Start your time in Vancouver by getting a great introduction to the city via Landsea Tours & Adventures’ “Vancouver Highlights” tour. You’ll be picked up at your hotel after breakfast, and from there will set out on a four-hour tour taking in some of Vancouver’s most popular attractions and sights such as Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Island, Gastown and Chinatown. You’ll have the chance to stop for photos at Stanley Park’s famous totem poles, a bite to eat and souvenir shopping at Granville Island, and a ride up to the amazing view at the Vancouver Lookout. If you choose to take this tour on a day you’re either arriving in Vancouver or departing the city, Landsea also offers transfers to and from the cruise ship terminal and the airport.
After your tour, take a leisurely, late afternoon stroll to explore one of Vancouver’s favourite neighbourhoods, Yaletown. Adjoining downtown, Yaletown is a former warehouse district that is now home to thousands of locals as well as chic boutiques, design stores, and some of the city’s best restaurants. After exploring the neighbourhood and perhaps picking up a souvenir or two, sit down to a superb seafood feast at Blue Water Café, or perhaps high-end Italian within the charming atmosphere of La Terrazza. If you’re not quite ready for the evening to end, consider a post-dinner beer at Yaletown Brewing Co., or experience Vancouver’s thriving cocktail scene at a bar such as George Lounge, The New Oxford, or Killjoy.