There’s a lot you can see when you look into the glassy exterior of Vancouver’s modern skyline. The mirror-coated skyscrapers reflect not only the briny Pacific Coast waters and towering evergreen mountains that surround the metropolis, but also the tranquil spirit and diverse offerings that make it one of the most livable cities in the world.


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Vancouver Travel Guide

Though it lacks the extended past of ancient cities like Rome or Paris (its history can be traced back a century and a half to a single tavern on the edge of the Hastings Mill logging property, owned by the famous “Gassy Jack” for whom the city’s popular Gastown neighborhood is named), this hub nestled in Canada’s southwestern corner has more than made up for the lost time. With a variety of lively neighborhoods, sustainable restaurants, eccentric independent shops, and opportunities for adventure, you’ll never be at a loss for exploration — all you have to do is find your path.

Welcome to Vancouver.

Vancouver Essentials



Time Zone

GMT -7


Type A, B


Canadian Dollar

Planning Your Trip

All you need before you book your tickets and zip your bag!

For Outdoorsy Travelers

The great thing about a place like Vancouver is that it caters to all types of explorers, no matter how much adrenaline they need pumping through their veins.

For Creative Travelers

Vancouver appeals to a multitude of travelers: mountain enthusiasts, forest fanatics, ocean oglers, and urban dwellers. But it’s also a favorite among creatives.

Where To Stay

With 9 unique brands including Delta Hotels, Westin and Autograph Collection, and properties located throughout the Greater Vancouver Area, Marriott International hotels offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in the local neighborhoods, arts and culture scenes, and are the perfect host for your next escape to Vancouver.