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Top Five Sustainable Outings Under 5 Hours

Take advantage of your layover by embracing the true west coast experience with our top five eco-friendly outings:  

 

Make Mountaintop Memories

Make Mountaintop Memories

Visiting Vancouver’s spectacular mountains is an absolute must and with year-round activities, Grouse Mountain is our favorite pick. Take a ride up to the peak and immerse yourself with the wildlife refuge center for endangered grizzly bears, owls, and birds. You can also be part of the world’s first exhilarating wind turbine experience by standing in a glass viewing tower just three meters away from the large rotating blades. 

Estimated Time: 4-5 Hours

Soar the Sky into the City

Soar the Sky into the City

Trade the car for the train! Hop onto the Canada Line where you can enjoy skyline views of Richmond before traveling underground into Downtown Vancouver. Stop at the Waterfront station to explore Gastown, Vancouver’s most historic neighborhood with cobblestones and Victorian-style architecture. Shop for sustainable clothes made from local designers or try vegan dishes at the many trendy restaurants. 

Estimated Time: 5 Hours

Bike, Beach, and Birding

Bike, Beach, and Birding

Ride in style with our BMW bikes to one of the beautiful hidden gems of Richmond, Iona Beach Regional Park. With a unique 2.5-mile jetty bordered by the Fraser River and a new viewing spot of the water at the end, you are sure to catch breathtaking views. Expect friendly visits from a variety of birds throughout your biking journey as well.   

Estimated Time: 4 Hours

Meet New Marine Friends

Meet New Marine Friends

A fun-filled day for your family awaits! Meet thousands of aquatic animals through shows, exhibits, and galleries at the Vancouver Aquarium, a worldwide known conservatory for marine species. The Vancouver Aquarium is committed to protecting the ocean with various initiatives and educates others along the way. Our Guest Services Agents will be happy to share discounted rates for a one day visit to the aquarium where children and adults are sure to enjoy! 

Estimated Time: 5 Hours

Stroll Through Steveston for Stories

Stroll Through Steveston For Stories

Take your next destination to the Steveston Fisherman's Wharf and be sure to visit the Britannia Shipyards. With an interactive tour, hear captivating stories of the international fishermen that date back to 1885 while also learning about sustainable fishing today. Hungry? Dine afterwards at one of the rooftop restaurants by the pier or at Globe@YVR where our chefs use local and sustainable seafood through our ocean wise partnership.  

Estimated Time: 2-3 Hours

For more information on activities to enjoy during your visit, check out our destinations guide.

 

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