So you’re coming to Vancouver this fall? Lucky you! The leaves are turning colour, the arts scene is warming up, and autumn delicacies are popping up on menus.
Navigate our guide to help you prepare for your visit and make the most of your time in Vancouver.
Before your trip, make sure you have the right travel documents for entering Canada. You’ll need a valid passport, and in some cases, a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization which you can apply for online. Please check entry requirements here.
- You might also need to check out customs requirements, especially if you’re bringing equipment and materials into Canada for your meeting. More details on Canadian Border Services Agency restrictions can be found here.
- Don’t forget that most US and international cell phone and data plans don’t automatically cover Canada. To avoid roaming charges, purchase a Canadian data roaming and calling plan from your provider, or plan on switching to wifi only.
- Looking for more helpful tips? Visit Tourism Vancouver’s travel tips here.
- You’ll most likely be flying into Vancouver International Airport (YVR), and you’ll find that the easiest way to get to downtown is by hopping on the Canada Line light-rail service – just look for the “Trains to the City” signs! The 30-minute trip is CAD $9.20, and tickets can be purchased by credit card on the platform. Alternatively, taxis are available and charge a flat fee from $31 – $35 for downtown zones.
- Once you’re downtown, walking is often the best option in our compact, very walkable city. The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is within a 10-minute stroll of many downtown attractions including those in Gastown, Stanley Park and Robson Street. Just ask your concierge for a map (and possibly an umbrella!)
- Taxis are plentiful; you can ask your bell desk to call one for you, or hail one on the street. (Sorry, no Uber or Lyft services in Vancouver quite yet)
Vancouver offers so much to see and do, you might forget to explore its incredible surroundings. Using Vancouver as your starting point, discover more of the great outdoors, visit one of our neighbouring cities, take a ferry ride to nearby islands to explore and enjoy beautiful British Columbia.Source: https://www.tourismvancouver.com/plan-your-trip/day-trips/
Visit Whistler BC – https://www.whistler.com
The Canadian Rockies by Train – https://www.rockymountaineer.com
Tofino BC – https://tourismtofino.com/ (Book early)!
Wine touring in Okanagan BC – http://www.okanagan.com/