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Vancouver is a bustling seaport city on the Fraser River delta in British Columbia. A melting pot of cultures from around the world, Vancouver is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city surrounded by majestic mountains and pristine Pacific coastline.

Vancouver is a city that thrives on outdoor pursuits and there is no place better than Stanley Park. You can sunbathe on the beautiful park beaches during the warm summer months or take a bike and cycle around the 6.2 mile Seawall - the views of the North Shore mountains and Lions Gate Bridge are spectacular.

Top City Attractions
Sunset harbor cruise
Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours
VanDusen Botanical Garden
Walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge
Visit the market at Granville Island
Vancouver acquarium in Stanley park
China Town
Skiing at Cypress Mountain (30kms)
Punjabi Market
Vancouver Lookout tower - 130m high
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Grouse Mountain just 15 mins from downtown
Vancouver art gallery

The city is packed with things to see and do and as the various neighborhoods are close together, getting around using public transport is quick and easy. Whether its the bustling markets of Granville Island and Punjabi or the waterfront cafes, bars and restaurants, Vancouver is a magical place to explore.

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Vancouver Vacation Rentals

There are plenty of accommodation options when choosing where to stay in Vancouver from excellent downtown private apartments to spacious vacation homes along the waterfront next to Stanley Park. The main and most popular areas for holiday rentals include...

  • Central downtown
  • Yaletown
  • Granville Street
  • West End
  • Commercial Drive
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Renting a vacation home for your trip to Vancouver is ideal for families, groups and friends as it provides the space, freedom and flexibility to do what you want, when you want - home from home.

Excursions & Tours

Vancouver is the gateway to some amazing locations, just waiting for you to explore. The most popular excursions from the city are...

  • Vancouver Island and the capital, Victoria
  • Cypress Mountain
  • Steveston - a pretty fishing village on the Fraser River about 1 hour by train
  • Salt Spring Island’s Ganges Harbour and outdoor market
  • Buntzen Lake - one drive east of Vancouver

Twin centre holidays

If you are staying in Vancouver, a popular option is to combine your stay with a few days in the Rocky mountains. The summer months are very popular for hiking, mountain biking and just relaxing amidst pristine natural alpine beauty.

And, during the winter, Vancouver is the gateway to British Columbia's best ski resorts including...

Its possible to leave Vancouver early morning and be on the slopes a few hours later and return to the city for some very lively apres-ski. Or, many of the British Columbia ski resorts such as Whistler have mountain lodging where you can rent a condo or vacation home and spend a few days in the ski resort.

If you don't fancy the 2 hour drive to Whistler, the local ski areas on Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain and Mount Seymour are just a short drive from the city. Cypress is just 30 minutes away and provides skiing and boarding for all abilities.

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Our view on Vancouver

No trip to Canada is complete without visiting the exciting city of Vancouver in British Columbia. A wonderful city to explore, taking in the sights and discovering the history, beauty and culture. After a few days, you will soon feel that a short city break in your vacation rental is not long enough given the amount of things to see and do....