We drove back to Victoria, dropped off our rental car and took the ferry to Vancouver. It is super expensive to take a rental car off the island so once we got into Vancouver, we rented a different car to drive around in.
We stayed at the Burrard hotel downtown. This hotel has some pretty witty marketing and was perfect for what we were looking for.
*Disclaimer* My family is from Vancouver so this part of the itinery is not the be all and end all of Vancouver. With COVID-19, some of the things that we wanted to do, we were unable to.
The next day we went to Granville Island to do some shopping and grabbed some Donuts. Then we did a hike in Lynn Valley.
We also drove along North Vancouver to eat some supper and get some views of the water.