Enjoying Vancouver Tourism

For many years, Vancouver BC has been rated one of the most livable city in the world, by the Economist magazine. It is also a wonderful place for a vacation!

The city's spectacular setting (between a mountain range and an inlet) with its cohabitation of nature and urbanization, together with its usually mild climate, helps to create a wide variety of exciting choices for outdoor activities, and vacations. It's a popular year-round tourist destination.

Canada-Place Canada Place, Vancouver

Discover Vancouver BC

Of course, the best way to experience Vancouver is to visit and explore the city yourself!

On this site, you'll find useful information about popular Vancouver attractions and activities, like:

  • Vancouver's Gastown the popular tourist district which was the original location of Vancouver.
  • Next to Gastown is Chinatown which is on par with Chinatown New York and Chinatown San Francisco.
  • The Capilano Suspension Bridge and award-winning Treetops Adventure Trails, and new Cliffwalk.
  • Exploring Stanley Park, and the Vancouver Aquarium
  • Granville Island, and the Kids Market
  • Vancouver Science World
  • Grouse Mountain
  • ...and much more!

Vancouver Insider Tips

I'll also give you practical insider tips and advice from different perspectives -- as a visitor, and a local who's lived and worked in Vancouver, and even as a Canadian immigrant, because I've done all of them!

When I visited Vancouver BC as a tourist, it was the highlight of my solo backpacking travels around Europe and North America. I liked it so much, that after I was married, my husband and I immigrated to Canada a few years later. We chose Vancouver for our new home, and to raise our young family.

Although we moved to Calgary, Alberta and lived there for several years, we still preferred Vancouver and moved back again.

So I'll share with you practical tips about:

  • How to find the best deals for your flights to Vancouver and hotels.
  • How to get the best exchange rates for your foreign currency.
  • Finding the best hotels in the heart of Vancouver.
  • Kid-tested and approved Vancouver attractions to enjoy, for fun-filled family vacations.
  • How to get around quickly and easily, using the transit system, like a local resident.
  • Enjoy some of the legacies from Vancouver's hosting of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and Paralympics
  • Special activities and events to include in your vacation plans.
  • ... and other local insider tips!
Scenic Vancouver, Canada Vancouver, Stanley Park and Lions Gate Bridge seen from Mt. Seymour

Vancouver a World Leader

In recent years Vancouver has also become the poster child for contemporary city urbanization. There are frequent tours by city officials, from cities around the world, wanting to learn more about Vancouver's successful experiences in urban renewal.

Enjoy Your Stay

Whether you'll be visiting for a few days, or a couple of weeks, Enjoy Vancouver BC will help you to find the information and resources you need, to plan and enjoy a memorable holiday in Vancouver!