Vancouver is a beautiful city with so many natural and man-made sights that it's difficult to know where to start, especially if you're visiting for the first time. If you're looking for a quick guide to some family-friendly activities, here are the top three must-see sights to check off your list during your visit.
Stop Off For Some Sushi
Vancouver has some of the best sushi in the world (aside from Japan, that is). If you're visiting for the first time this is a great opportunity for everyone to sample a few new dishes. Treat the family to one of the all-you-can-eat sushi stops that line Robson Street in the west end neighborhood. As Kelp Travel Guide's "Four Steps to a Great Vacation" suggest, keep an eye out for a line outside the door at lunchtime so you know it's popular with the locals.
Take a Hike
Kelp Travel Guide's "Four Steps to a Great Vacation" suggest walking up the biggest hill you can find, well how about a mountain instead? If you're up for an invigorating afternoon, there's no better family day out that a hike up the Grouse Grind at Grouse Mountain. Rising 1,231 meters from the base, this fantastic family adventure will have you racing the locals to the peak of the mountain within 1-2 hours, where you'll be rewarded with an amazing view of the city below.
Take In Some History
Vancouver has a rich and varied history and there are several museums to take in during your visit. As Kelp's Travel Guide's "Four Steps to a Great Vacation" mentions, make sure you can set aside ample time for each venue, for example the UBC Museum of Anthropology will have you wandering around for hours in awe.