Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. Vancouver Art Gallery is known for its works by regional artists, while the Museum of Anthropology houses preeminent First Nations collections.
Vancouver is Canada’s dine-out capital. Abandon your diet and dive right into North America's best Asian cuisine, or unleash your appetite on a rich smorgasbord of fresh-caught local seafood. And we haven't even started on Vancouver’s thriving craft-beer scene, pouring the nation’s finest IPAs, sours and more.
This city is ideal for urban exploration from the independent boutiques of Main St or the coffee shops of Commercial Dr, the redbrick bars of Gastown, the markets & brewery on Granville island or the heritage-house beachfronts of Kitsilano, there are endless n.
Framed by the Pacific Ocean and Coast Mountains, Vancouver’s meandering oceanside pathways are the perfect way to explore the city. Close to 30 kilometres of uninterrupted waterfront path surround Vancouver’s favourite neighbourhoods, including the seawall around Stanley Park.
"You’re gorgeous, baby, you’re sophisticated, you live well...Vancouver is Manhattan with mountains. It’s a liquid city, a tomorrow city, equal parts India, China, England, France and the Pacific Northwest. It’s the cool North American sibling." – The New York Times