The city centre of Vancouver is surrounded on three sides by water. Burrard Inlet to the north, False Creek to the south and English Bay to the west. The north western corner of the city is home to Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in the world. Vibrant urban neighbourhoods make up the downtown core. These include Gastown, Chinatown, Yaletown and the West End.

Easy to navigate, Vancouver’s main thoroughfares generally follow a user-friendly grid pattern: streets run north to south and avenues run east to west. The avenues, for the most part, are numbered – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. – and the streets are named. Broadway is the main exception to the avenue numbering rule – it should be 9th Avenue.

B.C.’s biggest metropolis has been a hotbed of sustainability for decades, befitting the home of one of the world’s largest urban parks and the historic spot where Greenpeace was founded. Recognised as having the smallest carbon footprint of any major city in North America, Vancouver has committed to becoming the world’s greenest city by 2020.

Tours including Vancouver

ProgramDeparture DateDeparture PointConclusion DateConclusion LocationIncluded NightsAvailable
Experience CanadaPrivate Tours in 2018/19CranbrookContact Us Victoria, B.C14Book Now from $7,800pp

Things to do in Vancouver

Every city has a lot to offer travellers so we have put together a list of things to do to help you make the most of your time in Vancouver. These favourite Vancouver attractions should get you started. You’ll easily find more suggestions from our friendly staff. On all our tours, our guides can provide you assistance on the ground and our pre departure assessments will also assist you in getting the most out of each destination you visit.

Vancouver Attractions

Vancouver Neighbourhoods

Vancouver ‘Top 100’ Restaurants

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants Guide has taken the guess work out of choosing a restaurant when travelling. We’ve extracted restaurants in Vancouver that made it on Canada’s 100 Best list to help you find a great dining experience while you travel.

Vancouver Accommodation

In Vancouver we stay at the Blue Horizon Hotel. This hotel is located in the downtown area close to Robson Street’s shopping and entertainment strip.

Weather in Vancouver

Shorts or Slacks? Singlet or Scarf? Our snapshot of the weather in Vancouver will assist you in packing for the destination. The weather can change quite quickly in the mountains and by the coast so its always a good idea to pack for both warm and cold days.

Vancouver Map

Learn your way around the destination before you arrive using this map of Vancouver produced by Tourism Vancouver as a handy tool to get around the city.

Tourist Map of Vancouver
Tourist Map (Source: Toursim Vancouver)

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