Located on the west coast of British Columbia, Vancouver is known for its stunning natural beauty and vibrant cultural scene. The city is a magnet for travelers from around the world and has hosted landmark events such as the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. It is also of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in North America.
Vancouver has consistently been rated one of the world’s most livable places. A city plan that promotes building density, the use of sustainable energy, and an extensive public transit system preserves its open green space. Unsurprisingly, Vancouver is a haven for bicycling and outdoor enthusiasts.
Summer in Vancouver offers clear sunny days with fabulous views and outdoor festivals. Although some form of precipitation (rain or snow) is bound to fall November-March, don’t let the wet weather discourage you - the landscape remains green and beautiful in every season, and the surrounding mountains receive epic snowfalls. You can experience world-class skiing and snowboarding at Whistler Resort and the North Shore Mountains as late as April.
Things to Do in Vancouver
The temperate climate and diverse geography - encompassing mountains, ocean, forest, and parkland - make a Vancouver a natural destination for outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, distance running, and climbing year-round. Explore 1,001 acre Stanley Park, one of the city’s treasures. In early spring, check out the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, when tree-lined streets become a fairyland of pink petals.
The city is also a foodie paradise, with dining options to fit every budget. Historic Chinatown – one of the largest in North America – is also a popular destination. Enjoy the public market and fine arts scene on Granville Island, a short ferry ride from downtown.
Vancouver offers a range of performing arts, from theater and dance to classical music. There is also a lively folk and jazz scene. Experience great indie bands at nightclubs in the Granville Entertainment District. There is also a strong independent film scene. Referred to as “Hollywood North,” Vancouver is a major production center for movies and television. There’s a good chance your favorite show was filmed here!
Vancouver Neighborhoods and Accommodations
The city offers a variety of neighborhoods to suit your interests. Gastown offers 19th century architecture, fun shopping (from boutique to vintage) and intimate nightclubs. On the North Shore – West and North Vancouver – you can sate your appetite for upscale retail shops. Yaletown is Vancouver’s trendy renovated warehouse district. It offers major sports venues and cutting-edge dining. To get the most out of your trip, stay in these neighborhoods by renting condos and apartments from local residents. Tripping offers vacation rentals throughout Vancouver, ranging from private rooms to vacation home rentals, that you can compare by area by price, ratings, reviews and more.
Vacation Rentals in Vancouver
Find the best Vancouver vacation rentals on Tripping.com. With over 1925 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Vancouver range from €25 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 1770 homes in Vancouver offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 324 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 1607 homes with cable TV.For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Vancouver offers 327 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.
Search properties from 10 vacation rental sites in Vancouver where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Booking.com, and TripAdvisor. There are 856 HomeAway rentals, 446 Booking.com short term rentals and 294 TripAdvisor vacation rentals.