Vancouver Advice Needed!

I’m heading to Vancouver in a couple of weeks for a couple of days! I’m looking for any and all recommendations on what to do, what to see, and where to eat!

I enjoy (easy) hikes, all seafood and sweets, beautiful views, and fun wall murals (I am a blogger after all)!

Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer! πŸ™‚



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21 thoughts on “Vancouver Advice Needed!

  1. I haven’t been to Vancouver in years but these are some of the things that I remember about it. Take the skytrain, which is Vancouver ‘ s subway. Visit Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park to see the totem poles, which is part of the Canadian culture. If you dare walk or visit the Capilano Suspension bridge. I did but not by myself. I hope some of these ideas help. Also if you’re flying into Vancouver Airport , you’ll be paying $50 I think to return to the United States , but check that out.

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  2. Stanley Park, Gastown. Wash, rinse, repeat as often as necessary. (The whole city is great, but those are two standouts.) Also go down by the harbor; maybe you’ll get lucky and see a cruise taking off!

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  3. Local Vancouverite here! If this is your first time, I’d definitely recommend…
    -Biking the seawall (you get to see Stanley Park, the totem poles, and the harbour. It looks daunting on the map but it’s about an hour round trip on a bike – much better than walking in my opinion).
    – Visit Gastown (historic neighbourhood with casual vibes and fun bars), Yaletown for an upper classy feel, Robson Street for shopping, Granville Street for clubs.
    – The “famous” painted alley which is where every local instagrammer goes for a picture, haha.

    If you’re looking for an easy hike, check out Lynn Canyon! There’s a free (but smaller) suspension bridge (the Capilano one is cool but it’s pretty expensive, even the locals don’t want to pay for it, haha). I was there a few weekends ago and it’s nice.

    If you have time as well, catch the ferry to visit Victoria, BC for a day trip πŸ™‚

    Have fun and enjoy Vancouver!

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    1. Thank you SO much, that tip about the suspension bridge is great because I saw the price and was like whatttt. Also love the painted alley I didn’t read anything about that! So helpful πŸ™‚


  4. Ohhhh so much nice stuff here, I don’t know where to begin! The suspension bridges, going to Stanley Park (check out the rose gardens, Lost Lagoon, cycle or rollerblade the Seawall (rentals are available near the park) and go to the aquarium while you’re there! They also have a great fine dining restaurant, The Teahouse. It’s gonna be hot out for the next couple weeks so check out the beaches (Wreck Beach if you’re comfortable with nudity, or Ambleside in West Vancouver, are the prettiest beaches here in my opinion), The Bloedel Conservatory (like an indoor tropical rainforest!) is really neat, and sometime in the next couple days a super rare flower is going to bloom. Chinatown is awesome, there’s the Classical Chinese Gardens, shopping and tons of cool restaurants, but be warned that it’s in a fairly rough neighbourhood. Shopping on Commercial Drive, West 4th Avenue, and Main Street. I could go on all day, enjoy your trip and let me know if you need any more recommendations!

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    1. ah thank you so much! Someone else recommended the Tea House so that’s definitely on my list! How rough is a rough neighborhood for Chinatown? If I don’t wander too far will I be okay on my own?

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      1. So the deal is, the city is in the middle of a pretty rough opioid crisis (on this note – don’t do any drugs here, and be super on guard if you go clubbing. I would recommend against it entirely, it’s not safe right now). The worst affected have been the city’s homeless population, who live around Chinatown mostly. They are not dangerous and they will not hurt you, i can’t stress that enough, and the police station is right in that area. So you’re totally safe to go walking around by yourself. You’ll witness people doing drugs, talking to themselves, and stuff like that, so it’s more intense/shocking/disturbing to witness but not dangerous. As a young girl I would just recommend not hanging out on the Granville Strip at night by yourself, where all the clubs are downtown. That area gets really toxic at night, and i’ve been followed on a couple occasions

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  5. I just stumbled across your blog, thats awesome to hear that you will be visiting Vancouver for the first time! I am a local and love my city so much I’ve started a blog about it. ❀ You probably have heard all of the major sites by now. Here are my recommendations for downtown:

    1) Granville Island- Take an aqua taxi to the island, do a kayak rental and explore the bay, and if you like seafood, definitely visit The Sandbar.
    2) Stanley Park- Rent a bike on Denman St. (better deal than city bikes,) and explore the seawall, dine at The Teahouse, and take a visit to The Vancouver Aquarium.
    3) For a simple hike, try Quarry Rock in Deep Cove in North Vancouver. It's an insanely beautiful spot for photos. If you want more of a challenge, hike Peak 1 of The Chief. This hike is 45 minutes out of towntown. It's right beside the Sea to Sky Gondola and you can get a shuttle with purchase of your lift ticket.

    Message me if you would like any advice! I'm at

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