If you’re lucky enough to spend one week in Vancouver, first of all we want to say congratulations, you’re definitely living your life right. Vancouver is a rare urban gem that combines big-city living, majestic natural wonders, and innovative culture. It’s no surprise that the city is consistently rated as one of the Most Livable Cities in North America. One week might seem like a long time for one city, but in Vancouver it’s just enough time to get your feet wet.

A great place to start your weeklong exploration of one of Canada’s best cities is on Granville Island.  And in the heart of the popular tourist destination is the Public Market. Make sure to swing by the market for tasty seafood, baked goods and rare cheeses. Head back into the city that night for some succulent and shockingly affordable sushi at Okada Sushi Japanese Restaurant on Nelson Street. Spend Day Two pursuing some of the cities high-quality vintage and designer stores on South Main, Mount Pleasant and Main Street. Stop by Twigg & Hottie and Front & Company on Main Street for some hip and rare finds.

No trip to Vancouver could be complete without venturing to Queen Elizabeth Park. Home to over 6 million visitors every year, the park has 1,500 different types of trees and more than 200 rare birds in the Bloedel Conservatory. Just because a city is filled with natural beauty doesn’t mean it doesn’t know how to have a good time at night. Check out Club 23 West and Red Room Ultra Bar for a vibrant dance club vibe.

If you are feeling a bit fatigued at this point in your journey feel free to spend Day Four on a wondrous eco-tour of the city and surrounding areas.  If you’re ready for some more mind-blowing natural beauty, visit Stanley Park, the 1000-acre gem that includes a 14-mile waterfront path. Spend Day Six immersing yourself in the city’s cultural landmarks like the Vancouver Art Gallery and the popular performance space, The Clutch. On your last day in town, why not gorge yourself on Vancouver’s most frequented restaurants like Bishop’s, Minami Restaurant and Blue Water Café and Raw Bar.

And if you’re having difficulty securing housing for your magical trip to Vancouver make sure to visit PC Housing for any of your housing concerns.

Image: Pixabay