If you are dreaming of a honeymoon in Canada then consider heading to the West Coast of British Columbia and stay in beautiful Vancouver. A honeymoon in Vancouver will offer the best of both worlds, you can enjoy fast paced city life with fantastic shops, bars and restaurants just a stone’s throw away. Or you can go exploring the spectacular mountains and take in some of the wildlife.
If you are planning a honeymoon in Vancouver and you are not sure where to start then take a look at nine of the best things to do during your trip.
Climb Grouse Mountain
Grouse Mountain is an impressive mountain that overlooks the city and it is a relatively short hike to reach the top. Don’t be fooled though, the climb is short (roughly an hour) but very steep so make sure you have your hiking shoes on and plenty of water. If you are not feeling up to the climb then there is also a gondola that can take you to the top. Once you do reach the top of Grouse mountain you will find amazing views, a cafe and fun walks and activities – there is even a zip wire!
Whether it’s big brands you are looking for or little boutiques, Vancouver has some fantastic shopping areas that will offer everything you want. For outlet shopping, Mcarthurglen Designer Outlet offers designer brands with fantastic prices and it located just outside the main city. Or head to Granville Street where you can go to the Pacific Centre which is filled with big brands. Gastown and Yaletown offer a wonderful authentic boutique shopping experience and you will find lots of hidden treasures.
Take a Trip to Whistler
If you flew directly into Vancouver for your honeymoon then you might want to explore further out of the city. If you hire a car then you will be under a two hour drive from Whistler – a beautiful mountain town that has fantastic skiing, bars, shops and restaurants, as well as lots of fantastic hiking trails. If you have the time then a couple of nights staying in Whistler will be a fun addition to your honeymoon.
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Walk Around Stanley Park
There is so much to see and do at Stanley Park that you might want to dedicate a couple of days to exploring this wonderful park. Simply taking a walk around the whole park will be a fun experience where you get to see so much of Vancouver. See the Lost Lagoon, the Lions Gate Bridge and the park’s totem poles and modern day mermaid statue. If you are feeling romantic then take a horse-drawn carriage where you can see all the park has to offer or hop on the miniature train.
Go to Gastown
Explore some of authentic Vancouver by heading to Gastown – with it’s iconic whistling steam clock and plenty of trendy bars and shops that are just waiting to be explored. Visit some of the spectacular art galleries and take notice of the stunning Victorian buildings.
Visit Vancouver Aquarium
See some amazing marine life up close by heading to Vancouver Aquarium – this impressive aquarium puts a heavy focus on the conservation of marine life, you can learn so much and see some incredible marine life up close.
Cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge
Take in some nature by visiting Capilano and make sure you cross the iconic Capilano suspension bridge. This impressive bridge is 140 metres long and 70 metres high – so just don’t look down!
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