Can you give me a good itinerary for a 1 week trip in Vancouver? It has to be cheap and I'm staying in hostels?
This is for December
- Michael C...Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
"Hi" .....Firstly here's a list of Hostels in Vancouver and they are all good as we have a lot of young International travellers visit us.
Ok here goes.......one of the things you should get is a "Transit Pass" which is good on the buses,the Sky Train, and the Sea Bus ( inexpensive harbour tour to North Vancouver)....this gives you access to to Lynn Canyon and the Capilano Suspension Bridge plus access to Grouse Mountain and the Sky Ride to the top
and you'll be able to see the Grizzly orphanage,and there is lots to do up there and of course the view is incredible.
With a transit pass you can also visit via the sky train and all of the outlying areas ( Burnaby, New Westminster etc etc.) and if you like large Malls then MetroTown is one of the stops in Burnaby and this Mall is huge.
As concerns a Transit Pass this will also give you a very inexpensive way to vist Victoria on Vancouver Island and it's our Capital city . Has tons to do there from the Museum to the Parliament Builds to some great pubs and shops.The ferry ride across the straights is beautiful but for a Vic trip you need a full day. You can easily see Butchart Gardens if you give yourself anough time.On a side note if you want to overnight in Vic they have great Hostels and that might be the way to go...spend a night and that way you can see lots and come back the next day.
Greyhound goes to Whistler (Home for the 2010 winter Olympics) from Vancouver and that's certainly worth a look at...the Sea to Sky Highway is quite spectacular and rather interesting at certain moments ! lol Again however a full day is required! If you do go the "Zip Line' is a hoot as well as the Gondola !
I'm throwing in a web cam of Whistler that you can look at...a tad different than Scotland...also have a look at the Gallery section......
Now as concerns beautiful downtown Vancouver itself there is a variety of things to do which are "Free" or inexpensive, from Granville Island, to Gas Town,Robson St., China Town, Stanley Park, Vancouver Art Gallery, the Lookout, Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver Museum and Observatory, Imax Theatre and great shopping and lots of Pubs and great multinational "food" places ! *lol
I'd suggest you "Yahoo" or "Google" these places mentioned above and you'll be pleasantly surprised as they are all easy to get to especially Granville Island and Stanley Park .
You'll find when you are here that Vancouver that is a safe city and one can walk around and just enjoy the many facets it has to offer quite easily ! The spectacular views of ocean and mountain , and our beaches ( English Bay, Kitsilano and Wreck Beach ) are complimentary of course ! *lol*
I'm not sure if this is your idea of entertainment but one of the things that you may very well enjoy is the "Anthropology Museum" at U.B.C...it is world class actually and explains B.C. from it's earliest days ( Ice Age ) and has one of the best "First Nations" exhibits, bar none, anywhere in the world...seriously !
Anyway there is tons to do and you won't be bored !
Here's some interactive maps...for navigation purposes and a good web site as regards Vancouver......
Hope that helps ya and a "Welcome" to Vancouver ! *S* (Michael C)
- Anonymous1 decade ago
get a day pass for bus and transit : shopping metrotown mall 500 shops , pacific center Robson street Chinatown Gastown walk the sea wall Lynn valley suspension bridge and park its free park & tillford gardens free stanly park thousands of xmas lites Go to dinehere.ca for restaurant reviesSource(s): Lived here 70 years