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.

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Plan your customized day by day trip plan for Vancouver. Choose from various experinces categories as adventure, romantic and family and kids friendly for your trip using using Vancouver trip planner.

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  • Am traveling from Victoria to Campbell River in July. What are things to see and do along the way? Heard about huge population of cougar on the island. Is walking in Provincial park safe (?Elk Falls)..am good with Victoria city plans

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    • Hi, Jill! I request you to please send us your travel details on hi@triphobo.com and our travel experts will get back to you with the personalized travel suggestions. 

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  • I am traveling to Vancouver, BC on a cruise ship in July. I want to know if Vancouver has a Change Lingerie Store?

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    • Yes, there are a couple of Change Lingerie stores in Vancouver. You can find one at 2358 Cambie Street and another at 1030a S, Park Royal S, West Vancouver. 

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  • I would like to find out train options from Vancouver to Seattle, WA.

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  • I would like to take the train from Vancouver Seattle, WA. Was are some train options?

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    • There are around 5 trains operated by Amtrak Cascade between Vancouver and Seattle. I know a couple of trains, one that leaves Vancouver around 6.30 am and another that leaves around 9 am. All the trains take around 4 hours to complete the journey. It would be better to check the official website of Amtrak to find the detailed train schedule. 

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  • I am finishing a 2 week Alaskan cruise in Vancouver in August. I want to stay one night in Vancouver and wonder which tourist attractions you most recommend and the best area of Vancouver to stay in?

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    • If you have just one day in Vancouver, it is recommended that you stay at a hotel which is close to the attractions. You can check out this extensive list of hotels in Vancouver and book the one that matches all your requirements. Here are also the best things to do in Vancouver for your reference. I suggest you cover Stanley Park, Vancouver Aquarium, English Bay Beach, Downtown Vancouver, Gastown neighborhood, Chinatown neighborhood, and Canada Place while you are in the city.   

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  • Is there a salon that specializes in textured hair and related services?

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    • I think it would be better for you to talk to the locals about this. 

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  • Is it better to get Canadian money in US before travel or use currency exchange when we get to Vancouver?

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    • You can exchange some amount before traveling to Canada so that you will have cash if needed. And then, you can either use credit/debit cards or exchange money after reaching Vancouver. But, in any case, I would suggest talking to your bank first and then decide. 

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  • We are coming to Vancouver in July, staying at the Sheraton Wall Centre-Downtown. Is there a need for a car?

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    • It depends upon what your plans are. If you are here as a tourist and want to explore the city, then most of the popular points of interest are accessible via public transport including buses and SkyTrains. If you are not planning to explore the city and focused on a couple of sites only, you can book a taxi. I do not think a car is necessary, but you can take that call according to your trip plan and budget. 

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