Whether you’re headed to Vancouver to experience the culture, or if it is a stopping point on your way to a cruise, we have rounded up some of our agents’ best tips on making the most of your visit!
The Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure is an amazing place to visit. It gives you the opportunity to experience an old growth coastal rainforest from 100 feet off the ground. Take advantage of the shuttle stops located throughout the city that will take you to Capilano for free!
You’ll want to make time to stop at Granville Island to visit the market. Here, you can buy handmade goods from the area, visit small shops and even get a taste of the local cuisine! For a unique experience, take the False Creek Ferry from the main city of Vancouver to Granville Island. These little ferries can hold about 15 passengers and run continuously. It will get you back and forth much faster for a nominal fee, and you’ll enjoy the scenery!
If your cruise is leaving from Vancouver, the port is only about 20 minutes from the airport. Take a cab to get to the port; it’s much more cost-efficient than a transfer. The average cost is about $45, and if you share the cab, it’s a pretty reasonable price per person.
Gastown, a neighborhood along the water, is a great place to stop for local shopping and restaurants. While you’re there, be sure to stop by the steam clock—this antique-style clock will whistle and shoot steam on the hour. It is a fun, unique and free experience.
For fans of New York City’s Central Park, be sure to visit Stanley Park. It offers nearby shopping, restaurants, hiking, biking, water activities and the very best view of the Lion’s Gate Bridge.
Driving around Vancouver is difficult, but you will find that public transportation is abundant. To get a great overview of the city, ask your travel agent to book a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. It includes all of the major neighborhoods and commentary about Vancouver from a local guide.
Whether you’re staying several days or just a few hours in Vancouver, your AAA travel agent can help you plan the perfect visit. From expert advice to planning insights, your travel agent can make your next trip truly unforgettable.