On Canada’s West Coast, nestled between the rugged Coastal Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, you’ll find a city that wows everyone – Vancouver.
With a rare blend of cosmopolitan amenities, natural splendours and cultural attractions, our city is truly one of a kind. Vancouver enjoys a rich culture and ethnic diversity that permeates everything from cuisine and entertainment, to neighbourhoods and traditions. World renowned for our Spectacular by Nature setting and scenery, you can immerse yourself in the energy of the city yet minutes later enjoy the tranquility of a mountaintop lake. There is no easy way to describe Vancouver. You’ll just have to see for yourself.
The best time to visit Vancouver is anytime. Vancouver is green year-round, with the mildest climate in Canada. So no matter what season you choose, you’ll never run out of activities. Stroll through an ancient rainforest, ski the local mountains, shop in trendy districts, explore the city, dine in ethnic neighbourhoods, enjoy the vibrant entertainment scene or take in the fabulous sights. Summer signals the great outdoors. Swim at the beach, mountain bike through endless trails, go ocean kayaking or dance at a street festival – the city is alive with activities. Fall starts our entertainment season with Broadway-style musicals, theatre, opera, ballet, concerts and the symphony. Winter is ski season. 20 minutes from downtown, you can tackle the slopes of three outstanding mountains or dine on top of a mountain and drink in the spectacular views. For the serious skier, North America’s top ski resort, Whistler, is a short 90-minute drive from Vancouver. And just a ferry ride away lays the British charm of Victoria. Pick the season, and then plan an active and enjoyable visit. With the excellent Canadian dollar exchange rate, you’ll find amazing value.