day 22- 23. July 2017

A whole day Vancouver

For today we have chosen some “Vancouver Highlights”. On the plan are the Stanley Park, Gastown, Chinatown, Downtown and Granville Island.

We think about taking one of the hop-on-hop-off lines, but then decide to do our Vancouver tour by public transport. Also, the price of $10.00 for the day pass for public transport compared to $45.00 hop-on-hop-off for an adult has clearly spoken for public transport.

We first walk to Yaletown to the subway station, as the day tickets are not available in the bus. From there we take the train, which departs every 3-5 minutes, to Waterfront station. At the station Waterfront I briefly study the city map. After a few minutes a friendly lady from the Visitor Center asks me if she can help me. After I have explained for a short time where we want to go and what we have planned, she gives me a city map and an overview of the most important sights and their accessibility by bus.

Our discovery tour through Vancouver by public transport works great. We can absolutely recommend the variant with the public transport. In the late afternoon we are back at our hotel and can rest our legs before we make our way to Yaletown for dinner.

Since we have a day ticket for the buses, we take the bus this time. We decide for a restaurant of the Yaletown Brewing Company. Sunday is Happy Sunday, all beers cost $ 5,00 and all pizzas $ 10,00.

In Canada it is not usual to look for a table yourself, you have to register and then you are brought to a table. It is quite full, but after only 5 minutes waiting time we get a table. My wife and our daughter decide to have a pizza. I think to myself “You can’t fly to Canada and go home without eating a burger…” As starters we share a portion of Short Rib Sliders (pulled beef on three small pretzel sticks). After that I get a “Backyard Burger”. Also, the home-brewed beer is very tasty. My wife tries a “red raspberry” and I leave it at the classic Yaletown Ale.  After the rich and tasty meal, we take a short walk to the harbor. Altogether a nice evening and a great end of our holidays.

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