The Best 4 Day Vancouver Itinerary by a Local Story

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The Best 4 Day Vancouver Itinerary by a Local Story

Planning a trip to Vancouver? This 4 day Vancouver itinerary will ensure you see all...

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Explore Downtown Vancouver

Your Vancouver travel itinerary starts with you exploring the most popular spots in Downtown Vancouver...

DAY 1 - STOP 1

Vancouver Art Gallery

Housed in the former provincial courthouse, the Vancouver Art Gallery is the largest gallery in...

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DAY 1 - STOP 2

Vancouver Lookout

Going to the top of the Vancouver Lookout is the perfect way to see the...

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DAY 1 - STOP 3

Gastown and Steam Clock

While Gastown is slightly touristy, it's a highly recommended and popular place to visit in...

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DAY 1 - STOP 4

The Old Spaghetti Factory

If you're in the mood for something to eat, Gastown has many delicious options, but...

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DAY 1 - STOP 5


If you're a frequent traveller, you might be wondering, "Do I really need to see...

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DAY 1 - STOP 6

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Classical Garden

This oriental oasis in the heart of Chinatown's Sun Yat-Sen Park will transport you right...

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DAY 1 - STOP 7

Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

Asian food lovers will find a multitude of options to please them in Chinatown! I...


Gardens, Granville Island, and Gastronomy

Pull out that Compass Card; it's time to leave downtown! First, you'll hop on the...

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DAY 2 - STOP 1

VanDusen Botanical Garden

This 55-acre botanical oasis is about 30 minutes outside Downtown Vancouver, but you'll feel like...

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DAY 2 - STOP 2

Bloedel Conservatory and Queen Elizabeth Park

This tropical paradise is located in Queen Elizabeth Park, about a 10 to 15-minute walk...

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DAY 2 - STOP 3

Granville Island Public Market

Granville Island is a fun thing to do in Vancouver, Canada, as you can get...

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DAY 2 - STOP 4

David Lam Park

Directly across from Granville Island Public Market is David Lam Park. Take the Aquabus across...

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DAY 2 - STOP 5


Heritage meets hip and luxurious style in Vancouver's Yaletown. Formerly an industrial area, Yaletown's warehouses...

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DAY 2 - STOP 6

The Flying Pig

This Canadian cuisine restaurant is a favourite among locals for brunch, lunch, and dinner. While...

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A Day by the Water

Your third day in Vancouver will begin at Canada Place, an iconic sailboat-inspired building near...

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DAY 3 - STOP 1

Canada Place and Coal Harbour

Canada Place, next to the Burrard Inlet, is designed to resemble the ships in the...

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DAY 3 - STOP 2

Stanley Park and Totem Poles

No Vancouver 4 day trip itinerary would be complete without a trip to Stanley Park...

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DAY 3 - STOP 3

English Bay Beach and Surrounding Beaches

As one of the four main beaches along the Seawall, English Bay Beach is one...

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DAY 3 - STOP 4

Cactus Club Cafe

Vancouver's popular Cactus Club Cafe has a fantastic beachfront location at English Bay for drinks...

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DAY 3 - STOP 5


Located across the water from Downtown Vancouver, Kitsilano is a peaceful and quirky neighbourhood. Kits...

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DAY 3 - STOP 6

Trattoria Kitsilano

Enjoy authentic southern-Italian cuisine at Trattoria Kitsilano. This vibrant and casual spot is a great...

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Thrilling Heights and Magnificent Views

Get ready to explore! Your last day's stops will take you high above Vancouver and...

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DAY 4 - STOP 1

Grouse Mountain

Located on Vancouver's North Shore, Grouse Mountain rises 1,250 meters above Vancouver. To get to...

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DAY 4 - STOP 2

Capilano Suspension Bridge

The Capilano Suspension Bridge allows you to experience breathtaking natural views with a little adrenaline...

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DAY 4 - STOP 3

Cliff House Restaurant and Bar

Overlooking the Capilano Canyon and suspension bridge, this casual spot offers delicious Canadian dishes and...

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DAY 4 - STOP 4

Robson Street and Pacific Centre

Back Downtown, finish your last day in Vancouver with a relaxing bit of shopping on...

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DAY 4 - STOP 5

Joe Forte's Seafood & Chop House

This legendary Vancouver dining spot may be a little high in the price range, but...

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In Summary

You should now have no problem deciding how to spend four days in Vancouver to...

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