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8 Incredible Places That You Must Visit In Vancouver

8 Incredible Places That You Must Visit In Vancouver

Canada flag icon Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver is a tiny city and can be easily explored within 2 days. Guaranteed you will leave with an accomplished feeling

posted on Nov. 19, 2013 by

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After a heavy hangover in Tokyo I returned back to Canada with a short stopover to explore the gorgeous city of Vancouver on route to Toronto.

Places

  • 1. Robson Street

    The main shopping artery of Vancouver

    800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2E7, Canada

  • 2. Sandbar

    Seafood hot spot under the Granville Island bridge

    1499 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6H, Canada

  • 3. Capilano Suspension Bridge

    One of the most popular Vancouver tourism attractions in British Columbia

    Capilano Suspension Bridge, West Vancouver, BC V7S 1J5, Canada

  • 4. Stanley Park

    1,001-acre public park that borders the downtown of Vancouver

    Wren Trail, Vancouver, BC V6G, Canada

  • 5. Chinatown

    One of the largest historic Chinatowns in North America

    436 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC V6A, Canada

  • 6. Gastown

    Gastown is a mix of hip contemporary fashion and interior furnishing boutiques

    306 Abbott Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2K9, Canada

  • 7. Granville Island

    Make sure to visit the farmers market and day vendors offering local Vancouver goods

    1585-1677 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC V6H, Canada

  • 8. Yaletown

    Upscale districts with lots of great restaurants and bars

    1113-1141 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC V6B, Canada

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Since I only had 3 days to explore Vancouver I tried to make the most of it. Luckily, the weather was bright and sunny. I will summarize the places I visited below.

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One: After jumping in a cab at the airport I went downtown to check into the Le Soleil Hotel in downtown Vancouver. The hotel room was beautiful which came with one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in.

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Two: After a short nap at the hotel, I went to Robson Street for some shopping and brunch. I found an awesome shirt of Vancouver at a local souvenir shop.

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Three: I came across the Vancouver Trolley Company which had tours throughout the entire city. I bought my ticket and hopped along.

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Four: The first major stop was Stanley Park whic is a 1,001-acre public park that borders the downtown of Vancouver and is almost entirely surrounded by waters of the Pacific Ocean. The park has a long history and was one of the first areas to be explored in the city.

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Five: For brunch I took the ferry towards Grandville Island where I ate top-notch Salmon at the Sandbar restaurant. The Granville Island Public Market features a farmers' market, day vendors, and artists offering a various of local Vancouver culinary offerings.

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Six: After brunch I jumped back on the Trolley towards Yaletown and the Canucks Stadium passing through Chinatown and Gastown.

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Seven: For my last stop I decided to explore the cruise ship docks. A giant cruise ship called the Zuiderdam of the Holland America Line was docked. This gigantic ship takes people all the way to Alaska and the Artic.

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Night is falling so it is time to meet up with my friend Natalie for dinner and drinks in Yaletown. 

Event Date: August 23, 2013 in Adventure, Architecture, Canada

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