Surrounded by water on three sides and boasting more than 190 parks, Vancouver is a major tourist destination. With a variety of locations, Choice Hotels® is sure to have the perfect Vancouver, Canada accommodations for you.
Notable Vancouver points of interest include:
So many natural attractions make Vancouver a great place to visit, including the numerous beaches and access to the waterfront. Located west of the downtown peninsula, beautiful English Bay is home to the popular English Bay Beach, perfect for sunbathing, swimming and watching the sunset. Additional downtown beaches include Sunset Beach, Second Beach and Third Beach.
Vancouver is renowned for its scenery and has one of the largest urban parks in North America, Stanley Park. You can spend days exploring Stanley Park, offering miles of trails for biking, walking and in-line skating. Stanley Park also features many statues, monuments, recreational facilities and natural features.
Located just 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Vancouver, the University of British Columbia campus is a must see. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and views of the water, University of British Columbia has a beautiful campus with many interesting points of interest, including the Museum of Anthropology, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts and the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research.
For skiing and outdoor recreation, a winter wonderland adventure awaits you at Grouse Mountain, located just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Ski, snowboard, snowshoe, ice skate or take a sleigh ride journey through the snow-covered forests…the opportunities for adventure at Grouse Mountain are endless.
Home to hundreds of interactive exhibits in five galleries, Science World is a great place for families to spend time together. Officially named the TELUS World of Science, Science World has a hands-on space and science museum, an IMAX Theatre, many exhibit galleries, a planetarium, a computer lab and much more for families to discover.
Vancouver’s Chinatown will give you an authentic sampling of Chinese culture. Browse through the fascinating shops, see the beautiful Chinese gardens, wander through the fresh market and consult a traditional Chinese medicine herbalist…you can do it all in Chinatown.
The oldest commercial district in Vancouver, Gastown is known for its beautiful Victorian architecture, upscale shops and unique dining experiences. From sushi to fashion, Gastown is a trendy neighborhood waiting for you.
Your favorite place in Vancouver just might become Granville Island, a small peninsula and shopping district. Granville Island has everything…fresh vegetables, seafood, a great cup of coffee, fresh flowers, quaint shops, chic restaurants and art galleries. Stroll around the area and see fantastic views of the city and mountains.
It doesn’t matter when you visit, Vancouver has a never-ending list of things to see and do. And, Choice Hotels has affordable Vancouver, Canada accommodations close to where you want to be.
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