Vacationing in Vancouver, British Columbia
Check out vacation deals to Vancouver, British Columbia, on Orbitz.com. Located on the coast of western Canada, the city beckons as a destination for cultural events, outdoor sports, and shopping.
Grab your skis and head to the famous Grouse Mountain. Winter activities at the resort include skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. The World-Famous Lumberjack Show is held there annually. If the indoor sports of dining and shopping are more to your taste, the city offers hundreds of boutiques, bars, and bistros. Stroll down the streets of historic Gastown to experience an eclectic mix of arts and entertainment. Don't forget to find the steam-powered clock on Water Street and Cambie.
Best time to take a vacation to Vancouver
There is never a downtime for tourism in Vancouver, so plan ahead with Orbitz.com, and book your vacation well in advance. If you're coming for snow-packed slopes, you'll find the season peaks in February, with enthusiasts starting as early as mid-December. Temperatures in the winter months are typically mild, with average low temperatures in the 30s. Peak summer travel to Vancouver is from July through August, and the weather always seems to cooperate. The average high temperature in July is 71°F, with evenings cooling off to the mid-50s. The weather in May and June, when hotels can be easier to find at great prices, is usually sunny with highs in the mid-60s. If your dates are flexible, late spring is the perfect time to experience Vancouver at a more relaxed pace.
Insider tips for Vancouver travel
The Sanctuary at Hastings Park
Grab your binoculars and head to Hastings Park, a marsh area that is visited by more than 100 species of birds. Free guided tours are available on weekends in the spring and summer.
For fun events and unique experiences, Commercial Drive offers something for everyone. The Parade of Lost Souls happens here every year, and there is something going on every weekend.
Your whole family will enjoy a trip to this farm located in the city. British Columbia's oldest continuously operating dairy offers tours and organic dairy products.
Theatre on Granville Island
Come to Granville Island for the shopping and dining, and stay for the amazing shows that several different acting companies put on year round.
The Keefer Bar
After a day spent on tours and attractions, stop in at The Keefer Bar. Apothecary-style drinks are available to relax your body and balance your mood in a calming atmosphere.
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*Savings based on Flight + Hotel vacation package bookings of 5 or more nights with individual calculable components on www.orbitz.com from January 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates, and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Surrounded by cedar and pine tree forests, the Capilano suspension bridge in northern Vancouver offers amazing views.
The Vancouver Aquarium
Bring your kids and explore over 60,000 varieties of aquatic life. Daily shows feature whales, dolphins, and belugas.
No trip to Vancouver is complete without an afternoon spent at Stanley Park, one of the world's most famous parks. Spend a few hours walking along the Seawall. A 5.5-mile trail along the park perimeter that borders the water.
Sea to Sky Highway
Enjoy breathtaking views on this two-lane highway that stretches from Vancouver to Whistler Mountain, a popular ski resort. The highway affords amazing ocean panoramas and vistas of majestic mountains as you near the resort.
Vancouver's Chinatown is the largest in Canada, offering fresh vegetables, authentic Chinese herbal medicines, and Asian-inspired souvenirs.
Kids and adults will both enjoy this unique form of transportation throughout Vancouver. The small, motorized water taxis offer quick transport to area attractions mixed with often entertaining drivers.
Spread your blanket, lay out a picnic, and spend the day on Kitsilano Beach. The beach overlooks the city of Vancouver against a mountain backdrop.
Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Located in the middle of downtown Vancouver, Pacific Spirit Regional Park makes it difficult to believe you're not hundreds of miles from civilization. Well-marked trails for hikers and joggers wind their way through the park.
Viewing the city from an exhilarating 450-feet up is the perfect way to end a day in Vancouver. The Vancouver Lookout is also home to a rotating restaurant and gift shop.
The fashionista in you will want to visit Yaletown, Vancouver's converted warehouse district. Historic loading docks have been converted to sidewalks, perfect for wandering among trendy restaurants and the shops of some of the world's top designers.