Vancouver Pocket Guide

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Friendly locals, interesting attractions and beautiful scenery are just some of the reasons why you should include Vancouver on any Canadian itinerary. This cosmopolitan destination is filled with diverse neighbourhoods from Kitsilano to Chinatown. Each one has its own unique appeal and this has a lot to do with why Vancouver is so welcoming because, even though it's a big city, it doesn't feel like one.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Vancouver.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Vancouver... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Vancouver.

Vancouver City Reviews

  • 80%


    Awesome city

    I'm in love with Vancouver. There're so many things you can do and experience. The city itself is very nice and clean and the restaurants are super. If you want to go out there're a lot if different clubs, bars and pubs. It takes you only some minutes to go a lil bit away from the center and you'll already be in the beautiful nature. Furthermore there a various beaches for example in the Stanley Park, where you can enjoy the weather.

    Insider Tip:Gastown for eating, Tuesdays Club Celebrities, shopping Pacific Center / Metrotown, Aquarium in Stanley Park, Whistler

  • 100%



    Stanley Park and Granville Island are amazing. The food options in Vancouver are diverse and delicious. I love the Canadian art displayed at the museum, especially relating to the influences from elsewhere.

    Insider Tip:Go see a hockey game.

  • 80%


    Cool city

    Great nightlife in Vancouver and nearby islands and canyons to day trip to. Definitely check out Lynn's Canyon (I think?) if you have time and Stanley Park, with its beaches and greenery, is a great way to pass a chilled out afternoon.

    Insider Tip:Give Granville Island a miss unless you're dead set on it. Stay at Samesun Backpackers and they'll offer a bunch of daily activities (some free) which are a great way to get to know the city and to meet other travellers.

  • 50%


    Nice city but not without a car

    I liked Stanley Park and the "old town", but apart from that, Vancouver doesn't have a lot to offer unless you have a car. The shopping mile Robson Street was very disappointing in my opinion. Just like the rest of the inner city centre - it's okay, definitely not ugly, but not worth it taking a trip there if you are dependent on public transport.

    Insider Tip:Stanley Park

  • 80%


    Probably the best city in Canada

    Vancouver is a pretty lively place and gives you easy access to a lot of really locations such as vancouver island, gulf islands, grouse mountain and capilano bridge, lynn canyon park or even Whistler. Overall i would recommend anyone visiting Canada to go there !

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