Planning your trip from Denver to Vancouver is easy when you take advantage of low prices on airline tickets, hotels, and rental cars from Orbitz.com. This relatively short international flight will land you in a beautiful coastal city in British Columbia that offers mild weather, outdoor activities, and historical sites sure to make any vacation memorable.
Denver International Airport, located about 25 miles from downtown Denver, is the country's largest airport in terms of area, clocking in at 53 square miles. Those who opt to drive to the airport will find ample passenger parking available, with about 40,000 open spaces in lots ranging from short-term parking, billed at $3 per hour, to valet parking for $30 a day. At just $7 a day, long-term parking in off-site economy lots may be the best value for many passengers; complimentary shuttle bus service is available from the lots to the terminal. You may also choose to ride public transportation to the airport or hire a cab. Service from downtown Denver to the airport is a flat fare of $55.15, with metered fares available from alternate pickup points.
Many airlines offer service from Denver to Vancouver, including Frontier, Alaska Airlines, and Delta. United offers daily nonstop service between the two cities, and flights are just 3 hours in duration.
At the airport, you will find a number of places to stop for food or a beverage prior to your flight. Fast-food options, including Burger King, McDonald's, and KFC, are available, and you can also sit down for a leisurely meal at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery or Red Rocks Bar & BBQ.
Situated along the coastline in British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver is a booming metropolis with a long history. The city is the third-largest center for film production in North America, following Los Angeles and New York, and offers a wide range of outdoor activities, tourist attractions, and historical sites.
You will arrive at Vancouver International Airport, which is located on Sea Island in the town of Richmond, about 8 miles from downtown Vancouver. From the airport, you can collect the rental car you booked on Orbitz.com, take a taxi, or make use of public transit options to reach your destination in the city. Canada Line rail service gets you from the airport to downtown in just 26 minutes, and taxi service costs around $30 to $32.
Vancouver enjoys a moderate climate throughout the year, with warmer, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Temperatures in the winter months tend to hover right around freezing, and average temperatures in the warmest months of July and August sometimes reach as high as 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The annual average temperature is just 51 degrees Fahrenheit, and while the city sees a good deal of precipitation, the months of April through October tend to be sunny, making these months an ideal time to visit.
During your stay, you can explore the outdoors by biking, jogging, rollerblading along the Seawall, and soaking up the rays at a local beach, and during the winter months, you can try your hand at skiing and snowboarding on local hills. Professional sports fans might want to take in a Canucks hockey game or a Whitecaps soccer match. The Vancouver International Film Festival, hosted each September and October, is also a big draw for those interested in the art and film scene.
Getting from Denver to Vancouver is easier than ever when you take advantage of Orbitz.com to book cheap flights, rooms, and rental cars. Plan your vacation today and begin exploring everything this Canadian coastal haven has to offer for your next international vacation.
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