Get a book of public transport tickets which get you on the buses, North Vancouver ferry and Skytrains (excellent for the airport). Each validated ticket lasts 90mins and you can swop transport modes as often as you like. A few ideas for your stay:

Trip 1 - the Capilano Bridge Park . Buy tickets in advance to avoid queues and use the free shuttle bus that takes 30 mins and collects from the Marriott, Hyatt etc (you need not be staying there). Try the service bus back to North Vancouver and the ferry for return trip.

Trip 2 - Grouse Mountain , Cleveland Dam and fish hatchery. Take shuttle to Capilano and switch onto service bus for Grouse Mountain . Lots to do and see there. On return, get off at Cleveland Dam and walk across dam and down to the salmon hatchery, then through the woods back to Capilano (30 mins). Take shuttle back to Downtown.

Trip 3 – Stanley Park . Take the 19 bus and buy a $10 pass for the trolley in the park.

Evenings – Shakespeare at Bard on the Beach, musicals at Theatre Under the Stars Enjoy!