Taking advantage of a spectacular Pacific Rim location, Vancouver is a study in contrasts and cohesion. Besides, being set between the mountains and the sea, the city unites and mixes a variety of cultures and landscapes. Allowing visitors to enjoy a modern, cosmopolitan city alongside the great outdoors, city breaks to Vancouver enjoy great popularity among tourists of all age and tastes. City breaks to Vancouver offer a wide range of attractions, catering to all tastes and energy levels.
Everyone planning city breaks to Vancouver will be surprised to find out its like living back in the times of Victorian England - this vintage spirit of the city contributes to the creation of its unique atmosphere. Though Vancouver is one of the most livable cities in North America, it occupies the top of the list of the cleanest cities in the world. City breaks to Vancouver provide a diverse range of world class cultural, recreational, and natural and wildlife attractions year-round.
Our scenic location between ocean and mountains enables a spectacular range of visitor experience, and we invite you to encounter all city breaks to Vancouver offered. From internationally acclaimed entertainment and attractions in Greater Vancouver, cycling, hiking or boating on our famed Sunshine Coast, driving through Sea to Sky Country with its scenes of glacier carved peaks and waterfalls on your way to Whistler Resort or enjoying the rich history and thrilling adventure of Mighty Fraser Country.
The downtown area has populated neighborhoods with only a couple of sleazy areas, the waterfront are attractive, beaches and marina areas are accessible right in the downtown core. For many European visitors the architecture of the city will seem rather boring -- an absence of ancient buildings and a conglomerate of high rise cubic office towers is a typical feature of all large North American cities. But, though urban planners have kept the heights down and the tallest building here is only 50 stories there are some outstanding exclusions.
For example, the Marine Building at the north foot of Burrard Street (some years before the tallest structure in the British Empire), the courthouse at Howe and Robson, and the library at Georgia and Hamilton.
A mild, soft year-round climate makes city breaks to Vancouver enjoyable in any season, but when planning your Vancouver flights are aware that the winter months do bring a dozens of rainy days. So your flight can be delayed, and you'll have to spend extra hours in the airport drinking despite of city breaks to Vancouver.
Generally speaking, city breaks to Vancouver can be of any length, it depends on your ability to admire and savor the scenery, attractions and rest. For example, you could spend all weekend-long just exploring Stanley Park as it is really wonderful - with lots of rare and exotic plants resembling the Eden gardens. But don't miss the panoramic views from the Capilano Bridge or the Sea to Sky Highway, and don't discount an opportunity to ski or explore a mountain trail as these also as "must do" activities during your city breaks.
In case you are pressed for time and have only a day, city breaks to Vancouver are better if you have a "coach tour". Those with 2 or 3 day city breaks to Vancouver are recommended to rent a car as it is a much more convenient and quicker way of crossing the city. If you plan longer city breaks to Vancouver, it is possible to get around using public transport or renting a car for the last couple of days in order to feel free and avoid some traffic problems during your city breaks to Vancouver.
However you plan on doing it, the important thing is to just DO IT! Enjoy a getaway with city breaks to Vancouver!