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Pros and Cons of using a Car in Vancouver

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We are a moderately active 70 year old couple planning to visit Vancouver for four days and Victoria for an overnight in Mid-July. We are considering staying in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver.

Will it be necessary or more sensible for us to rent a car for our visit to Vancouver?

On our 'short list' is the Museum of Anthropology, Stanley Park, Granville Island, a pass through Robson Street, Chinatown, Gastown and probably to one of the suspension bridges in North Vancouver. We might want to return to Kitsilano each day before going out in the evening and would probably be frustrated if it routinely took us more that an hour to get back there each day.

In Kitsilano, there will be no fee for parking. We are comfortable with both public transit and driving in cities, but would like some educated advice as to whether our destinations are will be significantly more accessible one way or the other.

If we do rent a car in Vancouver, will it make sense to take it Victoria or just rent a car in Victoria to to get out and see some of Vancouver Island.

When we come back from Victoria, we will be taking the VIA train to Jasper.
Many thanks for your advice.

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