No city is perfect but some are well on their way to getting there. Vancouver is one such destination primarily because of the range of activities and sights it offers. Where else can you sail, ski and hike on the same day! Spending a weekend in Vancouver will lend you a taste of its love of culture, food and outdoors. Bustling with energy, there is a lot to do in this wonderful city for every kind of traveler. Here is the ultimate 2 day Vancouver itinerary:
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Vancouver is from April to October
How To Reach
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Imagine a city with an island smack bang in the center of it. What if I tell you that the island has a fascinating history as well as the youthful buzz about it? Granville Island is all that and much more. Arguably the epicenter for Vancouver's culinary enthusiasm, you must walk around the market for flavors of fresh fruits, local cheese, maple syrup and handmade chocolate. Anyone spending a weekend in Vancouver must visit this iconic location. If you’re into collecting souvenirs, consider dropping a few dollars on handmade soaps, paintings or silk scarves. Cap day one of the weekend in Vancouver guzzling beer at the Granville Island Brewing!
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Kick start your weekend in Vancouver by visiting the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. The park is one of this city’s gems and an absolute must-visit. Beautiful Kia’palano totem poles with stories about British Colombia's First Nations people and their connection to the natural world welcome you to the park.
The Vancouver Lookout Tower is the one of the tallest structures in Vancouver and probably the most famous landmark in the city. Situated atop the Harbour Centre, the tower is 168 m high and gives you a chance to witness Vancouver’s myriad landscapes from a vantage point.Opened in 1977, the elevator whisks you skyward in about 40 seconds. From the top, you will get to see several of Vancouver’s historic areas such as Gastown, Stanley Park and the Olympic Peninsula Mountains. The admission ticket is valid all day and you must check out the views during the day as well as the night. Vancouver Lookout is the perfect way to cap your weekend in Vancouver.
It’s bit of a Vancouver thing to have restaurants tucked away in alleyways, often without any prominent signage. Thanks to its large Asian population, Vancouver is home to some of the best oriental cuisine found anywhere in the world. With their emphasis on mild flavors and fresh ingredients, it would be sin to not feast on steaming pots of Pho, award-winning sushi and yummy dumplings. Try fitting New Town Restaurant in Chinatown in your 2 day Vancouver itinerary.
FlyOver Canada is a spellbinding flight simulation ride that has no equal. The unforgettable ride takes you across Canada’s diverse landscapes and sceneries. The experience is also a technological marvel for having replicated an actual flying experience, complete with an impressive 4-storey spherical screen, wind, scents, and mist! FlyOver Canada’s audio-visual show is also a fantastic way of getting introduced to Canada’s history and culture.Open seven days a week, 10 AM - 9 PM. CAD 22 Entry fee, 10% discount if booked online.
Storm Crow Alehouse
Sci-fi geeks and board game lovers swarm this bar, where Han Solo is part of the décor and only sci-fi and fantasy movies are played on televisions. Pick a game\ or a book from their huge collection and sip on a locally-brewed beer—this place is your fantasy. stormcrowalehouse.com
Downtown Vancouver is home to two of Canada’s National Historic Sites – Gastown and Chinatown. Gastown is known as the birthplace of Vancouver and is home to some of the city’s liveliest markets and boutiques. There are plenty of diners and galleries to make winding through picturesque cobblestone lanes worthwhile. If you’re keen on shopping, you will find West Coast Native Art to tourist wares and everything in between.
First things first. A seaplane trip is something everyone should opt for. It seats just 5 passengers and a pilot which guarantees that everyone has amazing view throughout the journey. Taking off from Rose Bay and flying up along the Northern Beaches and coming back down over the opera house and Bridge is a unique experience.