An aerial view of Vancouver
In Vancouver, the wilderness beckons. Whether you’re indulging in the city's renowned local cuisine, exploring its historic neighbourhoods, strolling along the seawall you can catch a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean or the rainforest-covered Coast Mountains from almost anywhere in the city. And the beauty doesn't stop there. Whatever experience you choose to enjoy, it is sure to include a touch of the wild.
Sip and snack around Vancouver’s most intriguing foody neighbourhoods with a culinary... Read more professional from Edible Canada. Sample barbecue pork buns and jasmine tea, followed by a dim sum lunch, in the markets and eateries of Canada’s biggest Chinatown. Or meet the vendors at the Granville Island Public Market, where dozens of stalls sell everything from artisanal cheese to chocolate, bagels to burritos. After the tour, a short walk from Granville Island leads to Les Amis du Fromage, one of Vancouver’s top cheese shops and Patisserie Lebeau, makers of luscious Belgian waffles.
Some of Vancouver tastiest globally-inspired treats are sold on street corners from the... Read more city’s many food trucks. You’ll find them parked downtown any noon hour from spring through fall; some even operate year-round. Just look for the queue of hungry locals. Local favourites include offbeat Pan-Asian creations at The Roaming Dragon; made-from-scratch Tex-Mex fare at Tacofino and fresh, local seafood at Feastro the Rolling Bistro. Locations are subject to change, check websites or get updates through Facebook or Twitter for current locations and hours.
Gastronomic Gastown Tour: Meander through the cobblestone streets and alleyways of Vancouver's oldest neighbourhood, while enjoying a number of f...
Bike, walk, rollerblade, or just people-watch along Vancouver’s Seawall path. This car-free pathway meanders along the city’s waterfront, taking in many iconic Vancouver sights along the way. Starting at Canada Place on Burrard Inlet, the path traces Coal Harbour before looping around Stanley Park and continuing all the way around False Creek to Granville Island and the beaches of Kitsilano. Join it anywhere, relax at a path-side café, or rent a bike and ride the whole way.
For even more Bill Reid, look for the artist’s Orca sculpture, Chief of the Undersea... Read more World, outside the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park. Also in the park are the much-visited totem poles and cedar gateways at Brockton Point. The nine poles and three gateways were carved by artists from the Haida, Squamish, Coast Salish and other First Nations bands. An on-site interpretive centre provides historic details.
The Granville Island retail store...
Vancouver is home to an impressive number of public art installations, with many located along the waterfront and in public parks. A stroll or cycle along the seawall, whether you’re walking near Burrard Inlet, English Bay or False Creek, will take you past a number of thought-provoking sculptures. Or check out the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Offsite outdoor exhibition space in the heart of downtown Vancouver, with its rotating exhibits by both local and international artists.
The stylish romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing, directed by John Murphy (Measu...
When flying in to Vancouver, book a window seat – the approach offers great views of the... Read more mountains, the Fraser River and distant Vancouver Island. Driving across the border from Washington State is made easy by the fact that Washington’s I-5 becomes BC’s Highway 99, a straight shot into the city. Vancouver is also accessible by bus, train or floatplane, and a full range of taxi, transit, car and bike rental services are available.
YVR has a wide variety of dining options to satisfy every craving, both...
All aboard! The Amtrak Cascades train service runs daily from Eugene, Oregon, via Portland and... Read more Seattle, to downtown Vancouver. With meal service,bike racks, on-board Wifi and scenery galore, it's one of the most relaxing ways to reach Vancouver.
You can get just about anywhere you need to go in Metro Vancouver on the city’s TransLink... Read more system, which includes buses; three rapid transit lines, known as the SkyTrain; and the SeaBus, a passenger ferry serving North Vancouver. SkyTrain is a great way to travel to and from Vancouver International Airport, and to explore Richmond, Burnaby and New Westminster. The SeaBus makes regular crossings between downtown Vancouver and Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. Vancouver boasts an extensive network of bike paths including the car-free Seawall Path, which runs more than 20 km (12 mi) along Vancouver’s waterfront.
With more than 400km/250mi of bike routes, including separated lanes on busy downtown streets and bridges, cycling is one of the easiest ways to get around and see Vancouver. Cyclist of all levels will enjoy the ride around the Stanley park seawall which is filled with stunning ocean, forest, and city views. Bike rentals are available throughout the city.
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