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How to Spend 3 Days in Vancouver

How to Spend 3 Days in Vancouver

With three days to discover Vancouver, you can get a well-rounded feel for the city and its surroundings as you view the major sights, experience its culinary and craft beer offerings, and even escape the urban environs for a trip to the great outdoors. Here’s how to make the most out of a 3-day stay in Vancouver. 

Day 1: See the City Highlights

Today is the day to immerse yourself in all things Vancouver. Pedal around key city locales, such as Stanley Park, Gastown, and Chinatown, and learn about the city’s history on a guided bike tour. For a more flexible city sightseeing experience, opt for a hop-on hop-off trolley tour.

After, rest those legs on a cruise around the harbor, passing landmarks such as Lions Gate Bridge and admiring views of the North Shore Mountains. The pace is up to you: Choose a leisurely sightseeing cruise or an exhilarating zodiac boat ride.

End the day at the Vancouver Lookout, where the 553-foot (168-meter) observation platform offers a panoramic view of the city, harbor, and mountain peaks in the distance. 

Day 2: Get Into the Great Outdoors

Flanked by ocean, forests, and snow-capped mountains, Vancouver is the perfect base for delving into the scenic wilderness of British Columbia. Steel yourself as you cross the swaying Capilano Suspension Bridge and ride the gondola up the side of Grouse Mountain. Both are situated on Vancouver’s North Shore, making them an easy-to-reach day-trip. 

For a sea-based adventure, opt for a whale-watching cruise out into the Gulf and San Juan islands. The mountain village of Whistler, a winter sports hot spot, can also be visited as a day trip from Vancouver; choose a seaplane tour to avoid wasting precious hours in transit. 

Day 3: Vancouver Victuals

Vancouver’s food scene is among the best in Canada, with fresh seafood, an abundance of local produce, and a wide range of excellent Asian dining options. Treat yourself to tastings at some of the city’s best eating spots, as recommended by a local foodie on a gourmet tour. Appetite sated, it’s time to discover the city’s array of craft beers. Guided beer tours steer travelers to little-known microbreweries, and provide transport so there’s no worry about navigating.

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North Shore Day Trip from Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mtn

North Shore Day Trip from Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mtn

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Fit some epic natural sightseeing into your Vancouver vacation on a half-day tour of the area’s gorgeous North Shore. Your personal guide escorts you over the Lions Gate Bridge to the Capilano Suspension Bridge for an exhilarating walk along the cliff-hanging footpaths. Then ride the Grouse Mountain gondola high into the alpine forest to see native grizzly bears.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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$161.55
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Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver

Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver

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Scout for an incredible array of marine life during this half-day Vancouver whale watching cruise. Join a professional naturalist on board a modern boat as you search for creatures including orcas, seals, porpoises, and eagles. The waters for your cruise are renowned for attracting whales, offering an up to 90% success rate with sightings. Best of all, enjoy spectacular scenery set amidst the Gulf and San Juan Islands. Your whale watching trip from Vancouver includes round-trip transport from your hotel, plus bottled water and snacks.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver

Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver

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Want to spend a day in Whistler but don’t want to lose a day just in travel time? This round-trip seaplane flight from Vancouver provides the perfect solution. This convenient transport package includes two 35-minute flights between Vancouver and Green Lake in Whistler, as well as a shuttle service to and from Whistler Village or a bike rental. Spend the day or just an afternoon discovering the sights and sounds of Whistler, and end on a high note with a return flight to Vancouver.
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  • 9 hours
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Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour - The Grand Tour

Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour - The Grand Tour

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Discover the beauty and culture of Vancouver on a small-group bike tour—great for riders of all levels. Accompany your guide on a leisurely ride along dedicated bike routes. Explore the city’s natural wonders like Stanley Park's rain forest and historic neighborhoods like Gastown and Chinatown. Cruise along the seawalls for gorgeous views of the North Shore Mountains, False Creek and more.
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  • 5 hours
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$78.40
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Vancouver Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Vancouver Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

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Enjoy the exquisite waterfront views of Canada's premier West Coast city on a leisurely Vancouver Harbor sightseeing cruise. Travel past landmarks sites such as world-renowned Stanley Park and the city's rejuvenated Gastown district, marvel at the incredible North Shore Mountains from atop an open-air deck, and admire the stunning Lions' Gate Bridge while sipping a cocktail (own expense) from the onboard bar. 
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  • 1 hour
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Sea Vancouver Waterfront Sightseeing

Sea Vancouver Waterfront Sightseeing

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See Vancouver's dramatic skyline from the water on a small-group cruise in an inflatable Zodiac boat that accommodates 12 passengers. You'll navigate Vancouver Harbour, Burrard Inlet, English Bay, and False Creek, spotting some of the city's top sites and landmarks along the way. And since Vancouver Harbour is home to bald eagles, harbor seals, and dolphins, keep your camera ready and watch for wildlife as you hit speeds up to 30 mph (48 kph).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Vancouver Craft Brewery Tour Led by a Local

Vancouver Craft Brewery Tour Led by a Local

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Taste the best of Vancouver’s microbrews on a 3-hour tour of the city’s craft breweries with a local, ‘Beer Geek’ guide. Join a small group of fellow beer lovers for a route that takes in Parallel 49, Bomber and Off The Rail, with samples and snacks at each location and a behind-the-scenes tour of the brewing process. See the city from a comfortable bus so you can drink worry-free. Get an insider’s perspective on the brewing scene and tips on the best places to eat and drink in the city.
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  • 3 hours
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