Vancouver is an incredible city, it’s so picturesque with mountains in the distance and lots of gorgeous parks to explore. I have visited Vancouver with the airline I work for and get a 24 hour lay over there.
I have only been to Vancouver on 1 work trip so far, and when I went it was just before Christmas, which is a great time to go as Vancouver is really pretty in the winter.
As I have only ever visited the city once with work I didn’t get chance to do a great deal, however I did manage to get down to the Capilano Suspension Bridge which was amazing.
This blog will be a short one, and I’m hoping to add more information over time depending on when I next travel there with work.
Sights & Activities
Capilano Suspension Bridge
I had seen lots of pictures of the Capilano Suspension Bridge and wanted to go there for a while, so when I got rostered a trip to Vancouver I knew that’s what I wanted to do straight away. The Capilano Suspension Bridge run a complimentary shuttle bus to the bridge from several stops around the waterfront.
If you work in aviation or are a travel agent you can enter free of charge by showing your ID. So if you do work in the travel industry be sure to take a valid ID along with you. If you are paying full price it’s approximately CAD$40.
We spent around about half a day exploring the bridge and it’s surroundings, there is tons to see and do there. The main attraction is the suspension bridge which has incredible views, but there are lots of other attractions such as the cliff walk, treetop adventure, story centre, totem poles and guided tours etc.
When I visited it was in the winter time before Christmas so they had the most stunning lights up around the trees, and Suspension Bridge which makes the place feel even more magical.
There are also tons of great places to get something to eat around the Suspension Bridge. While wandering around I stopped at a cabin which sold drinks and snacks. It was lovely to get a hot chocolate to warm up and wander around and admire the park and lights.
Food & Beverage
Who doesn’t love a Tim Hortons?! The iconic Canadian cafe/restaurant is dotted everywhere around Canada, most streets you walk down you will come across a Tim Hortons. The chain offers a whole range of classics. I love getting a hot chocolate and some Timbits on a cold day to warm me up. If you ever travel to Canada you need to try a Tim Horton’s at least once. It’s so cheap and best of all it tastes great, so if your on budget it’s definitely worth a visit.
The only tips I have for Vancouver so far is try and head to the Capilano Suspension Bridge as early as possible to avoid large crowds.
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