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Vancouver is a major city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. As the most populous city in the province, the 2016 census recorded 631,486 people in the city, up from 603,502 in 2011.


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1 - Stanley Park

Stanley Park is a 405-hectare public park that borders the downtown of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada and is mostly surrounded by waters of Burrard Inlet and English Bay.

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2 - North Vancouver

The City of North Vancouver is a waterfront municipality on the north shore of Burrard Inlet, directly across from Vancouver, British Columbia. It is the smallest of the three North Shore municipalities, and the most urbanized as well.

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3 - Tours & Sightseeing | Vancouver Bike Tours

It wouldn't be a trip to Vancouver without a look at Stanley Park, by bicycle. This sunshine trap is one of the city's liveliest areas and is uniquely situated with incredibly scenic views of downtown Vancouver, the North Shore, The Lion’s Gate Bridge, as well as English Bay and the Westside. Let your guides weave you down the pristine forest trails that criss-cross through the park. You'll get in-depth information about the biodiversity of the temperate rainforest, learn the history of the coastal first nations, stop for snaps at their legendary totem poles, and hear stories about the park's fascinating 125-year history! The Stanley Park Bike Tour is an easy 9-10 km ride on dedicated bike trails. Anyone with moderate fitness can easily do this ride!

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4 - Lions Gate Bridge

   6 km away

The Lions Gate Bridge, opened in 1938 and officially known as the First Narrows Bridge, is a suspension bridge that crosses the first narrows of Burrard Inlet and connects the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, to the North Shore municipalities of the District of North Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver, and West Vancouver.

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5 - Capilano River Regional Park

   10 km away

Capilano River Regional Park is located in the District of North Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. It is one of twenty-one regional parks operated by the Metro Vancouver.

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6 - George Wainborn Park

George Wainborn Park is a 2.5-hectare park along False Creek, located in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It was opened in 2004 and named after George Wainborn, who served as Vancouver's Parks Commissioner for 33 years.

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7 - False Creek

False Creek is a short narrow inlet in the heart of Vancouver, separating the Downtown and West End neighbourhoods from the rest of the city.

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8 - West Vancouver

   6 km away

West Vancouver is a district municipality in the province of British Columbia, Canada. A member municipality of the Metro Vancouver Regional District, West Vancouver is to the northwest of the city of Vancouver on the northern side of English Bay and the southeast shore of Howe Sound, and is adjoined by the District of North Vancouver to its east.

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9 - Kitsilano Beach

Kitsilano Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Vancouver, especially in the warm summer months. Located at the north edge of the Kitsilano neighbourhood, the beach faces out onto English Bay.

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10 - Science World

Science World is a science centre run by a not-for-profit organization of the same name in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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11 - Canada Place

Canada Place is a building situated on the Burrard Inlet waterfront of Vancouver, British Columbia. It is the home of the Vancouver Convention Centre, the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel, Vancouver's World Trade Centre, and the virtual flight ride FlyOver Canada.

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12 - Wreck Beach

   11 km away

Wreck Beach is a clothing-optional beach located in Pacific Spirit Regional Park, which is in turn part of the University Endowment Lands just west of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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13 - Grouse Mountain

   11 km away

Grouse Mountain is one of the North Shore Mountains of the Pacific Ranges in the District Municipality of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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14 - Rice Lake

   11 km away

Rice Lake is a lake located in Northumberland and Peterborough counties in south-eastern Ontario. The lake is located south of the city of Peterborough, and the Kawartha Lakes and north of Cobourg.

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15 - Lighthouse Park | West Vancouver

   12 km away

Stanley Park is a 405-hectare public park in British Columbia, Canada that makes up the northwestern half of Vancouver's Downtown Peninsula, surrounded by waters of Burrard Inlet and English Bay.

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16 - Lighthouse Park

   12 km away
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17 - Point Atkinson Lighthouse

   13 km away

Point Atkinson Lighthouse is a lighthouse erected on Point Atkinson, a headland in southwestern British Columbia named by Captain George Vancouver in 1792, when he was exploring the Pacific Northwest in the ship Discovery.

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18 - Cypress Mountain Ski Area

   14 km away

Cypress Provincial Park is a provincial park on the North Shore of Metro Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia. The park has two sections: a 21 km² southern section which is accessible by road, and a 9 km² northern section which is only accessible by hiking trails.

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19 - Whyte Lake Trail

   14 km away

Mount Niblock is a mountain in Banff National Park near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. The mountain was named in 1904 after John Niblock, a superintendent with the Canadian Pacific Railway.

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20 - Cypress Mountain

   14 km away
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21 - Horseshoe Bay

   15 km away

Horseshoe Bay is a summer village in Alberta, Canada. It is located on the northern shore of Vincent Lake, in the County of St. Paul No. 19.

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Why should you visit Vancouver ?


Travel to Vancouver if you like:

  🌆 Skyline     🗼 Landmark     ⛰️ Hill     ❄️ Ski mountaineering     ⛰️ Mountain     🏖️ Ocean  


How to visit Vancouver ?

To get to Vancouver, you have several options. The most common way is flying into Vancouver International Airport (YVR), which offers numerous direct flights from major cities around the world. Alternatively, you can take a train, bus, or drive from nearby cities like Seattle or Portland.

It is essential to book some attractions in advance to ensure a smooth visit. Popular sites like the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Grouse Mountain, and Vancouver Lookout are best booked ahead of time, especially during peak tourist seasons. You may also want to reserve a spot on a whale-watching tour or take part in a guided walking tour of the city.

The costs of visiting Vancouver can vary depending on your preferences. On average, expect to spend around $150-$200 per day, which includes accommodation, food, and activities. Keep in mind that some attractions may have separate entrance fees, so consider purchasing a Vancouver Attraction Pass to save on costs.

The best things to do in Vancouver include exploring Stanley Park, visiting Granville Island Public Market, walking around Gastown, and enjoying the panoramic views from the Vancouver Lookout. You can also take a day trip to Whistler for skiing or snowboarding during winter, or hiking and mountain biking during summer.

When it comes to dining, Vancouver has a diverse culinary scene. For an authentic taste of the city, try Vij's, which offers delicious Indian cuisine, or Miku, a popular Japanese restaurant specializing in sushi and seafood. For a more casual dining experience, head to Meat and Bread for mouth-watering sandwiches.

In terms of accommodation, Vancouver has a range of options to suit different budgets. For luxury, check out the Fairmont Pacific Rim or the Shangri-La Hotel. If you're looking for a more budget-friendly option, consider staying at the Victorian Hotel or the Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre.

Off the Beaten Path:

A unique travel experience in Vancouver is exploring the city's many urban parks, gardens, and beaches. For a serene and peaceful escape, head to the VanDusen Botanical Garden, which features over 7,500 plant species, or the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, an oasis of tranquility in the heart of the bustling city. Additionally, don't miss out on visiting Wreck Beach, Vancouver's famous clothing-optional beach, for a truly unique and liberating experience.




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Vancouver is distinguished above all by its quality of life: despite its size (with 600,000 inhabitants, it is the third-largest city in Canada), the city manages to maintain a pleasant climate and atmosphere that many other cities envy. The city has a very modern look, as the lack of space leads to the emergence of many skyscrapers to save space. Wide avenues allow for easy traffic flow and residents like to ride their bikes for a ride. The city, which is nicknamed Lotusland, is surrounded by mountains and perfectly preserved nature, which is ideal for hiking or sporting activities. The nearby sea offers excursions and a discovery of nature that is almost unique in the world, while the city's museums are an opportunity for a cultural stroll. A real little natural and urbanized jewel that we discover or rediscover with pleasure.

Visitors to the city of Vancouver often cannot miss a visit to the unique Capilano suspension bridge spanning the river at an altitude of 70 meters. Capilano Suspension Bridge attracts visitors especially at Christmas, when thousands of lights are lit up like a shimmering star in the middle of the night. These days, the park is open until 9pm to welcome visitors and give them the feeling of floating on a sparkling bridge in the air.

The Butchart Gardens - The most beautiful, most famous in Canada, the garden is one of the places compared to the "fairy garden" on earth. In Butchart Gardens, the landscape does not follow a fixed season. Engineers and gardeners have taken care of and kept the colors of the four seasons continuously present here, from the vibrant summer colors to the cold winter colors.

Granville is a peninsula and shopping district in Vancouver, Canada, located on False Creek from Downtown Vancouver, under the South end of the Granville Road Bridge. The peninsula was once an area of ​​industrial production, today an attraction for Vancouver tourism and recreation. The area has received much praise in recent years for its buildings and shopping experience.

Located in the heart of Vancouver, fronted by the beautiful pier, Canada Place is a famous Canadian landmark, welcoming both locals, visitors, and cruisers to West Beach. This place is used for many purposes such as the FlyOver Canada center, the Vancouver convention center, the Pan Pacific hotel, the metro station as well as the dock for ships and yachts, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Vancouver

What is the most beautiful season to travel to Vancouver ?

You can visit Vancouver in Summer from May to June and late September.

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