Vancouver in 48 Hours

Traveling with kids, be it your own or somebody else’s is always an adventure. The little lady and I recently took a trip to Vancouver together. Just the two of us. This was not some grand tour of Vancouver. We only really had two full days to see what Vancouver had to offer. Four, if you want to count the travel days.

Since having a family, my husband and I tried to make an effort for the other person to get some 1:1 quality time with each child or both and giving the other parent a few moments of breathing room. It is not always easy but we try our best. This was our first foray into a few days straight of having one child each for having more of that 1:1 time. I have been looking forward to doing this since the arrival of our little guy. It has been hard to find that quality time with my eldest. Having a few minutes or a few hours alone with her was not enough. Sometimes, it felt like our quality time was just our time in the car as we drive to and from places that we needed to be.

The little lady had two days off from school and we took advantage of it. We basically searched for what flight had the best deal within a few hours of travel. Vancouver was the choice. One, it is less than three hours flight from the Bay Area. Two, public transportation makes it very easy to navigate. Three, it offered something for both the little lady and myself to enjoy. Granted, all she asked to do during this trip was to have sushi and to go a museum. Done and done.

Day 1: Flight to Vancouver

Aside from the fact that our flight was cancelled and delayed by a few hours, we did make it to Vancouver. After checking into our hotel, we walked over to get some dinner and walked around downtown, looking for souvenirs.

Day 2:

This was our busy day - we filled it with so much activities. (More on this in a separate post)
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • English Bay Bridge 
  • Science World at TELUS 
  • Granville Island 
Capilano Suspension Bridge

 Day 3:

Another busy day, although not as busy as the day before. (More on this in a separate post)
  • Coal Harbour
  • Canada Place 
  • Gastown 
Olympic Cauldron from the 2010 Olympics

Day 4: Flight Home

We took it very easy today. It was our last day - we enjoyed some breakfast and walked over to Coles, to buy a book or two about Vancouver. After buying some books, we took the Skytrain over to the airport and just waited for our flight home.

All in all, it was great trip. Looking forward to coming back as well as the next trip to somewhere else.


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