About Vancouver

Vancouver is a beautiful city surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, temperate forests and the Cascade mountains. With great history, culture and various attractions including famous restaurants, shopping attractions and more, Vancouver attracts a lot of tourists all year long. As a proud host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, we welcome you to our beautiful city.


Public Transit
Translink offers Bus, Seabus, Skytrain service: Visit tripplanning.translink.bc.ca for schedules & fares

From Airport to Downtown & Downtown to Airport
By Car (driving): Please refer to Google Maps
By Taxi Cab: estimated taxi fare is about CAD $30; (25 minutes)
By Shuttle: Vancouver Airporter Shuttle Bus; Visit www.yvrairporter.com for schedules & fares

Yellow Cabs: 604-879-5555
MacLure’s Cabs: 604-731-9211
Black Top Cabs: 604-731-1111
Vancouver Taxi: 604-255-5111


For up-to-date info on Vancouver: Visit Tourism Vancouver

For weekly info on activities and events in Vancouver, check out the following free newspaper publications:
Metro – published every Weekday
24 Hrs – published every Weekday
Georgia Straight Newspaper – published every Thursday



Capilano Suspension Bridge 9km
China Town 2km
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens 2km
Gastown 2km
Granville Island 2.5km
Grouse Mountain 12km
Maritime Museum 2.5km
Pacific Centre Shopping Mall 1km
Queen Elizabeth Park 5km
Robson Street – Shopping & Dining 1km
Science World 2.5km
Stanley Park 3.5km
University of British Columbia 12km
Vancouver Aquarium 4km
Vancouver Art Gallery 0.5km
Vancouver Museum of Anthropology 20km
VanDusen Botanical Gardens 5.5km
Yale Town 1km


BC Lions Football – CFL 0.85km
BC Place 0.75km
Centre for Performing Arts 0.90km
Chan Centre 10km
CN IMAX Theatre at Canada Place 1km
Commodore Ballroom 0.5km
Rogers Arena 1-2.5km
Orpheum Theatre 0.5km
Pacific National Exhibition 6.5km
Queen Elizabeth Theatre 3.5km
UBC Thunderbirds 10.5km
Vancouver Canadians – Professional Baseball 5km
Vancouver Canucks – National Hockey League 1-2.5km
Vancouver Molson Indy – Formula 1 Racing
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra 0.5km
Vogue Theatre 0.5km


Bard on the Beach Festival June 12 – Sept 14
BC Home + Garden Show Feb 20 – 24
Canada Day at Canada Place July 1
Caribbean Days Festival July 27-28
Celebration of Light Festival July 27, 31, Aug 3
CelticFest Vancouver Mar 9 – 17
Chutzpah Festival Feb 7 – Mar 3
DOXA Documentary Film and Video Festival May 3 -12
EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival May 24 – 26
Greek Days Festival June 28 – July 8
MusicFeast Vancouver Aug 10 – 19
The Fair at PNE Aug 18 – Sept 3
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Apr 4 – 30
Vancouver Christmas Market Nov 24 – Dec 24
Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival June 21 – 23
Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 19 – 21
Vancouver Fringe Festival Sept 5 – 13
Vancouver Gay Pride Festival July 28 – Aug 5
Vancouver International Auto Show Mar 26 – 31
Vancouver International Children’s Festival May 27 – June 2
Vancouver International Comedy Festival Feb 7 – 17
Vancouver International Dance Festival Mar 2 – 23
Vancouver International Film Festival Sept 26 – Oct 13
Vancouver International Jazz Festival June 21 – July 1
Vancouver International Readers & Writers Festival Oct 22 – 27
Vancouver International Wine Festival Feb 25 – Mar 3


Chinese New Year’s Parade
Feb 10
CIBC Run For the Cure Marathon Oct 6
BMO Marathon May 5
Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K June 23
St Patrick’s Day Parade Vancouver
Mar 17
The SeaWheeze Lululemon Half Marathon Aug 10
Vancouver Convention Center Jan 1 – Dec 31
Vancouver Sun Run Apr 21


We welcome your questions and inquiries. Feel free to email us at Contact us or call 1-604-628-1810 to speak with us directly. If you would like to make a  reservation please visit our Inquiry page. We are happy to help with your accommodation plans to Vancouver.