The Best 4 Day Vancouver Itinerary by a Local Story

By Alli Sewell

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Introduction

The Best 4 Day Vancouver Itinerary by a Local Story

Located on Canada's west coast, Vancouver is the largest city in the province of British...

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Day 1

Explore Downtown Vancouver

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

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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 a range of delicious...

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Day 1 - Stop 5

Chinatown

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...

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Day 2

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 of Downtown Vancouver, but you’ll feel...

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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 very fun thing to do in Vancouver, Canada as you can...

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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

Yaletown

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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Day 3

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 in the Burrard Inlet is designed to resemble the ships that reside in...

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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 great beachfront location at English Bay for drinks...

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Day 3 - Stop 5

Kitsilano

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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Day 4

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 bit...

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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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Conclusion

In Summary

You should now have no problem deciding how to spend 4 days in Vancouver to...

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