If you’re ever visited Vancouver, you already know about the vast beauty of this area and the heaps of charm the city has to offer. It’s a great place for adventure travelers who like to hike, bike, fish and, well, do just about anything outdoors. Foodies will love the city’s street food and markets, like the one on Granville Island, plus the many cocktail bars and craft breweries.
There is no “best time” to visit Vancouver. The weather is a bit drizzly in the winter, but it never really gets too cold or two hot. Summer are downright incredible, and there are plenty of things to do in winter too. You’ll also find many day trips nearby, including Whistler, Victoria and Vancouver Island.
Where to Stay in Vancouver
We always choose to stay somewhere in downtown Vancouver, because of the easy walking proximity to just about everything. You can park your car and use your legs instead. Popular areas include Gastown, Yaletown and Downtown. No matter which area you choose, you’ll find some really great restaurants and bars within a block or two that exemplify the neighborhood.
Here are our recommended hotels:
- Sutton Place Hotel ⇒ Trip Advisor | Expedia
- Listel Hotel ⇒ Trip Advisor | Expedia
- Shangri-La Hotel ⇒ Trip Advisor | Expedia
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