Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia and, as a result of its Pacific Ocean location, is a very important port, exporting Canadian goods to Asia and the USA's west coast.
Vancouver's climate is incredibly mild by Canadian standards; its winters are easily the warmest of Canada's big cities.
The mild winters are a result of the combined effects of the mild Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains, which block cold winter air moving in from the rest of the continent.
Snow falls in Vancouver on an average of eleven days a year, rarely reaching depths of more than a few centimetres.
Summers are dry, sunny and reasonably warm.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
One of Vancouver’s most iconic and thrilling sites Capilano Suspension Bridge is breathtakingly suspended 230 feet above and 450 feet across Capilano River. But crossing the bridge isn’t the only excitement you can expect. Cross over to towering evergreens, serene trails and the award winning attraction, Treetops Adventure. Seven suspension bridges, some reaching as high as 100 feet, take you high above the forest floor for a thrilling encounter with the heart of the forest.
Guided eco-walks, a First Nations cultural experience and voices from the past at the Story Centre mingle with the sounds of live seasonal performances. Unmatched shopping at the Trading Post and West Coast cuisine round out this entertaining West Coast experience.
Step aboard one of our old-fashioned horse-drawn vehicles and meander in comfort through the natural beauty of Stanley Park, Vancouver’s #1 attraction. Relax to the gentle clip clop of the horses’ hooves and take in the fresh scent of cedar and the sea as a professional guide fully narrates your one-hour tour featuring Deadman’s Island, Vancouver’s harbour, the Lions Gate Bridge, a coastal Red-Cedar forest and the Rose Garden, with stops at the famous Totem Poles, Girl in a Wet Suit Statue, and S.S. Empress of Japan Figurehead. Horse-drawn tours are wheelchair accessible, covered, and depart every 20-30 minutes, daily, rain or shine. You can take a bus tour anytime, but how often do you get a chance to see the sights by horse-drawn carriage?
Harbour Cruises &Events
Harbour Cruises &Events, Vancouver’s leading boat sightseeing company, provides unparalleled views of Vancouver and offers a unique and delightful way to experience the city. Harbour Cruises Ltd. is the only boat sightseeing company in Vancouver to offer regularly scheduled daily and nightly public cruises. They include daily tours of the Vancouver Harbour, four times daily during the summer; nightly Sunset Dinner Cruises which includes a West Coast-themed dinner; and a luncheon cruise through the calm blue waters of the Indian Arm. Guests will cruise onboard one of our three distinct vessels from Vancouver’s only authentic paddlewheel, the MPV Constitution, to the MV Harbour Princess to the newly refurbished MV Britannia where tour guides will provide live commentary as we pass through the waterways surrounding Vancouver.
Vancouver Lookout the “Best First Stop” during your visit to Vancouver.
Come see the spectacular 360-degree view of cosmopolitan Vancouver, the majestic North Shore Mountains and perhaps even Vancouver Island. Journey fifty storeys above street level in a glass elevator in less than 50 seconds. This elevating experience will get you ready to visit the rest of the must-see attractions. Our knowledgeable staffs are happy to guide you around the deck and provide you with a 360-degree city tour. Admission ticket(s) valid throughout the day and evening enjoy the view by day and by night. Come and enjoy the night-lights!
The Vancouver Art Gallery
A day in Canada’s most beautiful city would be incomplete without a visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery. From Emily Carr and other renowned Canadian artists – past and present – to internationally recognized contemporary artists from around the world, Vancouver’s “must-see” cultural attraction presents major exhibitions of groundbreaking new visionaries and historical masters. Have a meal or glass of wine on the Gallery Café’s rooftop patio overlooking Robson Square to complete the perfect day. Weekends at the Gallery are also not to be missed, with artful family fun and free activities for young visitors.