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What to do in Vancouver in 3 -4 days

Paisley, United...
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What to do in Vancouver in 3 -4 days
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Hello, I am arriving with my family (husband, 16yrs+22 yrs sons) in Vancouver on evening 28/07/2016. We fly home to Scotland on the evening 01/08/2016 so have approx. 3.5 days in Vancouver (after being in Dawson Creek with family and driving from Calgary to Vancouver through the Rockies) Any advice on what's best to do? We thought maybe whale watching, cycle tour, public events suitable to our age group? Had thought about Vancouver Island/Tofino etc. but thought could be pushed for time. Any advice much appreciated.

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Janette

Vancouver, Canada
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You could spend a day at Grouse Mountain. Also Lynn Valley Park. Visiting Granville Island and Queen Elizabeth Park. Stanley Park should be on the agenda and you can rent bikes to ride around the park and entire seawall as well as to use the bikes to visit Granville Island above. Public transit is good, you might consider a day pass for $9.75. If your into shopping, visit Park Royal in West Vancouver or Metrotown in Burnaby which is the largest shopping mall in BC. Here are a few links. Enjoy your stay.

https://grousemountain.com/

http://lynncanyon.ca/

http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park.aspx

http://granvilleisland.com/discover-island

http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/queen-elizabeth-park.aspx

http://www.spokesbicyclerentals.com/

http://shopparkroyal.com/

http://metropolisatmetrotown.com/

Paisley, United...
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Thanks for info,i'll look into those links.We will still have our rental car when we arrive in Vancouver from Rockies, will this be an advantage or a wasted expense?

Paisley, United...
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Hello can I also ask where is the best area of Vancouver to stay- easy access to main attractions without being in the busiest area?

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You absolutely dont need a car, its a wasted expense. There is a free Grouse Mountain bus for thar trip. As far as where to stay, downtown is a fairly small and walkable area. Look at google maps. Anywhere from the North end (the waterfront) to The South (Granvlle Bridge) from the East (Homer St) to the West (Stanley Park). A few favorite hotels, St Regis, Days Inn, Blue Horizon, Best Western Sands, Century Plaza, Holiday Inn and Suits. If you have the big buccks to spend, The Pan Pacific, The Fairmont, The Westin Bayshore.

Paisley, United...
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Thanks again, I've managed to get booked into one of your recommendations- looks good.

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