Vancouver is the third largest cities in Canada and a great tourist destination. The city and surrounding areas offers some great opportunities for fun and below are just some of the things you can get up to. This is in no way an extensive list and when you arrive you will find plenty more exciting things to do during your visit. This is just a few ideas to get you started.
Stanley Park is a downtown sanctuary that covers over 1,000 acres and offers a great way to relax in the city. There are always lots of activities going on in the park, and here you will get to see the locals unwinding during their time off. If you enjoy jogging then there are some great paths; the seawall is a great place to run or ride a bicycle. You will also find some nice restaurants a children's farmyard. There is even a golf course.
Granville Island is your getaway in the middle of Vancouver city. This is considered the city's town square and here you will find its artistic heart. The island has plenty of art galleries, theatres, cafes, and fine dining establishments. No visit to Vancouver will be complete without spending a bit of time here. If you want to be inspired or just entertained then this is the place you will want to be.
English Bay is where local people and visitors go for a swim. If you enjoy looking at life pass you by then this is the place to go; there are also plenty of boats to see out in the bay. This is also the place to go if you want to see a beautiful sunset. There are a few different beaches for you to explore.
Grouse Mountain is only a twenty minute drive away from the city and if you want to see a breathtaking view of Vancouver then pay a visit. It will also give you a chance for a bit of exercise and getting to the top will feel like a real achievement. During the winter you will be able to come here to ski. There is even a restaurant at the top of the mountain.
Robson Street is probably the most popular shopping area in the city. There is something to suit all tastes here and you will find trendy shops as well as high end shops. There are also plenty of eating establishments.
If you still haven't had enough shopping then head over to Yaletown with its wide range of retail establishments next to trendy bars and cafes.
If you want to see a bit of historical Vancouver then you will want to visit Gastown. This will bring you back to a simpler time, and it will also allow you to do a big more shopping as you wander the cobbled streets in this area.
As you can see there will be plenty to keep you busy during your visit to Vancouver. The problem will never be finding things to do, but with fitting it all in.