Grab a fresh cup of Starbucks coffee each morning when you stay at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Here, you will find everything from eco-friendly guest rooms that welcome pets to an outdoor swimming pool....
With an IHG Green Engage Hotel rating to its name, the Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre does its part to protect the environment. Vacationers will love that this Vancouver hotel has everything from board games to an...
You’ll enjoy a neverending supply of amenities when you stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Children will love the game room, seasonal activities, and indoor/outdoor swimming pool, while adults spend...
Sitting just a few blocks from the convention center in Vancouver, the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel is a great hotel for corporate guests. Not only will you enjoy harbor views, but you’ll also...
When you arrive you’ll at the airport, you’ll find the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport has a 24-hour shuttle to transport you to the hotel with ease. This Vancouver hotel also provides an indoor swimming...
A quick 10-minute drive from the Vancouver International Airport, the Days Inn Vancouver Airport makes doing business a breeze. Travelers can take the free airport shuttle to the hotel and then connect with the...
Spoil yourself with a stay at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. Start off with a hot cup of Starbucks coffee and move on to a massage in the Vida Spa. Grab a bite to eat at the Seawall Bar & Grill, take a dip...

Vancouver Travel Guide

Located along the coast of British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver offers everything from beachfront activities in the summer to skiing in the mountains during the winter. Vacationers will love that the city is doing its part to protect the environment. A large portion of the city’s electric comes from sustainable resources. The city has even more programs they plan on implementing in the coming years as well. You’ll enjoy lots of fresh air and plenty of restaurants that use organic and locally sourced produce and seafood during your stay with any of the hotels in Vancouver, Canada.

Rich in History

Some of the first settlers to Vancouver where the Aboriginal people, however, the city is named after explorer George Vancouver, who came to the area in 1792. The city really began to grow during the Gold Rush and was incorporated on April 6th, 1886. Not only after its incorporation, Vancouver was reachable by train. The city has become a popular vacation destination ever since for families around the world. In fact, the 2010 winter Olympics were held in Vancouver, drawing huge crowds of spectators and bringing plenty of business to Vancouver hotels, stores, restaurants, and clubs.

Hotels for Every Budget

There’s one thing you can be sure of when you plan your next visit to Vancouver and that is a hotel that fits your budget and style. The Hyatt Regency Vancouver welcomes pets and has a Starbucks coffee house on-site. Families will love the Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre, as there is an indoor swimming pool and plenty of board games at the front desk to keep little kids busy. Corporate travelers will want to book a room at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport. The hotel staff will pick you up at the airport in a 24-hour complimentary shuttle and transport you to the hotel where you can begin using the 24-hour business center. High-speed wireless Internet is complimentary, and 12 meeting rooms make it a cinch to get together with clients. Finally, guests can call the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver their home away from home. Features include a game room, a spa for massages, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility.

Popular City Attractions

Schedule plenty of time to see Vancouver’s most famous attractions. If you love learning about the world around you and how it operates, stop by Science World or the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, which also has a planetarium. Grab a swimsuit and head to either Sunset Beach or Kitsilano Beach for for some sunbathing or sandcastle building. Roller coaster enthusiasts will appreciate the thrilling rides at Playland amusement park, while golfers try for that elusive hole-in-one at the Marine Drive Golf Club. Vancouver is also home to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Cypress Mountain for skiing and snowboarding, and the Baden-Powell Trail for an afternoon of hiking. Be sure to ask the front desk or concierge at hotels in Vancouver, Canada, for their favorite attractions and a few suggestions for hidden gems.

Area Sports

Sports enthusiasts are in luck as Vancouver is home to several sports arenas. You’ll be able to catch a BC Lions football game at the BC Place Stadium, a Vancouver Canucks hockey game at Rogers Stadium, or a Vancouver Canadians baseball game at the Nat Bailey Stadium. When it comes to soccer, the men’s team, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, play at BC Place Stadium, while the women’s team, the Vancouver Whitecaps Women, play at the Swangard Stadium. If you’re into lacrosse, Vancouver hosts Vancouver Stealth games at the Langley Event Centre.

Modes of Transportation

You’ll never lack for a way to get around Vancouver. Several of the hotels in Vancouver, Canada, provide a free airport shuttle if you arrive by airplane. There are also plenty of rental car agencies in the area, such as Avis Car Rental, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Alamo Car Rental & Sales for travelers who enjoy exploring new cities. When it comes to public transportation that is both affordable and easily accessible, Vancouver has the TransLink system, which consists of the popular SkyTrain, a set of trolleys, and several buses. If money is no object, consider hailing a cab. Taxi drivers are very knowledgeable of the area and can point out popular attractions while taking you to your required destination. Of course, a few of the hotels are within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues so be sure to pack a good pair of sneakers.

Restaurant Options

There’s an unlimited number of attractive restaurants in the city of Vancouver. You’ll find almost every cuisine you can think of in a variety of price ranges. Consider the Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar, an upscale restaurant, for seafood dishes with a Japanese twist. If you’re looking for a dining facility with a view, then the Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant is the place to go. You’ll be able to enjoy a 360-degree view of the city, including the nearby mountains and ocean, while feasting on a fabulous meal. Another option is to get a table at the Teahouse in Stanley Park. Here, you’ll be able to order homemade waffles, creamy carrot soup, or a gluten-free pizza.

Shopping for Souvenirs

You won’t want to leave Vancouver without first picking up a few souvenirs. The best place to start is along Robson Street. You’ll find plenty of fashionable shops and if you walk all the way to Robson Square, you can even take a break to do some ice skating. The International Village Mall has over 60 retail stores and a food court for grabbing a bite to eat in between shops. There’s even a theater if you want to catch a movie at the end of the day. Another popular shopping destination that you may want to explore is the Pacific Centre. Here, you’ll find such stores as Sephora, Banana Republic, and J. Crew. Stay for a Jugo Juice or an Orange Julius from Dairy Queen.

Weather Trends

Although Canada is known for being cold during the winter months, Vancouver is one of its warmest cities. On the downside, the city experiences more rain than any other city in the country. Vacationers can expect temperatures to linger in the 60s during the spring, 70s during the summer, 50s during the fall, and 30s during the winter. During your stay with hotels in Vancouver, Canada, expect to enjoy plenty of snow activities if your trip takes place between December and February.