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.

Where to stay in Vancouver

Executive Suites Hotel Metro Vancouver
Executive Suites Hotel Metro Vancouver
3.5 out of 5
4201 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby, BC, V5C3Y6
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $184 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Burnaby. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (985 reviews)
"Room was very comfortable."

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Executive Suites Hotel Metro Vancouver
River Rock Casino Resort
River Rock Casino Resort
4 out of 5
8811 River Road, Richmond, BC, V6X 3P8
The price is CA $232 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Richmond. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and a marina. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,283 reviews)
"I have been staying at this hotel since it opened. I feel safe, the restaurants offer different dining options, there is a pool if you take your children, I can say so much more. The beds are the best of any hotel I have ever stayed at. Jess"

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

River Rock Casino Resort
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC, V6E3T3
The price is CA $299 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (3,024 reviews)
"I am very grateful as they up grade my room to an ocean view room"

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
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.
Rosedale Condominiums
Rosedale Condominiums
3.5 out of 5
838 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6A2
The price is CA $261 per night from May 25 to May 26
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, a health club, and valet parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,115 reviews)
"Excellent location! Beautiful views. Convenient check in and check out."

Reviewed on May 8, 2022

Rosedale Condominiums
Rosellen Suites At Stanley Park
Rosellen Suites At Stanley Park
3 out of 5
2030 Barclay St, Vancouver, BC, V6G 1L5
The price is CA $292 per night from May 19 to May 20
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a business center. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (657 reviews)
"The property was in quiet a neighborhood close to stanley park shopping and English bay.The staff was helpful and excellent resource for local attractions."

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Rosellen Suites At Stanley Park
Sonder at Revival
Sonder at Revival
4 out of 5
1771 Comox Street, Vancouver, BC, V6G1P6
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a terrace. Popular attractions Robson Street and Stanley Park are located nearby. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (94 reviews)
"Spotless, with a great up-to-date kitchenette and a comfy bed."

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Sonder at Revival
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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