Recently, my husband and I had the opportunity to travel to Vancouver, Canada. It has been on our travel list for a while, and it was so much more than expected! Aside from being one of the friendliest cities I have ever visited (if not the friendliest), it was also one of the most beautiful.
Logistically, this city is easy to navigate. The transit system is easy and accessible. You can get around most of the city by train, bus, foot, or taxi. We stayed at a place through Airbnb in great part of town, right in the central part of downtown. It was easy to walk to up-and-coming neighborhoods, like Gastown and Yaletown, where there are great coffee and food offerings!
These are our 3 favorite activities from our trip:
This was by far the highlight of our trip. Capilano Bridge is a suspension bridge that is about 230 feet above the Capilano river. It was constructed in 1889 and is Vancouver’s top attraction. It has the most breathtaking views, and it was a real test of our fears due to the swaying while you walk across. There are several other bridges such as the tree walk and cliff walks that are also a must do. You can celebrate your survival with a cold brew or warm beverage at the cafe they have on site.
Granville Island is a short 15 min bus ride from Downtown Vancouver. This is a primarily indoor farmers market, where you can try delicious jams, baked goods, and produce. There is also a great microbrewery, Granville Island Brewery, where you can grab a bite to eat and a great brew.
We rented bikes and rode completely around the park stopping periodically to take photos. There are massive totem poles at the beginning of the bike trail that are truly magnificent. The trail is a little over 5 miles is a fairly flat. They do have more advanced bike and walking trails through the park where there are small ponds and streams.
Thank you Vancouver for so many wonderful memories. We hope to make it back and to other parts of Canada soon!