Vancouver Vacations: Mountains Meets Sea
Vancouver is nestled between the ocean and the North Shore Mountains. Go whale watching, hike a mountain, ski, or discover the city’s multicultural culinary scene. Bike at Stanley Park, passing totem poles, or tee-off at the park’s golf course. For an adrenaline rush, experience the Sky to Sea Gondola over Howe Sound or trek across the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Visit Kitsilano Beach to catch some rays with the locals. Whether you’re looking to ski or want to head to sea on a cruise, a Vancouver vacation package with Liberty Travel connects you with local experts and insider experiences.
Vancouver at a Glance
Currency: Canadian Dollar ($)
Tipping Customs: Tip between 15-20%
Language: English and French
Popular Drink: Molson Beer
Must Eat: Salmon
Power Up: A or B (two or three-prong) 110 V
Weather: Weather is mild year-round, but winter brings rain and cooler temperatures.
Best Time to Visit: Year-round. Sightsee in the spring or summer (though summer brings crowds), or come in the winter for the mountain skiing.
Top Things to Do in Vancouver
Take a Cruise
Want to cruise to Alaska? Vancouver is one of the leading ports from which to begin your adventure north.
Explore Stanley Park
Rent a bike and cycle the seawall that runs 20 miles along Vancouver’s waterfront. The park boasts family-friendly playgrounds, a water park, and the Vancouver Aquarium. Admire stately cedars, maples, and Douglas fir.
Art and Culture at Granville Island
Find Vancouver’s design studios, galleries, leading cuisine, and vibrant market.
Visit VanDusen Botanical Garden
If you’re visiting Vancouver in the spring, be sure to take the famous Laburnum Walk; the garden boasts year-round blooms.
Hike the Grouse Grind or Take the Gondola
For stunning views, make your way to the summit of Grouse Mountain. Hike the “Grouse Grind,” a 2-mile trail, boasting 2,830 stairs; or relax on a scenic ride aboard the Skyride gondola.
Vancouver Vacation Packages: Canada’s West Coast the Liberty Travel Way
Whether you’re planning a cruise or want to experience a city steeped in nature, Liberty Travel’s consultants can create a Vancouver vacation package crafted just for you.
When you book with us, you get:
- Real People. More than a travel agent, your Vancouver consultant is a fellow traveler with a passion to help you see the world.
- Perfect Match. We’ll pair you with a destination expert who has insider knowledge of Vancouver for a truly personalized booking experience.
- Crafted Vacations. Stay in hand-selected hotels. Get connected with local guides and enriching experiences. Choose from among our exclusive Vancouver vacation packages, including our CITYbreaks.
- Support. With 24/7 support, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
We know Vancouver. Leave the planning to us.