|Distance from Vancouver city centre
Heading north to Canada? Vancouver is the highlight of Canada’s West Coast and is a major hub so finding cheap flights Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is never a problem. From New York, try WestJet, Air Canada, United Airlines and American Airlines.
Vancouver is a great city to visit year-round but summer is by far the best time to visit the city. If you have your eyes on the nearby Rockies for some skiing, winter will be the best. Book your flights to Vancouver at least 3-4 months in advance for the cheapest flight prices.
A non-stop flight to Vancouver from New York takes 6 hours.
Vancouver is one of Canada’s premiere cities with amazing architecture, parks, nature and a thriving arts scene. With the Rockies at its doorstep and the Pacific Ocean to the other side, there’s plenty to discover on a trip to Vancouver.
Stanley Park: Stanley Park is as impressive as city parks come. It’s more than 1,000 acres in size and is a green oasis in the middle of the city. Old trees and great trails make it a great place to jog before you start the day. Don’t miss Siwash Rock, a 32 million-year-old sea stack near Third Beach.
Granville Island: For a taste of Vancouver, head to the farmer’s markets on Granville Island where you can buy everything from freshly baked artisan bread to gourmet fish, cheese, fruits and veggies. Then enjoy a picnic with all your market goods along the seawall with views of the ocean.
Vancouver Art Gallery: For a bit of culture on your trip, head to the Vancouver Art Gallery to catch up on what’s going on in Canada’s modern and contemporary art world. It has a remarkable collection of Emily Carr paintings, one of the most famous artists from Canada’s West Coast.
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Vancouver has plenty in terms of hotels and hostels; each neighborhood offering something quite different to the next. Hotels in Vancouver tend to be on the chic and luxury side, keeping up with Vancouver’s reputation for being the most expensive city in Canada.
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