How to Get There
Plane: Vancouver International Airport will welcome you with big arms! The chaos and swarms of tourists running in every direction may discourage you from embracing Vancouver’s first sights, but you will soon find comfort in the city.
Public Transportation: TransLink is a connection between buses, the SkyTrain and the SeaBus by water. Fares are cheap and you can get day tickets or prepaid tickets if you like to be prepared!
Taxis and Cars: Driving in Vancouver may be busy but it is rather easy to figure out. Taxis are available and you will be able to flag one down in the heart of the city around any corner.
Stanley Park: If you love the nature and outdoors, you ill love Stanley Park. This park offers numerous trails for walking, biking, hiking, and much more!
Capilano Suspension Bridge: 137 metres of swaying fun. If you’re scared of heights, this may not be the best place for you. The views are beautiful and I definitely gets the adrenaline flowing.
Granville Island: Canada grows some of the most delicious local fruits and vegetables. Granville Island is home to a beautiful market that has the best of the best home grown Canadian foods.
Summer: July to September. The warm weather comes in the summer around 20 degrees Celsius on average. Pack for warm surf and beach weather!
Spring: April to June. Spring is a rather rainy time for Vancouver but the flowers will be out full bloom. Temperatures average around 10 to 15 degrees Celsius during spring time.
Winter: January to March. Winter gets chilly in Vancouver but is the best time for some snowboarding or skiing. Bring a full snow suit when visiting and bundle up for temperatures around -5 to 5 degrees Celsius.
Fall: October to December. Fall is a beautiful time to visit the city of Vancouver. The trees are changing colours, the temperatures are warm and sunny during the days and cool during the evenings. Pack for cold and warm temperatures around 10 to 15 degrees Celsius.
The lifestyle of the people from Vancouver is hard working and enjoyed by many. Vancouver is not all work and no play, there are numerous beautiful mountains for snowboarding, beaches for surfing and hills for the extreme sport bikers. People in Vancouver have an appreciation for nature and enjoy spending time with friends and family.
Eat and Drink
Food and drink is an easy part of traveling through Vancouver. No matter where you are, you will always find a joint you like the food at and a bar you enjoy to drink in. There are cuisines from all over the world. While in Canada, you can’t go without trying the poutine (cheese curds, gravy and fries) and the beaver tails (cinnamon and sugar on a deep fried dough).
Rest and Relaxation
Low Budget: Low budget is not always easy while you’re in Vancouver. The cheapest hostels you will find start at around $20 per night and escalate rather quickly in price.
Medium Budget: You get what you pay for in Vancouver. Most of the time, you don’t have to worry about what you are going to get, it is usually exactly on par what you were expecting. Mid-range hotels sell for $100 – $200 per night.
High Budget: A high budget will get you an upscale hotel around $250+ per night.
Do not travel in areas that are known as the ‘slums’, Vancouver has some of the most beautiful views and excursions, why waste your time visiting dangerous and esthetically displeasing?
Marijuana is ILLEGAL in Canada without a medical exemption. This is taken very seriously.
Vancouver is a fairly safe city. Embrace the locals and have them teach you a thing or two on the slopes or the waves.