Vancouver Holidays

In the heart of western Canada, nestled in British Columbia's Lower Mainland region, you'll find the vibrant city of Vancouver. This diverse, metropolitan city mixes urban sophistication with outdoor adventure, offering a fusion of experiences for every type of traveller.

From exploring the grandeur of its verdant parks to tasting its international cuisine or strolling around the ethnic neighbourhoods, there are countless things that make Vancouver a go-to holiday destination. Embrace the city that seamlessly blends coastal charm with urban verve, culminating in an experience you'll never forget.

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Things to See and Do

Be it the allure of strolling through the largest urban park or crossing an iconic suspension bridge, exploring lush botanical gardens or immersing yourself in local culture, there’s always something captivating to take your breath away in Vancouver. Let's delve into must-see attractions for a memorable trip.

Stanley Park

Take a breather in Stanley Park, an urban oasis that juxtaposes the rush of the city with the tranquillity of nature. Here, you can bask in scenic views along the famous Seawall, spot aquatic life in Canada’s largest aquarium, or simply relax and dine amidst stunning wilderness.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Experience the beauty of VanDusen Botanical Garden, a haven filled with plant species from around the globe. Navigate the maze, revel in the educational exhibits or just appreciate the exotic fauna at this eco-friendly sanctuary.

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Feel the rush at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, where you can embark on adventures across the towering suspension bridge or explore treetop walkways. From November to January, make sure to book in advance to witness the dazzling festive illuminations.

Food and Drink

Vancouver’s culinary scene is as diverse as its people. You’ll find impressive choices here - from savouring traditionally cooked seafood to high-end dining experiences. Let’s embark on a culinary journey.

Experience Vancouver's Seafood Cuisine

Indulge in decadent, locally-sourced seafood in one of Vancouver’s ocean-view eateries. Capture the taste of the coast as you enjoy the freshest catch of the day.

Savour British Columbia's Best Wines

Sip a glass of British Columbia's best wines at one of the many wine bars or take it all in at a scenic vineyard along the Fraser Valley.

Master Sushi Making

Discover the art of sushi making in this diverse city brimming with Japanese influences, with courses that help you master the techniques of making the perfect sushi roll.

Explore Granville Island's Public Market

Visit Granville Island and sample the flavours at the bustling public market, with its array of food stalls, produce markets, and artisan bakeries.

Taste Indigenous First Nations Cuisine

Finally, don't miss tasting the indigenous First Nations cuisine like Bannock, a delicious bread that compliments any meal.

Destination Essentials

Vancouver, with its inviting climate, is a destination you can visit any time of the year. However, the best time to truly soak in the city’s character is between April and October. During these months, enjoy pleasant weather and a multitude of outdoor events and festivals that reflect Vancouver's multicultural heart.

Should you consider Vancouver for a winter getaway, rest assured - the city is transformed into a dazzling holiday spectacle with its light shows and Christmas markets. Additionally, Vancouver is the gateway to some of Canada’s top ski resorts, making it a perfect option for winter sports enthusiasts. No matter when you choose to visit, this vibrant city never fails to leave an indelible mark on its guests.


Vancouver is blessed with an array of stunning beaches, each offering a unique leisure experience and impressive views. Let's explore some sensational seaside spots.

Second Beach

While in Stanley Park, why not visit Second Beach? A picturesque retreat perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and picnicking in the park, it truly captures the essence of Vancouver’s coastal spirit.

Third Beach

Move on to Third Beach, a tranquil oasis perfect for relaxing against the backdrop of the ocean. With the added safety of summer lifeguards and an idyllic sunset location, the beach offers a perfect chill-out spot.

Sunset Beach

Last but not least, don't miss out on Sunset Beach. Boasting a multi-use path for outdoor activities and an off-leash dog-friendly area, it is the ideal place for a fun-filled day out. Plus, it’s one of the best locations to watch the annual Celebration of Light fireworks display.

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