I like to walk, so my favourite activity when visiting Vancouver is walking the sea wall from Granville Island, East along False Creek, then back West along the North shore to English Bay, then around Stanley Park, then continuing back East along the Vancouver waterfront.When you get to the foot of Burrard Street, turn right and walk South on Burrard, over the Burrard Bridge and then turn left and follow the South shore of False Creek back to Granville Island.That’s a wonderful circuit, following the ocean almost all the way.
There will be breath taking views.You will pass some fantastic eateries.You will see Vancouver at its finest.
When traveling South on Burrard, you will pass Robson Street, one of Vancouver’s tonier shopping districts.
There are many beautiful spots in Vancouver so it is tough to pick one favorite.Some of the best spots are also immensely popular so if you want to avoid crowds that can be a problem.Here I am thinking of the Stanley Park seawall walk which is always splendid.
Also Queen Elizabeth Park has north shore views and wonderful gardens as well.One of my favorite spots from University days and often slightly less crowded is Spanish Banks.Here you have gorgeous beach front plus a spectacular view of the harbour and north shore mountains with some breathing space thrown in.
There are as many favorites as there are Vancouverites.
Scenic spot – Lighthouse point on the North Shore early in the morning with a fresh cup of coffee or Stanley Park for a good long walk or an early morning blast with the sunroof open and the windows down.Sitting on the beach in the West End at English Bay.
Gastown remains a favourite destination, although I like Pacific Centre at Georgia and Granville for shopping, and Stanley Park for recreation.
Queen Elizabeth Park, a bit uptown, has a good restaurant with a great view.
For within walking distance of downtown I would agree with Jim Watkins.Vancouver is a good place for eating.If you have children, take them to the aquarium and Science World (take the rapid transit), or just walk around Stanley Park.
Stanley Park, although I must admit I am not that familiar with downtown Vancouver.
Stanley park probably.I really like the west end, and central downtown.Robson square area too.
The White Spot of course!