Vancouver Tourism, Canada

Visit Vancouver - Best of Vancouver

Located in British Columbia in Canada, Vancouver is Canada's 3rd largest city. It is on the west coast of the country and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The population is English speaking and runs around 2 million people and is considered one of the best rated places for quality of life.

Vancouver already has a very rich natural beauty, beautiful green trees, the gorgeous coast and everything in between. What makes it better is how well preserved it all is. When you visit Vancouver you are sure to get lost in its all natural beauty.

There is a lot to see and do and the attractions range from lovely state run Parks to busy bustling shopping streets. This makes a Vancouver trip a very memorable experience. Each one of you should visit Vancouver at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Vancouver.

Vancouver Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Vancouver tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC-08:00)
  • Currency: Canadian Dollar
  • Language: English is the predominant language in Vancouver.
  • Electricity and Internet: Sockets used in Vancouver is "TypeB" North American NEMA 5- 15 standard. Also the voltage is same as the United States that id 110V. Moreover, Wifi services are available at major public places, hotels, cafes, restaurants as well. 
  • Tipping: Tipping is a practise followed religiously in return of the impeccable services provided to you by the waiter or the taxi driver. You can tip him about 5-10 percent of the total bill amount.
  • Other tips: Try opting for public transport rather than private cabs as they are expensive and you can end up paying more. 
  • Vancouver has a lot of ethnic groups staying in Canada and hence the people here are very progressive to other with different race, religion, caste or sexual preferance.

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Facts and Stats for Vancouver*

  • Pollution Statistics in Vancouver

    Know the pollution level of Vancouver before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 17.27 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 32.52 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 42.4 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 23.8 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.19 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 24.27 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.59 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 14.08 (Very Low)
  • Vancouver: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Vancouver for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Vancouver.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 26.65 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.57 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 27.1 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 32.23 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 29.23 (Low)
    • Drug offense 68.81 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85.75 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 61.06 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 30.9 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.55 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 49.41 (Moderate)
  • Living in Vancouver - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Vancouver is 168.91 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 64.02 (High)
    • Climate Index 91.07 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 24.56 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.92 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 72.99 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 17.04 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 95.37 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Vancouver

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Vancouver

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.28 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.95 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.2 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 57.75 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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