So many great things to see and do! Alas, I only have one hour mid-afternoon. How should I spend it?
If you do any sightseeing outside of the city center, be sure that the weather is clear and not foggy or rainy — I had a few hours to kill, went on a bus tour, and saw fog instead of mountains and fancy homes, etc. Driver told us what we WOULD have seen…
See the library.* Beautiful architecture!*
Granville Public Market on Granville Island
It is hard to see much in 1 hour but I totally agree with Granville Market on Granville Island or the Library on Georgia St. (this is right downtown and next to Chinatown - also interesting. I would add the Gastown area or Stanley Park for that great view of the iconic sky line across the water and the mountains in behind.
Thanks for all of the great ideas! We made it to Granville Island and also Stanley Park. Already planning a more in-depth visit.