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.