Day 03: Vancouver Experience – Granville Island
After breakfast, head to Granville Island to explore its cultural and culinary scene. A former industrial wasteland, Granville Island was reclaimed in the 1970s and turned into an arts and culture precinct. Stroll the streets packed with artisan studios and craft workshops, catch a street performance, stop for a coffee or an island-brewed beer, browse the many galleries, or shop at the very popular Granville Island Public Market. After lunch, take the Aquabus or False Creek Ferries across False Creek and over to Yaletown. This area is now home to chic boutiques, upscale restaurants, and gourmet grocers. Later head across town to Coal Harbour and board a Harbour Cruises vessel for a chance to see Vancouver from the water. The one-hour Vancouver Harbour Tour explores Burrard Inlet, the body of water that surrounds the downtown peninsula. You’ll see Gastown from the water, as well as Vancouver’s busy port, and the North Shore Mountains. Later proceed to FlyOver Canada, located at Canada Place, this 4-D flight simulation ride takes you soaring over the country, complete with wind, scents, and mist. Overnight at Vancouver.