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Vancouver

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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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $215 per night from Jul 26 to Jul 26
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 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,569 reviews)
"Very friendly stuff"

Reviewed on Jul. 23, 2021

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $229 per night from Jul 30 to Jul 30
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this luxury hotel is steps from Robson Square and Robson Street. Granville Street and Vancouver Art Gallery are also within 5 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,382 reviews)
"The hotel offered a great room in an excellent location forr a decent price."

Reviewed on Jul. 24, 2021

The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $308 per night from Aug 19 to Aug 19
Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is steps from Canada Place and Vancouver Waterfront. Granville Street and Vancouver Convention Centre are also within ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,944 reviews)
"Great harbour view parking machines were busted on departure"

Reviewed on Jul. 22, 2021

Pan Pacific 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.
Amazing View From the Heart of Vancouver Downtown
Amazing View From the Heart of Vancouver Downtown
Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $120 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of St. Paul's Hospital and Granville Street. Robson Street and Robson Square ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Lovely stay in downtown Vancouver
"It was a perfect size for two of us (bachelor apartment) Very clean, comfortable place to stay. We used Evo for short drive to restaurants. Mobi station next to the building for this who want to bike."

Reviewed on Jul. 20, 2021

Amazing View From the Heart of Vancouver Downtown
Stay in the Heart of Richmond Angels Homestay
Stay in the Heart of Richmond Angels Homestay
Richmond, BC
The price is CA $138 per night from Jul 26 to Jul 26
Located in Richmond City Centre, this romantic vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Aberdeen Centre, Richmond Night Market, and Richmond Centre Mall. Richmond ...
Stay in the Heart of Richmond Angels Homestay
Stylish Executive Condo
Stylish Executive Condo
Vancouver, BC
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Granville Street, Orpheum Theater, and St. Paul's Hospital. Robson Street ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (67 reviews)
good location
"the location is good to the stadiums, restaurants, shopping. We found that being so close to Granville St. that is was noisy at night. The apartment was very clean. It is getting a bit rough around the edges, blinds partially broken, kettle rusty. That being said it had all that we needed and we ..."

Reviewed on Mar. 24, 2020

Stylish Executive Condo
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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