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Vancouver Travel Guide

Why You Should Visit Vancouver

Ringed by mountains on one side and a beautiful coastline on the other, Vancouver is an Instagrammers paradise. It’s also home to some of Canada’s most acclaimed restaurants and its largest Chinatown. A visit to Vancouver also offers a singular opportunity to explore the country's First Nations’ heritage.

When to Visit Vancouver

Winters are mild in Vancouver, so any time of year is a good time to visit Vancouver. The locals' biggest complaint is the winter rain, which can put a damper on plans to enjoy a bike ride in Stanley Park or a walk across the legendary Capilano Suspension Bridge. Summer is a more reliable time to enjoy the city.

Average Weather in Vancouver

Vancouver is blessed with some of Canada’s mildest weather. Winter temperatures hover in the high 30s to low 40s Fahrenheit. There's not much snow, but rain is common in winter. Summer sees the city’s driest period and there’s little-to-no humidity to dampen your enjoyment of the warm days.

The Capilano Suspension Bridge

Welcome to Vancouver’s oldest paid tourist attraction–the Capilano Suspension Bridge. 450 feet across, 250 feet, and surrounded by thick and beautiful rainforest, it’s a wobbly walk to the other side. You can also scale the canyon’s Cliffwalk (a series of walkways that jut out from the cliff). It’s here where you’ll find the best views.

Free Bee Tour in Vancouver (Video)

Don’t miss this “freebee” in Vancouver. On the roof of the Fairmont Waterfront, the hotel’s smallest employees are hard at work producing over 200 pounds of honey on-site annually, which the hotel uses in the kitchen and at the bar. From May to September, tours run daily at 2pm. They’re free for everyone. Even if […]