Vancouver in May

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1. Posted by green-eyes (First Time Poster 1 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I'll be visiting Vancouver in May for 4 or 5 nights- accomodation is sorted, I'm staying with relatives but not exactly sure where. Just wondering what are the must see and do highlights especially in such a limited time.

2. Posted by cruisegirl (Full Member 244 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

My suggestion is just to enjoy the downtown area of Vancouver and all it has to offer - wander up and down Robson Street, Granville Island. If you have time, and a vehicle, a drive to Banff is beautiful. Vancouver is a beautiful city, very multi-national... absorb it all in! Have fun!

3. Posted by canuckgirl (Budding Member 14 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I was just out in Van in August, you've got to go to Stanley Park and rent a bike and also take the ferry over to North Van. Vancouver is extremely beautiful but I enjoyed the island much more so I would suggest a trip over if you could.

4. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

One day exploring downtown-such as it is-avoid the Gastown area tourist trap central
then another day Sailing Mac Sailing
Mountain Biking
and some Kayaking Bowen Island Kayaking

5. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2007 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I would also recommend taking time to go to Grouse Mountain, which is normally a ski resort, but it becomes kind of a amusement park in the summer months (it's in Northern Vancouver). From the gondola ride to the top of the mountain you will get the best view of all of Vancouver.

I would also recommend going across to Victoria on Vancouver Island. On this island other must see places are Butchart Gardens and the Butterfly Center (just down the street from Butchart Gardens)


6. Posted by Sea's-Sway (Budding Member 12 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Another interesting thing to do, though it does coast a pretty penny, is to go over to Vancouver Island, Victoria in particular. Sure its more like a two day thing, but it is a really interesting place to go, and has many different places to explore.
Though if you can't hit that up, Granville Island, Robson and Granville Street, Science World (if you feel like getting in touch with your child side) and Stanley park are wonderful places to go.