Vancouver

Travel Guide
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This thriving Pacific Northwest city offers an alluring mix of cosmopolitan culture, an excellent restaurant scene and craft beer bars as well as wonderful natural scenery.

With its sophisticated urban center, coastline of sandy beaches and surrounding forested mountains, Vancouver appeals to visitors seeking big-city entertainment and outdoor pursuits. Explore neighborhoods filled with artsy shops, multicultural restaurants and historic architecture. Cycle through a scenic park, enjoy an invigorating hike and relax on a beach.

Take your time discovering Vancouver’s diverse neighborhoods. Window shop along Robson Street, which features a variety of mid-range shops as well as luxury retailers like Gucci and Tiffany & Co. Head to Gastown to admire historic architecture and dine in some of the city’s top restaurants. Take photos of Chinatown’s famous Millennium Gate and then stroll through the exquisite Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden.

No visit to Vancouver would be complete without a stop in Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre (405-hectare) expanse of semi-wild parkland. Walk, bike or jog along the Seawall, which runs along the park’s coastline, offering lovely views of the city and the Lions Gate Bridge. Head to English Bay Beach on the edge of the park for swimming and sunbathing.

Grouse Mountain, located north of downtown, is another favorite destination for visitors interested in getting active. It offers excellent skiing and snowboarding in the winter and picturesque hiking in the summer.

Explore the city’s cultural side with a visit to the Museum of Anthropology, home to an exceptional collection of Northwest Coast First Nations’ art. View the exhibitions of Canadian and West Coast art housed at the Vancouver Art Gallery, including notable works by modernist painter Emily Carr.

Take the ferry across False Creek to visit Granville Island. Browse fresh produce, seafood, meats and baked goods at the Granville Island Public Market.

Most visitors arrive at the city by plane at Vancouver International Airport. Vancouver is also well connected by bus and train to most major Canadian cities, as well as by bus to the U.S. Get around easily within the city on its extensive public transportation system, which includes electric trolley and diesel buses, the light-rail SkyTrain and the SeaBus ferry.

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Where to stay in Vancouver

The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC, V6Z2K6
The price is CA $189 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 11
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,966 reviews)
"We really enjoyed this hotel. Service was excellent, perfect location. Our room was spacious and had a great view of the city."

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2022

River Rock Casino Resort
River Rock Casino Resort
4 out of 5
8811 River Road, Richmond, BC, V6X 3P8
The price is CA $219 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 7
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Richmond. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,458 reviews)
"The room was a suite, hotel is very close to airport."

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2022

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC, V6E3T3
The price is CA $230 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 11
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! (3,249 reviews)
"The Harbour view was beautiful. The staff was welcoming and helpful."

Reviewed on Sep. 26, 2022

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Rosellen Suites At Stanley Park
Rosellen Suites At Stanley Park
3 out of 5
2030 Barclay St, Vancouver, BC, V6G 1L5
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! (699 reviews)

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2022

Rosedale Condominiums
Rosedale Condominiums
3.5 out of 5
838 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6A2
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! (1,185 reviews)
"Helpful staff and concierge who stored our luggage. Thank you for a great stay."

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2022

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 Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal and Robson ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (142 reviews)
"Excellent location, everything was smooth and simple. Great spacious room and no fuss. Loved it would stag again without a thought."

Reviewed on Aug. 30, 2022

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