The Best of VANCOUVER in Two Days
Vancouver is home to gorgeous green spaces, glittering blue waters, beautiful contemporary architecture, plenty of attractions, and lots of great places to eat. It is a cosmopolitan city with a diverse mix of heritage and has an upscale vibe. Savvy & Fine has picked five things to do in Vancouver if you have two days to explore this beautiful city.
TAKE A SCENIC SEAPLANE TOUR OF VANCOUVER
Glide above Vancouver's beautiful skyline and enjoy a bird's eye view of the picturesque harbor, Stanley Park, BC Place Stadium and so much more with a scenic tour on a seaplane.
VISIT VANCOUVER'S HISTORIC GASTOWN
Gastown is where you'll find the old town of Vancouver with its Victorian buildings, tourist shops, décor boutiques, art galleries, chic coffee shops, and restaurants. At the corner of Water and Cambie Streets, stands one of its major tourist attractions, the Steam Clock. While not exactly old, being built in 1977, it is one of the only functioning steam-powered clocks in the world.
TAKE THE AQUABUS AND CHECK OUT THE GRANVILLE ISLAND
The Granville neighborhood, located just south of the downtown, right under the Granville Bridge, is a Vancouver's cultural district with theaters, artisan shops and craft studios. The Granville Island Public Market with endless rows of stalls selling fresh produce, seafood, and gourmet foods, is a well-known spot for foodies. Grab some lunch and enjoy the views of the city. You can get there by Aquabus that departs from the Hornby Street dock.
WE ARE ALL CANUCKS - GO TO A HOCKEY GAME
Vancouver is a sports-crazy city, and no visit is complete without attending one of the sports games. Ice hockey is the symbol of Canada, a national sport, so seeing the Canucks play is a must to every sports fan. Rogers Arena is a short cab ride away from most downtown hotels and if you happen to stay at the Rosewood Georgia Hotel, check whether their Bentley is available and have yourself chauffeured to the game in style.
STAY AT THE ROSEWOOD HOTEL GEORGIA
Located across the street from the Vancouver Art Gallery and a five-minute walk from the Robson Street Shopping District, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia is a historic landmark in Vancouver. Once a playground for the movie stars of the early 20th century, it's former guests include Elvis Presley and Nat King Cole among others.