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Nestled between the Coastal Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean, you will enjoy this chic urban getaway that seamlessly combines a beachy or rugged outdoor adventure in beautiful Vancouver, BC. Whether you are marveling at the beautiful whales that call the bountiful Pacific waters home, traversing the rain forest, or reaching the peaks of the Pacific Range Mountains there is much to see and do in this magnificent land.
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Get a feel of the city from the Vancouver Lookout Tower where views of the city skyline, ocean and North Shore Mountains will unfold before your eyes. Traverse the nearly 1-mile (140 meters) Capilano Suspension Bridge where hikers can almost touch the rainforest canopy.
Back on the ground, shoppers will head straight to Robson Street, the heart and soul of the Vancouver shopping district. For serious shoppers, or those who love to window shop, head a block north to Vancouver’s “Luxury Zone” where the fashion magazines come to life from brands including Tiffany & Co®, Hermès, Louis Vuitton®, and Ferragomo®.
Shopping is just the start in this very walkable city. Head towards the harbor and view the cauldron on display from the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in the Jack Poole Plaza. Nearby is Stanley Park with miles of trails, gardens, beaches and wildlife to enjoy and observe. Your connection to nature in Vancouver isn’t complete without visiting Kitsilano Beach. Known as “Kits Beach” by the locals, you’ll stroll along the white sandy beaches, enjoy a spirited volleyball game or tennis match, or dive into the heated saltwater Kits Pool which is almost three times the size of an Olympic pool.
Orcas find their natural habitat in the waters surrounding Vancouver. Don’t miss the chance to see this beautiful animal aboard the city’s many Whale Watching tours or while on ferries to Vancouver Island and the Inner Harbour in Victoria.
Soar to new heights at the top of Grouse Mountain. A quick gondola ride brings you to the top of this popular ski destination, which is open year round. Skiers, hikers and bikers can enjoy the vast trails of the mountain while getting a glimpse of wildlife and spectacular cityscape views.
Want even more stunning views? Take a drive along the incredibly scenic Sea to Sky Highway. Known as one of the most beautiful drives in the world, the road unveils magnificent views of the ocean, mountains and waterfalls as it winds to the peaks of the Whistler and Blackcomb mountain communities.
Some might call Vancouver a foodie’s paradise with cuisine fusions from around the world. Chow down on everything from the city’s renowned dim sum and sushi to fresh seafood and dishes inspired by the Middle East and Latin America. Hop onto a Vancouver Food Tour - making stops in Gastown and Chinatown to try some of the best restaurants and cocktails in BC.
Traveling with your pup? Recognized by DogFriendly.com® as one of North America’s most dog-friendly cities, your dog will love roaming Vancouver’s off-leash parks and vast hiking trails.
Whether you’re traveling to BC’s west coast for a modern or mountainous adventure, Best Western is pleased to welcome you in one of our Vancouver hotels.
Things to do in Vancouver, BC