?? VANCOUVER Travel Guide ?? | Travel Better in Canada!

?? VANCOUVER Travel Guide ?? | Travel Better in Canada!

When anyone asks me about Vancouver I can
honestly hand on my heart say, it’s one of the best places I have ever ever visited. Why? Quite literally, the atmosphere. Vancouver’s
clean air is thanks to it’s really close connection to nature. There are mountains
and forests surrounding the City, and the pacific ocean is right on the cities door
step. Here the great outdoors isn’t just a place, it’s a way of life. But it’s
a modern City waiting to be discovered as well. So in this guide we’re going to help
you make the most of it! We’re going to look at food, money, transport, and a whole
lot more, but first let’s get from the airport. Vancouver International airport is less than
10 miles from Downtown area, and is Canada’s second busiest airport, after Toronto Pearson
International. Getting between the airport and the City Centre
is relatively straightforward – a 20 minute taxi ride will cost around $45. Another way into the City is the SkyTrain
– it’s a bit like London’s DLR with driverless carriages, you take the Canada line for half
an hour or so, and it costs around $7. Vancouver has an extensive public transport
network, as well as being a really easy place to dive. Here’s what you need to know: Now it’s not often that we can tell someone
to drive a car through a major City, but in Vancouver drive away until your hearts content!
We hired a car and cannot recommend it enough. Thanks to the Cities grid system, wide roads
with plenty of easy understood signs and generally well tempered drivers – driving was an absolute
doddle! There’s ample parking wherever you go, even at the busy tourist hotspots, not
to mention fuel is cheap, and traffic generally wasn’t too bad in our experince. As for public transport, you’ve got buses,the
sky train, and the Seabus which that takes you across the harbour from Lonsdale Quay
to Waterfront station. All 3 share the same tickets across Vancouver’s
3 zone public transport network. Single tickets will vary in price depending on how many zones
you’re travelling across. However to make things easier, just enter your destination
into the ticket machine, and it’ll work out the Zones for you.
A single gives you 90minuets of unlimited journeys from the moment you tap in. There
are also 24 hour unlimited travel cards, which cost $10 or $15 if you include a journey to
the airport. Navigating the City was easy thanks to Google
Maps and Citymapper, my tip though? Just make sure your phones got enough data, check with
your provider before you leave! There’s loads of things to see and do in
Vancouver. Here are some of our favourites: Like most things in North America Stanley
Park is MASSIVE, it’s absolutely huge. Think Hyde Park on steroids! It’s also a great
place for the locals to go and chill out, either roller blading, cycling, or just sitting
under those big trees. It’s also a place to spot some wildlife! While we were there
we saw a seal in the harbour, some black squirrels, and some bin diving racoons! Which the locals
loving refer too as Trash Pandas! Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is
a taste of traditional China, right in North America. Built as a way to promote the understanding
between Chinese and western cultures, it’s open all year round, and for more information
there’s a ink in the description. Liked Gas Town a lot, and it would seem like
a lotta other people did too. So expect plenty of touristy parts, that being said there’s
a great atmosphere with great places to eat, great shops, and generally plenty of things
going on. A bit like London’s Covent Garden! Can’t get to Banff, well about 5 miles out
North of Downtown Vancouver lies the Capitano Suspension bridge,and a whole lot more! There
are tree top walks, animal demonstrations, cliff walks, and really really good coffee!
This by far was one of my favourite things to do in the City, but its defiantly not one
for the with a fear of heights! My top tip, get there early, because it really
does get busy! I can’t go anywhere with these guides, without
commenting on the food, and Vancouver didn’t disappoint – Especially at Granville Market.
There’s everything from Sushi – which is probably the best I’ve had outside of Japan,
organic burgers, artisanal chocolates, all sorts of baked goods, and off course there’s
Maple Syrup, plus fresh produce. And our friends at Foodie Tours, recommended
Lee’s honey dipped donuts. so of course we had to take them up on the recommendation.
Not the healthiest option I know, but why not? They’re really soft already, I can
tell you that much! Just look at that! Look! Lovely sugary goodness! It’s going to make
a right mess! So I’m just going to.. I’m going to do, I’m going to make a right mess!
Sorry! I’m doing it! That’s really good! That’s really fluffy!
I’m going to need another one, can I have some more petty cash? I need some more donuts! The currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar.
which is completely different and seperate to the neighbouring US Dollar. Now the thing
i like most about Canadian money is they’ve done away with the penny and rounded everything
up to the nearest 5 cents. Meaning you don’t end up with pockets full of shrapnel at the
end of the holiday. Now you might find the locals talking about
a loony, don’t worry it’s not an insult it’s the nick name for the one Dollar coin,
which has the bird on it, the common Loon. Another one to listen out for is the 2 Dollar
coin the Towney! Major credit and debit cards are accepted
here, but you will want to be careful of additional charges depending on your card, or account
type. For what it’s worth I’ve been using my MasterCard debit card absolutely fine.
It’s fair to say that Canadians pride themselves on being friendly and giving a good service.
So when it comes to tipping badly, or not even at all, say in a restaurant you’re
basically just being really insulting. A general rule of thumb is a good 10 -15% for great
service. It’s also worth noting that when you see
the jar on the till, that’s not expected in the slightest, anyway here’s a breakdown
of some of our costs during our stay: – Book a few months in advance and turn flights
from London can be had for around £400 per person.
– We rented a 4 bedroom house in central Vancouver for £290 per night.
– This burger was $15.99. – My amazing donut was $1.
– And our fancy premium car was $56 a day for 3 drivers Vancouver has what you could call traditional
seasons meaning you can expect long hot summers, and very cold winters. Being on the sea expect
costal breezes in Vancouver all year around, though it’s quite reasonable to walking
around in shorts and a t-shirt through the warmer months, and then layered right up through
the snowy winters. If you’re after asking and snow then obviously
winter is your best bet, in the autumn Stanley Park is beautiful, infant Canada is generally
beautiful in the autumn. Especially as the leaves start turning around October. The autumn
months are the best time for hiking for the cooler weather, Grouse Mountain lies North
of Vancouver, which is well worth the 1,200 meter trek to get a stunning view of the City.
Of course the best weather is from May to September, during the spring and summer months. So that’s it from our time in Vancouver,
what a spectacular place it’s been as well.I mean what other major City on the planet can
you expect to find forests, mountains, and the pacific Ocean, right on your doorstep. We’ve got loads of exciting travel guides
coming up, so be sure to subscribe, and if you’ve got anywhere you’d like us to feature,
let us know in the comments.

100 thoughts on “?? VANCOUVER Travel Guide ?? | Travel Better in Canada!

  1. good thing he dint do a travel guild on anywhere else in Greater Vancouver, all the tourist things are all in Vancouver. I don't know why I watched this I already know this stuff and Im from. Greater Vancouver XD

  2. I have not seen the beautiful Gothic Holy Rosary Catholic Cathedral in Downtown Vanc.
    I have unfinished business with this city, become my second home.

  3. Vancouver International airport was also voted the best Airport in North America, Vancouver and Victoria are Gorgeous Cities! Proud to be Canadian… Also Vancouver doesn't get that cold at all in Winter, very mild I would say…

  4. Wow that’s so beautiful and I’m very impressed to see what you can make out of that, very cool indeed

  5. I lived in Vancouver and negibouring North Burnaby for 26 years and as I am well world traveled, I tell everyone I meet that Vancouver is one of the most beautiful city in my estimation in the world as it has everything ..Good weather, beautiful mountains, great transportation, fun things to do, beautiful parks, beaches, on and on…I must place to live and visit.

  6. Here are some things I recommend : A trip to Burnaby mountain to enjoy the view. Queen Elizabeth park. A walk in China town. Visit Granville Island . Visit UBC university grounds and walk in the tall tree suspension bridge..Travel the north Vancouver Sea to the Sky highway and visit Whistler mountain area. Take the ferry trip from down town Vancouver to the North Shore and relax and enjoy the view of Vancouver. Go to the top of Grouse mountain for an exciting time. Take a harbour cruise. Visit Vancouver Island by ferry from Tsawwassen ferry to Victoria then drive up to Tofino for whale watching then ferry back from Nanaimo to Squamish. A most walking visit is Gas Town and certainly Capilano suspension bridge in North Vancouver.

  7. Would just like to make a statement as a person who works in the service industry and has for a long time, in Canada 10% generally will barley cover a servers tip out (which is the percentage of our tips that we have to share with the kitchen staff, managers and bartenders) therefore, they may only receive 2-3% of that 10%. For great service 20-25% is standard, for mediocre service 15% and for awful service 10% or less is usually the norm. When visiting a bar or restaurant anywhere in Canada just keep in mind as servers we tip out no matter what and if your tip doesn’t cover our tip out we then have to pay out of our pocket to cover it. I know many people don’t know about or understand this so it’s just nice to get the word out! 🙂

  8. Well done! I enjoy your video though I visit Vancouver on a regular monthly basis. I have recently discovered there is a pod hotel in Richmond-Vancouver. You should include them in your video too. There are only 2 capsule hotels in Canada, one in Whistler and one is in Richmond.
    The pod hotels are good options for budget travelling. I stayed at Panda Pod Hotel in June and it costed me around $70 for the stay. I was quite happy

  9. Very very cold winters? Lol if you think the winters are very very cold in Vancouver then you will be in for a big surprise if you visit Calgary or winnipeg ?


  11. There’s one thing you said that is not correct, Vancouver does not have really cold winters lots of snow, they have quite mild winters, with tons and tons of rain, which they nickname liquid sunshine. I have family that lives there, they said it’s not uncommon for it to rain for four or five months in a row, every single day. I’d shoot myself! It’s the only Canadian city that has live palm trees all year round. But if you want the snow in the cold, it’s a quick drive up the mountains that surround the city, for some of the Best world-class skiing on the planet, especially the famous Whistler! But Vancouver city itself rarely ever get snow, just lots of rain, it’s identical to the weather in Seattle and Northern California, the entire coast is wet and mild all winter long, the summers are absolutely beautiful, and the best time to go as far as I’m concerned. I live in Toronto, and we do get some pretty cold winters here, But I would rather have -10°C and sunny, then 5°C and rain for months! That’s the beauty of living in Vancouver, if you hate snow, just live in the downtown area and you won’t see any, they usually get maybe one or two snowfalls a year that never last, and melts almost immediately, but if you love the snow, it’s literally a 30 minute drive up to The many mountains surrounding the area. As far as beauty goes, it truly is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been to, my city is famous, and the biggest in Canada, but it’s flat as a pancake, and has no geological redeeming qualities whatsoever, but Vancouver is completely surrounded by nature, and it’s so incredibly beautiful. If you go, definitely Rent-A-Car, and drive north up the sea to sky Highway, which runs up the coast line from Vancouver all the way to God knows where, but you can drive for many hours, along a twisted hilly road, with each tern showing a beautiful new vista, of natural waterfalls, snowcapped mountains, huge forests as far as the eye can see, and some of the most breathtaking views you’ll ever see, and the best part is it’s all free! I haven’t been there for a couple years now, but after watching this I think I’ll book my flight, time to visit the family, which is really just an excuse to explore the city and the nature around it, because as much as I love Toronto, it can get really boring after living here for the last 50 years! Bon voyage!!

  12. Note: all those public transport systems are wheelchair accessible. This is really useful, you'll still have to push up some hills when getting from one system to another though, but you won't be denied access to public transport

  13. it's nice if you have bank. oh and hey, avoid the tent city and horrors of hastings street: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg7N4vEwShU&t=18s

  14. "Really easy place to drive."

    Buddy, have you ever tried crossing the Patulo Bridge, Massey Tunnel, or Lion's Gate Bridge during rush hour?

  15. We don't have particularly cold winters in Vancouver. In fact, in winter it mostly just rains and stays around 5-9 degrees celcius, just like England.

  16. Love this travel guide. I also made a vancouver travel guide as I am a local and know all the cool hidden spots here 🙂

  17. Shithole named Vancouver. Hey, fukin local government, when the fukin road construction stopes???? Fuk you, idiots!

  18. As a Vancouverite, I'm laughing at the nonsense statements about ample parking, great drivers, open roads, and inexpensive gas. Ha!

    But not as much as I'm laughing at all of the heinous, endless spelling, grammar, and punctuation mistakes throughout the commentary. (Sloppy. REALLY sloppy!)

  19. He implied that Vancouver has cold winters, not true. Vancouver has almost an identical climate with most of southern England. Vancouver airport gets more sun than anywhere in the British isles, as you get near the mountains however the amount of sunlight per year goes down considerably.

  20. Appears to be the greatest Western city and one of the greatest cities in the world. They have a trade with Asia which we tend not to have here in the US, besides a few tourist places. Organic? Just because Organic is good doesn't mean GMOs shouldn't be allowed in the name of science. For example, in the Azores GMOs are legal only for scientific research, but not to eat or sell.

  21. rain is good for your health  rain makes the air clean and gets rid of dust debris reduces polon in the air and makes trees provide more oxygen vancouver gets its sun  summer may be short delayed but the days are majority of sun.canada needs to stop selling America water cheap and start taxing american from duty what American do is get reimbursed when they get back to their country which is crap.

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  25. Don't bother taking a taxi from the airport, especially if you are staying near a Skytrain station. The train really is super easy and it is known as one of the most efficient and reliable metro systems in the world, more like something you'd find in Germany, Switzerland, or Japan, not the Americas. And it's just a fraction of the cost of a taxi. Driving in the city is ok. It's not great and there is definitely traffic in the bottlenecks in and out of downtown, but to be honest, it's probably better than average for a very dense city constricted by water on all sides. I think Seattle and the Bay Area since the tech boom hit are way worse. And we all know about infamous LA, so that means Vancouver is actually the least shitty place to drive of all the big West Coast cities. I know Vancouverites think that sounds crazy, but it's true. The drivers are better for sure.

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