Vancouver Travel Guide: Restaurants, Ferry, Scenic Views, Hiking, Food, Granville Island, Architecture, Breweries, Parks, Whistler Daytrip Recommendations

Vancouver BC is an amazing city filled with such diversity. It is one of the more under-rated places I have been to and should be on everyone’s radar. Less than a two-hour flight from San Francisco, this international city is filled with incredible Asian cuisine and fresh seafood, beautiful hikes amid snow-capped mountains, gorgeous views along the waterfront, scenic routes on the way to Whistler, lots of bike friendly lanes and vibrant street art and architecture. Grab some snacks at the Granville Island Public Market (you can even take a water taxi over there!)

A stay at the Opus hotel is a straight shot from the airport on the train and puts you right along the water for water taxis and right in the middle of Yaletown’s outdoor patio scene filled with restaurants, bars and nightlife. Be sure to check out craft beer from Superflux when in town from some amazing juicy IPA’s and make sure you carve out time for a drive up to Whistler – the views are pristine and there are some incredible long hikes with spectacular views (in addition to the snow resort).

Stay tuned for my next visit back to Vancouver for photography work: https://eddie-hernandez.com/contact/

About Eddie Hernandez

San Francisco photographer, featured in the New York Times 52 Places Travel, Fodor’s Travel Guide, Travel+Leisure, Lonely Planet, San Francisco Travel Association, Culture Trip, Matador Network, TastingTable, TimeOut, Michelin Guide and more. I do travel for client engagements on a limited basis, mostly Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago and other locations for other projects – contact me for details. Below are a few places I recommend with illustrative examples of views, architecture, street art, hidden gems and restaurants (more to come, for travel updates follow me on Instagram). 

In addition to my other photography services, I do offer customized personal vacation photography services – a hybrid of tour guide and personal photography services for individuals, couples and small groups. If you are looking for someone to show you around, capture you vacation travels and blend in seamlessly, contact me today. Having a local expert is essential for optimizing your precious time traveling, understanding optimal times for avoiding crowds and getting best lighting conditions as well as knowing what to skip and what to prioritize based on your personal preferences.

As a life long travel enthusiast, I have led bar crawls for hostel groups, stayed with individuals across the globe via Couchsurfing and am often the first person friends and friends of friends reach out to when seeking travel advice (street art, restaurants, views, architecture tours etc. Below is a small sample of the places I have been and documented through photographs. Contact me today to schedule your vacation photo session.

In addition to the places below, some other favorite places of mine to visit include Montreal, Portland, Asturias (Spain), New Orleans, Seattle, Paris and South of France, Budapest, Berlin, Barcelona and Vermont.

To view prints for sale, click here: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/eddie-hernandez