If you want a day outside of Vancouver there's only one way to travel - by float plane. Planes leave from the harbour next to Canada Place and take 20 minutes or so to fly across to Victoria on Vancouver Island, and the views from the tiny plane are stunning. Ask the pilot if you can sit in the front for the best view.
You can then spend an afternoon in Victoria for a perspective on what Canadians think Ye Olde England is like - tea on the lawn of the Empress hotel is a local favourite - or visit the quite fantastic Royal BC Museum, before wandering down to the harbour for your return flight.
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