We are considering a spring break vacation in Vancouver for 1 week (week of easter till following week) with two young 8 and 6 year old kids (prefer daytrip out of Vancouver than changing hotels) . I read there are lots to do for Vancouver for kids our age like Stanley, biking, beahes, suspension bridge, science museum , acquairum....daytrip to grouse mountain ,, I assume whistler is too far
My question is that on internet is spring break for Canadaian elementary schools mid-March? Ours in the US is last week March to April 7. Do Canadian children get Good Friday and easter Monday off...I am trying to gauge how busy it is and may plan other activities those days.
Are cherry blossoms sort of in bloom then? IS there a lot of cherry trees?
I understand that best Chinese food is in Richmond but its more convenient to stay downtown Vancouver...and I read the Chinese food is not so good in Vancouver Chinatown..so are there places near downtown that's authentic Chinese (preferably Cantonese and Shanghainese)? I looked on the Richmond site and most are in Richmond and the night market isn't open till May.
I assume most convenient place is staying in downtown? The ymca is booked but the Sutton place is open..althoguht a tad expensive for our budget...just want a good place with swimming pool..
Thanks so much for help!
Also flights are cheaper to Seattle (only $315) but it seems such a pain to have to go get rental car and then drive the 3 hours...plus i am not sure how much rental cost and dropoff charge (I assume dont' want to have car the whole week)...is Amtrak faster?