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3 days in Vancouver

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3 days in Vancouver
This 3-day itinerary of Vancouver begins in the heart of the city, giving you an overview of the downtown peninsula. Day 2 takes you over to Vancouver's North Shore where rainforests, mountains, and fjords await. The third day blends Vancouver's cultural sites with gardens and beaches, providing you with a glimpse of what makes this Canada's most beautiful city.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Granville Island
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Granville Island

Former industrial site has been transformed into an artsy, posh neighborhood with quaint shops, cafes and bookstores.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Stanley Park
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Stanley Park

North America's third-largest park draws eight million visitors per year, many of whom may skate or walk past you on the Seawall, a scenic, 5.5-mile path running along the water on the park's perimeter. It's just one of many trails among the park's 1,000 acres, which also house an aquarium, nature center and other recreational facilities.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Gastown
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Gastown

The oldest commercial district in Vancouver, best known for its beautiful Victorian-style architecture.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Day 2
Lynn Canyon Park
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Lynn Canyon Park

Interesting park with a suspension bridge, trails and waterfalls and an ecology center.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Grouse Mountain
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Grouse Mountain

Just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain attracts locals and tourists alike. During the summer, guests enjoy hiking, Zip Line Adventures, paragliding, sightseeing, lumberjack shows and more. In winter, we have skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sleigh rides among many other activities. Grouse Mountain also features several different dining venues, from café style at... More

Just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain attracts locals and tourists alike. During the summer, guests enjoy hiking, Zip Line Adventures, paragliding, sightseeing, lumberjack shows and more. In winter, we have skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sleigh rides among many other activities. Grouse Mountain also features several different dining venues, from café style at Lupins to casual dining at Altitudes and fine dining as a guest at The Observatory. We also have a refuge for endangered wildlife. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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English Bay
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English Bay

Beautiful vibrant beach that comes alive when it's sunny and warm out. Various activities such as scuba diving, kayaking and others.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Day 3
Museum of Anthropology
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Museum of Anthropology

The Museum of Anthropology, on the campus of the University of British Columbia, is an incredible collection of artifacts and art from around the world.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Kitsilano ("Kits") Beach
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Kitsilano ("Kits") Beach

This is one of Vancouver's most popular beaches offering panoramic views of downtown Vancouver, Burrard Inlet, and the North Shore Mountains. Surrounded by park land, restaurants, and beautiful people, it's the quintessential Vancouver beach experience.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Queen Elizabeth Park
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Queen Elizabeth Park

Situated on Little Mountain - the highest point in Vancouver proper - this former rock quarry has been converted into a beautiful city park with flower gardens, public art, grassy knolls, and panoramic views over the city.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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