Coastie Approved: Next Stop Vancouver!


Looking for a new adventure with us? Take our Amtrak Cascades route to the most northern train stop we travel to, Vancouver. Not versed in all things Canada? No, worries we’ve got your back. Raincouver is a diverse city with tons to do, but we boiled it down to five things you must do when you visit Vancouver. Check it out!

Granville Island Public Market
The Granville Island Public Market located on Granville Island lets you escape the city without going very far. With a public market, a brewery, beautiful scenery and family-friendly activities, there’s so much to do, your going to want to reserve a few hours for this hot spot.  Come rub elbows with locals as you get immersed in the sights, sounds and scents of Vancouver.

Grouse Mountain
After enjoying the views from your relaxing train ride, take in the panoramic views from the largest aerial tram system in North America as you glide all the way to Grouse Mountain. Scaredy-cats need not apply, because this trip to the mountain has thrill seeker written all over it. Fancy a zip lining, great. Prefer paragliding, that’s cool. Maybe night skiing is more your thing, no worries! Grouse Mountain is ready to help you cross daredevil stunts off your bucket list.

Food & Booze, Nuff Said
If will travel for food and booze is your mantra, then Vancouver is calling your name. Fresh fruit, veggies, fine dining options and sushi are in all abundance for this British Columbia gem of a city. But if you have difficulty achieving fat and happy, just top off your foodie fun with a visit to one of the craft breweries or vineyards. One tip for your foodie vacay: elastic waistband, thank us later.

Stanley ParkStanley Park
This national historic site is perfect for nature loving outdoor enthusiasts. Exploring Stanely Park might be easy but deciding where to start might be a challenge. Beach time or golf time? Hiking or hungry for a meal? The choices are plentiful at this green oasis. One thing is set in stone, you’ll want to soak it all in and explore all this park has to offer.

Tea Time
With a strong influence of British and Japanese culture, it’s no surprise that Afternoon and High Tea are a thing in Vancouver. After exploring the city, slowing down the pace with a triangle sandwich and a proper cup of tea sounds blissful. Pencil this in on your Vancouver calendar and add some refinement to your trip. Pinkies up!

Where else do you like to visit when you travel to Vancouver? Let us know in the comment section below.