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VancouverCanada

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.

With its sophisticated urban center, coastline of sandy beaches and surrounding forested mountains, Vancouver appeals to visitors seeking big-city entertainment and outdoor pursuits. Explore neighborhoods filled with artsy shops, multicultural restaurants and historic architecture. Cycle through a scenic park, enjoy an invigorating hike and relax on a beach.

Take your time discovering Vancouver’s diverse neighborhoods. Window shop along Robson Street, which features a variety of mid-range shops as well as luxury retailers like Gucci and Tiffany & Co. Head to Gastown to admire historic architecture and dine in some of the city’s top restaurants. Take photos of Chinatown’s famous Millennium Gate and then stroll through the exquisite Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden.

No visit to Vancouver would be complete without a stop in Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre (405-hectare) expanse of semi-wild parkland. Walk, bike or jog along the Seawall, which runs along the park’s coastline, offering lovely views of the city and the Lions Gate Bridge. Head to English Bay Beach on the edge of the park for swimming and sunbathing.

Grouse Mountain, located north of downtown, is another favorite destination for visitors interested in getting active. It offers excellent skiing and snowboarding in the winter and picturesque hiking in the summer.

Explore the city’s cultural side with a visit to the Museum of Anthropology, home to an exceptional collection of Northwest Coast First Nations’ art. View the exhibitions of Canadian and West Coast art housed at the Vancouver Art Gallery, including notable works by modernist painter Emily Carr.

Take the ferry across False Creek to visit Granville Island. Browse fresh produce, seafood, meats and baked goods at the Granville Island Public Market.

Most visitors arrive at the city by plane at Vancouver International Airport. Vancouver is also well connected by bus and train to most major Canadian cities, as well as by bus to the U.S. Get around easily within the city on its extensive public transportation system, which includes electric trolley and diesel buses, the light-rail SkyTrain and the SeaBus ferry.

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
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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
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
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
The price is $123 per night

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (4,893 reviews)

"comfortable"…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 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 $169 per night

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! (3,148 reviews)

"The room has a lovely view and was spacious for a family of four. The pool was small and the tanning area was outdated."…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Pan Pacific Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
The price is $132 per night

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! (1,526 reviews)

"The room was clean and the beds smelled fresh and clean. However, two of three lamps had their bulbs burned out. We expected that a room for four adults would have some privacy in the layout but the room had two queen beds 4 feet apart."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver is small and easy to walk around. Make use of the public transportation system to explore further afield. As well as a decent network of buses, options include the SkyTrain light rapid transit system and the SeaBus ferry system. Buy a DayPass for unlimited travel for one day, buy a single-use ticket or invest in a reusable Compass Card, which can be topped up to pay for all your travel.

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 waterfront or visit the shops in this vibrant area.

Top things to do in Vancouver

Victoria by Seaplane & Ferry
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Victoria by Seaplane & Ferry

$214
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Vancouver Whale-Watching & Marine Wildlife Tour
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Vancouver Whale-Watching & Marine Wildlife Tour

$114
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Half-Day Whale Watching (Vancouver, BC)
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Half-Day Whale Watching (Vancouver, BC)

$136
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Vancouver Lookout Observation Deck Admission Tickets
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Vancouver Lookout Observation Deck Admission Tickets

$13
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
The Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour
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The Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour

$22
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Tours from Vancouver to Victoria
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Tours from Vancouver to Victoria

$208
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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