The best time to visit Vancouver is mild spring and pleasant autumn. During balmy spring months, the city starts to bloom, and you can get suitable accommodation for a song! Spring is also for numerous events like Vancouver Sun Run or Cloverdale Rodeo. June to August in Vancouver is the busiest time but perfect for swimming, tanning, and sightseeing. Hotel prices go up so book your accommodation in advance.
September is the most outstanding month to stay in Vancouver when a lot of activities like boating, whale watching and rafting are available. Being gloomy and cold, snowy winter can nevertheless offer you an unforgettable experience of snowboarding or skiing on endless slopes of Whistler or Grouse Mount.
Every four years, sometime in October, millions of migrating sockeye salmon paint the Adams River scarlet-red
This is more than just a train!
Take a close look at grizzly black bears in the mountains
A truly unforgettable marine experience is guaranteed with the many varieties of whales to be found
In the middle of fall, plain low-growing cranberry vines transform into exuberant red bogs
Vancouver's amazing variety of landscapes, gorgeous views, and wildlife provide some of the best hiking opportunities for everyone!
Enjoy a perfect day or two on kayak, surrounded by gorgeous nature and an amazing variety of wildlife
Enjoy Vancouver's coastline and other waterways! Don't miss the beauty of nature, wildlife watching, fishing opportunities, and adventurous boating. It's easy to find the perfect water activity for everyone here!
Some of North America's best rafting opportunities, thrilling moments, and stunning nature can be found near Vancouver
Being mainly a family holiday, Thanksgiving is a great time to taste traditional dishes and observe different customs
See the legendary cliffs from 'First Blood', where Rambo was hanging above a raging river
The perfect outlook on amazing Garibaldi Provincial Park
Enjoy one of the greatest natural spectacles of British Columbia
Salmon is just one of many reasons to try fishing in British Columbia. Come and enjoy world class deep sea fishing together with river fishing
Stunning views and plenty of gorgeous, pristine courses await you
For those who adore cycling and biking, Vancouver has lots to offer—from peaceful city cycling to adventurous mountain trails and amazing bike parks
Western Canada’s scariest haunt at Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
A stunning alpine lake surrounded by the Tantalus Mountain Range
Hiking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking destination
Late autumn and winter bring game meats and tasty seafood on the table. Choose your favourite!
A beautiful hike in Canadian Cascades with blooming wildflowers along the way
Relish the birding experience in southern British Columbia
Discover beautiful mountains of Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island
October is filled with fun and fright in Greater Vancouver
Don't miss one of the most spectacular sound and light events in the world!
With a bit of luck, you can watch aurora borealis in Vancouver
Enter the space of magical summer evenings. Check out the amazing lanterns of various shapes, parades, and performances awaiting you on the last Saturday of July
The largest music festival in British Columbia with 1800 artists and over half a million jazz fans
A festival of natural beauty, arts, crafts, and cultural diversity. Enjoy the fragrances and views of amazing cherry trees blooming and lots of various events
Become a part of the largest celebration in Vancouver
Check out the huge variety of tasty, fresh apples, cider, and apple pies that await you at this festival!
Want to have a magical Christmas evening? Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is the place to be!
Charming lights captivate the city during the festive season. The waterways around Vancouver also have attractions to show
Magical lights, figures, and various holiday installations adorn this special walk. Go straight to Blue Grouse Lake and marvel at the beauty and holiday spirit!
During the summer period, you can spend Friday evenings at the night market. This is not only for shopping but also lots of fun and great food!
Thousands of bald eagles can be observed near the lakesides. You can even volunteer and take part in the huge counting expedition
Join one of the largest running events in Canada
Come and enjoy one of the largest electronic music festivals in Canada
Want to try something extraordinary on the first day of the New Year?
A massive celebration of elite-level mountain biking
Sensational selection of designers is awaiting you at the second largest fashion week across North America
One of the biggest film festivals in North America
One of Vancouver's best holiday lights displays
Dive into the world of music and relaxation in Jericho Beach Park
Dive into the world of music and relaxation in Jericho Beach Park
Promote a sustainable environment, active ways of transportation, and enjoy loud parties on the city's main streets
If you have never seen seals before, British Columbia is a great viewing spot. Come in summer for the adorable pups!
This huge Country Fair with its amazing Rodeo shows attracts hundreds of thousands of people every year
With a huge love of Shakespeare and the art of theatre in general, thousands of locals and people from all over the world come to enjoy summer night plays at the Bard Village
An Old World tradition that has become a favourite for locals
Visit Western Canada's biggest Irish Festival
Take part in one of the largest runs in the world
Once a year you can try some of the biggest and tastiest crab around! Don't miss your chance
Come and enjoy blooming season at Vancouver's parks and gardens
If you are a seafood fan, late spring is the right time to visit the B.C. and Vancouver restaurants and enjoy a variety of sea fish dishes
Choose the perfect beach for you and enjoy the sun and water with no worries
Fresh local food is ready for you! Come and enjoy various food festivals and fresh farmers' markets
An attraction to brighten up cold and dark winter months
The largest Christmas Parade in Western Canada
Millions of twinkling lights bring a festive atmosphere to the city
Witness one of the most popular single day races and its long and rich history
Enjoy this traditional Chinese celebration of the summer solstice with dragon boat racing
One of the best hikes on Vancouver Island
Breathtaking display of millions of flowers
Spend a nice winter evening having fun at the skating rink
Charming nature, jaw-dropping views, and world class slopes and trails can be found skiing around Vancouver
Catch the wind and enjoy the sun on an active summer vacation
Enjoy nature in winter and explore unbeaten paths
Diving in cold waters offers no fewer attractions than in the tropics. You can find lots of marine life, beautiful corals, and a real adventure finding treasure among the shipwrecks
A mix of music, technology and new media art
Early May is all about tacos, churros, and colorful Mexican traditions
Spy out amusing sea lions playing with pups at the coastal areas and islands of British Columbia
One of the biggest celebrations in Canada
Ring in the new year with numerous festive events in Vancouver city center