Things to do in Vancouver Canada

Travelling has never been so difficult as in 2020! The corona virus messed up all my travel plans, but at least I am happy to stay healthy. Hope you are all doing well too! Even if I mostly spend my time at home, you guys know that I still have some travel memories from the past, that I didn’t post yet. Today I am going to take you to my solo travel in Canada in 2017. You might remember that it was the year, where I was a very busy traveller (hopping from one country to the other every month). It was also the year, where I often travelled alone or at least with super cool people from all around the world! After I made some super great experiences with the travel community for travelers under 30 (check out my travel diary with Contiki Tours in Scandinavia), I decided to book another group travel but this time with Topdeck. I personally made great experiences with both tour operators and they actually work very similar (program, theme music, people etc.). I arrived 3 days before the group tour started, so that I could see as much as possible from Vancouver city before heading into the nature and wildlife of Canada. It was a great decision and I could even meet a former blogger Sukipooki, where we had a super lovely afternoon tea and chat. It felt like meeting a good old friend (we have never actually meet us in real life before). She was super nice and I am still thankful that she was taking extra time to meet me!

So beside the heavenly afternoon tea at ‘Patisserie Für Elise’ I visited the cat cafe CATFÉ in Vancouver’s Chinatown and the Vancouver Aquarium (detailed blog post follows). I walked a lot around Vancouver city and I really recommend you guys to have a walk at the largest public park in Vancouver – Stanley Park! Vancouver also has a lot of Asian supermarkets, so don’t forget to check them out, if you love Asian make-up, food or anything else! (Some to mention: T&T Supermarket, H Mart, Asia Market, Konbiniya Japan Centre, Kim’s Mart). There are many more things that Vancouver offers, I listed up some museum and sightseeing spots below.

Currency
The currency of Canada is the Canadian Dollar. 1 Canadian Dollar is about 0.69 Swiss Franc / 0.74 US dollar (2020).

Adapter
In Canada the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.

Transportation
All cities and most major towns have a public transportation system (bus, train, subway). I cannot give you any detailed information about the transportation, since I walked a lot around Vancouver and for the national parks we travelled by coach.

Museum

  • Museum of Anthropology
  • Bill Reid Gallery
  • Science World
  • Museum of Vancouver
  • Beauty Biodiversity Museum
  • Vancouver Art Gallery
  • BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Vancouver Police Museum
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Vancouver Aquarium

Sightseeing

  • Stanley-Park, a lush peninsula of huge trees adjacent to Downtown Vancouver
  • Granville Island, island public market
  • Grouse Mountain
  • Kitsilano Beach
  • Gastown, it is a national historic site and a neighbourhood
  • Chinatown
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vancouver
  • Vancouver Lookout, Explore 360 degree views of the city
  • VanDusen Botanical Garden

Off we go~Vancouver International AirportI paid 7.85 CAD from the Airport to Vancouver CityMy hotel in Vancouver
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CANADA DRY~ Vancouver has a lot of Asian supermarkets! Shopping Centre: Pacific Centre Having a walk around Stanley Park I really love this picture *g* There are totem poles at Stanley Park Canadian SouvenirsMarple Syrup everywhere!This package – so cute!Look at this choice of marple syrup!Afternoon Tea @ Patisserie für Elise

Vancouver Aquarium Cat Café CATFÉThere are a lot of Asian Markets around Vancouver!

Breakfast @ the TempletonLunch @ Guu Garden

Ramen @ Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

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