A new city is super exciting and also a little overwhelming sometimes. No doubt about that. So many things to see, places to go, activities to engage in and the hardest part would be how to fit it all into one or two days of hardcore ‘sightseeing’ rather than wandering around on your own and spending hours to get from A to B. I’ve had the same problem when I first got to Vancouver even though the city is rather small if you compare it to the megacities of the world. Still, it’s way bigger than my home town with 3000 inhabitants in the middle of nowhere. 🙂 So here’s the solution for this issue: Big Bus Vancouver!
Actually I love doing this in pretty much every city I go. First spend one day on the Hop On Hop Off bus, decide where you really wanna go and check out these places on your own the day(s) after. That’s how it worked perfectly for me in cities like Paris, London, Sydney, Barcelona and Berlin – no clue why I never considered it for Vancouver. Only last week, we – the PR team – got the chance of experiencing a Big Bus tour ourselves and this was when I realized that I hadn’t seen like half of Vancouver yet (and I had been to Van TWICE before I got here again about five weeks ago…shame on me, I know!). Well I guess you see everything from a different perspective too and it makes you detect a different side of the city. The tour took us from the starting point in Gastown to English Bay, then continued to Stanley Park before heading back downtown on Robson Street. After a little detour to my favourite place in Vancouver – Granville Island -, the friendly bus driver took us all the way to the BC Place Stadium and Dr. Sun Yeat-Sen Chinese Garden before we finished our loop in Gastown again. The best part about Big Bus is, that you can hop on and off as often as you like and whenever you feel like going for a walk or checking out the cute dress in a shop on Robson St, you can definitely do it. Have you seen one of these pink double-deckers roaming around Vancouver yet? They are also included in the price as well as the ferry loop on False Creek, for example to take the shortcut from English Bay to Granville Island directly on the water.
Big Bus is a great way to spend a day or two exploring this beautiful place and probably discovering more than you would see if you did it on your own. Check out their website to learn more about the tours, special offer packages and prices.
Hope to see you tonight at Karaoke!! 🙂