Vancouver

Vancouver

Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. Bustling Vancouver is surrounded by a picturesque range of mountains, making it a popular tourist destination all year round. Vancouver is a young city with cultural and natural attractions that appeal to every type of traveller.

Home to our North American office, Vancouver is a popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. Vancouver Art Gallery is known for its works by regional artists, while the Museum of Anthropology houses preeminent First Nations collections.

Walk or hop on public transit (not to forget the ferry across to North Vancouver) and within minutes you'll be hanging with the locals in one of the city's diverse and distinctive mini-districts. Whether discovering the independent boutiques of Main St or the coffee shops of Commercial Dr, the redbrick bars of Gastown or the heritage-house beachfronts of Kitsilano, you'll find this city ideal for easy-access urban exploration.

An easy option for enjoying Vancouver is visiting Stanley Park, a magnificent 404-hectare park. Stroll or cycle (rentals near the W Georgia St entrance) around the 8.8km seawall. Fringed by a 150,000-tree temperate rainforest, it’ll take you past the park’s popular totem poles and alongside its shimmering oceanfront.

Within a 30 minute drive, you can be skiing on the snow-capped giants, visible from downtown. Ski in the mornings and perhaps hit the beach in the afternoon!

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Andrea Klaussner

Northwest Passage - In the Wake of the Great Explorers

29 days - Expedition through legendary Northwest Passage

  • MS Roald Amundsen
  • Canada tours
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