Holidays to Vancouver, Canada

Steeped in wildlife, beautiful scenery, culture and adrenaline packed activities, Vancouver is the ultimate destination. Located on the Pacific west coast of Canada, it’s one of the world's most diverse and picturesque cities, encompassing breath-taking ocean & mountain cityscapes. The very heart of Vancouver encapsulates a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, making it a home from home experience that will encourage you to explore and immerse yourself into its intoxicating soul. 

If it’s adrenaline you’re after, then why not take a walk over the Capilano Suspension Bridge; ski/snow board on Grouse Mountain or the nearby legendary Whistler ski range. Take a zodiac tour, where you'll speed your way, hugging the coastline, observing black bears, whale pods, local seal colonies, and, if you’re lucky, ducking from the swoops of an overhead bald eagle!

Enjoy an unforgettable side trip on the train journey of a lifetime through the magnificent Rocky Mountains. These luxurious trains wind their way through jaw dropping mountain scenery, to the old gold mining towns of Jasper or Banff. Island hopping to the neighbouring Gulf Islands will provide yet another dimension to your trip, each one with its own unique style and charisma. Vancouver Island - never to be confused with the City of Vancouver, is far removed from the hustle and bustle of its vibrant city neighbour. Here you can while away the day immersed in natural hot springs; relax on Pacific sandy beaches; kayak across pristine lakes; salmon fish in diamond sparkling rivers or gaze in unrivalled wonderment at orca, humpback and grey whales. 

Back in the city, walk or cycle the sea walls of Stanley Park with more than 1,000 acres of park to explore, which is flanked almost entirely by the waters of English Bay and Vancouver Harbour. Follow in the footsteps of the Aboriginal Canadians who roamed these vastly forested areas thousands of years prior to its colonisation, and discover one of the most recognisable cultural symbols of Western Canada - the towering Stanley Park Totem Poles, bought to life through First Nations artistry.  

The ever popular street food carts can be seen everywhere you turn in downtown Vancouver, offering a variety of tasty delicacies, including japadogs (a Japanese take on ‘hot dogs’), or why not take a trip to the food markets in Granville Island. For the more refined pallet, the locality makes it a seafood lovers paradise with west coast oysters and salmon being among the most popular.

 

 

 

Highlights

  • Wander along Stanley Park's sea wall for gorgeous views

  • Brave the Capilano Suspension Bridge and take in the beauitful surroundings of the forest

  • Hit the nearby slopes of Grouse Mountain for your snow fix

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Finally spotting a pod of transient orca breaching the surface of the Pacific Ocean after hours of searching with our guide is one of the many incredible memories I love to share from my two years of living in and travelling across Canada.

Vancouver trip ideas

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Things to do in Vancouver

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