About Vancouver

Vancouver, the city for filmmakers, adventure seekers and nature lovers, located in Canada is a traveler's haven. Vancouver boasts a richly diverse culture ranging from Chinese markets to Punjabi restaurants. A coastal city surrounded by golden beaches, Vancouver has been known to host some of the best beach parties, a perfect place for youngsters to party the night away. Tradition and history run deep in its veins, with several attractions from the first inhabitants of Vancouver are open to the public for viewing. The city is a walker-friendly location, with several walking routes available for tourists. Tucked away under massive mountain ranges the city is dotted with some of the most luxurious ski resorts, perfect places for families to enjoy together. For a taste of it all adventure, history, and relaxation Vancouver has it all and much more.

Public Transport System

Buses, taxis, sky train, ferries, and sea bus

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness: High, Efficiency: High . One of the more organised transport systems.

Mode & Cost of Transports

Bus - one zone fare is $2.85

Taxi - start tariff 3.50C$, per kilometer - 1.89 C$

Train - one zone fare is $2.50

Ferry - in case of one way it ranges from $31.59 to $59.50 for adults, $23 to $48 for people over 65 years, $20 to $40 for students and $16 to $30 for children ( 5 years to 11 years)

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.75
Cup of Coffee USD 2.99
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.50
Rice/Kg USD 2.99
White Bread USD 2.24
Eggs (12) USD 2.99
Combo Meal USD 7.48
Fine Dining USD 59.81
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 2.24
Domestic Beer USD 2.24
Imported Beer USD 5.98
Bottle of Wine USD 13.46
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 10.47
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 2.99
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 2.24
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 1446.77
  • Vancouver is a no-smokingno public-drinking, litter free city.
  • Drinking allowed after 19yrs.
  • Fines for jaywalking. There are strict traffic rules in the city.
  • Downtown eastside is a dangerous location having problems with drugs and a high homeless population and tourists should avoid that area.

Night Life

Filled with trendy nightclubs and celebrity hotspots like OPUS, Vancouver does not disappoint on the club scene. Use the app called 'nightbound' unique to Vancouver, which displays information about all the clubs around, cover charges and events. Granville, Gastown, and Yaletown all boast a trendy club scene. Some exotic and highly rated clubs, the city is a hotspot for several Hollywood celebrities, as they come to cool off later after a hard day of work. DJs from around the globe come to show off new tracks and mingle in the city. Some of the most world-famous chefs, serve up the best cuisines and gastronomical treats from around the world.

Must See

  • Stanley Park, one of the largest areas dedicated to recreational facilities, is a huge campus comprising of nature and historical sites. Including an Aquarium and dedicated nature facility, it's a place for family friends and couples looking to scout more into Vancouver's beauty.
  • Gastown is one of the first settlements, the architecture of the entire area resonates with power. A concrete giant in ways, the pathways of the area are perfect for long walks to search for souvenirs.
  • Capalino Bridge is one of the most majestic walkway bridges in the city built over the Capalino River and gives tourists a view of nature they never expected.
  • The city is dotted with beaches, for those late night parties, and to catch the sun during the day.

Experiences

  • Granville Island touring, catching a glimpse of the history of Vancouver and to delve more into the architectural wonder that is Vancouver.
  • Victoria sightseeing and jet-ski, for all the adventure lovers and extreme sports seekers.
  • Vancouver mysteries (game rooms) are rated some of the best game rooms. This is an activity to bend the minds of the visitors.
  • Harbor Green Park
  • John Hendry Lake for a nice quiet picnic, while on vacation.
  • Perfect for extreme ski-sports enthusiasts.
  • Enjoy dinner on a cruise liner.

Activities

Parq vancouver
Casino
39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada
Distance From City Center
1.6 km

Shopping

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  • Bark baskets and artifacts
  • Cedar carving boxes
  • T-shirts
  • Wooden masks
  • Stone totems/ Totem poles (mini)

Official Language

English, French

Other Language

Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, ... Read more

Spoken Language

Most locals communicate in Eng... Read more

Currency

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Population

2.4 (Millions)

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Weather

Light Rain 11.24°C

TimeZone

08:07 AM (GMT -07:00)

 

Ambulance

911

 

Police

911

 

Electric socket

Type A
Type A (120 V 60 Hz.)
Type B
Type B (120 V 60 Hz.)

Airport Name / IATA Code

Vancouver International Airport - YVR

Airport Name / IATA Code

Vancouver Harbour Water Airport - CXH

Best time to visit

March, April, May, June, September, October and November are peak visiting times in the city, Moderate weather and several events take place in the city. The temperatures are comfortable for outdoor activities too.

Moderate time to visit

December, January, FebruaryLow prices in hotel room costs, so plan a great getaway.

Worst time to visit

July, August :Summers, with the humidity being high, its slightly uncomfortable and outdoor activities get hindered. Booking hotels is also difficult during this time.

Taxi

Start Tariff: CAD 3.50

1 Km. Tariff: CAD 1.89

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: CAD 33.86

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