Vancouver aerial skyline view at sunset
Our Guide to Vancouver

Planning An Itinerary for your Trip to Vancouver

Welcome to our lovely city that truly has it all! Situated between mountains and the sea, Vancouver is a full of diversity, where urban life meets natural beauty, and where different cultures are celebrated. From its bustling downtown to trendy neighbourhoods, Vancouver has something for everyone, whether you're a foodie, someone who loves nature, an art enthusiast, or a sports fan.

In this itinerary directory, we'll list out potential attractions for you to explore, taking you from iconic landmarks to hidden gems and everything in between. Let's discover what makes Vancouver so special with our list of options!

Start your morning with an amazing meal at one of these cafes:

Food at Jam Cafe

Breakfast at Jam Cafe

  • Breakfast at Jam Cafe, a popular spot for brunch with delicious comfort food
  • Breakfast at Cafe Medina, known for their delicious Belgian waffles and Mediterranean-inspired brunch dishes
  • A cup of coffee at one of Vancouver's many independent coffee shops, such as Revolver or Timbertrain Coffee Roasters
  • Breakfast at Nero Waffles, a cozy cafe with decadent waffles and treats

After breakfast, you can choose one of these activities:

View of the skyline at Stanley Park

View of the Vancouver skyline at Stanley Park

  • Take a stroll through Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre urban park with stunning views of the city skyline, forests, and beaches
  • Visit the Vancouver Aquarium, home to over 50,000 aquatic creatures and a centre for marine research and ocean literacy education
  • Take a stroll through the colourful and historic Gastown neighbourhood, known for its Victorian architecture, trendy shops, art galleries and restaurants
  • Visit the Museum of Vancouver, which showcases the history and culture of the city, with a particular focus on Indigenous peoples and immigrant communities
  • Head to the Vancouver Lookout, where you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the city from 168 meters above ground

Enjoy your lunch at one of these local favourites:

Inside Granville Island Public Market

Inside Granville Island Public Market

  • Granville Island Public Market, a bustling market featuring fresh seafood, artisanal bread, cheese, and more
  • Tacofino, a famous food truck turned restaurant with delicious Mexican-inspired dishes
  • Japadog, a hot dog stand with a Japanese twist and affordable prices.
  • Meat & Bread, a sandwich shop known for their hearty and delicious sandwiches
  • One of our many foodtrucks in the downtown core

An option on how you can spend the afternoon:

Outside the Vancouver Art Gallery

Outside the Vancouver Art Gallery

  • Exploring the Museum of Anthropology, which showcases the art and culture of Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast
  • Visiting the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, where you can walk across the famous suspension bridge, explore the treetop canopy walk, and learn about the local First Nations culture
  • Exploring the trendy and eclectic Commercial Drive neighbourhood, known for its multicultural restaurants, boutique shops, and live music venues
  • Cycling around the seawall at English Bay, a beautiful coastal path with stunning views of the ocean and the mountains
  • Going to Granville Island, a vibrant arts and culture hub with a public market, artisanal shops, and street performers
  • Visiting the Vancouver Art Gallery, which showcases contemporary and historical art from British Columbia and around the world
  • Walking along Robson Street, Vancouver's famous shopping district, where you can find high-end fashion boutiques, souvenir shops, and more
  • Spending the afternoon exploring the trendy Yaletown neighbourhood, known for its boutiques, restaurants, and nightlife

For dinner, head to one of these options:

A meal at Maenam

A meal at Maenam

  • Maenam, a popular Thai restaurant with delicious and authentic dishes
  • Guu with Garlic, a popular Japanese izakaya with delicious small plates and a lively atmosphere
  • Vij's, a popular Indian restaurant with innovative dishes and a cozy atmosphere
  • The Flying Pig, a farm-to-table restaurant with a cozy atmosphere and delicious comfort food
  • La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop, a popular taqueria with affordable prices and delicious tacos.
  • Miku, a high-end Japanese restaurant with fantastic sushi and views of the harbou
  • Chambar, a Belgian restaurant with delicious mussels and fries, and a great selection of Belgian beer
  • Nightingale, a trendy restaurant with a seasonal menu and a focus on local and sustainable ingredients
  • L'Abattoir, a French-inspired restaurant with a chic atmosphere and delicious cocktails

Of course, there are plenty of other things to see and do in Vancouver, but these suggestions should give you a good starting point to explore the city and surrounding areas. There are plenty of other things to see and do in Vancouver depending on your interests. Feel free to mix and match our suggestions, and enjoy your trip!