When you picture a Vancouver holiday, you may think of hitting the slopes in nearby Whistler. This sophisticated coastal metropolis, however, has much more than just excellent skiing. If you're looking to experience everything this fantastic Canadian city has to offer, Vancouver package deals will make your holiday planning easier and let you save your energy for exploring Stanley Park or playing volleyball on Kits Beach.
Start your holiday by popping into one of the cafes in Yaletown to plan your day and get a caffeine fix. After your coffee stop, check out the nearby neighbourhood of Gastown. Considered the birthplace of Vancouver, you'll be charmed by the area's cobblestone streets, Victorian buildings and its famous steam clock. After you've had your fill of the busy downtown, experience a change of pace at nearby Stanley Park, which provides nice waterfront views facing either Vancouver Harbour or English Bay. You could also consider taking a day trip—if so, book one of our Vancouver car hire options and take a drive up to Whistler. While primarily known as a ski resort, Whistler is stunning at any time of the year, and you’ll snap all sorts of scenic mountain pics for your social media accounts as you drive up the Sea-to-Sky Highway. If an oceanfront boutique resort and spa is more your style, you can be “shore” you’re getting the best deal with our packages to nearby Brentwood Bay, which is just a short ferry ride from Vancouver.
Get ready to shop ‘til you drop in downtown Vancouver, where you'll find your perfect fit among the high-end boutiques, large department stores and eclectic homewares and accessories stores. Just 5 km from downtown is the quaint village area of Kerrisdale, which features a diverse range of shops amid numerous Vancouver Heritage buildings. Northeast of Kerrisdale is Chinatown, which is the spot to purchase gorgeous silk and linens, traditional Chinese homewares and fresh produce. After all that exploring you might be tired and feel a bit crabby luckily Vancouver's proximity to the ocean makes a Dungeness crab dinner a no-brainer. There’s also a lot of Asian influence in Vancouver’s food, as well as Asian fusion (think Korean short rib tacos). Food trucks are gaining popularity as well as a cheap, easy way to grab a meal on the run.
After dinner, it's time to explore Vancouver's diverse nightlife. You'll find everything from high-end cocktail bars and raging dance clubs to boutique beer hotspots. Granville Street is the entertainment district, packed with loud bars and clubs that stay open until dawn. If you’re more of a tortoise than a hare, Kitsilano, located on the western edge of the city, has a slower pace, with unique bars and trendy cafes.
Wotif can make booking your Vancouver holiday easy and affordable! Check out our Vancouver packages, which bundle your hotel and flights together to give you a special discount. The sooner you book, the sooner you can get away, so start now!
Getting to know vibrant people, trying new things and visiting jaw-dropping places is exactly what travelling is about. All set for some new adventures?
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