Vancouver is a popular tourist destination for a variety of reasons. Not only does it offer breathtaking mountain hikes and gorgeous beaches, but it is a hub for unique culinary and cultural experiences as well.
Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Vancouver.
Visit the Aquarium
The aquarium in Stanley Park is more than just a collection of interesting marine life. The facility’s primary focus is conservation and sustainability, which means that the majority of its residents are rescued marine animals. You can see otters, jellyfish, penguins and many indigenous species while learning more about how to keep the waters safe and habitable for the animals.
Take a Culinary Walking Tour
If you’re feeling adventurous, why not take a day trip and jump on a ferry from Vancouver to Victoria? You can cruise from Vancouver to Victoria in just a few short hours and spend the day experiencing the beauty of downtown Victoria.
This guided culinary walking tour lasts two hours and will take you to some of the city’s top insider spots. During the busy season, there are regular ferry departures from downtown Vancouver to downtown Victoria on V2V, so you can book an excursion at your leisure.
Experience the Night Market
If you want an unforgettable experience, travel to Vancouver in the summer, and visit the Richmond Night Market. A tradition since 2000, the Night Market is an international attraction boasting street food, games and unique merchandise.
It’s a wildly popular event, so be sure to check the ferry times from Victoria to Vancouver so that you can plan ahead.
Visit The Beach House in Dundarave
Dundarave is home to The Beach House, a must-visit restaurant for those visiting Vancouver. It’s the perfect spot for a relaxing afternoon of enjoying great food and spectacular views. The restaurant even has a heated patio that lets visitors comfortably watch the seaplanes travelling from Vancouver to Victoria. This is also a great spot to watch the cruise ships sailing from Victoria into downtown Vancouver as well. Unfortunately, The Beach House will be closed for most of the Summer in 2019.
Tour the Olympic Sites
All of the iconic sites and venues from the 2010 Winter Games are open to the public, which means that you can relive the excitement of every event. Visitors can see the Olympic Cauldron and tour the sporting venues.
If you’re a true fan or future Olympic hopeful, you can even explore the Olympic Village located in the southeast portion of False Creek.
Take a Day Trip to Victoria
Want to add a side-trip to your Vancouver adventure? Instead of taking BC Ferries from Vancouver to Victoria or taking a seaplane, take a journey on the V2V Empress, which offers returns trips downtown to downtown.
Start Planning Your Next Getaway
Vancouver is a rich and exciting place that boasts great food, scenic views and interesting activities. For the cost of a ferry to Vancouver (if you’re coming from Victoria, that is), you can have an unforgettable vacation.