Sail across the harbour, or soar above the city. Even getting around Vancouver on public transit offers the fun of a fairground ride, all for the price of a bus ticket.
In 1979, Granville Island was redeveloped from what used to be an industrial wasteland under the Granville Bridge, into an island of treasures that is a must on any family’s list. A 10-minute drive from most downtown hotels, and an easy journey by bus, bike or boat from any part of the city, Granville Island is a-buzz with activity. Take in free live entertainment in the waterfront courtyard. Sample freshly made fudge or warm doughnuts in the Public Market. Wander along beside the houseboats, or chat with authentic fisherfolk.
Vancouver’s green heart is a magnificent 400 hectares (1,000 acres), with much of it dense West Coast forest. Marked trails let families roam through the “jungle” of giant trees. Beaches offer a close up look at all kinds of boats. A playground with a vintage fire engine, a pool and water slides make this one of the city’s great escapes.
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