10 Tourist Traps to Avoid When Visiting Vancouver | Curated – Daily Hive | Gmx Pharm

Whether you are traveling to Vancouver aloneWith childrenFor a bacheloretteor just to see what the area has to offer, we have some tips to make your trip worthwhile.

Get out of downtown

It would be a big loss if you just stayed in downtown Vancouver.

The city is known for its pedestrian friendliness, so take advantage of it and cross a bridge. It’s your perfect opportunity to hit the road hot girl walkingexplore the seawall, hike the trails in Pacific Spirit Park or stroll along Kitsilano Beach.

Vancouver’s transportation network is also easily connected to surrounding suburbs and popular tourist attractions.

So take a SeaBus North Vancouver To explore the wharf, take the Canada Line down Richmond for some incredible dining or take the Expo Line to New Westminster for a stroll along the famous pier.

You do not have to pay full price for some attractions

If you’re considering visiting popular tourist spots, know that there are ways to save a few bucks in this pricey city.

If you can, visit the Vancouver Art Gallery on Tuesday nights, which are “fundraiser nights,” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Or visit other museums like the Burnaby Village Museum which is free.

And check out the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, a donated alternative similar to the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

It’s also worth checking out vancouverattractions.com for package deals to explore First Nations culture, Vancouver Gardens, local heights and landmarks and more.

Or look at the good old fashion Groupon to find deals on museums for history buffs or the Sea-to-Sky Gondola for adventure junkies.

Venture beyond the downtown beaches

Yes, the beaches (ie English Bay) are still beautiful and easily accessible if you’re staying in Vancouver for your trip. But there are so many other stunning beaches and lakes if you just take the time to venture out a bit.

Explore the trails at this park in Port Moody, then relax on the beach təmtəmíxʷtən/Belcarra Regional Park.

Or head to North Vancouver’s Deep Cove for breathtaking views guided night kayak tour.

Other incredible water body Worth swimming are: Cultus Lake, Okanagan Lake, Harrison Lake, Shuswap Lake and Lost Lake.

Seriously, go. Your Instagram feed will love it, too.

Make a plan before heading to Granville Island

Important warning for anyone visiting this stunning part of town: don’t go without a plan.

There are comedy shows, the Public Market, art galleries and so many unique places to shop and eat. But the worst thing you can do to yourself is to go there when those rooms are closed. Note: It’s not exactly a nightspot.

So find activities If you want, book them in advance and hit the road.

On another note, depending on how much you’re looking to spend, don’t go down hungry if you’re trying to stay on budget! If you overdo it on Lee’s Donuts AND A La Mode Pie PLUS Granville Island beers, you may fall behind.

Granville Island is known for its Iconic market This offers locals and tourists the opportunity to try new dishes, test seasonal products and simply spoil themselves.

There are restaurants for every budget

When you come to Vancouver, don’t get stuck at the trendiest restaurants.

Metro Vancouver offers a wide range of incredible cuisine for every budget. Spots feature Korean, El Salvadoran, Thai, Afghan, Indigenous, Caribbean and more.

There are so many options that you will never run out of new restaurants and new cuisine.

So treat yourself and your taste buds and take the time to enjoy one of the best things the region has to offer – so much food!

If you need a little more convincing to get a little more adventurous, perhaps Vancouver’s comedic pride and joy, Seth Rogan, will spur you on.

Rogan and American restaurateur David Chang highlighted some of the region’s best foodie spots already available during a Netflix show. Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner/Netflix

Featured spots included Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant and Apna Bhaia Sweet & Restaurant.

You can also visit the Daily Hive’s Dished channel for the latest Vancouver food news and cheap eats.

Gastown Clock is really not that interesting

Is the famous Gastown Clock really the only reason you should go to Gastown? no

Gastown’s cafes and bars are more than a fun way to pass time, but standing on the corner of Cambie Street and Water Street around this steam-powered clock so it ticks off each hour with a blast of each whistle doesn’t live up to the hype really worth it.

It’s a little overwhelming, to be honest.

Grouse grind is not as easy as you think

Vancouverites love a good hike and one of the most popular hiking trails you are likely to hear about is the grouse grind.

However, like many locals embarking on the trek for the first time, they will tell you that it is not the easiest.

The Grind is a strenuous two-mile trail that involves climbing approximately 2,830 steps. It is often referred to as “mother nature’s stair master”.

So really think about whether you can take the challenge.

If you are not ready to take on this trek, no worries! Hop on the Skyride to take you to the top of the mountain.

But if your heart is set on hiking our beautiful province, there are many easy hikes around.

Take care of your bike!

Although Vancouver is a fairly bike-friendly city, one of the biggest deterrents to cycling is the high level of bike theft and parts removal in Vancouver.

Police have previously advised cyclists to write down their bike’s serial number to give to police in case their bike is stolen. It also makes it more difficult for a thief to resell a bike.

If you’re buying a used bike, you should also check the serial number on this website to make sure it hasn’t been stolen: http://cpic-cipc.ca/

In addition, cyclists should also use a sturdy, high-quality U-lock. Cable locks can be easily cut with bolt cutters. Both the front wheel and the bike frame should be secured to a secure bike stand – avoid metal signs, parking meters and trees as these are not firmly attached to the ground. If possible, take your bike with you to your accommodation.

Avoid the nightlife on Granville Street

If you also like dancing, we recommend skipping the nightclubs on Granville Street.

Avoid the crazy crowds every weekend and head towards Davie Street, Yaletown, Gastown or East Vancouver.

Some favorites are Junction, Red Room, MIA and Fortune Sound Club.

Vancouver is also nowhere short of live music if that’s your thing, or bar hop in Mount Pleasant.

Just earlier this year, Fairview was recognized as having the best nightlife in the country, with its local gems that have wowed residents over the years.

Whistler and Victoria aren’t “easy day trips”

You can easily make a day trip by driving to Squamish, Horseshoe Bay or Fort Langley. But Victoria or Whistler?! You need to reevaluate.

It’s possible, but so much time and energy is expended on a long drive (in the case of Whistler) or a longer ferry ride (in the case of Victoria).

If you’re visiting Vancouver, these cities are absolutely worth a trip, but do yourself a favor and stay a night or two.

piper and Victoria also have so much to offer. Don’t rush it.

Featuring files from Daily Hive staff

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