Vancouver, a bustling urban metropolitan and nature-lovers paradise, is an ideal holiday destination for all types of travellers! Whether you are looking for the most incredible natural landscapes, upmarket restaurants, or beautiful gardens, the city boasts them all! To ensure you have the most incredible trip you might need help deciding where to go and what to do, so here is our travel expert Ashling’s list of top Vancouver holiday ideas.
Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
If you are an adventurer, then a visit to the historic Capilano suspension bridge park is a must! Around 25-minutes from the city centre, the stunning Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of the oldest bridges in the region. The swaying bridge hangs a whopping 70 metres above the Capilano River. This is a perfect holiday activity for anyone looking for a little slice of nature while getting their heart pumping at the same time.
Get some food on Grandville Island
Vancouver is definitely a foodie city. If you like to base your holiday around culinary delights we have the perfect place for you to visit in Vancouver! Make sure to explore the dynamic public market and many artisan studio-shops on Granville Island. Work up an appetite to sample the locally produced cheeses, fluffy doughnuts, blended teas and some delicious sushi.
After filling up your tummy, head down the street to Granville Island Brewing Company. They will even let you sample some house-made beer. Explore traditional Canadian food at Edible Canada, a popular little haunt and eatery that only offers the best products that are made totally in Canada.
Cycle through Stanley Park
Stanley Park is a glorious green oasis in the midst of the urban landscape of Vancouver. This 400-hectare park is perfect for those who want to see it all! Cycle through this magnificent park to enjoy scenic views of water, mountains, sky, and majestic trees. You will discover kilometres of trails, beautiful beaches, local wildlife, and some cultural and historical landmarks, along with many other adventures. The park offers a wide variety of experiences for all ages and interests, including Canada’s largest aquarium.
Explore VanDusen Botanical Garden
If you love beauty and are looking for the perfect place to relax in Vancouver, then visit the VanDusen Botanical Garden. This magnificent garden is an inspiring 55-acre outdoor sanctuary with over 7,500 plant species and varieties. Spot and photograph local wildlife, enjoy the hedge maze with the kids and relax in a serene setting, located in the heart of Vancouver.
A trip to the top of Grouse Mountain is a must-do for anyone who loves outdoor activities. Take the cable car up the mountain for the most incredible views of the city too. No matter what time of the year it is there are plenty of fun activities for you to try. In the winter months, this peak is transformed into a snowy world of outdoor skating, snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding.
In summer, you will still find lots of snow, but it is a hiker’s dream with a heap of trails, the Grouse Grind, and mountain-top trails of varying intensity that suits all levels of hikers.
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