The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss
Get close to nature in Stanley Park, a lush rainforest in the heart of the city. Here you will find the incredible Vancouver Aquarium. Canada's largest aquarium and home to more than 70,000 animals.
Other Fun Things to Do
- Explore Gastown, Vancouver's most historic neighbourhood, considered to be the birthplace of the city.
- Shop, dine or enjoy a live theatre performace on Granville Island.
- Take a stroll across Capilano Suspension Bridge, stretching 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above the Capilano River.
Get a Taste of Local Flavor
Vancouver is home to Canada's largest Chinatown. Here you will find specialty stores featuring exotic foods, teas and herbs. While in Chinatown sample the Peking duck or enjoy authentic dim sum.
In Canada, the Canadian dollar (CAD) is the official currency. Credit cards are widely accepted and often offer a good exchange rate. In all of Canada, a 5% Goods & Services Tax (GST) must be paid on all transportation, accommodation, restaurant meals, and just about anything else you purchase, right down to a pack of gum. The province of British Columbia also charges a 7% Provincial Sales Tax (PST) on goods.
Weather in Vancouver, British Columbia
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