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Well-known as the most livable city in North America and is one of the most livable cities in the world, Vancouver is always a favorite destination for many tourists. Vancouver, Canada’s third largest city is located in the Southwest of British Columbia state. This largest port city of Canada is blessed with a rich topography with a sea front, white sandy beaches. Behind the back is the majestic mountain range of Grouse with long fields. Not only possessing beautiful natural tourist destinations, Vancouver also attracts tourists by many of interesting buildings, museums and entertainment areas such as Gastown Old Quarter, Stanley Park, Capilano suspension bridge … If you are planning to come to the beautiful city of Vancouver, let’s check it out our Vancouver travel blog (Vancouver blog, Vancouver island travel blog) with the fullest Vancouver city guide and Vancouver travel guide blog for a wonderful, convenient, memorable trip for the first-timers.

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The panoramic view of Vancouver city from above
Capilano suspension bridge
Cycling around Vancouver. Foto by: vancouver city guide blog.

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Vancouver downtown. Credit: vancouver travel blog.

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Vancouver bay at night.
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Capilano suspension bridge
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Grouse Mountain’s Super Skyride
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Le Marché St. George
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Vancouver street food
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Vancouver cuisine

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Poutine – Must eat food in Vancouver
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Pablo Cheese Tart, must try cake in Vancouver
The steam clock in Gastown, Vancouver, Canada
The steam clock in Gastown, Vancouver
Gastown Old Quater at night.
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The Railway Club
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Vancouver bar
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Vancouver night life

Vancouver travel blog: When is the best time to visit Vancouver?

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Summer lasts from June to September, the climate is warmer, average daytime temperatures range from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius.

The climate in Canada is also divided into four distinct seasons. Each season has its own unique beauty. Therefore, visitors can visit Vancouver city at any time of the year.

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Spring lasts from March to May, the average daytime temperature is 12 degrees Celsius.

However, according to our Vancouver travel experience, the best time to come here is still spring and autumn. Spring and autumn has cool weather is suitable for traveling, sightseeing and this is also the time take place many exciting festivals. In the summer, the temperature in the city is quite high during the day, the temperature can reach 35 degrees Celsius, the most suitable is to go to the beach while visiting the sights will make visitors slightly tired. Vancouver’s winter is very cold, temperatures range from 5 to 10 degrees Celsius and sometimes down to -25 degrees Celsius. Therefore, when traveling to Vancouver in winter, visitors should especially prepare full supplies and warm clothes.

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Kayaking on English Bay in the summer.
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Port of Vancouver
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Autumn begins in September and ends in late November. The weather is cool, sometimes with rain, average temperature of about 10 to 12 degrees Celsius.
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Winter is from December to February next year, the temperature is very low, usually negative and snow cover. So this is not the right time for people who are afraid of cold but also interesting for those who like strong feelings. Moreover, if buying airline tickets at this time will be significantly cheaper.
If you love skiing, go to Vancouver in the winter
If you love skiing, go to Vancouver in the winter

Vancouver island travel blog: How to get to Vancouver from Vietnam?

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Vncouver International Airport

Currently in Vietnam, there are 3 airports that operate flights to Vancouver: Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi), Da Nang Airport and Tan Son Nhat Airport (Ho Chi Minh City). There are many airlines that operate airlines to Vancouver, but no airline has direct flights to Vancouver but visitors will have to transit at least once before arriving in Vancouver.

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Cathay Pacific Airbus A350 at Vancouver Airport

Airlines flying from Vietnam to Vancouver:

  • Sichuan Airlines (3U)
  • EVA Air (BR)
  • Air China (CA)
  • China Airlines (CI)
  • Cathay Pacific (CX)
  • China Southern Airlines (CZ)
  • Hong Kong Airlines (HX)
  • Japan Airlines (JL)
  • Korean Air (KE)
  • Philippine Airlines (PR)
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Japan Airlines

Vancouver blog: Getting around Vancouver

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The public transport system in Vancouver is very modern and developed, so moving to tourist attractions is not difficult.

SkyTrain

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Vancouver Skytrain

SkyTrain of Canada is one of the longest history and fastest travel systems in the world. Unlike the normal subway, SkyTrain’s rail system is located high above. When sitting in the SkyTrain, visitors will be able to see the whole beautiful scenery outside and below, extremely interesting.

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Perimeter side seating vs. row seating

Vancouver is one of three cities that owns the main SkyTrain system. This elevated subway system has a very diverse railroad and much faster travel times than other vehicles. Especially in the situation of bad weather moving by SkyTrain is very convenient.

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Bus

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The bus from White Rock to Vancouver

In addition, if you want to get around the city, the bus is also a great choice, which can take you to places that sometimes SkyTrain cannot reach. A good suggestion is to buy a DayPass ticket for $9. This ticket allows you to use unlimited for the whole day, if long-term travel, you should buy FareSavers will be much more economical. Besides, buying 10 tickets at the same time will help you save about 16% compared to the normal fare.

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Electric Bus
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DayPass Ticket
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Faresaver options
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Inside the bus

Alternatively, you can choose a taxi, bicycle or private vehicle to getting around the city.

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Passenger and Yellow cab taxi in Vancouver
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Vancouver travel blog: Where to stay in Vancouver?

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Most popular attractions in Vancouver are concentrated in the city center. However, it is not so that you have to book a room in the central area to be able to visit. You can choose to book a room at some low-cost hotels in the suburbs like Budget Inn Patricia Vancouver Hotel. Room rates are only $40 per night. Or other budget hotels, such as: Holiday Inn, Ramada Hotel – with room rates are only $30 per night.

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Loden hotel, Vancouver

Transportation in Vancouver is very developed and quite cheap if you don’t go by Taxi, so choosing a hotel on the outskirts of the city is worth considering.

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Pan Pacific Vancouver

The Westin Grand Vancouver

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The Westin Grand Vancouver, located in Vancouver Downtown, is a popular choice for travelers. From here, guests can easily access the lively beauty of the city in every corner. With the city’s main attractions such as Helen Pitt Art Gallery, Library Square, Harrison Galleries within close reach, visitors to the hotel will love its location. The hotel has 207 rooms with beautiful and modern design, many rooms have flat-screen TV, air conditioning, wake-up service, desk, mini bar. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the hot tub, fitness center, sauna room, outdoor pool, massage.

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Address: 433 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6L9, Canada
Phone: +1 604-602-1999

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

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Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center, located in Downtown Vancouver, is a popular choice for travelers. Guests can choose from 733 rooms with completely peaceful and relaxing space. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including hot tub, fitness center, sauna, indoor pool, garden. Let’s discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center.

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Address: 1088 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9, Canada
Phone: +1 604-331-1000

Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites

Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites

Conveniently located in the heart of Vancouver, Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites is the ideal place to explore Vancouver (BC). This 3-star hotel has an excellent location and easy access to the main tourist attractions of this city. For a selection of attractions and tourist attractions in the city, there’s no need to look far because the hotel is very close to Pacific Cinema, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Beatus.

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Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites

Address: 1100 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2B6, Canada
Phone: +1 604-669-7070

Hyatt Regency Vancouver

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When visiting Vancouver (BC), you’ll feel like at home at Hyatt Regency Vancouver, which offers quality accommodation and great service. From here, guests can easily access the lively beauty of the city in every corner. Some attractions for you to explore that close the hotel such as: Christ Church Cathedral, Pendulum Gallery, Ywca Health & Medical Center. Moreover, each room has a comfortably different characteristic. Many rooms even provide air conditioning, heating, telephone, satellite / cable TV, in room to please the most discerning guests. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the hot tub, fitness center, outdoor pool.

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Night View

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Address: 655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7, Canada
Phone: +1 604-683-1234

Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel

Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel

Designed for both business trip and leisure travel, Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel is ideally situated in Mt Pleasant; one of the most famous areas of the city. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel close to Kim’s Mart, Sakuraya Japanese Supermarket, Grunt Gallery, makes this hotel a special charm. The hotel has 69 beautiful rooms, equipped with television LCD / plasma screen, wireless internet, non-smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating. Besides, the hotel also suggests for you the entertainment activities to ensure you are always interested during the holidays.

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Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel

Address: 205 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5T 3J5, Canada
Phone: +1 604-267-2000

Vancouver island travel blog: Best places to visit and top things to do in Vancouver

Gastown Old Quarter

The steam clock in Gastown, Vancouver, Canada
The steam clock in Gastown, Vancouver

Gastown is a historic town with a rich history located in British Columbia, Vancouver. This neighborhood is the starting point of Vancouver city because it dates back to the early days of its founding in 1867. Passed over the years, the neighborhood still retains its original features. When coming here, visitors can stroll to see the street scene and enjoy the street food on both sides of the street. In particular, Gastown neighborhood also has a very unique steam clock built in 1875. This is the only watch in the world run by steam. Every hour, the steam from the watch will pop up and the clock bell will tap at the time of the hour shift.

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Steam Powered Clock in Gas Town Vancouver, BC
Steam Powered Clock in Gas Town Vancouver, BC. Foto by: vancouver city guide blog.
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A restaurant in Gastown
Gastown Old Quater at night.

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Gastown at night

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Royal London Wax Museum

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Foto by: vancouver city guide blog.

Located in the heart of the city, opposite the Legislature building of British Columbia is the famous Royal London Wax museum. This is a wax museum and it is also called the home of terror. Inside the museum, there are over 300 wax statues of the same size as the real people of famous figures in the world. Not only sketching real human characters, but also in the museum, there are mythical, spooky images and creepy scenes. Royal London Wax Museum is really an interesting destination that you should not be missed.

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Royal London Wax Museum

Address: 470 Belleville Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8V 1W9
Phone: +1 250-388-4461
Url: http://www.waxmuseum.bc.ca/

Granville Island

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With an impressive location and diverse landscapes as well as a rich cultural interchange, Granville becomes a miniature tourist center in the heart of Vancouver. Located at the foot of Granville Bridge, Granville shows up with a vibrant and dynamic image with buildings can be seen from above. Here, festivals, community activities and art events take place all year-round to attract tourists. Coming to Granville Island, there are many things for visitors to explore depending on time they spend on this beautiful peninsula.

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Foto by: vancouver city guide blog.
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Public Market
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Kids store
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Granville Island seen from above
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Granville Island Brewing Taproom

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Grouse Mountain

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