Why Vancouver is worth the trip

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Snow clouds over Grouse Mountain near Vancouver

That's why Vancouver is worth a trip

Vancouver is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I wholeheartedly agree. But what is the beauty of this city on Canada's west coast? Why is Vancouver worth a trip? Why is a Canada trip without Vancouver only half as nice? It can't be the weather, because due to its proximity to the sea, the maritime climate determines the weather conditions in Vancouver - and it can happen again and again that it rains. If you want to visit Vancouver, you better be prepared and have a program of things to do in Vancouver on a rainy day.




Vancouver is between mountains and sea

The special thing about Vancouver is its location between mountains and sea - nature is only a few steps away in this city. You can see that clearly from these Viewpoints. More tips for beautiful views of Vancouver you can discover here. If you include Stanley Park, it's actually in the middle of the city. No matter whether you want to see the totem poles, take a tour along the Seawall with views of the city center, the harbor entrance or the mountains in the north of Vancouver or visit the aquarium with its animals from the northwest coast of America - the park symbolizes what a Vancouver trip is all about offers. A city between wilderness and civilization. The Rockies are only two days away. tips for one Route from Vancouver to the Rockies can be found at Gepackt & Los!


Vancouver in the morning mist © Copyright Ruth Hartnup
Vancouver in the morning fog © Copyright Ruth Hartnup, Flickr Attribution 2.0, Generic (CC BY 2.0)


Outdoor living is very important in Vancouver

On a Vancouver trip you can experience the city and nature in equal measure. The locals enjoy using this just as much as visitors to the city. Outdoor living is “in” in Vancouver. Be it jogging along the Seawall around Stanley Park or around False Bay south of Downtown Vancouver. Be it by climbing the “Grouse Grind”, the “Schinder” – as the steep hiking trail up Grouse Mountain north of Vancouver is called – to a wonderful view of the city center. Or be it by skiing on Grouse Mountain under floodlights in the winter with views of the town and its surrounding bays, and in the summer taking a quick swim at one of the beaches surrounding the town. Living in the great outdoors is as much a part of Vancouver as breathing air.


What you can do in Vancouver

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Shopping in Vancouver

But a Vancouver trip offers even more. Downtown shopping mecca with its large department stores and numerous shops along Robson Street, an attraction for those who enjoy looking at - and buying - arts and crafts and galleries on Granville Island. But also a culinary destination with everything the Vancouver and British Columbia area has to offer: fruit and wine from the Okanagan Valley, beef from the Cariboo and raspberries and vegetables from the Vancouver area. The best way to experience the culinary delights is in the Public Market on Granville Island, where you can feast your eyes on the lush and colorful offerings on offer at the market stalls.


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Sunrise in Vancouver © Copyright tdlucas5000, Flickr Attribution 2.0, Generic (CC BY 2.0)


Enjoy a culinary trip to Vancouver

In general, Vancouver's culinary offerings are as diverse as its population: there is Asian cuisine as well as Indian, European cuisine as well as slow food or excellent modern culinary creations that testify to the quality of Vancouver's chefs. A stroll through the restaurant world of Vancouver is definitely worth a stay of several days in the city - and if you want, you can combine this with wonderful views of the bays or the surrounding mountains. Many of these restaurants not only offer excellent food, but also offer unforgettable views of the beautiful surroundings of Vancouver. The Michelin Guide has also been making awards since 2022 Vancouver restaurants with its stars.

Vancouver Travel with Culture

A trip to Vancouver can be combined with culture: musicals and shows as well as opera performances at BC Place. In the city's museums you can find out about the culture of the northwest coast Indians (e.g. in the recommended Museum of Anthropology on the university campus) or about the history of the development of the Northwest Passage in the Vancouver Maritime Museum.

Anyone planning a Canada Vancouver trip should take one thing into account: plan plenty of time for your stay in the metropolis on the west coast, because there is always more and something new to discover in this incomparable city in western Canada.

Vancouver as a gateway to the national parks in Western Canada

For Europeans, Vancouver is also the perfect base for exploring Western Canada's national parks. Not only the Pacific Rim National Park can be easily reached from here. Wells Gray Provincial Park, Jasper National Park, Yoho National Park and Banff National Park are also ideal for a round trip from Vancouver. One Overview of these national parks can be found at Travelsanne.


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Vancouver Seattle Travel Guide

Vancouver Seattle travel guide with Vancouver Island and Washington's national parks

Imagine packing your suitcase for a trip through the northwestern United States and southwestern British Columbia. What should definitely not be missing? Exactly, the “Vancouver Seattle Travel Guide” from Michael Müller Verlag, your indispensable companion on this tour of discovery.

The Canadian part

This book shows you the metropolis of Vancouver as well as the city of Seattle. But it's not just about the cities themselves. The guide takes you on a journey to the Southern Gulf Islands, takes you to the Sunshine Coast and lets you experience the beauty of Vancouver Island, from the city of Victoria to the wild Pacific Rim and continue to Port Hardy.

The journey continues into the Coast Mountains and the Fraser Valley. From Whistler it goes over the central plateau to the picturesque valley of the Fraser River. Every place has its own story to tell.

The US part

The journey also extends across the border into the USA. Seattle, with its city center and surrounding areas, is waiting to be explored. And if that's not enough adventure, the guide also takes you to the natural regions of northwest Washington, including the San Juan Islands, the North Cascades, the Southern Cascades and Mount Rainier National Park, as well as the Olympic Peninsula.

The Vancouver Seattle Travel Guide is your key to a trip that covers the northwestern United States and southwestern British Columbia. With tips and recommendations covering both well-known landmarks and hidden spots, this is the perfect guide for your next big adventure.

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Why Vancouver is worth the trip

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn

4 thoughts too "Why Vancouver is worth the trip"

  1. I read this article with a permanent nod.
    Vancouver is really great and the wide choice of outdoor options makes this city so worthwhile. Even after three visits to Vancouver, I still have not enough.

    Best regards,

    1. Yes, that's right, Tanja. We really like this combination of nature and city so well in Vancouver.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Best regards,

  2. Hello Olaf,

    nice, if you like my blog posts. And thank you for your nice comment.


  3. Thank you for the great information and tips. Canada is really a dreamland that I always enjoy traveling to! Vancouver is one of the most beautiful Canadian cities (I've been there too). Nice report, thank you!

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