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The British Columbian city of Vancouver is bursting with a wealth of urban entertainment, cultural pursuits, outdoor adventure and fun for all the family.

Famed for its natural beauty, top-class attractions and laid-back vibe, Vancouver consistently tops the list of the world's best places to live. If you are not in a position to pack up your life and move to this vibrant city, then do the next best thing and schedule a visit into your holiday plans. The sheer number of things to do is mind-boggling. While the city is home to excellent museums, art galleries and aquariums, as well as quality shops, bars, clubs and restaurants, what sets it apart from other city destinations is the diversity of the other attractions on offer. Few other cities boast ski resorts, suspension bridges and warm sandy beaches in one breath. But Vancouver doesn’t just pay lip service to its tourism – it really does tick every box.

Set in the heart of the city centre, Robson Street is the premier shopping destination in Vancouver. Here you will find upmarket, fashionable boutiques, indulgent spas and a wealth of gourmet dining options. If you're looking for something a little more casual, make your way over to Granville Island Public Market. Overflowing with wonderful sights, sounds and smells, this bustling market is a treat. Pick up some fresh local produce at the farmers market or bag a bespoke gift at one of the artisan craft stalls.

As well as being home to a variety of fish and aquatic mammals, the family-friendly Vancouver Aquarium is a great place to learn about marine research and conservation around the shores of the Pacific. Get up close with African penguins at Penguin Point, watch out for deadly piranha and sharks, and don’t miss the chance to participate in interactive sessions with Beluga whales, dolphins, sea otters and seals.

Multiculturalism and diversity are two staples of this Canadian city and you don’t have to scratch too deeply beneath the surface to see clear evidence of this. Wander around Stanley Park and gaze up at the jaw-dropping totem poles and wood carvings of the First Nations. Then follow this with a trip to the Museum of Anthropology to contemplate the spell-binding creativity conveyed by over 500,000 indigenous artefacts that sit alongside a fascinating collection of global artwork.

With a host of outdoor adventure activities on the city's doorstep, adrenaline junkies don’t have to look far to get their thrills. Head up to Grouse Mountain and zipline across the peaks of giant Douglas Firs on a five-line circuit, try your hand at night skiing on Cypress Mountain, or test your mettle 70 metres above the roaring Capilano River as you totter across the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

If all this action has left you exhausted, make your way to the warm golden sands of English Bay Beach and let the sun’s rays ease out your aching bones. Keep an eye on the horizon for orca whales while you sit back and enjoy the spectacular sunset. There is simply no better way to unwind at the end of a busy day of enjoying yourself!

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Where to stay in Vancouver

Top hotels in Vancouver

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
The price is NZ$172 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.

Located in Coal Harbour, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from United States Consulate and Vancouver Waterfront. Robson Street and Canada Place are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,674 reviews)

"The staff was really friendly and accommodating. The room was clean. They had good measures in place for Covid-19. There were slight issues with our bathroom door, but we reported it to staff, and overall the stay was enjoyable."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2021

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Vancouver Airport
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Vancouver Airport
2.5 out of 5
8640 Alexandra Rd, Richmond, BC
The price is NZ$81 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.

Located in Richmond City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Aberdeen Centre and Richmond Centre Mall. Richmond Night Market is 1.4 mi ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,099 reviews)

"Clean and affordable. Located 15 minutes or less from airport, includes packed lunch and free coffee and tea."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2021

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Vancouver Airport
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
The price is NZ$191 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.

Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pacific Centre Shopping Mall and Vancouver Art Gallery. Granville Street and English ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,051 reviews)

"I like the seevice of staff, very polite Nd professional"…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2021

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
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Holiday Rentals in Vancouver

Rosedale Condominiums
Rosedale Condominiums
3.5 out of 5
838 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is NZ$147 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.

Located in Yaletown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Vancouver Central Public Library, BC Place Stadium and Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Granville ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,011 reviews)

"Great location on Robson and Hamilton. Nice room. Very happy with the room"…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan. 2021

Rosedale Condominiums
LEVEL Vancouver - Yaletown Seymour
LEVEL Vancouver - Yaletown Seymour
4 out of 5
1022 Seymour Street, Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
The price is NZ$220 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.

Located in Downtown Vancouver, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Vancouver Art Gallery and Pacific Centre Shopping Mall. Queen Elizabeth ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (150 reviews)

"Although I found the photos on the website misleading (it looked much better on the website), the suite was very nice,"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct. 2020

LEVEL Vancouver - Yaletown Seymour
Sonder at Revival
Sonder at Revival
4 out of 5
1771 Comox Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is NZ$167 per night from 10 Feb. to 11 Feb.

Located in West End, this holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Vancouver False Creek Seawall and English Bay Beach. Robson Street and Stanley Park are also ...

5/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)

"Welcoming. Clean. The open concept is the style I prefer. It was almost like being in my own downtown apartment, it did not feel like a hotel. The entrance took some work to locate, as it was tucked away between two buildings, and there was no roadside signage indicating where it was."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2021

Sonder at Revival
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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