Vancouver

Travel Guide
Stanley Park showing a city and a river or creek

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.

Vancouver is on Canada's west coast and is surrounded by water on three sides. It’s one of the best places in the world to see migrating whales, including orcas. On land, you’ll find a city framed by miles of beaches and rugged mountains, with more than 200 parks in between.

Although the city was officially incorporated in 1886, Vancouver was home to indigenous people for thousands of years. The city was founded by a character known as “Gassy Jack”. He built a makeshift drinking house for local sawmill workers in what is now the historic Gastown neighborhood. These days the lumberjacks are gone but it is still a good place to enjoy a drink. Wander the cobblestone streets to see the famous steam clock, do a spot of shopping or have a big night out at one of the many nightclubs.

The modern Downtown is Vancouver’s business district and home to the famous shopping destination of Robson Street. Nearby is one of the world’s largest Chinatowns, and the historic Yaletown, where you’ll find more restaurants, cafes, bars , boutiques and nightclubs.

Discover the city's scenic landscape and indigenous heritage in Vancouver's largest and oldest park, Stanley Park. See Native American artwork and totem poles, ride the miniature train through the coastal rainforest or visit lakes and beaches. Families shouldn't miss the pod of beluga whales and touch pools at the Vancouver Aquarium. From there, walk or cycle along the Seawall, a 14 mile (22 kilometer) path following Vancouver’s waterfront. Head south along this path and you’ll pass scenic English Bay and Granville Island, which is known for its Public Market, art galleries and studios. Pedestrians can walk as far as Kitsilano Beach Park on the Seawall, but cyclists can continue further along to the University of British Columbia. Stop at the University to visit the Museum of Anthropology, an architectural masterpiece which features indigenous art from around the world.

At the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, ten minutes north of Downtown Vancouver, cross a deep canyon within lush forests and explore the network of walking trails. Venture further for magnificent photo opportunities from Grouse Mountain. Here a Skyride Gondola takes you 3,700 feet (1,100 meters) above forested mountains for a panoramic view of the city.

The Skyride is one of the many things you can do in Vancouver anytime of the year. While the city has a warmer climate than much of Canada, it’s still a great destination for snow sports. Ski the slopes at Sun Peaks Resort in the morning and return by evening and grab a meal in Chinatown or see a concert in the historic Orpheum Theatre. Finish the night with a cocktail in one of Yaletown’s popular bars and toast the town regularly named one of the most livable cities in the world.

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 ¥19,919 per night from May 22 to May 23
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! (977 reviews)
"The washroom was plugged"

Reviewed on May 17, 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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥25,795 per night from May 22 to May 23
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! (1,270 reviews)
"All was so clean, convenient"

Reviewed on May 16, 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 ¥32,179 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 20
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! (3,030 reviews)
"I am very grateful as they up grade my room to an ocean view room"

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
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Rosedale Condominiums
Rosedale Condominiums
3.5 out of 5
838 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6A2
The price is ¥33,837 per night from May 23 to May 24
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 ¥42,726 per night from May 23 to May 24
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! (97 reviews)
"Did not like the fact that there was no one there to acknowledge us. Found the way ou do things very cold. Like give me the money and don't bather me."

Reviewed on May 19, 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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