From Whistler, it takes only two hours by car to get to the big city of Vancouver. The city is renowned for its diversity and the high quality of life it offers to its inhabitants. In Vancouver, we have visitors: Marion’s father, Michel, and his girlfriend Monique are coming to visit and will spend a little more than two weeks with us.


We arrive at our accommodation in the popular district of North Vancouver in the late afternoon. The wait is almost over: we only have a few hours left before going to the airport to welcome Michel and Monique. We arrived a little early and leafed through the available tourist brochures. The tourist guide of the Yukon region catches our attention, and we are inspired by the beautiful pictures of the Kluane National Park. We do not just leaf through the pages, as we will see later. We are excited to see and welcome our visitors. We have a lot to catch up on and it is a great feeling as the four of us meet around the breakfast table the next morning.

On the first day, we take a long and pleasant walk in Stanley Park and enjoy breathtaking views of the city skyline. On the next day, we take the cable car to Grouse Mountain, Vancouver’s iconic mountain. From the top, we have a great view of the city and enjoy the entertainment: scenic chairlift, bird show, grizzly bear park and a short outdoor theater performance.

On our last day in Vancouver, we take the seabus from Lonsdale Pier to Downtown Waterfront. We visit Gastown, the oldest part of the city from which Vancouver was formed in 1870, and after that take a walk along Falls Creek. In the evening, we have dinner in Lower Lonsdale in a cozy atmosphere and walk to the Lonsdale-Quay, where we enjoy a view of the illuminated Vancouver skyline

Our highlights

Michel & Monique's visit

Stanley Park

Grouse Mountain

Burrard Dry Dock Pier

Lower Lonsdale


Finch & Barley

Tap & Barrell

Skyline views