Released MAY 15, 2013 - © Travelzoo
Host to the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver sits comfortably on the west coast between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. Due to its ideal location, you can take part in various activities that can fit everyone's lifestyle, and find hotel deals to fit everyone's budget.
From hiking trails, zipline circuits and helicopter & paragliding tours on Grouse Mountain, skiing the Rocky Mountains in Whistler (2 hours away), strolling through Historic Gastown, or shopping at the largest mall in B.C., Metropolis at Metrotown, Vancouver has got it all.
If you travel to Vancouver, make sure to enrich yourself with history, culture and art by visiting the city's museums including the Vancouver Museum, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Soak in the spirit of the First Nations' people through artwork ranging from totem poles and masks to graphics and jewellery.
Vancouver is the gateway to Canada from many destinations in Asia and the South Pacific, which makes Vancouver International Airport (YVR) home to many international airlines. It is also a major airport that services flights from many cities across Canada as well as cities worldwide, which makes it easier to find deals on airline tickets.
Whatever time of year you decide to visit Vancouver, be sure to pack an umbrella. The weather tends to be wet but the mild and short winters make up for the rain. Average temperature in the summer is around 23° Celsius, with winter temperatures rarely dipping below 5° Celsius.
Vancouver flight deals and hotel offers are released frequently on Travelzoo. Check often to find cheap travel deals for your vacation.