Explore Vancouver (Get together on Own!)

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Get Reacquainted with Old Friends and Meet New and explore the beauty these places have to offer.

Capilano Suspension Bridge

https://www.capbridge.com/

Native Vancouverite Nancy Stibbard purchased Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in 1983 and has spearheaded the attraction’s development and phenomenal success over the past 30 years. Nancy’s commitment to exceeding guest expectations and her vision to ‘create experiences people are amazed by’ guide every aspect of her businesses.

Nancy’s initial success came from retail, reworking the merchandise mix at Capilano Trading Post to include more Canadian-made products and upscale brands. She opened new stores in BC and Alberta, then purchased and rebuilt two luxury accommodation properties in the Canadian Rockies – Moraine Lake Lodge (1991) and Cathedral Mountain Lodge (2002).  In 2014, Nancy added Stanley Park Pavilion and Prospect Point Cafe and Gift Shop to the Capilano Group portfolio. The Prospect Point property will be renovated in a way that enhances its function and its history, while the Pavilion has recently been restored to its former glory.

Capilano Group is founded on the values of Safety, Show and Stewardship. Guest and team member safety is paramount and factors into all decision making. Nancy’s belief in a seamless guest experience, the show, is accomplished by commitment to theme, attention to detail and extensive team training. Stewardship is demonstrated with environmental management plans, community relations activities and involvement in the tourism industry.

Nancy is recognized as a person whose business acumen and ability to work to consensus generates results – the reason why she has served in an executive capacity on every significant tourism organization in BC and Canada. In September 2007, she was inducted into Canada’s Tourism Hall of Fame.

Grouse Mountain

About Grouse Mountain

Just 15 minutes from downtown, Vancouver’s premier attraction offers the perfect destination for a truly rewarding and memorable experience. With a variety of cultural, educational and outdoor adventures to choose from, we look forward to helping you plan your next visit.

Grouse Mountain is located on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples: the Squamish, Musqueaum, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. We value the opportunity to live, work, and share experiences on their ancestral territories.

Activities Guide – Download

The Story of Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain was named by the first recorded hikers to reach the summit in October 1894. In those days, climbing Grouse Mountain was a three or four day epic journey – there was no bridge across Burrard Inlet and no road to the base. The hardy group of hikers slogged through snow, scrambled over rock and up through the dense forest. Along the way, they hunted a Blue Grouse and honoured the plentiful game bird by calling the Peak “Grouse Mountain”.

Soon after this first ascent, Grouse Mountain began attracting hundreds of intrepid hikers. Among these were Don and Phyllis Munday who built the first log cabin on the mountain. Today, the Munday Alpine Snowshoe Park bears their name in honour of their contributions to mountaineering

SKYRIDE OPERATIONAL PROTOCOLS:

  • Guests will need to reserve a Skyride boarding time for travelling uphill and downhill on the Skyride through our Skyride Reservation System.
  • Advance online ticket purchase is recommended to reduce lineups and interaction.
  • All passengers are required to wear non-medical face masks while boarding and travelling on the Skyride. (Guests can bring their own mask or one can be purchased)
  • Hand sanitizer available prior to boarding.
  • A new boarding procedure is in place with assigned spaces on the platform and on board the Skyride.

VISIT STANLEY PARK

Welcome to Stanley Park, Vancouver’s first, largest, and most beloved urban park!

Stanley Park is a magnificent green oasis in the midst of the urban landscape of Vancouver.

Explore the 400-hectare natural West Coast rainforest and enjoy scenic views of water, mountains, sky, and majestic trees along Stanley Park’s famous Seawall. Discover kilometres of trails, beautiful beaches, local wildlife, great eats, natural, cultural and historical landmarks, along with many other adventures. The park offers a wide range of unforgettable experiences for all ages and interests, including Canada’s largest aquarium.

Stanley Park Map – Download

Suggested Lunch Restaurants

Bluewater Café

1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4

https://www.bluewatercafe.net/

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market

762 Cambie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2P2

http://fannybayoysters.com/location/oyster-bar–shellfish-market

The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant

1535 Johnston Street Creekhouse #102, Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9

https://www.vancouverdine.com/sandbar/

Coast Restaurant – Seafood – Sushi

1054 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A3

https://www.facebook.com/coastbyglowbalgroup

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 3V5

https://www.joefortes.ca/