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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.


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.

Top itineraries in Vancouver

Vancouver, Whistler and the Rockies‬

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,575 pp incl. flights

Make the most of Canada’s national-park drama with this superb-value trip that combines impossibly scenic drives with plenty of included excursions. Enjoy everything from glacier walks and hot spring dips to gondola trips into Banff and Jasper’s snow-capped mountains.

Grizzlies, Orcas & Black Bears Self Drive

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,895 pp incl. flights

Leave the urbane charms of Vancouver behind to take in the unique wildlife of Vancouver Island with ultra-scenic drives, expert-led excursions and stays in remote lodges.

Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Rockies Highlights

7-day tailor-made luxury rail journey from £2,740 pp incl. flights

Sweep through the Canadian Rockies on a truly legendary rail journey, stopping off for scenic helicopter flights, gondola rides and guided tours of Banff and Yoho National Park. You'll even stay right on the shores of Lake Louise.

Rockies Explorer & Alaska Cruise Escorted Tour

20-day escorted tour & rail journey from £7,645 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.

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Top places to stay in Vancouver

Nimmo Bay Resort

Small & intimate lodge from £4,965 pp incl. flights

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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When to go to Vancouver

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Vancouver articles

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    Our specialists have put together the ultimate in cruise inspiration, from Greek island hopping in style to an exploration cruise into the glacial wilds of Alaska. As always, it’s all based on first-hand knowledge.

  • 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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