102. Vancouver, BC Canada

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Why

Vancouver is one of those pass through cities; people pass through here to go elsewhere, but you should really stop. It was the host city for the Winter Olympics; remember the leg of the cauldron that did not quite move for the lighting of the torch? That was Vancouver. The mix of culture is pretty amazing as it has a very high proportion of Asian immigrants. Plus its by the harbour and there’s a huge Park nearby. You really should visit.

Vancouver, BC Canada - Cherry Blossoms

Vancouver, BC Canada – Cherry Blossoms

Where

Vancouver which is located in the Canadian province of British Columbia is on the western tip of the Canadian mainland. Just north of the border with the United States.

How To Get Here

By Train

Train service is provided by Via Rail.

By Plane

The closest international airport to Vancouver, BC Canada is the Vancouver International Airport (YVR):

Aer Lingus (EI), Aeromexico (AM), Air Canada (AC), Air France (AF), Air New Zealand (NZ), Air North Charter (4N), Air Transat (TS), Alaska Airlines (AS), All Nippon Airlines (NH), American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), China Eastern Airlines (MU), Central Mountain Air (9M), China Airlines (CI), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Condor (DE), Delta Air Lines (DL), Eidelweiss Air (WK), EVA Airways (BR), Helijet International (JB), Hong Kong Airlines (HX), Icelandair (FI), Japan Airlines (JL), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Korean Airlines (KE), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Pacific Coastal Airlines (8P), Philippine Airlines (PR), Qantas (QF), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Sunwing Airlines (WG), United Airlines (UA), WestJet (WS) and Xiamen Air (MF).

The other airport is the Downtown Airport at the Seaplane Harbour called Vancouver Harbour Flight Center (CXH). It is served by Corilair, Harbour Air (H3), Helijet International (JB), Kenmore Air, SaltSpring Air, Seariar Seaplanes, Tyax Adventures and Whistler Air.

Vancouver, BC Canada - Vancouver Seaplane Harbour

Vancouver, BC Canada – Vancouver Seaplane Harbour, Vancouver, BC Canada – Vancouver Seaplane Harbour

By Bus

Greyhound Canada serves the city.

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

Where To Stay

There are many hotels available in Vancouver from the local hotels to the major international and Canadian chains.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

Where To Eat

I love the Vancouver food! It has a great mix of Asian cuisine so its pretty awesome. Also, you can have chips and gravy at the restaurant by the airport as well. Of course you can have that at other local restaurants. There are also some micro breweries for Craft beer which are not to be missed.

Vancouver, BC Canada - Steamworks Beer

Vancouver, BC Canada – Steamworks Beer

Vancouver, BC Canada - Chips and Gravy

Vancouver, BC Canada – Chips and Gravy

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

You can hang out in the Parks, go whale watching, take the local ferries, take a seaplane to a neighboring island, do nothing and enjoy the downtown area. Vancouver has a ton of things to do.

Vancouver, BC Canada - Olympic Torch

Vancouver, BC Canada – Olympic Cauldron

 

Vancouver, BC Canada - Water fountain

Vancouver, BC Canada – Water fountain

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Check out some tours from Viator.

==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.

Additional Information

Language: English, French

Currency: Canadian Dollars (CAD)

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Vancouver, BC Canada

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  1. May 10, 2017

    […] service is provided by Via Rail Canada to Vancouver, BC Canada then you have to rent a car. Also, you may take  Amtrak to Seattle, Washington and then rent a […]

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