The gateway to skiing in British Columbia, Vancouver is a vibrant city on the water that is not to be missed on your trip to Canada. With several surrounding mountains within a two-hour drive, the charming city of Vancouver is the gateway to popular ski resorts including Whistler and Sun Peaks and a favourite hangout of ours on the way to or from the mountains.

Nestled between the ocean and the mountains, Vancouver is very much a hub for anyone wanting to explore the great Canadian outdoors and as such, Vancouverites seem to spend as much time outside, kayaking rivers and scaling mountains, as they do topping the charts for the happiest urban residents in the world.

There’s also some superb cuisine. With a rise in organic farms and wineries, as well as locally caught game and seafood, Vancouver’s cuisine sets a precedent for sustainable dining. Fable, a restaurant that supports the farm-to-table movement, creates sharing plates with local ingredients. Head to The Belgard Kitchen for lunch before sampling the popular West Coast Pale Ale at Postmark Brewing. Alternatively, a selection of British Columbian wines at the Vancouver Urban Winery.

To find out more about Vancouver skiing, enquire online or call our ski experts today.

Best For…

  • City stopover
  • Short transfers
  • Superb restaurants
Vancouver & Whistler city and ski holidays

Vancouver & Whistler

A stop-off in the bustling and breath-taking city of Vancouver offers the ultimate city break on route to the snow-filled mountains of Whistler.

Vancouver and Whistler
Skiing in Vancouver

Skiing Near Vancouver

Vancouver is just a two-hour drive from Whistler along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway and under a ten-hour flight from London. Renowned around the world for its snowy seasons and providing a wide range of slope gradients and difficulties, Whistler ski resort it is suitable for all levels and well worth a visit.

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Group meal at a restaurant

Restaurants in Vancouver

Vancouver has several fantastic eating establishments from all-you-can-eat sushi to fine dining restaurants. Food fanatics will have a truly exceptional time. A top recommendation of ours is to head over to one of the superb lunch spots on Granville Island. The centrepiece of the island is Public Market where you will find an array of artisan food stalls and moreish treats. Take in the excellent views of False Creek as you explore the area.

Non-Skiers in Vancouver

Things To Do in Vancouver

Discover the diverse areas of Vancouver, from Main Street’s independent boutiques and coffee shops of Commercial Drive, to the galleries of Gastown, the city’s historic neighbourhood. Wander along Water Street past vintage lamp posts to the famous steam clock. Ascend the 40-second elevator to views of the city at the Vancouver Lookout. The Vancouver Art Gallery has more than 11,000 visual artworks, including an extensive Emily Carr collection.

There are an abundance of sites to explore and learn more about Vancouver, especially when sports are concerned. The NHL (National Hockey League) is an institution here, where the Vancouver Canucks rule. We urge you to squeeze in a game if there’s time. There’s nothing quite like soaking up the lively atmosphere while sampling traditional Poutine!

Things To Do in Vancouver

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