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Itinerary Help Please!

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Hi All,

My partner & I will be visiting Vancouver for a couple of days Feb/March next year & need some help planning our itinerary.

We fly in on Weds 28th Feb at mid-day & fly out on Saturday 3rd March at 8.30am. We will be staying at Rosedale on Robson & we will not have a car - relying on taxis, public transport & walking where possible.

On the day we fly in (Weds 28th - mid-day) will we have enough time to see Stanley Park? From the airport we would most likely go straight to our hotel from the airport & check in (or bag drop if check in isn't available yet) and then on from there. If we get in at mid-day I would assume we'd get to our hotel around 1.30/2pm. We are flying in from San Francisco so would need to go through customs. Does this allow enough time?

Also, how much time roughly would you allocate for Capilano Suspension Bridge Park? Would it be a bad idea to plan other activities on the same day as it?

TIA!!!

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It takes about one hour to see all there is at Capilano Suspension Bridge, but you can easily spend more time there if you want. You can easily see other things on the same day.

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March will still be an early sunset, and it can be very rainy and dismal. There will still be skiing in the mountains. Nighttime snowshoe and chocolate fondue at Cypress or Grouse under the lights, and plan for indoor activities as a plan B if the weather is crap.

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Thanks for your replies.

Is there still snow around in March usually?

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There's snow at higher elevations, like on the tops of mountains in March, yes, but it would be rare for there to be snow in the city, which is at sea level. March is when the cherry blossoms are in bloom in the city.

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Say you are finished at Cap Suspension Bridge at noon. You can take a bus up the mountain to the base of Grouse Mountain. They have a gondola which takes you up the side of the mountain to the Grouse Chalet, the skating rink, the movie theatre which shows a cultural history movie of the area. There is a Bistro restaurant and a full fledged fine dining restaurant. The gondola ride is your admission to the mountain. You would need shoes/boots that come up over your ankles.

Here is a map with bus numbers for getting between Capilano Bridge and the gondola station at the base of Grouse: https://goo.gl/maps/5BHYQXM5Zx62

The gift shop at the base of Grouse has some good Canadiana things. Sunrise/sunset in Vancouver at the beginning of March is 7 am and 6 pm. If you booked dinner at the Observatory fine dining restaurant, the gondola fare is waived. Going to Grouse requires a clear sky day. If there are clouds covering the peak, you will be in fog up there and unable to see down to the city. Otherwise the view is excellent.

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