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Exploring Vancouver: The Ultimate Itinerary

Vancouver, British Columbia is an eclectic, fast-paced city with an unbeatable mix of nature and city-living. Surrounded by Pacific Ocean and the Coastal Mountains, this spectacular city is known for its landscapes, multicultural vibe and activities to suit all kinds of travelers. It’s an outdoor lovers, foodies and art and culture enthusiasts paradise! And what better way to get around this gorgeous city than in your own transportation? We’re talking about course, the easy and flexible way of renting a car in Vancouver from Mr. Rent a Car! So let’s get to it, here’s a list of Vancouver’s popular attractions and off-the-beaten-path spots that you can visit with your rental car.

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Travel Itinerary

5 Days Travel Plan

Day 1: Downtown Vancouver & Stanley Park

Kick off your Vancouver adventure in the historic neighborhood of Gastown, known for its cobblestone streets, Victorian architecture, and the iconic Steam Clock. After exploring boutique shops and art galleries, drive to Canada Place for stunning views of the Burrard Inlet and North Shore Mountains, and enjoy the FlyOver Canada experience. In the afternoon, head to Stanley Park, drive through the scenic Stanley Park Drive, and stop at points of interest like the Totem Poles and Lost Lagoon. Pack a picnic or dine at the Stanley Park Pavilion, then walk or bike along the Seawall. As the day winds down, drive to English Bay Beach to relax, take a dip, or stroll to Sunset Beach, ending with dinner at a beachfront restaurant.

Day 2: Granville Island and Kitsilano

Begin your second day at Granville Island, a vibrant cultural hub accessible via Granville Street Bridge. Start at the famous Public Market, sampling local produce, baked goods, and artisanal products. Explore unique shops, art galleries, and studios, and don’t miss the Granville Island Brewing Company for a tasting of locally-crafted beers. In the afternoon, drive to Kitsilano Beach for sunbathing, swimming, and volleyball. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the Kitsilano Pool with stunning ocean and mountain views. For lunch, head to West 4th Avenue and choose from a variety of eateries. End your day at Vanier Park, visiting the Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, and Vancouver Maritime Museum to explore the city’s rich history and maritime heritage.

Day 3: North Shore Adventures

On your third day, venture across the Lions Gate Bridge to Vancouver’s North Shore. Start your morning at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, featuring a 140-meter suspension bridge, treetop walkways, and the thrilling Cliffwalk. Next, drive to Grouse Mountain, known as the “Peak of Vancouver.” Take the Skyride gondola to the summit for panoramic views of the city, ocean, and mountains. For lunch, head to Lonsdale Quay Market, offering a variety of food vendors and shops with a beautiful view of the Vancouver skyline. In the afternoon, drive to Deep Cove, a charming village at the base of Mount Seymour. Rent a kayak or paddleboard to explore Indian Arm, or hike to Quarry Rock for rewarding views. End your day with dinner in North Vancouver’s Shipyards District, where you can choose from casual to fine dining options with a waterfront view of downtown Vancouver’s twinkling lights.

Day 4: Day Trip to Whistler

On your fourth day, take a scenic drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway (Highway 99) to Whistler, about two hours north of Vancouver. Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean, mountains, and forests. Stop at Shannon Falls Provincial Park to see the 335-meter waterfall and visit the Sea-to-Sky Gondola in Squamish for panoramic views and walking trails. Arrive in Whistler Village by midday and explore its shops, restaurants, and the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola for stunning mountain and valley views. After a day of exploration, enjoy dinner in Whistler before driving back to Vancouver. Return your rental car at one of Mr. Rent a Car’s convenient locations, or keep it for more city adventures. Whistler's natural beauty and vibrant atmosphere make it an unforgettable day trip. Don't forget to take plenty of photos along the way!

Day 5: Cultural and Culinary Delights

On your third day, venture across the Lions Gate Bridge to Vancouver’s North Shore. Start your morning at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, featuring a 140-meter suspension bridge, treetop walkways, and the thrilling Cliffwalk. Next, drive to Grouse Mountain, known as the “Peak of Vancouver.” Take the Skyride gondola to the summit for panoramic views of the city, ocean, and mountains. For lunch, head to Lonsdale Quay Market, offering a variety of food vendors and shops with a beautiful view of the Vancouver skyline. In the afternoon, drive to Deep Cove, a charming village at the base of Mount Seymour. Rent a kayak or paddleboard to explore Indian Arm, or hike to Quarry Rock for rewarding views. End your day with dinner in North Vancouver’s Shipyards District, where you can choose from casual to fine dining options with a waterfront view of downtown Vancouver’s twinkling lights.

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