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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

Downtown Vancouver showing a high-rise building, modern architecture and a city

Downtown Vancouver

4.5/5Wonderful!(6,637 area reviews)

Known for its captivating waterfront views, popular shops, and acclaimed art galleries, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Vancouver. Top attractions like Granville Street and Robson Street are major draws. Catch the metro at Vancouver City Center Station or Burrard Station to see more of the city.

Downtown Vancouver
Gastown showing café lifestyle, street scenes and a city

Gastown

3.5/5Good!(189 area reviews)

Visitors often come to Gastown for its abundant dining options, but many stay to explore sights like Harbour Centre and Vancouver Waterfront. Getting around the area on the metro is easy if you catch a ride at Waterfront Metro Station.

Gastown
Yaletown which includes a city, night scenes and street scenes

Yaletown

If you're in Yaletown, take some time to enjoy the ample dining options. Consider a stop by Vancouver False Creek Seawall, and you can hop on the metro at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station to see more of the area.

Yaletown
Kitsilano which includes street scenes and a city

Kitsilano

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

Kitsilano is noteworthy for its beaches, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Kitsilano Beach and Sunset Beach.

Kitsilano
West End featuring a city, street scenes and signage

West End

The stunning beaches and popular shops are just a few highlights of West End. Make a stop by Robson Street or Stanley Park while you're exploring the area.

West End
Granville Island showing a high-rise building, a river or creek and a bay or harbour

Granville Island

4.5/5Wonderful!(100 area reviews)

Travelers come to Granville Island for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Granville Island Public Market and False Creek while you're in town.

Granville Island

Top Hotels in Vancouver

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Fairmont Vancouver Airport In-Terminal Hotel
Fairmont Vancouver Airport In-Terminal Hotel
4.5 out of 5
3111 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, BC
The price is CA $329 per night

Situated in the suburbs, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Richmond Night Market, Aberdeen Centre and Richmond Olympic Oval. Richmond Centre Mall ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (4,709 reviews)

"Very nice hotel. Room has nice view and very silent. Stuff is nice . The only thing is the price is little high."…"

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Fairmont Vancouver Airport In-Terminal Hotel
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $289 per night

Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is steps away from Granville Street, Canada Place and Vancouver Waterfront. Vancouver Convention Centre and Harbour ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (4,084 reviews)

"I Would recommended this hotel. The view was amazing"…"

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Pan Pacific Vancouver
Hotel Blu Vancouver
Hotel Blu Vancouver
4 out of 5
177 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $179 per night

Located in Downtown Vancouver, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of BC Place Stadium and Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Vancouver Central Public Library and Rogers ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (2,686 reviews)

"Always love this place to stay over and so friendly service. Clean room and interior design"…"

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Hotel Blu Vancouver

Popular places to visit in Vancouver

Stanley Park
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Stanley Park

4.5/5(2,508 reviews)

Check out this local favorite since Victorian times for its forested walking trails, beachside activities, attractive gardens and wildlife.

Canada Place
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Canada Place

4.5/5(1,587 reviews)

Fly above Canada’s stunning scenery aboard a flight simulator and watch a movie in the open-air cinema at this expansive entertainment complex.

Robson Street
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Robson Street

4.5/5(1,725 reviews)

Browse fashion stores, independent outlets, and souvenir shops in one of the country’s premier shopping districts.

Top things to do in Vancouver

Plaza Premium Lounge at Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
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Plaza Premium Lounge at Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

CA $60
Per adult
Victoria by Seaplane & Ferry
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Victoria by Seaplane & Ferry

94% of travellers recommend
CA $289
Per adult
Victoria Whale Watching Adventure with Seaplane & Cruise
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Victoria Whale Watching Adventure with Seaplane & Cruise

92% of travellers recommend
CA $479
Per adult
Half-Day Whale Watching (Vancouver, BC)
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Half-Day Whale Watching (Vancouver, BC)

96% of travellers recommend
CA $185
Per adult
Sea Vancouver Waterfront Sightseeing
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Sea Vancouver Waterfront Sightseeing

94% of travellers recommend
CA $47
Per adult
Seaplane Flight & Zodiac Tour of Howe Sound
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Seaplane Flight & Zodiac Tour of Howe Sound

100% of travellers recommend
CA $299
Per adult

Reviews of Vancouver

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2889
5 - Excellent 52.81535648994515%
4 - Good
2159
4 - Good 39.469835466179156%
3 - Okay
373
3 - Okay 6.819012797074954%
2 - Disappointing
31
2 - Disappointing 0.56672760511883%
1 - Terrible
18
1 - Terrible 0.3290676416819013%

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

May 23, 2020

I CHOSE TO STAY DOWNTOW VANCOUVER FOR SECURE PARKING. SECURITY IS EXACTLY WHAT WAS NOT HAPPENING DOWN THERE. MY VEHICLE WAS BROKEN INTO AND I HAD TO DRIVE BACK TO CALGARY WITH A DRIVER WINDOW GONE, THE MODA HOTEL DT VAN DIDNT EVEN VACUME OR TAPE IT.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

May 8, 2020

Beautiful, lots to do, great scenery

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

May 1, 2020

Covid crisis self distancing reason for staying in. We were here for medical concerns only.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Apr 25, 2020

Best city in the world

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Apr 18, 2020

Vancouver is on of my favourite cities.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Apr 8, 2020

I live here its usually good. Not under current world conditions

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