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Presentation of Vancouver
Vancouver is a vibrant city on the coast of British Columbia, Canada. Known as one of the culinary hubs of Canada, Vancouver is a brilliant place to visit, with walkable neighbourhoods and stunning skylines. Surrounded by mountains and the Pacific Ocean, it offers an array of challenging outdoor activities. There are so many reasons to visit this wonderful place, where the locals are famed for their friendliness - Vancouver really is the city that has it all!
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Things to know before visiting Vancouver
The main airport is Vancouver Central Airport (YVR), which is located about 12 km from central Vancouver. US citizens do not need a visa to visit Canada for a stay that is less than 180 days. However, you do need to have a valid passport. The currency is the Canadian dollar. You may hear locals refer to one dollar as a 'loonie' and the two dollar coin as a 'toonie'. A useful tip to avoid high exchange fees is to withdraw cash directly from an ATM in Vancouver. The timezone in Vancouver isn't very different from much of the USA west coast. It is approximately three hours ahead of Washington DC. For all inclusive vacations of a lifetime, choose a flight to Vancouver today.
What is the weather in Vancouver?
Vancouver enjoys a moderate ocean climate. This means that the summer months are generally dry and sunny, while the winters are frequently mild and rainy, at least compared to the rest of Canada. The climate is quite similar to that of London and Paris. In fact, Vancouver is the only part of Canada where the winter temperatures average above freezing, even in the depths of winter. However, winter sports enthusiasts can find plenty of snow and ice in the mountains to the north of the city. Summer is the driest season, while November and March are the rainiest months. Vancouver is a city that can welcome visitors all year round. Get to know the friendliest city in Canada with our fantastic flight and hotel deals in Vancouver.
Things to do in Vancouver
From adrenalin-fueled adventures to family-friendly activities, you'll find plenty of things to do during your vacation in Vancouver. You can watch pods of orcas in the wild, go canoeing along the River of Golden Dreams, or explore the surrounding mountains and forests where there are numerous hiking trails. Vancouver itself is full of interesting shops, restaurants and museums, such as the Museum of Anthropology and Vancouver Art Gallery. Walk around Stanley Park, or the Sea Wall - and visiting Vancouver Aquarium is a must.
Robson Street and Granville Street are among Vancouver's best shopping districts and are also home to some of Vancouver's liveliest bars, restaurant and clubs. Vancouver also has a selection of lovely beaches. It's one of the only cities in the world where it is possible to both ski and surf. Choose from Kitsilano Beach, Sunset Beach or Jericho Beach. Indeed, it's impossible to be bored in Vancouver. Contact us today for the latest vacation packages and a flight from New York to Vancouver.
What to eat in Vancouver?
Vancouver is home to a diverse population, which means that excellent cafés, bars, and restaurants abound. You will find concentrated areas around the city too, such as Vietnamese and Chinese restaurants in Little Saigon, Indian food in Punjabi Market, and Italian cuisine on Commercial Drive. Vancouver is also famous for its numerous food trucks, which can be found offering mouthwatering fast food throughout the downtown area and parked up at the main markets.
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What to bring from Vancouver?
Vancouver is a great place to shop til you drop, but what sort of things can you bring home to the USA? Well, you can bring $800 worth of goods without paying any duties. This includes one liter of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes. If you are looking for ideas for souvenirs or gifts, well it depends on your budget. Vancouver is known for its glass blowing and there are many gift shops selling beautiful First Nations artworks, carvings and jewelry. Smoked salmon is also a major specialty - and even candied salmon if you are feeling adventurous!
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