A Weekend in Vancouver

A Weekend in Vancouver

  • By - The Modern Day Wife
  • 23 March, 2016

Run away to Vancouver for a weekend getaway. After quarantining and being in the house for far too long, everyone is itching for a change of scenery. Vancouver is located along the Pacific Coast and has endless outdoor activities, making it a great destination in the summer. Vancouver has something for everyone, no matter if you’re looking for an adventurous, relaxing, or educational getaway. Vancouver has mountains for hiking, an island for beaching, a downtown for shopping, and a city full of history. The list of things to do in Vancouver is endless.  Here is a guide of things you don’t want to miss while visiting:



  • Visit Granville Island-While here be sure to visit Granville Island Public Market and treat yourself to Lee’s Donuts

  • Walk across Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and admire the views from 230 feet above the Capilano River

  • Take a trip to the past and visit Gastown, Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood. While here grab dinner at The Flying Pig 

  • Bike along the Stanley Park Seawall


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Vancouver Island:

  • Go on a Victoria Brewery Tour where you can try local favorites such as Phillips Brewery and Hoyne Brewing Company 

  • Stroll through Butchart Gardens and if you’re there on Saturday you can catch the firework show

  • Enjoy a relaxing day on the beach at the area’s most scenic beach, Mystic Beach

  • Hike the famous West Coast Trail or Mt. Arrowsmith and take in the outstanding scenery

  • Visit Tofino where you can surf or relax in the beautiful Hot Springs Cove

  • End your day with dinner and drinks on the patio overlooking the water at Canoe Brewpub


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