Plan Your Trip to Vancouver, British Columbia
By Chloë Ernst
Getting to Vancouver
You can reach Vancouver by land, air, and ocean. How you travel to Vancouver depends on your time line, place of departure, and budget. Find out more about getting to Vancouver and beginning your vacation.
Getting Around Vancouver
Just like getting to Vancouver, you have options in how you get around the city. Rental cars, public transportation, and ferries all have their advantages.
Neighborhood Visitor Guides
Each Vancouver neighborhood has its own character, attractions, and restaurant scene. If you like upscale nightlife head to Yaletown, stay in the West End for family-friendly activities, and visit Gastown to admire historic buildings and learn quirky city tales.
- Best Vancouver Neighborhoods for Travelers
- Gastown Visitor Guide
- Granville Island Visitor Guide
- West End Visitor Guide
- Downtown Vancouver Visitor Guide
- Vancouver's North Shore Visitor Guide
- Main Street Visitor Guide
- Coal Harbour Visitor Guide
- Richmond Visitor Guide
Booking a Vancouver Hotel
Where you stay in Vancouver can be a vacation-making choice. Having restaurants, bars, and attractions near the hotel can help you fit more into your trip itinerary.
- Top 8 Budget Hotels
- Top 10 Vancouver Cruise Hotels
- Top Hotels in the West End
- North Vancouver Hotels
- Top Richmond Hotels
Pack the most into your Vancouver trip with these travel itineraries. Each highlights the best of the city when you only have a day or two to explore.
Take a look at these About.com Vancouver Travel videos to get a real sense of the city. See the beaches, attractions, and neighborhoods that are favorites with Vancouver locals and visitors.
- Top 3 Things to See in Vancouver
- Tour of Stanley Park
- Top 3 Beaches in Vancouver
- Tour of Robson Street
- Tour of Canada Place
- Tour of Chinatown