Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Travel

BC Travel & Adventure Guide

Canada's "banana belt" or "lotus land"

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - nicknamed Canada's "banana belt" or "lotus land" enjoys a mild, temperate climate and offers visitor activities year-round. The City of Vancouver is situated south of the Burrard Inlet and north of the mighty Fraser River. In the distance hugging the skyline are the North Shore Mountains. To the west of the city is the Strait of Georgia, Vancouver Island, and the Gulf Islands.

Vancouver Art Gallery

Best Things To Do, Adventures, Activities in and around Vancouver, British Columbia

Activities and attractions most enjoyed in and around Vancouver and the surrounding areas includes golfing, biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing, birding (birdwatching), picnicking, rollerblading, flightseeing, cycling, whale watching, sightseeing, art touring, disc golf, SUP, boating, swimming, beachcombing, sailing, spa experiences and ice skating, downhill skiing and snowboarding.

Best Parks, Trails, & Places to explore in Vancouver, British Columbia

A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing destinations located in and around Vancouver, British Columbia includes Queen Elizabeth Park, Stanley Park, Vancouver Seawall, Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Lighthouse Park, Seymour Mountain, Nelson Canyon & Whyte Lake Trail, Vanier Park, Cypress Falls Trail, Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Whytecliff Park and there are over 20 kilometres of beach coastline in Vancouver including First Beach (English Bay), Second and Third Beach (Stanley Park), Spanish Bank (Extension, East & West), Kitsilano Beach, Jericho Beach, Sunset Beach, Locarno Beach, Dundarave Beach and Wreck Beach.

What are the Accommodations, Services and Amenities in Vancouver, BC?

Travel services and amenities important to travelers in and around Vancouver, British Columbia includes accommodations (guest ranches, hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, vacation homes, cottages, inns), campgrounds, tours, guides, big box stores, restaurants, laundromat, coffee shops, casino, wineries, breweries, grocery stores, pubs, liquor store, banks, gas station, gift stores, and internet services.

Best Vancouver, BC Museums, Historic Sites, Art Galleries & Cultural Venues

The most visited natural sightseeing attractions, historical sites and cultural venues in and around Vancouver, British Columbia includes Granville Market, Bloedel Conservatory, Van Dusen Botanical Garden, Bill Reid Gallery, Nitobe Memorial Garden, Museum of Vancouver, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Robson Square, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Roedde House Museum, Museum of Anthropology, English Bay, BC Sports Hall of Fame, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Gastown, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, PNE - Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver Maritime Museum and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

How Do I Get To Vancouver British Columbia?

Transportation services getting to and from Vancouver, British Columbia include the main highway of course (Highway #99, Hwy #1A, Hwy #7A), and then there is taxi, bus, car rental, marina, rail, and the (YVR) Vancouver International Airport (16 minute drive - 13 kms) and the BC Ferries Tsawwassen Terminal (34 minute drive - 36 kms) and Horseshoe Bay Terminal (20 minute drive - 21 kms).

Best of Vancouver BC, Canada

M.V. Burrard Queen is specialized in hosting all sorts of private charters for big and small events and professional functions for up to 220 guests. Our complete catering service provides fabulous cuisine and staff members that tend to your every need. Our wonderful vessel is designed with multiple decks, panoramic windows, a large dance floor, fully licensed bar and professional DJ systems with the state of art sound.

Slip A6 & A7, 750 Pacific Boulevard (Plaza of Nations), V6B 5E7

6393 NW Marine Drive
V6T 1Z2

450 Denman Street
Brookside Inn Boutique Hotel is a three story Tudor style hotel featuring crown moulding, 9-15 ft ceilings throughout. There is plenty of private parking on our stately paved stone driveway and courtyard. Beautiful landscaping frame the wonderful views of Mt Baker.

2379 Chardonnay Lane
V4X 0A6
The Chan Centre is part of UBC’s Arts and Culture District, and hosts rehearsals and performances by the UBC School of Music and the UBC Department of Theatre and Film throughout the year.

6265 Crescent Rd
V6T 1Z1
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