver Art Gallery

18:30 – Robson Street

19:30 – Dinner at The Fish Shack

21:00 – Biltmore Cabaret

22:30 – The Keefer Bar

23:59 – Bar None Nightclub

 

We mapped out your day trip in Vancouver

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Vancouver

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

The city of Vancouver is a busy seaport in British Columbia. During your Vancouver day trips, explore the city’s lovely music scene. Vancouver boasts having many festivals and concerts as well to keep their native and visitors entertained. Spend a lazy Sunday shopping for produce and odd foods at the Granville Island Public Market. Wander around downtown Vancouver and discover the multiple trendy neighborhoods and relax at a local brewery with a pint of beer. Rent a kayak, head to the forest to hike, or grab a mountain bike- Vancouver is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Within hours of arriving in Vancouver, you’ll find that there’s more to Canada than lumberjacks, maple leaves, and syrup

Spend an afternoon lounging and people watching at Stanley Park or venture out to see the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Science World, Canada Place, and the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia are all worth a visit during your trip

Vancouver has excellent seafood and Japanese food. They also are well-known for their wide variety of beer. While in Vancouver, try many different flavors of gelato, sample rich icewines from the many local vineyards, and dine on delectable and fresh oysters

“Bushed” refers to someone who is uncivilized and a nickname for British Columbia is “British California”. An “elephant ear” is fried dough topped with powdered sugar, a “Vancouver Special” references a house without a basement, and “saltchuck” refers to the water

Summer usually is warm, around high-60s in temperature. Fall weather is windy and cool, with average temperatures in the mid-50s.Winters in Vancouver are cold, with temperatures in the 40s. Spring tends to get a bit rainy and has highs around 50 to 60 degrees

The Vancouver International Airport is located about 7 miles from the downtown area. To get from the airport to the city center, take the rapid transit train for around $5 or hop on a ferry for $17. A taxi into the city costs $35

Vancouver is a very environmentally conscious city. The city itself is very walkable and you can rent a bike for a day through many small shops. Take a hop-on-hop-off bus tour or jump on a trolley to see the sights on beautiful Vancouver

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