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Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada

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Vancouver
, British Columbia . . .
world-renowned for its breathtaking natural setting and a cosmopolitan flair, complimented by beautiful parks and gardens, beaches, and a variety of cultural and recreational facilities.


Whether the visitor chooses to laze on one of the many sandy beaches, enjoy the wide-open spaces, the majestic British Columbia rainforest and rugged West Coast mountains, join in the beach volleyball games or windsurf on the ocean, Vancouver's prime location is perfect for those who enjoy the outdoors. In addition to the cities scenic location, visitors also enjoy beautiful gardens, the seawall and world famous Stanley Park, and the nearly 200 city parks.

Grouse Mtn. with Canada Place in foreground
Photo provided courtesy of The Lookout at Harbour Centre Tower

For family fun there's the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, Science World, CN Imax Theatre, the Miniature Train, and the Kids Only M arket. Culture buffs can enjoy the entertainment at the many theatres including the Queen Elizabeth, Orpheum, and Vancouver Playhouse theatres. There is also the Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Vancouver Symphony, Ballet BC, and hundreds of heritage sites including the Gastown and Chinatown historic areas. Vancouver also offers world-class entertainment, fantastic cuisine, and malls and individual stores representing the many cultures of the city.

Canada Place. Photo courtesy of Alan Forseth

Within a 30 minute drive in any direction you arrive at one of the surrounding southwestern British Columbia communities which have much to offer those interested in recreation, shopping or culture. Local mountains offer winter skiing and summer hiking, biking and exploring.

Nearby North Vancouver offers the Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Salmon Hatchery, Seymour Demonstration Forest, Lynn Canyon Park & Ecology Centre and Cleveland Dam. Take the skyride to the top of Grouse Mountain and view the entire British Columbia lower mainland.

To the east of Vancouver, BC, visitors to Burnaby can enjoy the Burnaby Lake wildlife sanctuary, Fraser Foreshore Park or Deer Lake Park. All the surrounding communities can offer excellent shopping, sightseeing spots, recreation opportunities and facilities plus first class accommodations.

Accommodation/Adventure Providers


Blind Channel Resort: Unique BC Coastal Vacations, oceanfront cottages, fine dining, coastal tours, marina and store. A convenient destination for coastal mariners just three nautical miles off Johnstone Strait. more
Canadian Outback Rafting: Near Vancouver & Whistler, our rafting trips for all ages are the #1 choice of local and visiting families, corporations and tour groups. Visit our website to learn about our world-class guides, state-of-the-art equipment, delicious meals, & daily hotel picku... more
CanaDream RV Rentals and Sales: With 7 Canadian locations including Vancouver, we make it easy for you to enjoy a motorhome vacation with rental vehicles for 1 to 6 people. Choose a truck camper, a van conversion or a Class C motorhome, and experience Canada at your own pace. more
Coastal Springs Float Lodge: A full service salmon fishing lodge in the protected waters of Knight Inlet and Blackfish Sound. We focus on large Chinook Salmon (King or Tyee) and cater to smaller groups offering a premier guided BC salmon fishing and wilderness experience. more
Ecosummer Expeditions: Have a whale of a time at Orca Camp! Sea kayak with Orcas and Humpback whales along BC's Johnstone Strait. Join an intimate group of travelers, paddling out on three, four, or six-day kayaking adventures with expert guides. more
Fresh Adventures Ski Vacations: Ski vacations and guided tours in BC and Alberta. Experience legendary ski resorts, epic terrain, powder and vibrant ski culture. Enjoy multiple mountains in your Western Canada ski vacation. more
Great River Fishing Adventures: Imagine your line screaming off the reel - the heart pounding excitement as a world-class freshwater fish launches from the water. See & catch more salmon than you have ever dreamed of & even the purist fly anglers will be obsessed with the sturgeon fishing. more
Pacific Coastal Airlines: Enjoy scheduled service from Vancouver's South Terminal to Anahim Lake, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Campbell River, Comox, Cranbrook, Kamloops, Klemtu, Masset, Port Hardy (float & amphibious aircraft to coastal communities), Powell River, Trail, Victoria, & Will... more
Pitt River Lodge: Only one hour from the city, we’re Vancouver’s ultimate fly fishing destination, the only lodge on the entire river! Drift the Pitt River with the most experienced guides, & enjoy our comfortable full service lodge. Exceptional year round fishing for salmon, ... more
REO Rafting Adventure Resort: Raft BCs best rivers near Vancouver, Kelowna & Whistler. Enjoy a hot tub, sauna, private beach, serene wilderness & hiking trails. REO adventure vacations include kayaking, fishing, hiking, canoeing, & more. Stay in your own tent, rivers edge cabin tent, or l... more
Rocky Mountain Holidays: Rail Vacations in the Rocky Mountains & Western Canada! Rocky Mountain Holidays customize vacations that combine the romance of train travel with the magnificent scenery of Western Canada. more
Sewell's Marina: Our ocean playground provides you Sea Safaris, boat rentals, guided fishing, & premiere moorage / marine facilities. Minutes from downtown Vancouver, the best boating, fishing, sailing, marine parks, quiet bays, and island retreats are minutes away. more
Steveston Seabreeze Adventures: Experience our warmth and hospitality as we share with you the pristine BC West Coast wilderness. Our love is to observe marine animals in their natural environment, and to share that experience with our tour passengers. Join us for the thrill of a lifetime! more


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City Information

Vancouver waterfront
Photo courtesy of Alan Forseth

With a population of approximately 550,000, Vancouver lies in a region of more than 2 million people. It is the largest city in the province of British Columbia, (third largest in Canada), and is located in the southwest corner of the province covering an area of 113 sq. km that is surrounded by water on three sides and by the Coast Range Mountains.

Vancouver has not only been voted the most beautiful city in Canada, it has also been voted the number one city in the world to live.

Vancouver, and the BC lower mainland area, has been inhabited for thousands of years by first nations peoples. Europeans first explored the area in the 1770s and 1780s. Captain George Vancouver sailed into Burrard Inlet in 1792 while searching for the legendary Northwest Passage. Fur traders followed, and in 1858 prospectors came in search of gold on the tributaries of the Fraser River. The area was rapidly settled, and the City of Vancouver was incorporated in 1886.

Downtown Vancouver
Photo from The Lookout at Harbour Centre Tower

Climate - The areas climate is one of the mildest in Canada with temperatures averaging 3?C in January and 18?C in July. The average annual precipitation is 1,219 mm, with most rainfall occurring in winter.

Recreation Facilities & Activities: BC Place (the world's largest air-supported dome stadium and home to the CFL B.C. Lions), GM Place (home of the NHL Vancouver Canucks), Aquatic centres, golf courses, beaches, Grouse Mountain, Seymour Mountain, skiing, diving, sailing, swimming, windsurfing, sightseeing. Vancouver is currently bidding for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Local

Science World
Photo courtesy of Science World

Attractions: Chinatown, Dr.Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Gastown & the Gastown Steam Clock, Granville Island, HR MacMillan Planetarium, Pacific National Exhibition, Science World, Stanley Park (largest city park in Canada), The Lookout at Harbour Centre, Vancouver Aquarium and Marine Science Centre, Vancouver Art Gallery, Maritime Museum, Police Museum, Queen Elizabeth Park, VanDusen Gardens, IMAX Theatre, University of British Columbia - Museum of Anthropology, Nitobe Japanese Memorial Garden, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the Marine Building, the Sam Kee Building (the world's thinnest office building), Robson Street, BC Sports Hall of Fame, Plaza of Nations (the heart of Expo 86), Yaletown

Accommodations: There are a variety of accommodations for the visitor to choose from; world class luxury hotels as well as moderately priced family hotels, motels, hostels and quaint bed and breakfasts. Through-out the region there are over 18,000 rooms with over 10,000 alone in the downtown core. The average rate is just over $100 per night, however rooms can be as economical as $60. Three diamond hotels can be as much as $1000 a night. Search a database of all Vancouver & area accommodations

 


Events:
May: New Play Festival on Granville Island, Vancouver International Children's Festival at Vanier Park
June: Vancouver International Children's Festival at Vanier Park, Dragon Boat Races, International Jazz Festival, Playland
June to September: Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
July: Folk Music Festival, Playland, Molson Indy
July / August: Celebration of Light International Fireworks Competition, International Comedy festival, Vancouver Early Music Festival, Enchanted Evenings (musical performances Fridays featuring traditional and contemporary Asian music) at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Bowen Island Sunday Market
August: Festival Vancouver (summer music celebration ), Vancouver Fringe Festival, Camber Music Festival, Playland & Pacific National Exhibition, Wooden Boast festival
September: Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver International Film Festival
October: New Music Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, BC Home Show (BC Place Stadium)
December: Christmas Carol Ship Parade of Lights

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Vancouver

For Visitor & Tourist Information:

Vancouver Tourist Info Centre, Plaza Level, 200 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V6C 3L6
Tel: 604.683.2000 • Fax: 604.682.6839
E-mail: comments@tourismvancouver.com

Tourism Vancouver
The Greater Vancouver Convention and Visitors Bureau
Suite 210 - 200 Burrard Street Vancouver,
British Columbia Canada V6C 3L6
Tel: 604.682.2222 • Fax: 604.682.1717


Vancouver Coast & Mountains Tourism Region
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Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y3
Tel: (604) 739-9011
Toll Free: 1-800-667-3306
Fax: (604) 739-0153
Email: info@vcmbc.com
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