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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 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 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 Vancouver Waterfront and Granville Street. 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
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
#Golden Photo Contest

Richmond City Centre

4/5Very Good!(957 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
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
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
Free Cancellation
The price is ¥11,265 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Located in Coal Harbour, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from United States Consulate and Vancouver Waterfront. Robson Street and Canada Place are also within ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,661 reviews)

"Good hotel, great location. Had a nice view from the hotel room of the harbour as well. Would stay again for the price and location!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥18,851 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

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

4.6/5Wonderful! (3,141 reviews)

"Clean, great area with lots to do within walking distance."…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Pan Pacific Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥11,984 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Located in Downtown Vancouver, this luxury hotel is steps from Robson Square and Robson Street. Granville Street and Vancouver Art Gallery are also within 5 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,411 reviews)

"Good location, great oysters restaurant at the lobby."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver

Vacation Rentals in Vancouver

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Rosedale Condominiums
Rosedale Condominiums
3.5 out of 5
838 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is ¥10,525 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Located in Yaletown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Vancouver Central Public Library, Granville Street, and BC Place Stadium. Queen Elizabeth ...

4.1/5Very Good! (990 reviews)

"Great well appointed room in a great location. Comfortable beds and lots of room."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Rosedale Condominiums
LEVEL Vancouver - Yaletown Seymour
LEVEL Vancouver - Yaletown Seymour
4 out of 5
1022 Seymour Street, Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
The price is ¥15,617 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6

Located in Downtown Vancouver, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Vancouver Art Gallery and Pacific Centre Shopping Mall. Queen Elizabeth ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (142 reviews)

"I really enjoyed the location, I must admit when checking in i was slightly upset as the pool closed due to a maintenance issue, however the staff saw my irritation and upgraded me and gave me free parking. The pool was fixed and running by the next morning so they really worked on things fast. The ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

LEVEL Vancouver - Yaletown Seymour
Quite house near Vancouver Airport
Quite house near Vancouver Airport
3 out of 5
10691 Rochdale Dr, Richmond, BC
The price is ¥3,975 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Located in the heart of Richmond, this vacation home is 4.9 mi (8 km) from Great Canadian Casino and within 12 mi (20 km) of Queen Elizabeth Park and Tsawwassen ...

3.4/5 (31 reviews)

"The room was great. We enjoyed our stay a lot. Definitely recommend this to anyone"…"

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2019

Quite house near Vancouver Airport

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.

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.

University of British Columbia
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University of British Columbia

4.5/5(593 reviews)

Walk around the campus of University of British Columbia, a top college in Vancouver. Discover the beautiful sunsets and shops 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 fascinating museums in this vibrant area.

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.

Top things to do in Vancouver

Grouse Mountain Admission Tickets
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Grouse Mountain Admission Tickets

¥4,919
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Hop-On Hop-Off Vancouver City Tour
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Hop-On Hop-Off Vancouver City Tour

¥4,677
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Tickets
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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Tickets

¥4,582
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
FlyOver Canada - Virtual Flying Experience Tickets
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FlyOver Canada - Virtual Flying Experience Tickets

¥2,501
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Vancouver's Attraction Passport & Experience Program
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Vancouver's Attraction Passport & Experience Program

¥1,668
Per adult
5hr Bike Rental
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5hr Bike Rental

¥2,916
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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