The gorgeous nature, mountains and waters around it give a special, earthy charm to vibrant, breathtaking, cosmopolitan Vancouver.
Unspoilt nature and mountains offer visitors as many thrills as the dynamic atmosphere and colourful goings on in the city itself. Vancouver is a great time all year round. Whether you like to ski or hike on Grouse Mountain, the highest point in the city, go on a picnic in the enormous Stanley Park, or spend all day browsing through the many coffee houses –Vancouver has as much to offer outdoor jocks and nature fans as it does to culture freaks and city lovers.
Fantastic days of shopping away on Robson Street and South Granville Street. One thing you can't help but notice is how good looking the Vancouverites are: athletic and red-cheeked – which is not a surprise given the vastness of the recreational opportunities at their doorstep. This makes it even more fun to sit at a café, enjoy a fresh, healthy snack, and watch the people coming and going. Once you've visited, you're pretty likely to return. It's no exaggeration to say that Vancouver is a real paradise on earth.
Largest city in Western Canada, on the Pacific coast.
About 2 million
About 115 km²
- Public transport
Excellent bus and metro network.
Vancouver is one of the warmest cities in the country. Summer in particular is warm and dry.
- Best time to visit
April to October are the sunniest months.
- Good to know
Vancouver has been rated the best city in the world to live in for many years.
- Nice to know
The monument in Stanley Park represents the many different languages spoken in Vancouver.
Vancouver International Airport, about 12 km south of the city.
The Canada Line takes you to the city centre in 26 minutes.
There are taxi stands in front of the arrivals hall. A trip to the city centre takes about 30 minutes.