i. Today’s day trip starts in Vancouver’s Chinatown, formally labelled as such in the 1890s. One of the largest Chinatowns in North America, this is a rich downtown world which is currently the focus of revitalization efforts from the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation. Their vision? ‘The Vancouver Chinatown Foundation is dedicated
i. Today’s adventure starts with a must-see in Vancouver: Granville Island . If you are staying downtown, you can take the small ferry over from various sites to the Granville Island dock. False Creek Ferries According to site history, reviewed by Chief Janice George, Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), the Granville Island area was
i. Gastown, Vancouver’s original ‘downtown’, is the start for today’s day trip. With its exposed brick and historic architecture, Gastown is home to locally owned shops, plenty of food offerings, film crews, and galleries. You’ll also find historic public art, such as the famed Gastown Steam Clock , and the
i. Today’s day trip starts at Queen Elizabeth Park – a destination that is particularly stunning on a sunny day. That said, you will likely encounter fewer tour buses in a downpour. If you drive straight east on 33rd Avenue from Oak Street, you’ll find yourself in a pay parking lot
i. To start the post-breakfast day, grab caffeine from the coffee or tea shop just down the street from wherever you’re starting in Vancouver. Head to Spanish Banks Beach for a walk along the ocean and a view over the water to West Vancouver. Rain or shine, Spanish Banks will
In this new Day Out section, we will be looking for fun jaunts in and around Vancouver. For each, we will work to include: a) gorgeous outdoor elements, b) nearby, non-sponsored food options and, of course, c) exposure to the work of local creators and exhibitors. . www.creatorsvancouver.com .