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 Vancouver, a coastal seaport city in Canada, is set amid a backdrop of snow-flecked mountains, sandy beaches and a magnificent rain forest. It consistently ranks as one of the world's most livable cities, and is a dynamic, vibrant, cosmopolitan and multicultural metropolis - it is truly one of the most exciting, beautiful and intriguing cities in the world.


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City: approximately 612,000
Metropolitan area: approximately 2,250,000


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Aerial Photography of False Creek, Cambie Bridge and Granville Bridge in Downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada, on a Hazy sunny sunset. Edgar Bullon /

The City

The city of Vancouver offers everything from stunning landscapes, superb restaurants, remarkable cultural diversity and some of the best sporting events in the world.

Like many dynamic cities, neighbourhoods define Vancouver: Gastown is a charming and historic area with cobblestone streets, small shops and intimate restaurants; Kitsilano is a casual and health conscious neighbourhood; Chinatown has traditional architecture and large open-air markets; and Robson Street is known for its fashionable boutique shopping and one-of-a-kind eateries.

It boasts 400 hectares of breathtaking scenery in Stanley Park, which has been designated a national historic site of Canada and attracts visitors and residents alike to enjoy the outdoors at its finest.

It is no wonder that Vancouver has been named one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world.

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Do & See

Enjoying the city's cultural, natural and social attractions is easy. Whether by foot, bus or boat, you can feel the pulse of this vibrant city everywhere you go. Discover the magnificent green oasis and surrounding landscapes that make Vancouver a favourite for visitors from all over the world.

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Capilano Suspension Bridge

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Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

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Vancouver Lookout

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Science World

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Canada Place

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Stanley Park

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Vancouver Art Gallery

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Granville Island

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Grouse Mountain

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English Bay

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Lynn Canyon

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Museum Of Anthropology

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Queen Elizabeth Park


9 O'Clock Gun

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Rocky Mountaineer Train from Vancouver

Bright, Stylish, Contemporary Dining Room Jeffrey Mitchell /


The multicultural character of Vancouver can easily be seen in the wide range of cuisine, a fusion of many ethnic flavours: African/Indian, Greek/Italian and Mediterranean/French, with fresh seafood is on almost every menu. With chefs blurring international boundaries and restaurants ranging from bohemian to ultra chic, Vancouver has refined the art of eating out.

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Farmer's Apprentice Restaurant

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Le Crocodile

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La Quercia

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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

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CinCin Ristorante & Bar

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Simba’s Grill

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Pink Pearl Chinese Seafood

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Water Street Café

Two multi ethnic friends enjoying coffee together in a coffee shop viewed through glass with reflections as they sit at a table chatting and laughing Uber Images /


Vancouver may be one of the best places in the world for sipping on a cup of slow-brewed java made with organic, fair-trade and locally-roasted beans, but where do you go when you’ve got a meeting, a paper due or a pile of emails to send? Vancouver has some great cafes when you need WiFi, a meeting place or just a great cup of coffee, many with lovely outdoor seating and views over the water.

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Caffe Artigiano

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Trees Organic Coffee & Roasting House

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Terra Breads

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Mink Chocolate Café

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Vancouver Art Gallery

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Kafka’s Coffee And Tea

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Bel Café

Gastown and the historical steam clock in Vancouver, Canada Dan Breckwoldt /

Bars & Nightlife

From the flamboyant and outrageous to the laid-back and quiet, bars and pubs offer Vancouver residents and visitors alike a wide array of choices. The legal drinking age in Vancouver is 19, yet many up-scale establishments enforce a 21-23 age limit.

Nightlife in Vancouver has something to offer everyone, from dance clubs to Irish pubs, live music venues and plenty of theatre and arts. Busy Granville Street on a Saturday night is electrifying, while Gastown and Yaletown have more than their share of hip, trendy spots.

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The Diamond

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The Kino Café & Flamenco Bar

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The casual shopper will enjoy a stroll along Robson Street with its unique boutiques, coffeehouses and restaurants. Granville Island is one of Vancouver’s shopping hotspots and the hub of epicurean delight. The Public Market overflows with fresh vegetables, fruits and exotic herbs and spices. Art and handcrafted items, custom-built kayaks, wooden musical instruments, blown glass, leather goods and one-of-a-kind toys are a small sampling of items for sale.

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Mink Chocolate Café

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Spirit Wrestler Gallery

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Granville Island Public Market

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Vancouver Art Gallery

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Kaarigar Handicrafts

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Treasure Green Tea Company

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Commercial Drive

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Granville Street

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A foggy winter day in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, as seen from the seawall in Stanley Park, with the Lions Gate Bridge and North Shore Mountains in the background. Puffin's Pictures /

Tourist Information

Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located 16 km/10 miles from downtown Vancouver. Canada Line (the country's rapid transit railway system) connects the airport to downtown Vancouver in under 30 minutes, departing every 7-15 minutes. There are also numerous car rental companies present at the airport, as well as taxi services.

Address: Vancouver International Airport, Richmond


Phone: +1 604 207 7077


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Public transport

In Vancouver, private vehicles are the most popular mode of transportation. Mass transit include local buses, Skytrain and Seabus. A Translink Day Pass, which can be purchased at many stations, grocery stores and 7/11's, can be used on all of these. Bicycle rental is another very popular way for visitors to get around the city and cover more ground that walking. Several companies located around the city offer these services.





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Yellow Cabs
+1 604 681 1111

Vancouver Taxi
+1 604 871 1111

Black Top Cabs
+1 604 731 1111

MacLure’s Cabs
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Canada Post

Address: 495 W Georgia St, Vancouver


Phone: +1 866 607 6301


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Shoppers Drug Mart

Address: 1125 Davie Street, Vancouver


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