Vancouver Travel Guide
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- 88%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 69%Adventure Travelers
- 67%Family Travelers
- 66%Green Travelers
- 64%Nightlife Lovers
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- VancouverAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4
Beautiful Canadian city. People are friendly, and the scenery is gorgeous! Food is spectacular - great Chinese food and seafood. They also specialize in different international cuisines! You must visit Stanley Park while you're here and walk along Robson Street for great shops!Recommended for:
- VancouverMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3
It only took one day for me to fall in love with the city of Vancouver - one of the most beautiful cities in the world. This hip and modern city melts into nature via the gorgeous mountain backdrop along with the tantalizing Pacific ocean. Instead of destroying and conquering, the exquisite extension of nature by ways of the mankind makes this city a heaven on earth. To the North of Vancouver, the nature scene is backed by the natural wonders of Canadian Rockies and the city itself marked by a Seawall that's built all around the downtown area alongst its shorelines marks its unique personality as a city in nature. The Stanley park is easily one of the most impressive urban parks, the hip and vibrant Gastown breathes cultural and nightlife, the grandeur amount of exquisite Asian restaurants can be found at every corner, next-to-asia quality. The city itself breathes life and wonders.Recommended for:
- VancouverMember ofBudget TravelersFamily TravelersHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers
There's a reason why Vancouver is expensive. Where else can you snowboard & the enjoy a meal in an outdoor patio? While there may not be much history, the natural scenic beauty of Vancouver keeps drawing people here. Our dynamic & diverse culture & food make our city, though not a massive metropolis, a global city.Recommended for:
- VancouverMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen TravelersAdventure Travelers
Vancouver is a world-class city and easily the most beautiful urban area in Canada. With a lot in common with it's US west coast sister cities - Portland, Seattle and San Francisco, there is just the right combination of cultural attractions with natural beauty and the lure of the great outdoors. Vancouver's a place you could spend the entire time dining, shopping, watching shows and visiting museums, or never see any of that because you're too busy kayaking, surfing, skiing, snow-shoeing, dog sledding and hiking through magnificent Pacific rainforests. On the downside, it's also probably one of the only cosmopolitan areas in the world where both petty street crime and bear maulings can be legitimate concerns. However, have no fear of those things - Vancouver is a wonderful place.Recommended for:
- VancouverMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4
Probably my favorite northwest city. I've lived in Seattle and Portland and they have nothing on Vancouver. It's a real city with a China town and little Tokyo, even a Punjabi neighbourhood where you can get some AMAZING indian food! Best sushi we ever had, they have a monorail, they have tons of cute neighbourhoods to shop in, everyone should go. We went here for New Years one year, stayed in a hotel downtown and walked everywhere. It was fun times had by all!Recommended for:
- VancouverMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3
One of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen!
There are so many great things about Vancouver.
The winter offers Skiing, Snowboarding and Snowshoeing.
The summer offers Fishing, Whale Watching, Beaches and Cruisers.
The one thing that is available at all times is an amazing array of restaurants and nightclubs. It also offers one of the best Chinatown's in the world!Recommended for:
What can you say about Vancouver? What a place - the peoples choice as the place to be in the west and consistently ranked as one of the best places to be in the world. They hosted the Olympics, home to the Canucks hockey team and one of the coolest cities in North America, if not the world!Recommended for:
- VancouverMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellness
Vancouver is an amazing and beautiful city, with the sophistication and urban-life of Seattle, the cleanliness of Portland, and the charming cobble-stoned old-town of many European cities. I love bar-hopping in the old town, going to museums, and shopping downtown. It's also easy to get to Victoria from Vancouver, which is well worth the ferry fare.Recommended for:
- VancouverMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure Travelers
Sunny days at Kits Beach and browsing the farmers market stalls on Granville Island. Getting lost in the forest of Stanley Park. Cycling around the Gaslamp District and East Van, popping into bakeries, cafes and indie shops. Hopping on the train up to Whistler for summer hiking and winter skiing. Catching a ferry over to Vancouver Island or along the Sunshine Coast. Blissful.Recommended for:
- VancouverMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2
For a small compact city, Vancouver is packed with beautiful and natural scenery due to the mountains and ocean. It also has loads of multicultural diversity. Plus, the food scene is very impressive with endless amounts of terrific Asian restaurants.Recommended for:
If you want to visit a place that has culture and history, this is definitely not a city for that. But if you want to relax and go skiing, this is an AWESOME city for it!
One other thing to mention is the food, doesn't matter what ethnic food you choose to eat, the overall quality will be par or better than what you would expect.
- VancouverMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11
Vancouver is a beautiful, great city, situated right on the water on the edge of the natural beauty that is British Columbia, with the soaring snow capped peaks as a back drop to it's city skyline.
Plenty to do here, as you are close to the vast nature that surrounds this city, great sports activities, wonderful choices in shopping and dining, and major Universities nearby.
Whether you come here looking for hiking, skiing and fresh seafood, or an alternative reality dazed and tracking Sasquatch, Van has something for everybody.
Visited Vancouver for the first time in October 2012. Stayed in a hotel near Sunset Beach. Apparently we were very fortunate, as the fall weather was lingering and rainy season had not begun. It was extremely beautiful with the changing leaves on the trees. Vancouver is a food mecca and I believe you can find any cuisine from around the world. I enjoyed some fabulous Greek and Middle Eastern food, as well as local burgers and seafood. Took many walks into Stanley Park, visited the Aquarium and the Science Place with a five year old. Lots of playgrounds made playtime easy. No trip to Vancouver is complete without a visit to Granville Island, which is quaint, trendy and fun...farmer's market, boutiques, street musicians, Pelicans and more. We also visited a local mountaintop with a lumberjack show. Lots of things to do. (outside of rainy season...it started to rain towards the end of our trip and that does make for a much harder time). We had a car while there and I will say that the driving is somewhat hazardous...between bus only lanes, bike lanes, pedestrians, lots of 'no left turns', it was quite a lot to watch out for. Highly recommend GPS! Overall, Vancouver is a great town to visit and I'd definitely go back!
Vancouver is one of my favourite places in the whole world. The city is small enough to navigate easily, and its spectacularly scenic - every way you look there's either mountains, water, or tree-lined streets. The city has a big outdoor culture, and you're definitely an outsider if you don't run, cycle, rollerblade, hike or ski/snowboard. One of my favourite things to do here is walk/cycle the seawall. The 22km seawall starts at Coal Harbour, winds itself around Stanley Park, then continues around False Creek and ends near Kitsilano Beach Park.
Vancouver is a planned city with great tourism spots. The air is not polluted and the tap water is safe to drink. The only thing that drives me crazy about this city is that their traffic intersections don't have protected left turns, designated turning lanes or center divider islands like cities in the US (Well they have them in Richmond!).
-Locals call soda "pop" and some won't understand what you are asking for if you ask for a "coke."
-You will see a ton of Starbucks coffee shops, but their version “Starbucks” is called Tim Horton.
-Wifi is accessible at most establishments and small mom & pop shops!
-Public transportation is easy peasy here and there are more bus/rail stops than where I call home
-Alcohol is only sold in liquor stores usually in the same complex as a supermarket
You’ll love Vancouver and all the sites they have to offer. Regardless of the season, you will have a blast!
Points of interest:
-Capilano Suspension Bridge
Must try eats:
-Q4 Restaurant (Italian)
-West Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant (Dim Sum)
- Kirin Seafood in New Westminster
-The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (high tea)
-New India Buffet & Restaurant
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