A Vancouver holiday is a chance to discover a multicultural city that has something for everyone. Combine the thrill of urban life with nature that includes a temperate rainforest, snow-capped mountain, and a beachfront full of outdoor activities. A constant in any list of most liveable cities in the world, feast on fresh oysters and craft beer at Granville Market after a day cycling through Stanley Park. End a day on top of Grouse Mountain, filled with ski slopes and cable cars that give you an amazing view of the city. Book your tailor-made Vancouver tour today, our Travel Experts will research, plan, and book a trip you’ll never forget.
Museum of Anthropology
Capilano Suspension Bridge
At 450 hectares and with over 16 miles of forested trails, Stanley Park is a stunning nature retreat bordering Vancouver’s downtown. Begin your day with a cycle along the seawall, taking in exceptional views of Lost Lagoon and Lions Gate Bridge as you cruise by the Burrard Inlet fjord. At Brockton Point, you’ll see totem poles representative of the First Nations. An aquarium, railway, and spray park ensures some family-friendly fun.
Granville Island is home to a farmer’s market, craft breweries, and art galleries. Located under the Granville Bridge, this little peninsula is the heart of downtown. Island shops offer a variety of jewellery, clothing, and original indigenous art. Artisan workshops and craft studios make for an excellent afternoon of culture and creativity. Fresh oysters in one of several high-quality local restaurants is a Vancouver tour must-do. A walk across the bridge at sunset caps off a fine day.
Peaking at 1,200 metres, the views from Grouse Mountain are unrivalled. Fifteen minutes from downtown, a Skyride takes you to its top with skiing and snowboarding popular activities in winter. A mountain zipline through a canyon provides plenty of extreme adventure for those looking for a thrill. In the evening, why not check out a lumberjack show and indulge in some local traditions that include an 18-metre tree climb.
A world-renowned venue for exhibitions of Northwest Coast First Nations art, the Museum of Anthropology showcases weavings, carvings, and thousands of more objects from around the world. Enter the Great Hall and take in displays of textiles, poles, and carvings in a space full of natural light. A stroll through the grounds of this ancient and innovatively designed museum is one of the most rewarded activities on a Vancouver holiday.
The Capilano Suspension Bridge hangs 70 metres above towering evergreen trees in a temperate rainforest full of wonderful nature trails. A cliff walk tour is perfect for thrill-seekers as you walk a bridge that juts out from a granite surface and suspends you over the Capilano River. At Raptors Ridge, learn of a conservation project that protects hawks, owls, and falcons. If you visit Vancouver in the Winter season then you’ll be treated to the Canyon Lights Festival where the canopy is lit up with hundreds and thousands of lights.
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