Vancouver

A gateway to the outdoors and a wonder all its own

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Vancouver skyline at Sunrise

As British Columbia’s largest city, Vancouver is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and cosmopolitan adventurers alike.

The Stanley Park Seawall at sunset | Maurice Li

Framed by the Pacific Ocean and Coast Mountains, Vancouver’s meandering oceanside pathways are the perfect way to explore the city. Close to 30 kilometres of uninterrupted waterfront path surround Vancouver’s favourite neighbourhoods, including the seawall around Stanley Park.

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Vancouver's Seawall
The Stanley Park Seawall | Alex Strohl
Swimming at Kitsilano Beach | Grant Harder

The city is renowned for its natural beauty and cultural diversity. For thousands of years the Coast Salish people have called the area now known as Vancouver home, and their history and cultural traditions, deep respect for nature, and spirituality are all tightly woven into the city’s cultural fabric.

Top spots for exploration include downtown’s Stanley Park, with its old-growth cedar forests surrounded by water views and sandy beaches, and the Granville Island Public Market. Other popular neighbourhoods include the West End, Gastown, Yaletown, and Chinatown.

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Vancouver's Gastown neighbourhood | Tourism Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic
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False Creek at high tide | Grant Harder

Experience Providers in Vancouver

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Artina’s Jewellery

Shopping

Victoria

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Bayshore Rentals

Biking

Vancouver

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Uno Langmann Limited Fine Art

Art Galleries

Vancouver

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Bon Chovy Fishing Charters

Boating, Fishing

Vancouver

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Isabella Winery

Wineries & Wine Tours

Richmond

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Takaya Golf Centre

Golf

North Vancouver

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