Popular Accommodations in Vancouver
- Vancouver Maritime Museum
- Vancouver Art Gallery
- Celebration of Light
- Port region
- Gay and lesbian scene
Most popular in Vancouver
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Vacation rentals in Vancouver
Vancouver is both by the sea and in the mountains, so in addition to its many cultural attractions, this city also offers a wide range of excursions. If, for example, you choose an apartment in Vancouver not far from the harbour, you can enjoy the maritime flair in the early morning hours and reach the Harbour Center in just a few minutes on foot.Using pretty townhouses as an oasis for relaxation
There are centrally located holiday apartments from which you can quickly reach the city's art galleries and museums. In addition, the Canadian metropolis offers some pretty townhouses in idyllic locations from which you can enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. A vacation rental in Vancouver is usually comfortably furnished with king size beds and an American kitchen.
Vacation in Vancouver
Location and orientation
The city of Vancouver is located in the southwest of British Columbia, between the Coast Mountains and the Strait of Georgia. The border to the USA is about 45 kilometers from the city center. The urban area, which is located on the Burrard peninsula, is interrupted by several estuaries such as English Bay and False Creek.
Things to know
Compared to the average climate in Canada, temperatures in Vancouver are particularly mild due to its proximity to the sea. Often it does not get colder than three degrees Celsius in winter. In summer there are average daily highs of around 22 to 26 degrees.Interesting facts about the gay and lesbian movement
In British Columbia, same-sex marriage has been constitutionally recognised since 2003, which is why a large homosexual scene has developed here. This is concentrated mainly around Davie Street in the centre of Vancouver. In addition, one of Canada's largest gay pride parades takes place here every year.
In Gastown you will find the unique Steam Clock, a public clock powered by steam that makes a distinctive whistle sound every 15 minutes.
Top travel tips
The metropolis on the west coast of Canada has a number of buildings worth seeing that you can easily reach from a centrally located vacation rental in Vancouver. Vancouver's landmark is the Marine Building, built in the Art Deco style around 1930. Visually, this building is reminiscent of the Empire State Building in New York. Inspired by the architecture of a coliseum, the Vancouver Public Library is one of the city's most interesting sights.2. Admire unique masterpieces in the galleries
There are galleries and museums in Vancouver, of which the Vancouver Art Gallery, with more than eight thousand works of art, is one of the largest art museums. The museum also presents numerous works by Marc Chagall and Emily Carr on the premises of the former courthouse. The Vancouver Maritime Museum presents the schooner St. Roch. Also worth seeing are the Museum of Anthropology and the Museum of Vancouver.3. Visit pompous celebrations in summer
Every year towards the end of July and beginning of August, the Celebration of Light takes place on the beaches of English Bay. This event is a fireworks competition, accompanied by musical performances. The annual parade of the Chinese New Year festival in June is also rich in experiences. On the occasion of the festivities, you can witness a unique dragon boat race on False Creek.
FAQ: Frequently asked questions about vacation rentals in Vancouver
Vancouver is the most exclusive city in Canada, with a cost of $332.80 on average per night.During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Vancouver?
If you want to make the most of your money, the most budget-friendly months to visit Vancouver are November ($243.51 the average per night for accommodation), February ($253.17), and December ($265.8).When are vacation rentals more expensive in Vancouver?
Analyzing the data from 2019, we found that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of August ($473.31), July ($464.78), and June ($402.92).Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Vancouver?
It's worthwhile if you can book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Vancouver, as only 17% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.What time of the year can I find more free vacation rentals?
The most available months are, on average, April (with an availability of 34.75%), March (33.5%), and November (18.6%), according to the trends observed in 2019.When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in Vancouver?
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is September (only 8.25% of properties were available on average in 2019). Followed by August (8.8%), and December (12.75%).How many vacation rentals are there in Vancouver?
Holidu offers around 1500 accommodations in Vancouver from 9 different partners, so find the perfect type of accommodation you are looking for. We have everything you need!