Discover shopping opportunities in this beautiful cosmopolitan city

Canada isn’t short of epic natural landscapes and these aren’t confined to the wilderness. The city of Vancouver is framed by the peaks of the North Shore Mountains that sit to the north and backed by the waters of the Strait of Georgia to the west. When you aren’t making the most of the wondrous outdoor spaces explore stylish neighbourhoods, soak up the low-key culture and enjoy some of the best cuisine available in Canada.

  • Downtown Vancouver includes historic Gastown, showcasing the early architecture of this young city
  • The city is the starting off point for many Western Canada and Alaska itineraries including self-drives, cruises and rail journeys
  • If you wish to experience the city’s outdoor spaces a trip by Skyride Gondola to the peak of Grouse Mountain, which is within easy reach of downtown, is a must
  • On the edge of the city, Stanley Park has a seawall that runs the perimeter as well as totem poles, beaches, and an outdoor pool

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT -8 hours

Capital:

Provincial capital: Victoria

Currency:

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Flying time to destination:

Vancouver: 9½ hours

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When to visit

Jan 6°c
Feb 7°c
Mar 10°c
Apr 13°c
May 16°c
Jun 18°c
Jul 21°c
Aug 21°c
Sep 18°c
Oct 13°c
Nov 8°c
Dec 6°c
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