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Vancouver

Vancouver

Visit Vancouver

Introduction

A Vancouver tour will take you past a collection of old buildings and skyscrapers such as the Harbour Centre Tower. Stop off at one of the many cafes in the largest city in British Columbia and look out to those mountains that make up the backdrop.

Gastown and Waterfront

Vancouver became a city after fires destroyed Granville in 1886. Your Vancouver travel itinerary must include a visit to Gastown and Waterfront. Appreciate the architectural wonder of Canada Place. And you'll also find the world's first steam-powered clock accompanied by restored 19th century buildings that line the streets.

Food and Shopping

There are many lovely cafes and restaurants that represent the ethnic diversity of Vancouver. Tojo's restaurant prepares local fresh fish at a sushi counter and check out the Granville Market offering fresh food and local wines with a food court that can't help but satisfy. Pick up a few unique gifts on Granville Island where every shop differs from the next.

Museums

The dome of Science World will attract your eye and its interactive museum will keep you entertained. There's always enough time to explore the others, namely the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology. It displays First Nations art and craftwork with outdoor traditional Haida houses and totem poles.

Visit Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden found just outside Chinatown. It's the third largest Chinese garden outside of China and was built by Chinese workers to ensure its authenticity. Travel to Grouse Mountain, in Stanley Park, for a fantastic view of Vancouver's skyline or take a trip along Capilano Suspension Bridge. The world's longest and highest suspension bridge allows you to admire the surrounding forest, trout ponds and local artwork. Lighthouse Park also offers beaches for the family.

Vancouver also acts as a starting point for tours to the surrounding archipelago, Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island.

Cherry Blossom Season

Between March and April every year, Vancouver experiences a beautiful bloom of cherry blossom. Watch the video below to see how it transforms the city.

When to go to Vancouver

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Top itineraries in Vancouver

Grizzlies, Orcas & Black Bears Self Drive

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,635 pp incl. flights

Exciting wildlife viewing is at the heart of this tailor-made self-drive tour through the forests and waterways of beautiful British Columbia. Enjoy time in the stunning waterfront city of Vancouver before embarking on a wildlife adventure through the wilderness of Vancouver Island.

Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Rockies Highlights

8-day tailor-made journey from £2,875 pp incl. flights

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Stay & Play Offer - enjoy £180 per couple in added value
Book by: 03 March 2017

Travel only in daylight through the beautiful landscapes of the Canadian Rockies in style and comfort aboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Calgary, stopping along the way at some of this breathtaking region's favourite destinations, including Kamloops, Banff and gorgeous Lake Louise.

Rockies Explorer & Alaska Cruise Escorted Tour

20-day Escorted Tour from £7,445 pp incl. flights

The Canadian Rockies are spectacular. Giant peaks towering above beautiful tree-covered valleys and sparkling lakes, interspersed with pretty villages and mountain resorts sit alongside an abundance of native wildlife from deer and moose to black bears and grizzlies.

Rockies and Rainforest Self-Drive

16-day tailor-made self drive from £2,405 pp incl. flights

Mountains, lakes, glaciers and forests form the incredible and diverse landscapes of spectacular Western Canada. The Rockies, one of the world's great mountain ranges separate the cities of Vancouver in British Columbia and Calgary in Alberta.

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Top places to stay in Vancouver

Nimmo Bay Resort

Small & intimate lodge

Accessed by float plane or helicopter from either Port Hardy or Port McNeill - towns located an hour's flight from Vancouver at the northern tip of Vancouver Island, Nimmo Bay is as remote as it is beautiful.

Fairmont Pacific Rim

Contemporary hotel

Synonymous throughout Canada for their traditional and elegant hotels Fairmont have introduced a new level of luxury and style with the Pacific Rim.

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Historic hotel

Harking back to the elegance and style of the Twenties, this hotel is a Vancouver landmark and has been sympathetically restored to offer every creature comfort.

The Loden

Designer hotel

Located in Coal Harbour, The Loden is inspired by the surrounding mountains and is a very peaceful place to stay, with central connections.

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Special offers in Vancouver

Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Rockies Highlights

8-day tailor-made journey from £2,875 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Stay & Play Offer - enjoy £180 per couple in added value
Book by: 03 March 2017

Travel only in daylight through the beautiful landscapes of the Canadian Rockies in style and comfort aboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Calgary, stopping along the way at some of this breathtaking region's favourite destinations, including Kamloops, Banff and gorgeous Lake Louise.

Rocky Mountaineer Grand Circle Tour (2017 Route)

14-day luxury rail journey from £4,565 pp incl. flights

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offer

Summer 2017: Bonus of up to £350 per couple in added value
Book by: 03 March 2017

Travel in style through Canada's mighty Rockies aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, which passes through some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the world.

Rockies Tour and Alaskan Adventure

13-day rail & cruise from £6,649 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Includes Rockies tour, stay and cruise

Big, bold and impossibly beautiful, the Canadian Rockies and Alaska need to be seen to be believed. Spend 5 nights succumbing to the Rockies’ striking allure and enthralling, local wildlife, including 2 days on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer.

Rockies, Alaska and San Francisco

18-day rail & cruise from £6,699 pp incl. flights

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offer

Includes Rockies tour, stay and cruise

From the soaring ice-capped mountains and pristine alpine lakes of the Canadian Rockies, to the incredible, sheer glaciers, shrouded in mist and verdant forestry of Alaska, this is truly a journey to remember.

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Vancouver articles

Best of Canada's Winter Destinations

Winter is Canada's longest season. However, rather than shut down the country comes alive with opportunities for activities and festivities. Essentially the country is one big winter playground.

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