Vancouver is the jewel of the Canadian Pacific North West and is a top North American city break destination. Often voted one of the "most liveable" cities in the world, Vancouver has a host of things to do. Its proximity to the mountains means the city is a haven for outdoor pursuits. However there is also plenty to do in the city itself.
Air: Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is south of the city and has a host of flights within North America and beyond to Europe and Asia. The cheapest option into the city is public bus.
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Rail: Amtrak services leave for Seattle once a day. Canadian railways have services leaving for Edmonton and Jasper which makes for a scenic trip through the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Boat: Services leave Seattle for Victoria on Vancouver Island as well as a number of other destinations.
What to See and Do
Vancouver's numerous attractions include the following:
Stanley Park: The park is located in the CBD and is a great place to spend a few hours. Take a walk out to Prospect Point for great views over the water. There are numerous refreshment stops available in the park should you wish to recharge your batteries.
Capilano Suspension Bridge: The 136m long bridge crosses the Capilano river 70 metres above the river. In addition to the bridge there is also a large park, rainforest ecotours and a tree top adventure walk.
Museum of Anthropology: Located at the University of British Columbia, this museum has a large collection of native artifacts. The museum is a short bus ride from the CBD.
Harbour Centre Tower: A trip to the top of the tower will give you great views of the city and north shore mountains. Don't forget your camera!
Sky Train: An elevated rail system makes for a quick and convenient way in which to travel around the city.
Bus: There are bus services covering the metro area including three bus rapid transit lines.
Bike: Vancouver is a very cycle friendly city. Cycle the sea wall at Stanley Park and enjoy the views!