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Fringed by snow-capped mountains the beauty of Vancouver is unquestionable. And while the city is most famous as an oasis for outdoorsy types, its ever-evolving dining and drinking scene, cultural hot spots and museums will keep those indoorsy types occupied as well. Use our travel guide to see what’s happening in Vancouver. Adventure awaits.

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Places to stay

Vancouver is full of areas to explore and accommodation options to choose from. In the heart of the city, Downtown Centre is an excellent location if you want to stay near restaurants, shops and transport to explore the rest of the city. If you’re after a local feel, find an Airbnb or hostel in Kitsilano or eclectic Commercial Drive. For a remote island escape, make the journey to Vancouver Island.

Stay in old-school fishing villages and remote surf towns, perfect for travellers who need some ‘downtime.’ If you need a place to drop your skis, some of North America's best ski fields are easily accessed from Vancouver and have plenty of quaint slope-side chalets you can snuggle up in. From picturesque neighbourhoods to away-from-it-all finds, there are plenty of places in Vancouver that'll fit your itinerary.

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Whether you see it by bike, boat, skis or foot - there is plenty to explore in this captivating Canadian city. Wake up with the rest of Vancouver and go for an early morning cruise along the West Side Beaches. Stop off at the 49th Parallel Café & Lucky's Donuts in Kitsilano for a coffee and a cheeky breakfast doughnut.

If the weather's warm, hit the water for a paddle. Take in the spectacular scenery of Howe Sound and Horseshoe Bay from a kayak. Stroll around the forest, wetlands and beaches that fill the oldest and largest park in the area, Stanley Park, or venture further afield to hike up the face of the glorious Grouse Mountain before catching the leisurely Gondola back down.

Hiked up an appetite? Seafaring foodies can chuck oysters back with British Columbia brews at Chewies Smoke & Oyster Bar. If you'd prefer a beer and bucket loads of chicken wings, follow the trail of sports bars that lead to the Rogers Centre (home of the Vancouver Canucks ice hockey team), or better yet, head to the stadium to catch a match - you won't regret it.


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Granville Island

A favourite among visitors and locals alike, Granville Island is home to a fantastic food market, quaint shops and even a brewery. Whether you're looking to grab a jar of birch syrup to bring home as a gift or chow down on lobster cakes, whatever you decide to do on Granville Island, make you visit on an empty stomach. 

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Snow trip

If you're looking for the world's best powder or a cosy fireplace to pull your woolly socks up next to, Vancouver is a hop, skip and jump from some of North America’s most prestigious slopes. Less than two hours’ drive is the famed Whistler. Venture just a bit further to stay over at Canada's largest ski-in, ski-out resort village, Big White Ski Resort. You can also find fun fields of fresh snow closer to Vancouver at Grouse and Cypress Mountains.

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Getting around

From the airport: there are several options to go between Vancouver International and downtown including coach transfers, limousine, Uber, taxi, car rentals, trains and buses. A one-way train trip from YVR to downtown takes only 25 minutes.

In and around the city: the Vancouver transit system, TransLink, is made up of a network of buses and unique services such as the SeaBus and SkyTrain. TransLink provides covers over 1800 km2 of the Greater Mainland of Vancouver so getting around the city is convenient, easily accessible and scenic.

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