Vancouver Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Vancouver Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia


Vancouver is British Columbia’s biggest city. It’s the gateway to the glaciers of Alaska, the wilderness of Western Canada and
the slopes of Whistler, and it’s also one of the world’s
most desirable places to live. Wherever you roam in Vancouver, the salty sea breeze carries the fresh scents
of the forest and the promise of adventure. It’s welcoming neighborhoods are filled
with the aromas of incredible cuisines, roasting coffee beans, brewer’s hops, and all the urban delights you’d expect
from city which is regularly voted, “the World’s most livable”. The secret to Vancouver’s success is that it has always been developed
with livability in mind. Ever since European settlement only 150 years ago, the people of Vancouver have protected the rivers, coastline and forest, maintaining the perfect balance between nature
and the built environment. And there’s no finer example than the city’s
pride and joy, Stanley Park, which dates all the way back to 1886. Because Stanley Park spans more than
a thousand acres, you can return over and over again
and always discover something new. To get to the park, simply cycle or walk along the century-old Seawall
from the nearby downtown area. The wall not only keeps the sea at bay, but ensures Vancouver’s waterfront is accessible
to everyone. Water has always played a major role
in this port and river city. Watch ships come and go from Brockton Point, where a lighthouse marks the easternmost tip
of Stanley Park, or from the viewing platform at Prospect Point, on the park’s northern tip. The coastal First Nations people are seafarers too, having paddled to these misty shores
over 17,000 years ago. In the Museum of Anthropology at the
University of British Columbia, totems and sculptures depict the rich mythologies
of the Haida people and the other indigenous tribes of the
Northwest Coast. The modern city takes its name from the
British navigator George Vancouver, who landed here in 1792. The original settlement, however, was called “Gastown”. In 1867 Gassy Jack, a sailor and renowned storyteller, convinced local timber cutters to build him
a saloon in exchange for all the whisky
they could drink in one sitting. No one knows who got the best end of the deal, but a tavern was quickly erected
and a town was born. Gassy Jack and his makeshift pub may be long gone, but in the historic neighborhood of Gastown, his spirit lingers on, in the good company, the hearty food and in the vapors that rise
from the city’s iconic Steam Clock. Vancouver’s early history continues at nearby
Waterfront Station, the western terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The railway’s construction brought
Chinese workers by the thousands, whose descendants have enriched Vancouver
ever since. Experience this interweaving of cultures at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park and
Classical Chinese Garden, the first garden of its kind created
outside of China. And in Vancouver’s Chinatown, where the fusing of Oriental flavors with
fresh local seafood has helped earn the city the title, “the Culinary Capital of Canada”. Back in Downtown, admire yet another of the city’s iconic landmarks, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Opening in 1939, this Castle in the City, became a reflection of the city’s growing prestige
and confidence. Just a short stroll away, is Canada Place, where cruise ship travelers from all over
the globe arrive to explore the city, or embark on epic voyages to Alaska. If you’re visiting Vancouver
with younger adventurers, they’ll find plenty to discover at
Science World. And at the Vancouver Aquarium, little Jacques Cousteaus can meet the cold-water
creatures of the British Columbian coast, or simply watch in awe as tropical species
glide on by. After visiting Vancouver’s central highlights, explore the city’s south side. Ride the ferry or aquabus across False Creek
to Granville Island. Stock up on provisions and delicious treats
at the famous Granville Island Public Market, then, sample a few craft ales at Granville
Island Brewing. From Granville Island, head south to Queen Elizabeth Park on
Little Mountain, the city’s highest peak. Once scarred by quarries, the city transformed these former gravel pits
into a stunning network of gardens, creating a peaceful oasis high above the city. After you’ve breathed in the views, check out the Bloedel Conservatory, a lush greenhouse filled with some of Vancouver’s
most colorful residents. When it’s time to answer the call of the wild, cross the Lions Gate Bridge, named after the nearby twin peaks
which loom over the city. The North Shore Mountain range is dissected
by three deep valleys. It’s a wilderness where bears roam,
and salmon-filled rivers flow through old-growth forests. Cross the 450 foot-long Capilano Suspension Bridge, which has been testing the nerves of visitors
for over 125 years. Then take a Treetops Adventure, high above the rainforest floor. For a bird’s-eye view of Vancouver, head to the top of Grouse Mountain. Or to go even higher, climb into the viewing pod of The Eye of the Wind,
the mountain’s landmark wind turbine. Vancouver offers extraordinary outdoor experiences
and mind-blowing vistas, all within its city limits, but venture a little further and you’ll arrive
at a whole other level of awesomeness. Less than a two-hour drive from the city is the world-renowned mountain village of Whistler. This adventure playground is simply magic
all year round, but when the season’s first snows
come whirling down, it transforms into a wonderland. Hit the slopes of the Whistler Blackcomb Resort, the largest ski resort in North America. The beautifully connected runs here
cater to all skill levels and attract elite skiers and beginners from
all over the globe. And while you could drive to back to Vancouver
the same day, why not put the world on hold for a few nights, warm yourself by a fire, and enjoy some of Canada’s finest hospitality. Vancouver is and always has been, a city connected with nature and adventure, it beckons from the breeze, the waters, the mountains, her very street corners. So whether your idea of living, is testing yourself in the wilds, or adventures of a more urban kind, you’ll feel perfectly at home, and alive, in Vancouver.

100 Comments

  • Romanes eunt domus

    December 8, 2018

    For some reason, this video didn't mention the Downton Eastside area. Before coming to Vancouver, you may want to read about it.

    Reply
  • halfocutz

    December 10, 2018

    Vancouver is a city with no soul. Beautifully situated with mountain backdrop and ocean coastline, it is as boring as hell like many cities in Canada. I took my Dad there having previously visited Seattle. Seattle was great, some vibrant neighborhoods, good bars and saloons but we could hardly find anything at all in Vancouver. The Chinese like it apparently so go figure…

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  • Ankur Kapoor

    December 11, 2018

    It's amazing how nearly each shot shows bright sunny days. When if you live there, you know it's ALWAYS raining and you rarely see the sun.

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  • Leonardo Oliveira

    December 14, 2018

    I love Canadรก ๐Ÿ from brazil

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  • Hank Yarbo

    December 15, 2018

    im gonna be gassy jack for halloween

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  • Mike Yribarren

    December 18, 2018

    Wish to live there, the best place that Iโ€™ve ever seen

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  • Jason Marten

    December 20, 2018

    anyone know what place that is at 7:00?

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  • Pablo Aguero

    December 21, 2018

    ๐Ÿ˜

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  • Marcus Tsui

    January 4, 2019

    lol, is Alan Alda narrating?

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  • eleonora !

    January 6, 2019

    someone buy me a ticket. iโ€™m begging you

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  • Matthew M

    January 7, 2019

    It's ok, lived there 6 months but it didn't really have the wow factor for me..To be honest I preferred LA..Venice Beach, Santa Monica..or San Diego, USA more exciting felt more real, something about Vancouver, just couldn't put my finger on it

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  • Paulo Andrรฉ

    January 7, 2019

    BC is for sure the most beatiful place I ever visited, but unfortunately I had no good memories from my day trip to Whistler, due to a traumatic issue I had with the bus company I took to get there, called Whistlerrides (whistlerrides.ca). When returning to Vancouver, they expelled me and my 16 old sun from the bus, at night in the snow, cause they made a mistake on my returning scheduled. Just one phone call to the driver of the morning would make the situation ok, but instead, the night driver preferred to show how ignorant he is. After waiting 2 hours for the next bus, between a nightmare cold and police calls, I had to pay 2 extra tickets to Vancouver, risking to not have avaliable sits. They never explained what happened, neither returned my money, and said I deserved everything they did because I did not notice the e-mail they sent with the wrong schedule few hours before the trip, as I was off-line walking around Whistler.

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  • Burleon

    January 7, 2019

    Went there in the summer of 2018. Stayed 1 month and I visited all of these, such a beautiful place Jesus…I hope I can move there in a few years. Btw u forgot to mention the police musuem its a cool place.

    Reply
  • Luke311297

    January 8, 2019

    Travelling here in May and I cannot wait, does anyone have any suggests on what's a must do?

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  • Polat Alemdar

    January 8, 2019

    ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

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  • bla ck

    January 10, 2019

    I am coming vancouver

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  • aasim a

    January 13, 2019

    ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Microwave

    January 15, 2019

    5:48 where is that, me need to go there

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  • Avanish Singh

    January 17, 2019

    Great

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  • Fala Lala

    January 20, 2019

    We were there last Summer for family vacation and we loved it. Seeing many of the places we had visited in this video brings back great memories. The city is surrounded by natural beauty and is rich in history and culture, most of which are within walking distance of downtown. Just wished we had more time…

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  • Nathan B Ring

    January 23, 2019

    7:46 โ€ข๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฎfinest hospitaly that's me

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  • jas jas

    January 23, 2019

    Someone told me a human cannot live alone and has to be comforted by someone but i think i can live alone in Vancouver forever

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  • aisen Lara

    January 25, 2019

    How beautiful!!!!!

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  • Steve L

    February 2, 2019

    It looks cold. I dont love it

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  • Naomi B.

    February 10, 2019

    I lived in Toronto for a year and a half and was thinking to move to Vancouver. i think that's it !

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  • Asif Khan

    February 12, 2019

    Neither east nor west Vancouver is the best

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  • Frasier Esdale

    February 24, 2019

    Vancouver's like the Seattle of Canada

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  • siri 999

    February 26, 2019

    I'm coming

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  • veer shroff

    March 11, 2019

    I got my next trip destination!!!!

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  • AVIJIT DUTTA

    March 11, 2019

    Very nice place & also a beautiful documentry ever seen. This is a dream place. I want to visit these place.

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  • JKS

    March 13, 2019

    Hi, nice video, come in to my channel, I also have some videos, about Vancouver ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • tara nincic

    March 13, 2019

    tu sam sledece godine

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  • Whodis

    March 15, 2019

    Home โค๏ธ

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  • thรญch thรบ TV

    March 17, 2019

    vancouver is beautiful.i love here

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  • Duck _

    March 17, 2019

    Thank you for not mentioning Hastings Street! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Tokonov Erkin

    March 25, 2019

    It looks like
    Gold middle
    Between
    NYC and Switzerland
    Best places in the world

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  • rock androllman

    March 26, 2019

    I love usa and canada both this is my dream country

    Reply
  • rock androllman

    March 26, 2019

    canada and usa two both my favourite country two country like a heaven wow! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  • rani

    March 31, 2019

    I'm here because nct mark was born in Vancouver and i was so curious about Vancouver then I watch this

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  • John Muhleisen

    April 3, 2019

    Vancouver is the most beautiful and most incredible city in the world. I'm going to go live there oneday.

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  • ะั€ั‚ั‘ะผ ะฅะฐะฝะฝะฐะฝะพะฒ

    April 4, 2019

    anybody know that is this soundtrack? cant find it

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  • Whodis

    April 8, 2019

    Vancouver native here, the outdoor views still get to me

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  • De U

    April 12, 2019

    superb city, let down by some seriously expensive accommodation.

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  • Discovering Destinations

    April 12, 2019

    It was totally worth to wait! Thanks for the great video! We visited Vancouver in August 2016 and we were in Love for this amazing city! Now we will wait one from Whistler and Joffre Lakes Provincial Park! :-)))

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  • Anik Anik

    April 14, 2019

    One day I will be in there….

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  • Matteo Spinning Sardinia

    April 18, 2019

    I've been living in Vancouver and Vancouver Island for a while and it's amazing !

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  • Tugrul Akman

    April 22, 2019

    I really would love to live in Vancouver. ๐Ÿ™

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  • Saif Rashed

    May 6, 2019

    How's the weather in Vancouver?
    I've heard that Canada is a very cold country.

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  • Leo Park

    May 10, 2019

    I grew up in Vancouver for 20 years. They forgot to add rain ๐ŸŒง which should appear 60% of the time.

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  • Chris Gonzalez

    May 11, 2019

    Its really like San Francisco in Canada it looks nice

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  • Gurvir Shergill

    May 18, 2019

    Do one on Calgary

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  • Akmal Faiz

    May 26, 2019

    #Expedia – Good Job. Need more Canadia travel guides.. Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver Island, and Halifax (the Canadian eastern coast)

    Reply
  • William Cruz

    June 1, 2019

    I want to visit the country of Canada

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  • World Sea

    June 4, 2019

    ๐Ÿ’“

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  • Tajai Calip

    June 7, 2019

    This is beautiful

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  • katsy kat

    June 13, 2019

    I'd like to live on the edge of beach Avenue, most of the area has the same names has my family, and Emily Carr (art university) is the same name as me! We love you Vancouver! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

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  • Jack Dolah

    June 14, 2019

    Beyond perfect city to live!!! Fuck i wish i can visit Vancouver

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  • conejobike

    July 11, 2019

    I don't want to die after visit Vancouver!!!!

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  • FahME!

    July 12, 2019

    isnt that the green bridge from Final Destination 5? or I was just hallucinating

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  • Dee Bernardos

    July 17, 2019

    I want to live here.

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  • Jacke Silva

    July 17, 2019

    I loved this city. I'd be happier if I lived there forever. Dreams of a brazilian…

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  • Mauro Gelp Taborda

    July 19, 2019

    Hermosa Ciudad

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  • Vampire Wild

    July 26, 2019

    I'm coming over there in January ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

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  • Unusual simulator Alex

    July 27, 2019

    One day

    Reply
  • Anastasia

    July 27, 2019

    it really does look like this, I love how comfortable and beautiful it is since I live here haha

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  • Ximin Zhang

    July 28, 2019

    There is a Panda Pod Hotel opened this may, they are the only capsule hotel in town. Pretty cool

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  • boa canada

    July 28, 2019

    Ola eu gostem

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  • Kay Dee

    July 29, 2019

    Vancouver is a beautiful city.

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  • m bappa

    July 29, 2019

    โค๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ my Dier . sr

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  • excuse_my_ R

    July 31, 2019

    I ๐Ÿ’™ Vancouver.

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  • Glocall Cell

    August 1, 2019

    Impressionada com tanta beleza e desenvolvimento ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  • FlowerEmblem

    August 8, 2019

    Great video of my city. A few things tourists should also take note of that they didn't mention:
    – There are several cities close to Vancouver (grouped together we call this region the Lower Mainland), many worth seeing. If you want to see historic Canada, it's worth taking a bus to Burnaby to visit Burnaby Village Museum. Or taking a walking tour to the Britannia Shipyards in Steveston Village, once a historic Japanese fishing town. Or taking a seabus to Lonsdale Quay.

    – I also recommend taking a daytrip to Victoria, the capital of B.C. Getting there might take 4 hours, but the ferry ride is scenic.

    – Hiking's also popular here, and for a good reason. One of the highlights of Vancouver is the number of hiking trails that are accessible nearby. Consider hiking as one of the must-dos while visiting. Deep Cove is a popular spot and you can kayak there, too.

    – Vancouver's Chinatown, while worth a visit (especially Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden), has become a bit rundown and is now generally more of a tourist attraction and less a place of living Chinese culture. Most Chinese people currently live in the neighbouring city, Richmond. Also be careful, because some parts near Chinatown are also really seedy as there's a lot of homeless living on these streets. Don't EVER walk through East Hastings.

    – On that note, yeah there's a lot of homeless here.

    – Due to Vancouver's history, there are a lot of people in the Lower Mainland that are ethnically Asian, many of whom were born and raised here. It can be a culture shock for some. I've heard someone comment that Vancouver might be the most Asian city outside of Asia, and they might be right. But it also means that Vancouver and the Lower Mainland has pretty good Asian food, and great cultural festivals throughout the year. Ramen's been pretty popular of late. The Richmond Night Market is a summer highlight.

    – We nickname Vancouver "Raincouver" for a reason. Most days don't look like the video – they are very grey and rainy. But that's what keeps this city green.

    – Due to foreign investors, housing in Vancouver is now extremely expensive and more locals are moving out because of it. I saw one slightly rundown 50 year old home on sale in East Van for $1.2 million CAD, which is standard.

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  • Tn Girl54

    August 10, 2019

    I wanna go!

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  • ๅพๅ„ทๆ…ˆ

    August 10, 2019

    I love Vancouverโคโคโคโคโค

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  • Peter Fischer

    August 18, 2019

    ich war da schon, super

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  • Psycho Reload

    August 21, 2019

    I love Vancouver ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Anastasia Lova

    August 24, 2019

    Love this travel guide. I also made a vancouver travel guide as I am a local and know all the cool hidden spots here ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Traveling is FREEDOM

    August 25, 2019

    I spent a week there in 2000 and left extremely impressed with the city, working on going back for a few days soon!

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  • paul gingell

    August 27, 2019

    Another amazing place.Awesome spaces.On my to do list in the future..

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  • Luzmar Giraldo

    August 29, 2019

    I am going to Vancouver tomorrow! I can't believe It ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆโค๏ธ

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  • Hannah Farrant-Jayet

    August 31, 2019

    Can anyone tell me where the location at 7.02 is? The place with the tunnel and stream next to it?

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  • nuna

    September 1, 2019

    my future home

    Reply
  • Ali Jafar

    September 3, 2019

    Beautiful city

    Reply
  • skelenk behl

    September 6, 2019

    Someday im will come here.

    Reply
  • Ganapathi Santoshkumar

    September 6, 2019

    Wow Wt A Wonderful City

    Reply
  • KAMRUL HASSAN

    September 11, 2019

    give me Vancouver and I will give you my life !

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  • Reshma sardar

    September 13, 2019

    Where we can stay at Vancouver for 2-3 days?? Can we stay at neighborhood homes??

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  • Nainesh Dhobi

    September 15, 2019

    Nice

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  • Edward Aydon

    September 29, 2019

    looks huge, from a huge country

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  • Star Gazer

    September 29, 2019

    Itโ€™s odd Iโ€™ve lived in western Canada for forty years and have never had any desire to live nor travel to Vancouver…It looks nice!!!But it will be a bad place to live if the economy ever gos south!!!

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  • Phantom-ๅฟ ่ฏš/Mobile Legends

    September 30, 2019

    Damn I can't believe living in Vancouver is a big privilege.. I still find Vancouver being boring for teens not much to do…

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  • Korasleo animated

    September 30, 2019

    I wanna live where Supernatural was filmed.

    Reply
  • GABRIEL OPARE

    October 1, 2019

    Your videos are absolutely refreshing..Pls can you have cover of Saskatoon?

    Reply
  • Roseulo Dagasdas

    October 4, 2019

    Soon I'll be coming home to my new home that's Vancouver ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  • Peter Freeman

    October 10, 2019

    I wish I had'nt seen this video.
    I need to get back to Vancouver and Whistler tomorrow.
    Anybody know how to rob a Bank and not get caught????

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  • snehashis brahma

    October 14, 2019

    Please do make a video on other cities of Canada and New Zealand

    Reply
  • Felma Rengel

    October 23, 2019

    With good friends in this area, I hope to visit Vancouver one day.

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  • Michelle Malin

    October 30, 2019

    Wow proprio bella grazie Expedia

    Reply
  • Sonopresomale

    November 5, 2019

    I'm willing to go as an exchange student but is it really that expensive?

    Reply
  • Navdeeep Mattu

    November 7, 2019

    I never been Vancouver but I know it is one of the beautiful place in the world

    Reply

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