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Quick Trip to Vancouver

December 30, 2017

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Whenever I head to British Columbia, I’m always reminded how much I love the northern west coast. If it weren’t for family in Toronto, we’d probably be living in Vancouver by now. Such an amazing city! I went on a whirlwind trip to B.C. in early December, first for an amazing (and hectic! haha) 24 hours in Kelowna and then for a couple of nights in Vancouver. Wish I could have stayed longer this time, but every visit to Vancouver is magical and I’m already looking forward to coming back in 2018 with the whole family in tow.

If you’re planning a visit to Vancouver in the upcoming year, I’ve rounded up my top 10 things to do, places to eat, and where to stay whilst in one of Canada’s most beautiful cities.

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What to do:

  • Bike around Stanley Park
  • Walk the Seawall along False Creek
  • Stroll through Gastown, Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood
  • Check out the Gastown steam clock
  • Try all the delicious food at the Granville Island Public Market
  • Take a cable car up Grouse Mountain for a stunning view over Vancouver
  • People watch from one of Yaletown‘s chic patios
  • Catch some rays at Kits Beach
  • Admire the pretty manicured gardens of Queen Elizabeth Park
  • See the city from above at the Vancouver Lookout

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Where to eat:

  • Classic Vietnamese at Phnom Penh ($)
  • Anything and everything at the Granville Island Public Market ($)
  • Sushi at Miku Vancouver ($$$)
  • Eggs Benedict at Yolks ($)
  • Tacos at La Taqueria Pinche Taco ($)
  • Cocktails and pizza at The Parlour ($$)
  • Baguettes at Finch’s Tea and Coffee House ($)
  • Indian staples at Vij’s ($$$)
  • Street hot dog with a Japanese twist at Japadog ($)
  • Baked goods at Thomas Haas ($)
  • Pub fare at Score on Davie ($)

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Where to stay:

  • Loden Hotel in Coal Harbour (5 stars, $200-$250)
  • Times Square Suites in the West End (3 stars, $125-$150)
  • Pan Pacific Vancouver at the Harbourfront (5 stars, $150-$200)
  • L’Hermitage Hotel in Downtown (4 stars, $200-$225)
  • O Canada House Bed and Breakfast in the West End (4 stars, $100-$125)
  • Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Downtown (5 stars, $300-$350)
  • Fairmont Pacific Rim at the Harbourfront (5 stars, $300-$350)
  • St. Regis Hotel in Downtown (3 stars, $100-$125)
  • Pauline’s Place on Beach Avenue Davie Village (apartment, $125-$150)
  • YMCA Hotel Vancouver in Yaletown (3 stars, $75-$100)

All of these accommodations can be booked with booking.com and you guys can get $40 your booking when you use this link! Happy travels!

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by booking.com. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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2 comments

Yvonne December 31, 2017 at 11:10 pm

Thanks for the tips and the discount code!! Will make use of that 🙂

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Irene January 2, 2018 at 2:15 pm

Oh, I think I can come back to Vancouver one day. Was there for our honeymoon. Thank you for sharing these great photos!

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