Welcome to Vancouver City. Arrive at YVR Airport and take a pre- booked shuttle ride to the hotel. Check into the hotel after 3PM. Enjoy the evening exploring the city on own. Overnight at the hotel.
Today after breakfast take the city tour of Vancouver. Vancouver City Tour + Capilano Suspension Bridge with (SIC) transfer. Plan for 5.5 hours. Tour begins at 12:00 pm. Spend half a day touring Vancouver’s natural and urban highlights on this sightseeing bus tour. Your savvy guide will escort you to key attractions such as Canada Place, Robson Street, Granville Island, Chinatown and Gas town. Listen to interesting commentary as you wind through vibrant neighborhoods and tree-lined paths in Stanley Park. Then head to Capilano Suspension Bridge for an exhilarating walk along the cliff-hanging footpaths. Read more about Vancouver City Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge
After breakfast , day is at leisure or you can visit Granville Island (additional cost). It is a peninsula across False Creek beneath the south end of Granville Street Bridge. Up until the 1970s the area was an industrial wasteland then it was transformed into the beautiful destination that it is today. The area is a shopping and entertainment district with waterfront restaurants, theatres, galleries, specialty stores, cafes and a famous fish food market. The vibrant and dynamic community is best known for the colorful market. Here you‘ll find fresh produce including bakeries, butchers and flower stalls.
After breakfast you can spend the day at leisure or you can visit VanDusen Botanical Gardens (addiitonal cost). In the Shaughnessy neighborhood of Vancouver is this 22 hectare public botanical garden named after Canadian philanthropist and lumber businessman Whitford Julian VanDusen. The garden has several themed sections and a beautiful pond. In addition to the beautiful plants the garden’s special features include sculptures and totem poles plus a hexagonal Korean Pavilion near the Asian section of the garden. Among the sculptures in the garden there are pieces by David Marshall, Bill Reid and Sebastian. There is a maze in the garden made of 3,000 pyramidal cedars and an observation terrace if you want to look down on the maze. Also in the garden is a heather garden, a “black” garden, a Laburnum Walk, a cypress pond, a formal perennial garden, an oriental stone garden, a fragrance garden and a Sino-Himalayan garden and an heirloom vegetable garden. At the garden there is a Visitor Center with a gift shop, restaurant, café and seed library. In the same building there are educational displays and you can get a map of the garden. The site is fully accessible to wheelchairs. From 6 April to the end of October there are daily tours of the garden at 2pm and at 10:30am on Wednesdays.
After breakfast you can visit Museum of Anthropology (additional cost). The MOA presents world arts and cultures in an innovatively designed building on the University of British Columbia campus. The museum houses almost 40,000 ethnographic artifacts and almost 550,000 archaeological artifacts. Many of the objects are from the British Columbia First Nation people, the original indigenous people of Canada and the Northwest Coast. There are both contemporary and historic objects. The collections include a display of British Columbian totem poles in the Great Hall and the iconic The Raven and the First Men sculpture created from yellow cedar wood by Bill Reid. This fascinating work was featured on the Canadian twenty-dollar note for several years. There are carved wood figures; an example of an Haida house; a Haisla canoe carved by Reid; North American art work; the Sea Wolf or Bear and Wasco carving by Bill Reid; ornately decorated Arctic American clothing; a Kendi pot; Odler dishware; gold jewelry made by Bill Reid; a large collection from the South Pacific; textiles; Cantonese Opera costumes; an African collection; Makonde figures from Tanzania; traditional weapons; Chinese calligraphy; Japanese prints; Hindu art; amulets; masks; traditional Tibetan garments; Musqueam Indian artifacts; Slovak ceramics and Holitsch painted ceramics. There is a small display of European ceramic artwork. In the museum’s Audrey and Harry Hawthorn Library and Archives there is a collection of about 90,000 photographs depicting ethnographic subject matter. The oldest photo in this collection dates back to the 1890s.
Today after breakfast, check out from the hotel (check out time is 11 am).Transfer from hotel to YVR AP on private basis