Canada Itineraries: CA14

Youthful Vancouver

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Day 01: Arrival in Vancouver

Arrive at Vancouver airport and complete your immigration. Later transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is kept free for leisure. Overnight at Vancouver.

Day 02: Vancouver

After breakfast proceed to morning tours around the downtown area, covering different neighbourhoods each day of the week. You could find yourself exploring the waterfront area; Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, Gastown; the city’s traditional Chinatown; or the Granville Street precinct, learning about the history, architecture, and street art as you go. At the end of your tour, head to Granville Island, a former industrial wasteland that’s been turned into an arts and culture hub. After lunch, spend some time checking out artisan studios, craft workshops, and galleries on the island and pick up some souvenirs. Or get your heart-rate going with a paddle on False Creek. Ecomarine Paddlesports Centre has a location right on Granville Island offering tours, lessons, and straight rentals of both kayaks and paddleboards. After you’ve had dinner tonight, explore Vancouver’s nightlife by checking out Granville Street, Yaletown, Gastown, or the West End. Grab a pint of one of Vancouver’s local craft beers at somewhere like The Lamplighter, Steamworks, or Yaletown Brewing Company. Visit the Vancouver Lookout for a nighttime view of the city. If you’re interested in live music, make sure you check the event calendar for venues such as The Commodore Ballroom, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and The Orpheum. Overnight at Vancouver.

Day 03: Vancouver

After breakfast proceed to Vancouver’s Stanley Park the 400-hectare green space also boasts beaches, a swimming pool, a pitch, and putt course, hiking trails, and lots of public art. Enjoy the Cycling Tours of Stanley Park, cycle through the park’s dedicated bike trails and the seawall. After you’ve explored Stanley Park, head over to Canada Place, right on the waterfront and about a 20-minute walk from where your tour ends. After lunch, take a walk down the Canadian Trail, running along the west side of Canada Place’s iconic white sails. It lets you explore this country’s 10 provinces and three territories before ending with one of Vancouver’s favourite attractions, FlyOver Canada. This 4-D flight simulation experience sees you soaring across the country complete with mist, wind, and scents. Later this afternoon, explore Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood via your stomach with Vancouver Foodie Tours’ Gastronomic Gastown tour in which you’ll sample classic Canadian comfort food paired with optional cocktails, craft beer, and BC wines. Later visit some of Gastown’s best known attractions, the famous steam clock, “Gassy Jack” Deighton’s statue, and the colourfully named Blood Alley. Overnight at Vancouver.

Day 04: Fly back to hometown

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and get ready to fly back home with loads of memories.