Vancouver two day stop


Apr 30th, 2018, 06:47 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 66
Vancouver two day stop

I will be in Vancouver for two full days. I was wondering what I should not miss and where I should stay to make it accessible to visit in such a short time.

Thank You
mcgiraldi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Apr 30th, 2018, 01:24 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 9,977
For a solo trip try one of the 2 HI Hostels in downtown. For sure see Stanley Park including the paved path along the seawall and the totem poles. There is much to see including a steam powered clock in Gastown.
How are you getting to Vancouver? From where?
tomfuller is offline  
Reply With Quote
Apr 30th, 2018, 04:49 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 66
We will be flying. We won't rent a car. We will be two.
mcgiraldi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Apr 30th, 2018, 06:33 PM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 2,445
Is that "... two people" ??

Central Vancouver is somewhat compacted by water on most sides and it is gen-er-al-ly flat-ISH.

Those factors combine for plenty to do in a small-enough area to easily fill two days.

I don't know where you're from, but if you're from the USA, it is sorta meaningful to just roam around and notice the subtle differences between Canadian life and American life.

Few spots illustrate this better than the candy counter at most any store! (even Cigarette brands are largely different)

Beyond that, Granville Island is a good spot to visit, and shopping/dining along/near Robson Street makes sense on your first trip to the area.

Nearby Stanley Park is worth a visit as it is quite the natural setting so near to a big, thriving city.

Chinatown is quite significant in Vancouver, so wander around there at mid-day if you have time.

Gastown is good for nightlife and for dining.

Unlike in a lot of places, normal people are roaming the downtown Vancouver streets at all hours, making it more 'safe' than are the central streets in many similarly-sized cities. So take advantage of that a little bit... perhaps on/near Granville street.

I would use to get a room to help mesh affordability and location.

Otherwise you probably target some semi-rural hotel/motel near to a Skytrain stop. (= still pricey, AND you have to fuss with getting to and from downtown)

You should have everything optimized if able to stay overnight in a central location, ideally with a view of the North Shore Mountains.
NorthwestMale is offline  
Reply With Quote
Apr 30th, 2018, 07:23 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 66
Thanks for the help. Yes we are two people from Montreal. We are thinking of using the hop on hop off since we don't have a car and very little time. Would you say that is a good idea? Would you say downtown is the best option for a hotel?
mcgiraldi is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 1st, 2018, 06:58 AM
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 24,289
In Vancouver I stay at the YMCA, although it may be a better deal for a single.

Vancouver has good public transport, no reason to use the HOHO.

Loads to see in Vancouver. See the first three posts here:

Last edited by thursdaysd; May 1st, 2018 at 07:05 AM.
thursdaysd is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:11 PM.