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Vancouver, being the biggest hub on the west coast, is easily accessible from the UK. From London Heathrow fly with Air Canada, British Airways or BMI. Thomas Cook Airlines also flies from Manchester. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) serves as the main arrival point for the whole of western Canada.
Vancouver is an all-season city, thanks to its great parks and city attractions for summer and its proximity to the Canadian Rocky Mountains for winter ski and snowboard enthusiasts.
Direct flights to Vancouver from London take 9h 45min.
Vancouver is a modern metropolis on the cutting edge of architecture and amenities for its citizens in the most expensive city in Canada. At the same time, it treasures its parks and nearby wilderness. There is so much to discover while on holidays in Vancouver.
Stanley Park: 1000+ acres large, Stanley Park is an impressive green oasis in the middle of the city. It's known for its old forests and great trails. Inside the park don't miss the Siwash Rock, a 32 million-year-old sea stack just off from Third Beach.
Vancouver Art Gallery: This art space is edgy, on the forefront of exhibiting the best in modern and contemporary art that is exploding out of Canadian artists these days. It's ticket to fame was its collection of Emily Carr paintings, the famous unofficial female member of the Group of Seven.
Granville Island: This island is famous for its marketplace. It's an extravaganza of gourmet fish, cheeses, baked goods and fruits. From here, the nearby seawall is a great place to walk for its views.
Find more information on tourismvancouver.com.
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Vancouver is one of the most popular cities on the west coast. With the Rocky Mountains nearby, a buzzing music and art scene and a centre for arts (both traditional and modern) in Canada this city is also friendly on the budget.