Hi. I am traveling to Vancouver by car from Seattle on Sept 27-Sept 30 this year (we are from NYC and will be spending 2 nights in Seattle before heading to Vancouver). Since we have very limited time, we obviously want to maximize it. I prefer to be a short distance outside the hustle and bustle of the city but like the idea of having easy transportation to get us back and forth. The North Vancouver area seems ideal for this (great views of downtown from across the waterway and short inexpensive seabus ride back and forth). The pinnacle is my top choice in this area. Is this a good place to stay? Or is there another location that is more ideal outside (but near to) downtown?
A Few more questions:
1. Does the seabus stop operating at a certain time?
2. What are some must see places to go to during the stay. We will obviously spend an afternoon/night in Downtown but we will also like to go off the beaten path a bit. We love outdoors and nature and a mountain hike seems nice, as well as a perhaps a day trip to an island? What do you recommend?
3. We are huge foodies. We don't believe in spending $$$ to get a great meal so recommendations for decently priced amazing food would be much appreciated. We hear they have great Asian food and seafood! Recs of areas in Vancouver that have good moderately priced options in these categories would be great (doesnt need to be in North Vancouver).
Thanks so much!Edited: 12:28 pm, August 28, 2012