Vancouver

Travel Guide
Stanley Park showing a river or creek and a city
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.

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Where to stay in Vancouver

The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC, V6Z2K6
The price is AU$372 per night from 29 Aug. to 30 Aug.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,978 reviews)
"enjoyed our stay"

Reviewed on 5 Aug. 2022

The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
River Rock Casino Resort
River Rock Casino Resort
4 out of 5
8811 River Road, Richmond, BC, V6X 3P8
The price is AU$392 per night from 8 Sep. to 9 Sep.
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Richmond. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,385 reviews)
"Location is awesome if you don't have a car. Quiet place next to the skytrain and bus stop."

Reviewed on 5 Aug. 2022

River Rock Casino Resort
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC, V6E3T3
The price is AU$424 per night from 4 Sep. to 5 Sep.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (3,203 reviews)
"I was pleased with the room, clean and everything there that would be needed by a traveler. Dinner in the hotel was pricey but very good I recommend the seafood chowder, very tasty."

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2022

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Rosellen Suites At Stanley Park
Rosellen Suites At Stanley Park
3 out of 5
2030 Barclay St, Vancouver, BC, V6G 1L5
The price is AU$393 per night from 31 Aug. to 1 Sep.
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a business centre. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (680 reviews)
"Fabulous location near park and beaches. Only downside was lack of effective air conditioning and misleading advertising as one bedroom suite. The porous divider doesn’t block sound or light, so shouldn’t be portrayed as “room”, since there is no door, or real separation."

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2022

Rosellen Suites At Stanley Park
Rosedale Condominiums
Rosedale Condominiums
3.5 out of 5
838 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6A2
The price is AU$411 per night from 4 Sep. to 5 Sep.
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, a health club and valet parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,159 reviews)
"Loved the size of the apartment. And the full kitchen."

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2022

Rosedale Condominiums
Sonder at Revival
Sonder at Revival
4 out of 5
1771 Comox Street, Vancouver, BC, V6G1P6
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a terrace. Popular attractions Robson Street and Stanley Park are located nearby. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (131 reviews)
"Couldn’t be happier with the location, five-stars where that’s concerned. The reason we gave Sonder a four-star rating is because some of the amenities in the room were cheap. For instance, the ironing board wouldn’t stay up and the rubber seal around the shower door kept popping off. Also, when ..."

Reviewed on 24 Jul. 2022

Sonder at Revival
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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