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Inspiring guides for your holiday to Vancouver
This beautiful coastal city is renowned for its trendy urban vibe and striking mountain and boreal forest backdrop. Nestled next to the vibrant waterfront district, downtown Vancouver is home to myriad theatres, galleries and boutique shops.
If you’re looking for information on Vancouver’s array of chic neighbourhoods, dining options and whale watching then head to our comprehensive set of guides for this and much more.
Vancouver Fun Facts
There's lots to love about Vancouver and here we've pulled together our favourite fun facts to give you a taster of this super city
Discover Vancouver on foot
This vibrant waterfront city easy to explore on foot. Stroll the seawall from Canada Place to Stanley Park, sample the charming cafes and restaurants Gastown, wander the wonderful foodie and craft stalls of Granville Market, and shop ‘til you drop on Robson Street.
Exploring Stanley Park, Vancouver
From lush evergreen forests and sandy beaches, to an aquarium and mini waterpark, there’s plenty to see and do in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. So grab your map, and let’s explore.
Trip ideas for a three day stay in Vancouver
Whether you’re a food and wine connoisseur, a culture vulture or an outdoor adventurer, you’ll find plenty to indulge in when you visit Vancouver.
Ten of the best things to do in Vancouver
Frequently voted one of the ‘most livable city in the world’, Canada's epic West Coast city dazzles with soaring skyscrapers, sandy beaches and snow-capped mountains.
Indulge in Vancouver’s food & drink scene
Vancouver is famous for being surrounded by spectacular water and mountain scenery, but it’s also become increasingly popular for its outstanding food and drink scene.
Top 10 restaurants in Vancouver
Homely food, luxury cuisine, innovative dishes, and family favourites…all can be found in Vancouver’s fantastic restaurants. Here’s our Top 10 restaurants you need to try when you visit this diverse foodie city.
Exploring Gastown, Vancouver
Incredible shopping and art galleries, European and Asian-fusion gourmet treats, and even the world’s first steam-powered clock, Gastown is a charming independent district you won’t want to miss.
Explore the best film locations in Vancouver
Nicknamed ‘Hollywood North’ thanks to its abundance of filming locations, Vancouver is full of places you may recognise from your favourite films and TV shows. From Deadpool and Supernatural, to Once Upon a Time and even 50 Shades of Grey, you may want to grab some popcorn.
A sport enthusiast's guide to Vancouver
From hockey and skiing, to cycling and hosting the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver is a sport enthusiast’s paradise.
Head out on one of these top day trips from Vancouver
Vancouver's surrounding area has lots to offer, whether you want to relax, get active, or enjoy a little of both, including plenty that can be easily accessed within 90 minutes from downtown.
Exploring Deep Cove, Vancouver
Venture away from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver’s city streets and explore Deep Cove, an incredible area full of unspoilt wilderness, boutique shops, and gourmet restaurants.
Exploring Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
See Vancouver’s natural beauty from a great height at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, an adventurous area where you can explore through the canopies.
Exploring Grouse Mountain, Vancouver
From scenic gondola rides and Theatre in the Sky, to cocktails in the SkyDeck bar and visiting orphaned grizzlies, a visit to Grouse Mountain is nothing short of spectacular.
A beginner's guide to Tofino, Vancouver Island
Tofino boasts a temperate climate, a wide range of wildlife and a perfect sandy beach offering activities from whale watching to surfing.
Spot Orcas in Vancouver
Discover some of the world's most fascinating animals in their natural habitat on one of the many fantastic half-day or day tours.
A beginner's guide to Vancouver farmers' markets
With fresh, handpicked produce, handcrafted drinks and a friendly ambience, what could be better than whiling away a morning in a farmers’ market? We’ve got great tips on how to enjoy Vancouver’s brilliant variety of markets – so grab your bag, bring some cash, and get shopping.