Vancouver is a large, ethnically diverse coastal city in British Columbia, Canada. It is known for its steel and glass cityscape, set against a backdrop of the ocean and the North Shore Mountains. Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park are some of the popular attractions in Vancouver.
Nearby to these locations, you’ll find many lodging options, ranging from upmarket hotels to bed and breakfasts. Nearby Whistler Mountain, accessible by rail, is a top ski destination. Another popular draw is the very British city of Victoria; the capital of British Columbia, which is a three hour drive along the Haro Strait.
Vancouver has an international airport on Sea Island, in the adjoining city of Richmond. Known for its commitment to sustainability, Vancouver also has an extensive public transit system, including the Sky Train rapid transit network. Many visitors choose to travel to Vancouver by car, with some coming from neighboring Washington State. The road system around Vancouver is very well-maintained and easy to navigate. Highway 1 runs through the city and most of British Columbia.
Weather in Vancouver is seasonal, so plan what to bring depending on what time of year you travel. Outdoor sports enthusiasts and pedestrian visitors, traveling to the area, should prepare for changeable weather. Vancouver is home to numerous sporting events and it has hosted the Olympic Winter Games. Fans of dining and nightlife should head to the Granville District.
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