I'm going to be in Vancouver for 3 days in early summer. I've tried to read the top questions, but the answers there are giving me more questions.
So my original plan was to take the train out of YVR, stay downtown, and take public transport around the area, including possibly to Victoria/Bushart Gardens. But it appears this may not be cost/time effective because:
1) It is unclear whether I can buy day (train) passes for the day I arrive.
2) Public transport is very time inefficient to Victoria and the bus/tour prices are more than my plane ticket to Vancouver from LA.
So does it make sense to rent a car at YVR and drop off near the cruise terminal 3 days later? Can I save lots of time over public transport by driving to the ferry and other nearby areas (like Lynn Canyon)?
What say you experts?