We are a family of 4: 2 adults (late 40s) + 2 kids (10 & 14) who will be visiting your great city in a little over a week (7/24-8/1). Hooray!!!! We enjoy hiking, going to museums/gardens/parks & just checking out new & exciting places. This is our 1st trip to Canada but definitely won't be our last.
We will be renting a car. Yes, I know that the public transportation system is great, however, we will flying in/out of Bellingham b/c on the lower airfares. I've already checked out other forms of transportation to get us to Vancouver: Amtrak, Quick bus etc, however, because of our arrival time (~8:20 am) & its departure (9:30), I didn't want to take the chance that we miss the bus/train (there is a 4 hr wait for the next one).
Got a great deal from the Richmond Tourism Bureau. Great room rate w/ FREE hot breakfast + parking + $800 worth of admission tickets to many of the attractions. It was a deal that we couldn't pass over. Here's my tentative itinerary:
7/26: Stanley Park via bicycle. Aquarium. Celebration of Lights. Since the fireworks display will not start until 10 pm, do you have any suggestions on places to see?
7/27: Playland Amusement Park (will probably go around lunchtime). Looking for suggestions on what we could do in the morning.
7/28: Tour Guys walking tour of Downtown & Waterfront. Vancouver Harbour Tour. Canada Place. Vancouver Lookout.
7/29: Scenic drive to Whistler on Sea-to-Sky Hwy. Stops in Porteau Cove, Britania Museum, Hiking @ Shannon & Brandywine Falls. Squamish.
7/30: Hiking in Whistler: plan on doing the Top of the World route. Any other hikes we shouldn't miss. Nothing too strenuous. Family Adventure Zone in the pm.
7/31: More hiking: plan on doing the Spearhead Walk. Ziplining. Indoor rock climbing. Biking around town?
8/1: Heading back to Bellingham. Flight leaves @ 6 pm
Any other suggestions on places to go? Depending on our schedule, we may go to the Gulf of Georgia Hatchery, Britania Harbor Shipyard or take a cruise from Stevenston. Thanks in advance for all your help.Edited: 6 years ago