Popular Accommodations in Vancouver
Highlights in Vancouver
- Vancouver Maritime Museum
- Vancouver Art Gallery
- Celebration of Light
- Port region
- Gay and lesbian scene
Most popular in Vancouver
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.