Hello, Could you help me with must see & things to do on our trip?
My BF & I (28&33yrs) will be visiting Vancouver for the first time (never been to Canada either) on Sept 23(arrive at 11am) – 27(depart at 2pm). We are staying at the L'Hermitage on Richards Street. We will rely on walking & public transit.
We love to explore & try new things, we love music, museums, food, hitting up clubs/music venues (small/big) & meeting new people. Ohh & I think he may propose in Vancouver, eeeeks I’m so excited, did I just jinx myself!?!
This is a list of things that I know we must do but have questions about, I know its long but I would truly appreciate your advice & time:
SkyTrain – Should we use this from the airport to our hotel? We will have at least 2 medium/big suitcases. Take the Canada Line instead – where can I purchase tickets?
Granville Island – What is the best way to get here? Has anyone used http://tourguys.ca/vancouver-tours/ I know they work for tips…
Vancouver Boat Tours – can I access this from Granville Island? Since there is only 2 of us, is there a different boat tour that would be more economical?
Granville Island Brewing – My BF loves beer, so a little something just for him – Yes/No?
Yaletown – is it near Granville Island? I heard it was an expensive side of town & I don’t plan to buy anything expensive… Is it worth the trip? Just to go see what its about?
After Granville, what areas nearby or what sightseeing can we schedule?
Vancouver Urban Adventures -(vancouverurbanadventures.com/gastown_chinato…) – is this about the same as the Tour Guys? Usefull to use to visit Gastown & Chinatown? Or we can do this on our own?
Stanley Park – Thinking of using Vancouver Urban Adventures, so that we can learn a little something instead of just walking around aimlessly…
Vancouver Viewpoint – Where is this? Good way to see the city?
Which Museums are a must see?
Restaurants – Which are must eat breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner locations? My BF loves loves eating in different cities so any type of food from food carts to sitdown places will work. & at least one very nice place for dinner (I don’t eat any seafood, but he does)…?
Dancing & Music – Where can we go each night for a couple of drinks & listen/dance to music? We love all types of music; jazz, rock, indie, local artists performing(these are the best!)
Are prices on menus in restaurants typically INCLUDE tax? Tax is 12%? What about other prices on clothing, alcohol?
Any other areas or must see or festivals going on?
Thank you for your time & information!