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Vancouver Guide

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Best of Vancouver

3 days in Vancouver
3 days in Vancouver

This 3-day itinerary of Vancouver begins in the heart of the city, giving you an overview of the downtown peninsula. Day 2 takes you over to Vancouver's North Shore where rainforests, mountains, and fjords await. The third day blends Vancouver's cultural sites with gardens and beaches, providing you with a glimpse of what makes this Canada's most beautiful city.

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Family-friendly Vancouver

Vancouver for young kids
Vancouver for young kids

Vancouver is inherently family-friendly with many beaches, parks, and attractions that cater to kids.

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Vancouver on a budget

Vancouver for free
Vancouver for free

Every local knows that the best attractions in Vancouver are free. From the seawall around Stanley Park to the panoramic vistas from the top of Cypress Mountain, here's a list of attractions that won't break your budget.

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Insiders' Vancouver

Vancouver off the beaten path
Vancouver off the beaten path

You could literally spend weeks exploring the Metro Vancouver region and not see it all. However if you wish to get off the beaten tourist path, here's a sampling of the destinations worth considering.

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Vancouver's Best Seafood Spots
Vancouver's Best Seafood Spots

Surrounded on all sides by water and rich fishing grounds, it's no surprise that Vancouver is a haven for fresh seafood. From glistening oysters on the half-shell to Vancouver-style crab cakes to salmon wellington, experience the best seafood Vancouver has to offer.

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Getaways from Vancouver

Daytrips from Vancouver
Daytrips from Vancouver

From the Gulf Islands and hot springs to ski resorts and historic villages, Vancouver has a multitude of day trip options. Here are the most popular destinations to consider if you're looking to spend a day away from Vancouver.

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EveryTrail
Granville Island to Coal Harbour via Stanley Park
Granville Island to Coal Harbour via Stanley Park

A Vancouver local once explained to me why he had originally come to the city for a two-week holiday but had never gone home.

"In that two weeks, I went hiking, sailing and skiing without ever...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Vancouver's Chinatown
Vancouver's Chinatown

Vancouver is a city of neighborhoods. When you walk around this city, look at the faces. It’s like being in the lobby of the United Nations. The city is, in fact, arguably the most international city...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Steveston: Vancouver`s Off the Beaten Path Destination
Steveston: Vancouver`s Off the Beaten Path Destination

Steveston is at the southwest corner of Richmond, a suburb to Vancouver that in recent years has established its own unique cultural identity.

With its historical buildings, small stores and...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Lighthouse Park (Vancouver)
Lighthouse Park (Vancouver)

Lighthouse Park is an ecological reserve boasting old growth douglas firs and rock dating back 187 million years. It also contains a myriad of trails (both "official" and "unofficial" it would...

Best of Vancouver
Best of Vancouver

Spectacularly sandwiched between the Strait of Georgia and the soaring Coast Mountains, Vancouver is Canada’s most westerly metropolis. The city plays dual roles—it’s both a luxury resort town and a...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Vancouver Arts and Culture
Vancouver Arts and Culture

Art and culture in Vancouver is a reflection of the city - multi-cultural and west coast. Mix that in with an abundance of Native People’s art, a rich music heritage, a myriad of theatre companies,...

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Vancouver with Kids
Vancouver with Kids

Vancouver is kid friendly. Take in one of the many shows at the aquarium in Stanley Park, walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver, or take the miniature train in Stanley Park.

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Light House Park Perimeter and Core Trail
Light House Park Perimeter and Core Trail

At the far south/west point of West Vancouver along Marine Drive is the Lighthouse Park. A small(ish) park it gives a great representation of the west coast flora and terrain. If you are interested...

Vancouver's Architecture
Vancouver's Architecture

Vancouver is, to say the least, an eclectic collection of architectural designs. The city can, in layman's terms, easily be split into architectural epoches - pre-1950, 1960s modernism, and post 1986...

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Perfect Day

Victoria in one day-the essentials (Canuckgirl, 12 May 2007)
4.0 of 5 stars 12 Votes
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4.0 of 5 stars 9 Votes

Perfect Weekend

4.5 of 5 stars 9 Votes
Visiting Vancouver in the Spring (misslexa, 2 May 2006)
3.5 of 5 stars 9 Votes
Live in the moment (Tracia, 19 Oct 2006)
1.5 of 5 stars 4 Votes

Best Of

4.5 of 5 stars 3 Votes
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Welcome to Vancouver (MrTetley, 13 May 2006)
4.5 of 5 stars 8 Votes

Recent Trip

Finding Japan in Vancouver (Country_Wife, 8 Oct 2006)
4.5 of 5 stars 8 Votes
Vancouver and Vancouver Island (finnishspitz, 10 Jun 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 4 Votes
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote