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One of the great harbor cities, clean, green Vancouver is a magnet for nature buffs, foodies and orca whales. 

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

Downtown Vancouver which includes a city, modern architecture and a skyscraper

Downtown Vancouver

4.5/5Wonderful!(4,711 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 Robson Street and Queen Elizabeth Theatre are major draws. Catch the metro at Vancouver City Center Station or Burrard Station to see more of the city.

Downtown Vancouver
Gastown featuring a city, street scenes and cafe scenes

Gastown

3.5/5Good!(150 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 showing a city, street scenes and cafe 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
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Richmond City Centre

4/5Very Good!(956 area reviews)

Known for its first-class casinos and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Richmond City Centre. Check out top attractions like Richmond Centre Mall and Richmond Night Market, and jump on the metro at Lansdowne Station or Richmond-Brighouse Station to see more of the city.

Richmond City Centre
Kitsilano featuring a city and street scenes

Kitsilano

4.5/5Wonderful!(7 area reviews)

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

Kitsilano
Gastown showing signage, street scenes and outdoor eating

Coal Harbour

The captivating waterfront views and popular shops are a few things travelers love about Coal Harbour. Check out Vancouver Waterfront or Olympic Cauldron while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Burrard Station to get around town.

Coal Harbour

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 ¥28,165 per night

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

4.7/5Exceptional! (3,437 reviews)

"Things are strange with the Covid-19 but staff is amazing and toom and view are amazing as well."…"

Reviewed on Jun 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 ¥20,094 per night

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

4.6/5Wonderful! (3,148 reviews)

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

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Pan Pacific Vancouver
Lonsdale Quay Hotel
Lonsdale Quay Hotel
3.5 out of 5
123 Carrie Cates Crt, North Vancouver, BC
The price is ¥8,864 per night

Located in Lower Lonsdale, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Lonsdale Quay Market and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Canada Place. Capilano Suspension Bridge and Pacific ...

4/5Very Good! (2,744 reviews)

"Lovely room, beautiful view. All in all a very enjoyable stay"…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Lonsdale Quay Hotel

Popular places to visit in Vancouver

Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal
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Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal

4.5/5(1,096 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Vancouver with a trip to Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal. Discover the beautiful sunsets and top-notch restaurants in this vibrant area.

Stanley Park
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Stanley Park

4.5/5(2,468 reviews)

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

Rogers Arena
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Rogers Arena

4.5/5(351 reviews)

Catch an event at Rogers Arena during your trip to Vancouver. Discover the top-notch restaurants and acclaimed art scene in this vibrant area.

Canada Place
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Canada Place

4.5/5(1,514 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.

Vancouver Waterfront
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Vancouver Waterfront

4.5/5(69 reviews)

Explore Vancouver Waterfront, a popular spot to commune with nature in Vancouver, and enjoy the mountain views. Stroll along the seaside or visit the shops in this vibrant area.

Robson Street
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Robson Street

4.5/5(1,139 reviews)

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

Top things to do in Vancouver

Victoria by Seaplane & Ferry
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Victoria by Seaplane & Ferry

94% of travellers recommend
¥22,530
Per adult
Plaza Premium Lounge at Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
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Plaza Premium Lounge at Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

¥4,565
Per adult
Grand City Sightseeing Tour in Vancouver
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Grand City Sightseeing Tour in Vancouver

90% of travellers recommend
¥11,856
Per adult
Half-Day Whale Watching (Vancouver, BC)
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Half-Day Whale Watching (Vancouver, BC)

96% of travellers recommend
¥14,380
Per adult
Food Tour with Tastings in Historic Gastown
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Food Tour with Tastings in Historic Gastown

90% of travellers recommend
¥7,313
Per adult
Stanley Park Bicycle Tour
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Stanley Park Bicycle Tour

96% of travellers recommend
¥5,545
Per adult

Reviews of Vancouver

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2437
5 - Excellent 64.19915700737619%
4 - Good
1142
4 - Good 30.084299262381453%
3 - Okay
186
3 - Okay 4.899894625922023%
2 - Disappointing
20
2 - Disappointing 0.5268703898840885%
1 - Terrible
11
1 - Terrible 0.2897787144362487%

4/5 - Good

Jaden

May 24, 2020

Tell all hotels to try cash/debit options? Maybe they will make a little if not more money. Because not everyone has a credit card. Like I know u don’t care about this but I was willing to pay double the actual hotel price in cash but got turned down

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 4, 2020

Such a world class city with beautiful neighbourhoods right on the water. Very clean. Great food.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 16, 2020

Vancouver is beautiful and so close to Seattle. I plan to visit fairly regularly.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 19, 2020

Love Vancouver but couldnt enjoy it due to Covid19.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

Very friendly, safe city. I loved the juxtapositioning of mountains right by the seal. Lovely! Stanley Park is a MUST!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 14, 2020

Really enjoy my holidays in Vancouver

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