Stanley Park is a 1,000-acre paradise of West Coast forest. There are forest trails for running, beaches for relaxing, sprawling rose gardens and a 6.5-mile seawall path that circles the park. In addition to natural beauty, the park is home to the city’s aquarium. Get a great overview of the park on an hour-long narrated tour in a horse-drawn carriage.
Ride the aquabus to Granville Island, an island cultural center in the heart of Vancouver. The daily public market is the mother of all farmers markets, with local seafood, fresh fruit, baked goods and ethnic treats. Kids will want to empty their piggy banks for treats at the kids market including gourmet ice cream, kites, handmade toys and art supplies. The island’s bargain is the free water park open during the summer months with sprinklers galore and water slides.
Climb aboard a San Francisco-style trolley to take in the best of the city at your own pace. Propane-fueled trolleys traverse the city with stops at popular spots including Stanley Park, Chinatown, Granville Island and Grouse Mountain. Narration provides fun historical facts and insider tips on each spot. And a flexible schedule means you can hop off and spend some time at your favorite stop.