Vancouver

Feb 22, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019

2 guests - 1 room

Canada’s biggest city on the west coast, Vancouver is one of North America’s major gateways to Asia, the Canadian interior, and the Arctic Circle. The region is served by no less than four international airports and two floatplane airports in addition to hosting massive cruise ship docks, numerous harbors for private boats, and several ferry terminals. Welcome to Lower Mainland, the nickname locals have given southwestern part of British Columbia dominated by the city of Vancouver.

Types of Hotels in Vancouver

Accommodation has evolved in the city to suit any kind of traveler regardless of budget. The city is big and busy enough to have every kind of lodging available, and Vancouver’s comprehensive public transportation system of buses and elevated trains makes the city and it’s attractions accessible no matter where you decide to stay.

  • Treehouses. The tall, heavy cedar trunks of the local temperate rainforest have inspired several types of creative dwellings. These range from swanky “glamping” in lofts to swaying peacefully in a small musical sphere.
  • Historic Inns and Taverns. These are tucked away in older neighborhoods near downtown, like the West End and Commercial Drive. They’re often on the second or third floor of a walk-up with a restaurant or bar on the main floor.
  • Five Stars. Vancouver has hosted some important global events, so the luxury hotels in town are designed to impress the whole world. The downtown core is lined with several avant-garde designs that have made the city famous for it’s glass and steel engineering prowess.
  • RV Parks and Campgrounds. The great outdoors is easily accessible in Vancouver, a huge factor in the high quality of life its residents enjoy. Park your RV or pitch your tent in the city and get a great view of the snowy mountains, or drive to the other side of the Georgia Straight and look down into the city.

Tourism in Vancouver

Vancouver has a global reputation for outdoor recreation, superb scenic views, and a stylish downtown core, but those are the easy answers. Vancouver has a culture that includes a few unique surprises.

  • Movie Sets. So many movies and television shows have been filmed in Vancouver that you can tour the locations and see the real sets for yourself.
  • Cannabis Culture. Vancouver became a hotbed of political activity in the 1990s, with places like the Hemp Block selling books, magazines, clothing, and other paraphernalia that was popular in the counterculture.
  • Foodie Adventures. From food trucks to fine dining, whether it’s fast food or farm to table, and no matter what international culture created it, you can find a restaurant in Vancouver that serves it.
  • PC Rooms. Not a simple internet cafe but a high-tech gaming room that includes top of the line computers running popular MMO and standalone games. These also include snack bars, lounge areas, and other games like pool tables.

Remember to take the seasons into consideration when visiting Vancouver. Summers are warm and sunny, attracting campers and boating enthusiasts. Winter sports are a big draw, while annual events like Cherry Blossom Time and the Winter Solstice celebrations also draw big crowds.

Top rated hotels in Vancouver

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What are travelers saying about Vancouver?

9.8
Outdoor Enthusiasts
8.6
Foodies
8.1
Adventure Travelers
7.4
Family Travelers
6.4
Nightlife Lovers
Member reviews (345)
Antal János Monori
Antal János Monori
1/26/19

Visited Vancouver, BC in February 2016 and ever since dreaming of coming back here. The fact that you can start the day with a bike ride in Stanley Park, go skiing at Cypress after work by a 30 minute drive from downtown is a dream for adventurers and nature lovers. The people are friendly and very green with their choices. Definitely look

Kari H
Kari H
5/26/18

So much to see and do in the city of Vancouver- from wonderful skiing, to water sports, lovely historical events and attractions and so much more.

Steve Sim
Steve SimYorba Linda, California, USA
12/26/16

Family vacation stop over. Our group of 20 just finished an Alaskan Cruise and spent five days here and it was worth it. The food, activities and the beautiful scenery, I just wish we had more time. I will definitely be back .=)

Eddie
EddieBurns, Kansas, USA
7/6/17

This city is freaking amazing, I don't know where to begin. Depending on how the 2016 elections go I may just move here. Must do: 1) Walk / bike the sea wall. Heck, just walk / bike everywhere 2) Go to Lynn Canyon / Suspension Bridge - just a short and fun ferry ride across the water + one bus ticket (Capsilano suspension bridge is supposed to be awesome too, but I didn't get the chance to go) 3) Spend the extra cash to get a high rise Airbnb with a view. You won't regret it. 4) Go to Granville Island 5) Go paddle boarding on the water 6) In the summer they do yoga at sunset at Kitsilano Beach. Go. You're gonna love your stay. Only downside is that there are no ride sharing services that I am aware of (Lyft, Uber, etc).

FAQs

The least expensive month is January, with an average of C$214 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Vancouver is January, with an average price of C$214 per night.
The average price of a hotel in February last year was C$246 per night. This is 15% less than the average nightly price of C$285 seen over the previous 12 months.

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