Vancouver has a repute of being overpriced resort town and only the super-rich can afford it. It can discourage many people but let’s learn how the locals slyly get around their beautiful city.
Stretch your dollar to have a unique Vancouver travel experience
Save on transportation
Vancouver highway traffic is disgracefully bad, so no driving. Taxis are expensive and there is no sharing ride like Uber. Fortunately, the monorail connects airport with all parts of the city and you don’t need to wait in taxi lines. The bus system is also cheap and efficient to explore around. Get a day pass for less than ten dollar and go anywhere all-day long.
You can even take a bike trail because Vancouver has 22 km seawall, which includes False Creek, Downtown, and Stanley Park. Many locals bike to work. Full day bike rents are not cheap but opt for hourly rate and enjoy an afternoon at the Stanley Park.
Vancouver’s escalating foodie scenario is exciting but can be hard on your pockets. As you don’t wish to skimp on the local savories look for Vancouver food tours package online. A local guide will accompany customers around to places, which unbelievably serve the best cuisines and even to the best sushi joints Downtown.
Walking to Granville Island is very easy from Downtown but gives your legs some rest time and takes a water taxi, it is relatively cheap. It is technically not an island but a neighborhood under Granville Bridge is amazing. You get to walk around the market and watch artists’ studios & workshops. Visit to Granville Island Brewery is worthy. You can get a peek behind the curtains at the mushrooming microbrewery scene in Vancouver. You get to taste the awesome beer and mingle with loving locals and friendly tourists.