Combining some of Canada’s most beautiful landscape with an ocean-front location, Vancouver is truly a unique and interesting place for all types of travellers. Whether you’re more into a city excursion or you want to get out and explore some of the rugged wilderness that surrounds Vancouver, this British Columbia city will keep you entertained from the moment you arrive until you leave -- no matter how many days you plan on staying.

Located on the west coast of Canada in British Columbia, Vancouver is one of the densest and most diverse cities in this North American country. Vancouver is known for its cultural and arts scene, as well as the bustling music and theater events that go on all throughout the year. Whether you want to stay in a boutique hotel or you prefer something more quiet or intimate like a bed and breakfast, there are nearly 25,000 guestrooms to choose from, most of which are centrally located in the downtown region. Check out the options between the Loden Hotel, which sits in the Coal Harbour part of town, or stay at something more budget friendly like a Hilton or Marriott.

Exploring Vancouver and creating an itinerary simply depends on what you want to do during your stay. One of the top rated destinations in the city is Stanley Park, which expands nearly a thousand acres to provide a green and peaceful setting with the surrounding city. All year long there are numerous activities that take place in Stanley Park that appeal to all visitors, including families. Once you’re done walking around or participating in an activity, head over to the Seawall, which offers stunning views of Burrard Inlet. The Vancouver Aquarium is something fun to do for visitors of all ages and if you’re looking for an iconic activity during your stay in the area, Granville Island is highly recommended by the locals and features shopping, entertainment and numerous dining destinations. Granville Island is located near downtown Vancouver and showcases many of the local artisans, foodies and brewers from the area. If you don’t have much on your itinerary, you’ll definitely be able to spend an entire day exploring Granville Island, between browsing the many shops and soaking in the live entertainment.