The Best 4 Day Vancouver Itinerary by a Local Story

By Alli Sewell


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 Columbia and a highly popular... Read more

Day 1

Explore Downtown Vancouver

Your Vancouver travel itinerary starts with you exploring the most popular spots in Downtown Vancouver. Begin the day at the... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 1

Vancouver Art Gallery

Housed in the former provincial courthouse, the Vancouver Art Gallery is the largest gallery in western Canada and the fifth... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 2

Vancouver Lookout

Going to the top of the Vancouver Lookout is the perfect way to see the city from one of the... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 3

Gastown and Steam Clock

While Gastown is slightly touristy; it's a highly recommended and popular place to visit in Vancouver! With old fashioned gas... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 4

The Old Spaghetti Factory

If you’re in the mood for something to eat, Gastown has a range of delicious options, but The Old Spaghetti... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 5


If you're a frequent traveller, you might be wondering "Do I really need to see another city's Chinatown?" Well in... Read more

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 out of the city. A... Read more

Day 1 - Stop 7

Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

Asian food lovers will find a multitude of options to please them in Chinatown! I recommend Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie.... Read more

Day 2

Gardens, Granville Island, and Gastronomy

Pull out that Compass Card, it's time to leave downtown! First, you'll hop on the Skytrain to head to VanDusen... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 1

VanDusen Botanical Garden

This 55-acre botanical oasis is about 30 minutes outside of Downtown Vancouver, but you’ll feel like you’re a million miles... Read more

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 from VanDusen Garden. The temperate... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 3

Granville Island Public Market

Granville Island is a very fun thing to do in Vancouver, Canada as you can get things here you cannot... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 4

David Lam Park

Directly across from Granville Island Public Market is David Lam Park. Take the Aquabus across False Creek to reach it... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 5


Heritage meets hip and luxurious style in Vancouver’s Yaletown. Formerly an industrial area, Yaletown’s warehouses and industrial buildings have been... Read more

Day 2 - Stop 6

The Flying Pig

This Canadian cuisine restaurant is a favourite among locals for brunch, lunch, and dinner. While the name may suggest a... Read more

Day 3

A Day by the Water

Your third day in Vancouver will begin at Canada Place; an iconic sailboat-inspired building near the harbour. Make a quick... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 1

Canada Place and Coal Harbour

Canada Place in the Burrard Inlet is designed to resemble the ships that reside in the harbour. At Canada Place,... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 2

Stanley Park and Totem Poles

No Vancouver 4 day trip itinerary would be complete without a trip to Stanley Park. Vancouver’s largest urban park (which... Read more

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 of the most popular. Relax... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 4

Cactus Club Cafe

Vancouver’s popular Cactus Club Cafe has a great beachfront location at English Bay for drinks and lunch, dinner, or snacks.... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 5


Located across the water from Downtown Vancouver, Kitsilano is a peaceful and quirky neighbourhood. Kits Beach is a favourite for... Read more

Day 3 - Stop 6

Trattoria Kitsilano

Enjoy authentic southern-Italian cuisine at Trattoria Kitsilano. This vibrant and casual spot is a great place to grab some dinner... Read more

Day 4

Thrilling Heights and Magnificent Views

Get ready to explore! Your last day's stops will take you high above Vancouver and will see you encountering adrenaline-inducing... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 1

Grouse Mountain

Located on Vancouver's North Shore, Grouse Mountain rises 1,250 meters above Vancouver. To get to the peak, take an 8-minute... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 2

Capilano Suspension Bridge

The Capilano Suspension Bridge allows you to experience breathtaking natural views with a little bit of an adrenaline kick. Venturing... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 3

Cliff House Restaurant and Bar

Overlooking the Capilano Canyon and suspension bridge, this casual spot offers delicious Canadian dishes and great views. The west coast... Read more

Day 4 - Stop 4

Robson Street and Pacific Centre

Back downtown, finish your last day in Vancouver with a relaxing bit of shopping on Robson Street and at the... Read more

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 it's worth it. At this... Read more


In Summary

You should now have no problem deciding how to spend 4 days in Vancouver to ensure you see all the... Read more