The Best Vancouver Travel Guide for first time visitors


This coastal seaport city is majorly popular across the world for its beauty, vibrancy and hustle bustle. If there is one city in Canada that you have the chance of exploring, go for Vancouver. You won’t regret it. For first time travelers, here is a guide to help you plan everything from air tickets and hotel bookings to things to do.

1.Flights to Vancouver

Use Skyscanner to find the cheapest and most suitable flight to Vancouver. If you wish to further bring down the cost of a particular flight, airline miles will come in handy. So yes, if you are part of a frequent flyer program, it will definitely benefit you when you are booking a flight to Vancouver. Air Canada, WestJet and United airlines are some of the best options for buying air tickets to Vancouver International Airport.

2. The Best time to visit

Good thing about Vancouver is that you can visit it anytime of the year and have an amazing time. But if you don’t want the rain to interrupt your trip in any way, visit either in September or October. Both months see long, warm days with minimum chances of rain. February, March and April are also great months to explore the city as flowers and plants bloom during these months, making the city all the more beautiful.

3. The Best Hotel choices

The definition of ‘best hotel’ varies from traveler to traveler. For some it means the cheapest accommodation and for some it means value for money while others consider a hotel best if it offers luxury. Here are some good options for budget and luxury travelers both. Visit Hotwire and Expedia for the best deals.

1. Shangri-La Hotel

2. Pan Pacific Vancouver

3. Pinnacle Hotel Harbor front

4. Hotel at the Waldorf

5. Sunset Inn and Suites

6. Fairmont Waterfront

7. The Burrard

8. Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver

4. The Best Eateries and Restaurants

An ideal vacation destination definitely boasts some great restaurants and eateries. Trust me, you don’t want to waste time on places that are not good. So cut the chase and visit any of the following restaurants during your trip.

1. Hawksworth Restaurant

2. Tommy O’s Pacific Rim Bistro

3. Breakfast at Valerie’s

4. Stardust Diner

5. Willems on Main

6. Rosemary Café

5. Must visit destinations

Vancouver did not become popular among tourists without reason. Since it is home to so many great destinations, you don’t find yourself searching for things to do and places to visit. The race starts as soon as you land and even on your last day, there will be plenty of things left to do. The following are the must visit destinations in Vancouver:

1. Dr. Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden

2. English Bay

3. Kitsilano Beach

4. Bloedel Floral Conservatory

5. Lynn Canyon Park

6. Capilano Suspension Bridge

7. Science World

8. VanDusen Botanical Garden

9. Vancouver Lookout

10. John Hendry Park

11. Lost Lagoon

12. Robson Square

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