Vancouver Tourism

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.

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.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Vancouver

  • Save 4% Vancouver Harbor Sunset Dinner Cruise
    Vancouver Harbor Sunset Dinner Cruise265 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins

    See Vancouvers waterfront sights while you dine on a sunset dinner cruise. This leisurely cruise takes you past the downtown ...

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  • Save 21% Vancouver City Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge
    Vancouver City Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge337 Reviews

    Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins

    On this Vancouver tour by comfortable coach, not only will you visit top Vancouver attractions including Stanley Park, Granvi...

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  • Save 7% Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver
    Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver186 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    While in Vancouver, don't miss the chance to take a whale-watching tour and spot killer whales, porpoises, seals, eagles and ...

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  • Save 7% Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
    Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour288 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    Explore Vancouver onboard clear-top buses and San Francisco-style Trolleys.  With your choice of the CITY Route (14 stop...

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

    • Air Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 31.55 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40.73 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 22.83 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14.26 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 22.8 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 15.04 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.1 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Vancouver for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Vancouver.

    • Burglary and Theft 32.43 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 27.25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.08 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 28.98 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 32.68 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50.78 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 28.81 (Low)
    • Drug offense 68.87 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85.42 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 61.06 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 31.27 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 49.01 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Vancouver is 169.42 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 63.72 (High)
    • Climate Index 91.15 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 23.23 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39.81 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.19 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 74.06 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 16.18 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 90.1 (Moderate)
    • 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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.35 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.2 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 54.7 USD

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

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