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Vancouver
Travel Guide

Stanley Park featuring a river or creek and a city

This charismatic harbor city is equal parts natural wonder and cosmopolitan gem. 

When it comes to city planning, you can’t do much better than Vancouver. This western city is surrounded on all sides by earthly delights. Snowy mountains tower in the distance, beaches perch along the Strait of Georgia, and verdant parks dot the central districts. If you’ve spent hours flipping through a travel guide in search of Vancouver trip ideas, this treasure trove of scenery is a relatively effortless place to start.

Despite the area’s natural beauty, however, Vancouver vacation packages can be decidedly cosmopolitan. Because the thriving downtown area is bordered by an ocean, developers have had to be creative with how they plan and build. The result is skyscraper-studded central district that’s easy to navigate by foot and pretty enough to support hours of leisurely strolling.

Kick off your Vancouver vacations at the Harbor Center Lookout. This retro spot offers panoramic views of the entire city, and it’s the best way to catch a glimpse of the area before you start exploring. Then, head to the Vancouver Art Gallery to browse the collections, or snap a few photos of architectural marvels like Canada Place and the Marine Building.

Dive a little deeper into Vancouver’s culture with a trip to the West End. This locally loved district is near both historic Gastown and Chinatown, and you’ll discover charming cafes, hip eateries, and eclectic boutiques located on its residential streets. The neighborhood’s primary draw, however, is Stanley Park. Vancouver travel aficionados often consider this seaside space to be the city’s heart and soul thanks to its network of beaches and attractions. Visit the Vancouver Aquarium, take your family to the Miniature Railway, or soak up the sun on Sunset Beach. You’ll even find cheap Vancouver deals and discounts on bike rentals and kayaking amenities.

Once you’ve had your fill of Stanley, make your way to Yaletown for some of the city’s best boutiques. Pacific Center is another top spot for shopping holidays, but budget a little time to explore Granville Island. This artsy district is home to a marina, public market, and brewing company, and you’ll find several galleries and craft studios just waiting to inspire your creative side.

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Where to stay in Vancouver

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $134 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Located in Coal Harbour, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from United States Consulate and Vancouver Waterfront. Robson Street and Canada Place are also within ...
4.2/5Very Good! (2,500 reviews)
"We really enjoyed the outside deck dining as restaurants or shut down during the time we were there. Overall the staff both at the front desk, D room service and the serving staff were very nice and accommodating."

Reviewed on Apr. 18, 2021

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
The Burrard
The Burrard
3 out of 5
1100 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $83 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Paul's Hospital and Granville Street. Robson Street and Sunset Beach ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,922 reviews)
"Hotel was clean and beautiful, the location was perfect and the staff were friendly."

Reviewed on Apr. 16, 2021

The Burrard
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $159 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pacific Centre Shopping Mall and Vancouver Art Gallery. Granville Street and English ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,049 reviews)
"Amazing staff so kind and helpful. Went above and beyond"

Reviewed on Apr. 10, 2021

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Boutique Studio With Full Kitchen and Full-bath bed
Boutique Studio With Full Kitchen and Full-bath bed
Langley, BC
Situated in Langley, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Newlands Golf and Country Club and Cascades Casino. Canadian Museum of Flight and Langley ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
In short this place was absolutely great. What made it amazing was the hosts of the property.
"The hosts greeted me with smiles. Made sure there was nothing needed and if there was they would get. The place was clean and well laid out and perfect for 1 or 2. Being able to cook saved me alot of money. And where the property was located I felt that my vehicle and property was safe. More importantly ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2020

Boutique Studio With Full Kitchen and Full-bath bed
sub Penthouse Large Balcony 2 Bedroom & 2 Bathroom
sub Penthouse Large Balcony 2 Bedroom & 2 Bathroom
Coquitlam, BC
Situated in Coquitlam, this condo building is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Lougheed Town Centre and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Simon Fraser University. Hard Rock Casino Vancouver ...
sub Penthouse Large Balcony 2 Bedroom & 2 Bathroom
Pearl House - Amazing Location Close to Metrotown
Pearl House - Amazing Location Close to Metrotown
Burnaby, BC
Situated in Burnaby, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Deer Lake and Metropolis at Metrotown. Burnaby Hospital is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away. Royal Oak Station ...
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Very comfortable
"This home was a great place to come home to each evening. Lots of room, clean and very responsive host."

Reviewed on Apr. 5, 2021

Pearl House - Amazing Location Close to Metrotown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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