Vancouver is British Columbia’s largest city, and it’s a prime destination for thousands of travelers each year. It’s for good reason, too, as the city has plenty of experiences for outdoor adventurers and urbanites alike. Here’s a look at several stops you should not miss if you visit Vancouver.
Get a unique view of Coal Harbour on a float plane or boat.
Vancouver offers several float plane tours that can give passengers views of the city skyline and mountains that you simply can’t get anywhere else. If you’d rather not take to the sky, you can always visit Sea Vancouver, which offers a 90-minute tour on board a zodiac boat and will take you to 20 different hot spots around Coal Harbour.
Hit the market.
If you’re into active market experiences, check out the Granville Island Public Market, located across False Creek on the outskirts of town. This covered marketplace is home to 50 vendors that sell everything from fresh seafood to handmade crafts.
Grab a beer.
If you visit Olympic Village, hit up Tap & Barrel to sample craft brews and wines from all over British Columbia. The seasonal menu at this watering hole also offers up some excellent pub food, made from local ingredients. Another excellent stop for beer lovers is Brassneck Brewery, featuring a rustic sitting area and selection of brews on tap that changes constantly.
Eat a taco.
Tacofino started out as a food truck in Tofino, British Columbia, but now it’s a foodie staple in the Gastown neighborhood. Now it’s evolved into two brick and mortar taco bars that offer patrons amazing patio sitting and an interior atmosphere that’s reminiscent of 1970s southern California. While the actual menu is fairly diverse, you owe it to yourself to try the fish tacos.
Cross a bridge.
If you don’t have a fear of heights, check out the Capilano Suspension Bridge, a 130 year old attraction that hangs out more than 200 feet above a rainforest. The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has multiple walkways throughout its 27 acres that offer truly unique views of the surrounding forest and river below.