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If you had approx 7 hrs to kill in Vancouver,what would you do?
Ok,I know I asked this before,but cant find it..
We will get off the ship on Sunday,probably by 9......we are renting a car for the day till we have to get to the airport that night.Our flight is at 7pm so guess we'll turn the car in by 4:30 or so.........
Never having been to Vancouver,what is the best way to spend the time??? Not into shopping....
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Parrothead8:
Thanks so much...............I think i am leaning towards Stanley park,but what if it rains???? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Wear a rain jacket!
Seriously, you are going to Alaska. You could have beautiful weather, as some people are reporting, or it could rain the whole time. Plan to dress appropriately and don't let it ruin your trip. :-)
On weekends there is a free bus to shuttle you around Stanley Park - trying to encourage people to leave there cars behind - also there is no free parking in the Park and your ticket is only good for the location your park and not any other spots.
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People have given you lots of good suggestions. Another place you might consider is the skyride to Grouse Mountain. You drive to the base and ride the gondola to the top. Lots of hiking trails, things to see/do and a fabulous view of the city.
If you go to Stanley Park, make sure you get out of the car and walk at least part of the Seawll. If you're into activity, you could rent roller-blades or a bike to get around the seawall. You'll fit right in with the locals.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Ok,you locals..if you had to pick between Stanley park and Grouse MT,which would it be???
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Wow, tough call. Both are worth doing if you've never been and you have the time.
Stanley Park is like the quintessential Vancouver - lots of trees, water, view of the mountains and is such an integral part of the city. Whereas Grouse Mtn is more spectacular "view-wise".
Personally, I like going to Stanley Park because I like to walk/jog the seawall, get a bite to eat, and people-watch at the English Bay end of the park. And I never get tired of walking the different trails through the park. I haven't been up to Grouse in the summer for awhile - probably because it costs $ for the skyride and it's less accessible. On the other hand, my older son just went up with his girlfriend last week and had a blast! They hiked around and ate at the casual restaurant up top. (BTW, they said stick to the appetizers/tapas - the mains aren't that great).
Do a bus tour that includes Grouse Mountain, Suspension Bridge, Stanley Park, Granville Island, homes, etc.
Then I would go back to Granville Island and spend more time there.
Or I would go back to Stanley Park and have lunch or dinner at the Fish House if it is still there. One of the best meals I've had anywhere besides that great restaurant in New Orleans that I am blanking out on at this moment (I think it is Commanders Palace) or something like that.