Monday, May 10, 2010

Vancouver, BC: Top things to do in a few days

We have friends from Basel, Switzerland who will be visiting us this week en route to a conference in Beverly Hills.

Fortunately, they arrived at YVR with no ash interruption; their flight took them from Basel to Frankfurt and finally Vancouver. I suggested they spend a few nights there before driving south.

They found a good rate at the Loden Hotel, one of Vancouver's newer boutique hotels, and I phoned them on their arrival day. Coincidentally, they had just checked into their room late Friday afternoon, so I gave them a few ideas of how to spend two full days in my favorite west coast city.

You'll find other suggestions and details/links here.

~Rent bicycles at Spokes and wheel around Stanley Park
~Visit the Vancouver Aquarium
~Take SeaBus or False Creek Ferries to Granville Island for lunch
~Cocktails at Bacchus Lounge at The Wedgewood Hotel
~Yaletown shopping; dinner at Blue Water Cafe & Raw Bar
~Gastown and Chinatown

Stanley Park
Photo by Sue Frause


Argentina Tours said...

they are lucky, almost every flight was delayed or canceled during that time...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for an idea, you sparked at thought from a angle I hadn’t given thoguht to yet. Now lets see if I can do something with it.

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