Hello Vancouver Chowhounds,
Thank you so much for all the help you've provided to date! It is greatly appreciated!!!
I present for your review and comment our revised itinerary below. While my original post held lots and lots of great, useful information, I thought a new post might be easier to read. However, I've included a link to my original request below, so that others my benefit from all the great advice I've received to date.
Day 1: Izakaya crawl starting at Kingyo to both Guu's and/or Gyoza King, as those appear to be the most walkable from our Coal Harbour condo at 1211 Melville. I considered starting at Guu's then proceeding to Hapa and Kingyo, but that looked like a longer walk after traveling by plane and car all day. Any ordering advice? Will we be okay without reservations on a Sunday night? Our flight lands in Seattle at 2pm, but I have no idea how long it will take to cross the border on a holiday weekend.
Day 2: Breakfast at Finch's, lunch at Yew, Zin's $2 lounge menu (available 4 to 7pm) for early dinner. Is Yew a good choice or is there a better option while exploring downtown?
Day 3: Depart for Whistler around 7am with brief stops at Shannon Falls, Lookout and Brandywine Falls. Take Whistler gondola to mountain top before 3-hour zipline outing (Ziptrek's Eagle tour). Unfortunately, P2P gondola is closed until 6/9.
May skip breakfast for brunch at Whistler village or eat at mountain top. Dinner at Whistler village or considering bar menu at Chambar (loved the interesting cocktails, especially their signature drink with roasted fig and blue cheese!).
Day 4: Breakfast of waffles and (hopefully) the merguez sandwich from their lunch menu at Cafe Medina, lunch at Lobster Man and whatever else looks yummy at Granville Island Market, 6pm Spanish winemaker's event at Salt, Irish Heather for night cap.
Day 5: Breakfast on way to Stanley Park to visit Aquarium, picnic lunch from items purchased at BC, Oyama, Terra, etc., rent bikes after Aquarium, dinner at Peaceful or Kirin. Peaceful, "must order" items - beef or potato roll, thousand chili chicken, shan xi noodles, XLB and pan fried pork dumplings. Live seafood items at Kirin.
Day 6: 6:50am sea plane to Victoria, return by ferry/helicopter/sea plane. Breakfast at Mo:le, 9:30 CVS bus tour to Butchart Garden, reserved noon seating for afternoon tea at Butchart Garden, dinner may be Blue in Victoria or another izakaya crawl if not too exhausted after return trip to Vancouver.
Day 7: Seabus to Lonsdale Quay for early lunch at Screaming Mimi's, bus to Lynn Canyon suspension bridge, return to downtown Vancouver. Dinner possibilities include Bluewater Cafe, C for spot prawn specials or tasting menu and Fuel's spot prawn boil at bar.
Day 8: Dim sum at Shanghai River on drive back to Seattle.
What say you Vancouver hounds? Thank you again for your generous help. I promise to return the favor when you travel down south!
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