Day 1: Downtown
Shimmering with glass towers and surrounded by charming low-rise neighbourhoods, downtown is both Vancouver’s financial centre and its historic heart. You can easily explore this area on foot.
Your Wakeup Call
As you’re emerging from your cocoon, most Vancouverites have already been to yoga, cycled the Seawall, or hiked the Grouse Grind, and are ready for breakfast. Join them at Café Medina, Jam Café, or The Birds & The Beets.
Canada Place and Jack Poole Plaza
Follow the distinctive white sails of Canada Place to the city’s favourite meeting place. Most tours start from this central location, home to the city’s two convention centres, cruise ship and seaplane terminals, Flyover Canada attraction, several hotels and restaurants, and, usefully, the Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre across the street.