If you're arriving by air, you'll most likely be flying into Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Located 25 minutes from downtown, YVR is rated one of the best airports in Canada. Kick start your weekend in Vancouver by taking a bus or a taxi to your hotel!
The best ways to get around Vancouver are on foot, by bike and via public transportation. Most of the attractions in this 2 day Vancouver itinerary are located within a stone’s throw of one another.
Vancouver's public transportation, which includes buses, the SeaBus ferry and the SkyTrain is both efficient and convenient. They ply from 5 AM to 1 AM every day. One-way adult fares cost CAD 2.75 while day passes cost CAD 9.75 and can be purchased from any 7-Eleven, Safeway or London Drugs store. Keep in mind that you will need exact change in order to purchase a one-way ticket!
You could also choose to whiz around the city on a bike. There are plenty of bike rental shops around town and prices range from CAD 30 - 40 CAD per day. Helmets are mandatory and biking on the footpath is forbidden.
Taxis are a good option when you’re in a hurry. The meter starts at CAD 3.20, with each additional kilometer costing around CAD 1.85.
Where to Stay
If you want to experience Vancouver’s authentic vibe, you must stay at Gastown or Chinatown. If you want to be in the middle of the action and prefer luxury, the Waterfront is perfect for you to spend the weekend in Vancouver. Budget travelers should seek an Airbnb, since hotels in Vancouver are typically very expensive.