VANCOUVER Travel Guide: Budget Tips | Little Grey Box

Hey guys Phoebe here from Little Grey Box
Now Matt and I are in beautiful Vancouver uncovering a few of the
best things to see, eat and do now these tips are perfect for anybody
who wants to experience Vancouver in the summer but only has a couple of days and a
very limited budget to do it Let’s go Located at the north western edge of
downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park has been a designated green space for over a
hundred and thirty years it’s a really It’s a really popular spot for visitors and locals
and it is easy to see why you can visit beaches, wander trails lined with
beautiful cedar, fir and hemlock trees visit the Aquarium, check out the sea
wall there are cafes, plenty of spots for a picnic and of course you can hire
a bike and whizz around For the very best free views of Vancouver
you want to head right here to the High View Lookout at the Cypress Provincial
Park. Now we have a hire car so we drove up here super easily there’s a parking
lot you can just jump out spend some time have a picnic and get a sense of
the size and scope of Van City As you can see the Capilano Suspension
Bridge is a real favorite among tourists I mean it’s absolutely packed and I’m
freaking out I’ve really bad social anxiety and I’m not sure I’m going to be
able to bring myself a get on there cause it’s a little bit claustrophobic
so in addition to the suspension bridge you can do a cliff walk and there are some
cool tree top adventures too there’s plenty of food to eat a little bit of
shopping you can do at the Trading Post I just want to make this clear
I’m not afraid of the heights I’m afraid of the amount of people on here
it’s freaking me out If you have shocking social anxiety proceed with caution if you’re a normal functioning human
enjoy yourself We’re in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical
Garden and it is beautiful If you love gardens like I do
You wil love this one Vancouver’s Chinatown is one of the
largest in the world and for those on a budget it is the perfect place to
explore on foot and take in a little bit of local culture and history along the way
Behind me is the Sam Key Building and it is the narrowest building in the world
I know what you’re thinking Phoebe it’s not that narrow but I want you to take a
look at the two different paint colors that dark paint…
that’s the Sam Key Building Now we’ve been walking around Gastown
and Chinatown for a couple of hours now and there are a few people on the street who might
be homeless or a little bit down on their luck if you aren’t from a country that has those
kinds of issues you may find it intimidating but honestly, we’ve had no problems as with any country, anywhere in the world just be a safe traveller and
keep your wits about you You can’t come to Vancouver without visiting
it’s oldest neighborhood, Gastown Now this area grew from a single tavern
founded by John “Gassy Jack” Deighton way back in 1867 and is now grown into
a charming, historic and quaint part of beautiful Vancouver. There are lots of
boutiques, shops, gret places to eat and of course the iconic steam
clock which you see behind me walk around, dip into shops, grab a cheap
bite to eat from somewhere like The Warehouse where all food is $5.95 and
experience Vancouver You can’t come to Canada
without trying poutine now Matt and I are both vegetarians
so we’re here at Mean Poutine where the gravy is herbivore friendly What the heck is poutine? If you’ve never seen or heard
of it before it is a French Canadian classic they take perfectly-cooked
crunchy french fries cover them in gravy, cheese curds French onions and there are a whole
bunch of other toppings you can try too hot dog, look at those cheesecurds oh that is so good it’s amazing Traditional Canadian foods and delicious
budget eats do not get any better than these bad boys You are staring right down the barrel of a box of
Tim Bits, if you don’t know what a Tim Bit is look it comes from Tim Hortons, hence
the name Tim and the bit, well… they are essentially donut holes
so just a little round, bite-sized tasty morsels of donut
and they are so good Now this box of 10 cost me $2.29 absolute bargain We’re at the Granville Island Brewery on
you guessed it, Granville Island Now I saw this handle for maple
cream ale, maple cream beer all the way over in Calgary and I was like
when I get to Granville Island I have to try it I thought it would taste exactly
like maple syrup, it doesn’t It tastes just like…. beer The Granville Island Public Market is
perfect for anyone on a budget because it has a wealth of food
that you can try Now this is the first time my deprived Australian
eyes have ever laid themselves on perogies My dad is Canadian, he has been talking
about perogies since before I can remember now what they are is yummy
yummy dumplings filled with all kinds of great things like
meat, cheese, potato and onion I’m really excited for this
this feels like a big life moment Is that seagull? That’s not a seagull… It’s a chicken That’s a chicken…an
aggressive looking chicken that thing is huge! If you love great views you will love the
Sea to Sky Gondola it’s about a 45-minute drive from downtown Vancouver
now the views up here are stunning they’re absolutely incredible there are
loads of trails, food, you can bring your own for a picnic one thing I will say
obviously this isn’t a super budget option but if you are going to splash
out on one experience this has to be it so far, this is my favorite
thing we’ve done As the sun begins to set, I recommend coming right
here to the Shannon Falls Provincial Park where you will find the incredible Shannon Falls
Now they are the third largest falls in British Columbia the drive will take you around 35 to 40
minutes from downtown Vancouver but if you’ve done the Sea to Sky Gondola it’s 1 or 2
minutes down the road so you can easily pop in When we were looking for someone to stay it
was really hard for us because it’s was peak season it’s super expensive so we went
on Airbnb and…. yeah we stayed in North Vancouver at the Airbnb for two
nights and then we went to Walmart bought all brand-new camping supplies
and we headed out to a little campsite called Porteau Cove near Squamish.
It’s $20 a night for a walk-in site at Porteau Cove and the views are incredible, Porteau Cove is stunning
you’ve got the cove, you can swim out the front there are mountains in the
background the sunsets are incredible I love it Thank you so much for watching you guys
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100 Replies to “VANCOUVER Travel Guide: Budget Tips | Little Grey Box

  1. Hi Friend 👸🙏,Hola what's new? Good nice kind 💓 YouTuber girl I really likes appreciate your video channel you are gorgeous stunning. Please make a London city video,and make lengthy video 20 to 25 minutes, Jesus bless you forever belated Christmas 🎄 bye.

  2. please think twice about supporting this economy with your tourist dollars. they are the biggest exporters of coal in North America with dozens of mines kill people all over the world. your tourist dollars have a voice stop these world polluters. they don't even use the coal themselves to produce anything they just sell it is there anything worse than that. they tell you there environmentalists but don't be fooled by there fancy online marketing it's all to get your money. coal is the biggest business in BC

  3. You must be joking! Vancouver is known as the "bigot city" amongst the Japanese. Racism in Vancouver is condoned and even encouraged. As we all know that Vancouver is one of the most racist places in North America. I lived there for 6 years and felt it every second.

  4. If you want to travel in and out of Vancouver inexpensively use their local transit system.
    Get the all day pass and travel three zones (N. Van, Richmond, Coquitlam, Metrotown etc) for ten dollars or less depending on age.

  5. Hey there is an alternative to grand canyon in Vancouver. Lynn canyon it is free and has a lot less people. It can also be accessed by transportation.

  6. Thank you for the tips – I’m in Vancouver mid sep- oct. I am excited to visit your beautiful town. Do you know any affordable car hiring just for a few days to visit Whistler for the day to hike. Lila 🙌🏽🤙🏾

  7. You’ve really got to change away from the cheese speaking cadence you’re using. As far as quality budget tips for Van, pretty lack lustre tbh.

  8. I’m from Vancouver and you really hit all of my favourite things! Porteau cove is a hidden gem of the city that most locals don’t even know about, but it’s my absolute favourite stop

  9. As a local I’d just like to say that Lynn Valley suspension bridge is free and there’s tons of amazing trails in the area!

    Also be careful when you’re on the edge of gas town and China town because once you get closer to the water and Hastings st it’s not a safe area to hang…

  10. Highly recommend Lynn Canyon Park instead of Capilano, if you are actually on a budget. It’s free, accessible by transit, and even has a suspension bridge too!

  11. You can also head to no5 Orange weekends to watch ladies dance night. And head to Richmond to check out all the amazing drivers. Traffic from 1:30pm to 7 is always fun too.

  12. Thanks for this informative video ! Will be heading to Vancouver next month and I can’t wait already !

  13. Hi, nice video. We have never been to Vancouver before but plan to disembark there from a Hawaiian cruise next May. If we are going to be there for say 2 days can you please recommend what we should do? Thanks again and Love from Toronto. Cheers!

  14. Wonderful recording and editing, really amazing useful video keep on 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💪🏻

  15. Aw man, you didn’t try Japadog?? Japanese hotdog? Those are the BEST hot dogs Ever!! I get one every time I go

  16. Very nicely done, and you certainly made the most of your brief visit. It's always interesting to see one's hometown perceived through the eyes of its visitors, and you certainly seemed to have fun exploring it 🙂

  17. please don't go to warehouse lol there are so many options in Gastown that have good reasonably priced food that doesn't taste like garbage 🙂 literally throw a stone and you'll hit one!

  18. Lynn Canyon is free and better than Capilano, and has a great open swimming spot if you head up the river trail. Also, i wouldn't say your choices really convey budget, aside from the Warehouse food place.

  19. Another thing in Vancouver is the aquabus depending on which one you take you could see dragon boaters on the water

  20. I'm from vancouver , joffre lake in pemberton is the best scenery I've seen here, nice especially on summer there is a park bus rental for 50 cad for those who has no cars.

  21. Tim Hortons is essential! One of my least favourite parts of traveling outta Canada is no Iced Capps😂 I live in Vancouver and haven’t done most of these honestly lol will look into doing more

  22. Great work on this vlog just wanted to say, coming from someone who is in the field of mental health and experiences generalized anxiety, very few people, if any, would be considered "normal functioning" so you're actually the norm! 🙂
    Also, lower Lonsdale at the Quay is fast becoming a bit tourist area, however, it can also be a bit on the pricey side for purchasing things.

  23. Vancouver on a budget? Now THAT'S an oxymoron! Nothing is FREE or cheap in Vancouver, and it has the most expensive and broken public transportation system of all major cities. Actually, Vancouver is the most expensive city in North America and lacks an identity. Check out Victoria instead, the province's lovely, perfect-sized capital. Parking and busses are a lot cheaper too, and the museums are much better…

  24. Bravo! This has been my home since 1983 and I would live no other place. Yes it has its ups and downs and the cost-of-living certainly is a top of the list (downs). But the incredible array of things you can do and the scenery, cleanliness and the climate make it a very livable city. Still experiencing growing pains but I think any up-and-coming city has to go through this transition. You did a fantastic job and you're eminently watchable…… Your boyfriend's a lucky fella 😋. Cheers!

  25. Chinatown in Vancouver is pretty ugly these days… San Franciscos Chinatown makes ours look like shitty alley

  26. Steveston village is a cute little village just a 20 min drive from the Vancouver Airport. Highly recommend

  27. The video is amazing. I love all that places.
    How is it possible that you look so chill and you have social anxiety?
    I have SA for almost 6 years now and i wish i can travel like you do.
    Do you have any tips for people with social anxiety? Thank you so much.
    Love your videos ❤️

  28. You should have actually mentioned that the Sea to Sky Gondola and Shannon Falls are located in Squamish, BC.

  29. Nice vid. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden is the only classical Chinese Garden outside of China outside of China. Worth mentioning.

    Surprised you didn’t include the city's many beaches and even the Skytrain loop (~$5 per person even in peak hours) as a worthy budget-friendly option.

    Nevertheless, you can’t please everyone so well done!

  30. Hi, born and raised in Vancouver and thought I should mention a few tips. Like many others have said, the Capilano Suspension Bridge is expensive. Around $30 for an adult. But there’s a free shuttle you can take from downtown. Also it’s important to note that Granville Island is expensive. It’s free to walk around but the vendors (crafts and food) are expensive.

  31. If you're on a budget forget Capilano suspension.(a family package with no transportation, eats, etc is killer) Ill save you a small fortune. 2 adults and 2 kids will cost you $160.00 bucks. Go to Lynn Canyon on local transit. It also has a fantastic suspension bridge. A waterfall that locals jump from. (dont people die) but you can swim in the mountain streams below the falls. Bring a lunch you can also hike around. Ive been there when indigenous first Nations people drum, dance and sing, sometimes.Way less people, beautiful, more to do, and cost is 0 except for 3 bucks for the bus! Which will drop you 5 min from the park. Ask me Ill try to answer your question.

  32. Sea to sky gondola was vandalized last week :(. Somebody cut the gondola cable in the night and all of the carriages fell. Booo

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