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Guide to Vancouver

Located on the western side of Canada, Vancouver, in the province of British Columbia, is the country’s third largest city and enjoys a somewhat warmer climate than some other Canadian cities thanks to it’s Pacific coast location and enjoys a great sporting background because of this. The whole area is full of natural beauty, with mountains, forests, lakes and the sea all in close proximity. It is a wonderful place to visit, offering so much on many different levels.

Vancouver Tourist Attractions

Make time in Vancouver and see some of the sights Vancouver highlights every visitor should see, the Stanley Park is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Wreck Beach are definitely worth exploring! Vancouver’s culture guarantees plenty to see. Why not book a Vancouver city tour before you travel and allow our expert Vancouver based guides to show you some of Vancouver’s hidden treasures.

Sport in Vancouver

It often seems as though Vancouver’s most popular sport is Ice Hockey, and the best-known team is Vancouver Canucks who play at General Motors Place. The biggest event in the Vancouver sporting calendar is undoubtedly the Winter Olympic Games 2010, which takes place at the sites across the city and is quite a spectacle!

Vancouver Tourist Attractions

Make time in Vancouver and see some of the sights Vancouver highlights every visitor should see, the Stanley Park is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Wreck Beach are definitely worth exploring! Vancouver’s culture guarantees plenty to see. Why not book a Vancouver city tour before you travel and allow our expert Vancouver based guides to show you some of Vancouver’s hidden treasures.

Weather in Vancouver

Easily pinpoint the best time for going to Vancouver with our guide to the climate of Vancouver. The table below shows the average temperatures in Vancouver throughout the year to show you what weather to expect in Vancouver.

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Vancouver Driving Tips

To legally drive a car in Vancouver, you will need an International Driving Permit, or IDP, for Canada. You can book them with the AA, before going to Vancouver. In Vancouver, as with the rest of Canada, you should always keep to the right hand side of the road. We can arrange car hire in Vancouver in advance of travel to Canada. There's a choice of convenient car hire depots in Vancouver where you can pick up your car.

Vancouver Airport Guide

Vancouver International Airport about 9 miles southwest of Vancouver. The airport, whose international IATA code is YVR, and flights there take 13 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Vancouver is easy. There are plenty of taxis available. Vancouver International Airport has many shops to browse before you fly, offering souvenirs from your time in Vancouver if you want something to remember your visit.

British Embassy in Vancouver

If you get into trouble in Vancouver, or just need some advice, the Vancouver British Consulate is the place to go.

British Consulate General
Suite 800
1111 Melville Street
Vancouver
British Columbia V6E 3V6

Telephone: (1) 604 683 4421

The Facts About Vancouver

City Name: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Language: English
Currency: Canadian Dollar
Time Difference: GMT - 8
Electricity Supply: 110V AC 60Hz

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