Perfectly located between the sea, mountains and ski slopes, Vancouver sits in stark contrast to the vast and rugged nature of the rest of the country. It’s a highlight of western Canada not to be missed.
Stanley Park is Vancouver’s gem, with its balance of west coast rainforest, wildlife, beaches, trails and mountain views. The rite of passage is to walk or cycle the 8.8km seawall. Hire a bike and take in the majestic views.
Hop across to Granville Island on the ferry and take in the city views from the water. With cafes, restaurants and artist studios, soak in the arty culture. And if you get peckish, the public market is world-famous. A must for any foodie.