I am recently back from a short trip to Vancouver. I loved it, and the title on this post has NOTHING to do with a car service. “Uber” means an outstanding, excellent, supreme example of a particular kind of person or thing. In my humble opinion, Vancouver is an outstanding city. The holidays lights were up!
This was only my third trip to Canada and I was not too excited about being NORTH in the WINTER. I do NOT like to be cold. However, the opportunity arose and I took it.
It’s a beautiful city, even without much sunlight.
In 48 hours, me and my traveling companions managed to stay warm, eat big, and explore two wonderful attractions. We stayed near the airport and found an UNLIMITED sushi restaurant (yes, all the sushi you can eat–with a 2-hour time limit; I can’t blame them for not allowing people to sit there from lunch through dinner and eat all their excellent food!). It was so good and the pricing was so reasonable that we ate there twice in two days. If you don’t love sushi, they also have many other tasty dishes. Look for Richmond Sushi at .
Right after we arrived in Vancouver, we spent a few hours at the aquarium at Stanley Park. We explored the many indoor and outdoor attractions. My favorite: the otters. These playful water acrobats kept us entertained with their antics. Periodically, staff members give interesting presentations, and you can even touch stingrays (which are very soft).
We had a rental car, so the next day we drove about an hour north of Vancouver to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (established in 1889). What a unique experience; if you’re afraid of heights, don’t go. We walked across the swaying, slightly-jumping suspension bridge, walked along the trails and suspension bridges in the trees, and braved the cliff walk:
After walking around, we ate near the gift shop. The mulled wine really hit the spot, and we could have spent hours in the gift shop buying candy, trinkets, and clothing. If you go to Vancouver, don’t miss this place.
As you can see, we fit in a couple of unforgettable experiences in a short period of time. It just takes a little planning to make your business trip to Vancouver fun!