Internationally recognised a world-class city, Vancouver’s unique attraction lies in its effortless ability to meld outstanding opportunities for outdoor adventure with the sophisticated amenities of a metropolitan hub.

On any given afternoon you can find yourself oceanside, spotting orca whales in the harbour or exploring the otherworldly looking orb of the acclaimed Science World museum on the waterfront. Green spaces such as Stanley Park with its bright totem poles and Queen Elisabeth Park abound, and after just a short drive north you’ll be on the snowy slopes of peaks such as Mount Seymore. If you’re feeling particularly productive, it’s entirely possible to ski in the morning and sail in the afternoon.

Urbanites will fall for those great artefacts of human endeavour, the Granville and Lion’s Gate bridges while those seeking culture won’t fail to be absorbed by the city’s many museums, art galleries, music performances and fine dining establishments.

What to do

  • Sail
  • Ski or snowboard in the mountains
  • Visit museums and art galleries
  • Shopping