Discover one of the greenest cities in the world
Looking for an active holiday? Book a flight to Vancouver and combine a fascinating city trip with breathtaking nature. Dine out in the Gastown district, rent a bike in Stanley park and spend the day exploring the adventurous Capilano Suspension Bridge. Never a dull moment in Vancouver!
A metropolis for active nature lovers
Vancouver is an energetic city with an impressive skyline. Even more striking is the lush exuberant nature in and around the city. Go for a hike at Cypress Mountain and Grouse Mountain, or go skiing in winter. Or drive the Sea to Sky highway to Whistler, one of the most beautiful stretches of road in the world. Vancouver is not only the ideal destination for a city trip, but also the starting point for a longer vacation in Canada. Book a flight to Vancouver now!
Vancouver also has a lot of cultural attractions. The Vancouver Art Gallery is one of the most important museums in Canada. Here you will find displays of contemporary art by both upcoming and established artists. Learn more about the rich culture of the First Nations, the region's Indigenous Peoples, at the Museum of Anthropology. You will find other more recent cultural influences in Chinatown, the oldest Chinese neighbourhood in Canada. Popular attractions include the bustling night market and the elegant Chinese Garden.
Flights to Vancouver for a unique vacation
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Hot stone massages, panoramic saunas and soothing whirlpools: there’s nothing more relaxing than enjoying a day of wellness. Vancouver Island is the perfect wellness destination. Most of the spas here are located amidst the island’s overwhelmingly beautiful nature. How about soaking in a bubble bath in the middle of a rainforest? Or enjoying a sauna with ocean views? These are only a few of the possibilities.
With its rugged coastlines, jagged mountains and moss-covered rainforests, Vancouver Island's natural environment is overwhelmingly beautiful. An unparalleled diversity of flora and fauna is found here in a relatively small area. There are no fewer than 18 nature parks to explore and bears, orcas and dolphins are a common sight.
There are 3 mountains in the immediate vicinity of Vancouver that are popular with winter sports enthusiasts: Cypress Bowl, Mount Seymour and Grouse Mountain. The latter, only fifteen minutes by car from the city centre, is popularly called the ‘Peak of Vancouver’. A trip to Grouse Mountain guarantees a very special experience, namely skiing and snowboarding while enjoying views of the Vancouver skyline.
Rugged mountaintops, flower-covered alpine meadows, an abundance of outdoor possibilities: Garibaldi Provincial Park is Vancouver’s backyard. The park is named after the 2,678-metre-high Mount Garibaldi. A tremendous variety of wildlife and vegetation make this park a favourite with city residents.
The global trend of better and healthier food has also found its way to the Canadian après-ski scene. Those who don’t want to spend an entire week eating junk food can enjoy an abundance of healthy eating options in the ski resorts around Vancouver. Chefs prepare out-of-this-world dishes with local ingredients that are sure to make you lose all interest in fast food.
Vancouver lies in one of the most fertile areas in North America, and one of the benefits has been the large number of farmers’ markets offering some fantastic fresh produce. There are good reasons why these markets are popular and visitors come here to browse for special produce such as rainbow beets and heirloom tomatoes. The quality is much higher than what you will find in the grocery store and you may sample many of the delicacies on offer.
The 2010 Winter Olympic Games showed the world just how beautiful Whistler is in winter. The region is home to some fantastic ski areas and after the snow has melted it still has plenty to offer. Whistler is known as the mountain resort of North America. The excellent variety of shops and restaurants provide a welcome break from the many outdoor activities available in the surrounding mountains.
Grab a life jacket, hang on tight and keep your eyes open! Whale watching on Vancouver Island has become an extremely popular attraction. The coastline around Vancouver Island is the scene of a large whale migration that moves through the Pacific Ocean. From March to October, the waters around Vancouver and Vancouver Island teem with various species of whales.
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The Capilano Suspension Bridge sways 70 metres above the Capilano River. This 137-metre-long suspension bridge draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and is one of Vancouver’s most popular attractions. Due to its height, people with vertigo may want to skip the opportunity to walk over this narrow bridge.
The green heart of Vancouver is called Stanley Park. These 400 hectares of natural beauty is where the residents of Vancouver come to play and there definitely is plenty to do! The most popular attraction is the Seawall, a 22-kilometre-long wall along the water that almost completely circumnavigates Stanley Park.
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