Flanked by mountains on one side and the ocean on the other, Vancouver is famous for its remarkable scenery, healthy living and commitment to the environment. It’s one of Canada’s most ethnically diverse cities, with a cutting-edge art and music scene and a world-class symphony orchestra.
Opportunities to get outdoors abound in Vancouver, with hiking, snowboarding and skiing some of the most popular activities. Kayak up into Indian Armfjord to see if you can spot seals and eagles or relax in the sun on Kitsilano Beach or English Bay.
First Nations culture is very much evident in Vancouver. Stanley Park has a collection of colourful and intricately-carved totem poles, and the world-class Museum of Anthropology has thousands of fascinating artefacts from Canada’s First Nations.
Centuries of immigration have given the city a cosmopolitan atmosphere and many unique ethnic neighbourhoods to explore. Be sure to check out Chinatown’s speciality tea boutiques and the classical gardens at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park.
As you might expect in a port city, Vancouver’s seafood is second to none, but the real magnet for foodies is the craft beer. Join locals at the tasting rooms in the historic Brewery Creek area or visit one of the more than 50 microbreweries scattered across the city.
The main airport is Vancouver International, 25 minutes away from the city centre on the SkyTrain. The SkyTrain is also the best way to get around central Vancouver or you can take advantage of the city’s bike-share program. For a quintessential Vancouver experience, take the ferry along False Creek. The little blue boats provide a stunning view of the Toronto skyline and stop at plenty of popular sights like Science World and the Olympic Village.
Centrally located in Vancouver, Pan Pacific Vancouver is within a five-minute walk of Cruise Ship Terminal and provides a sauna, a saltwater swimming pool and a rooftop terrace. This luxury hotel is an ideal choice for discovering local vineyards as it is located in the Fraser Valley Wine Region.
Guests can soak up the outdoors on the terrace or enjoy a beverage at the bar. Outdoor tennis courts, a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi are some of the facilities also on offer at this award-winning 5-star hotel. It also has a gym with a swimming pool.
After a day of exploring the nearby region, guests can unwind in the comfort of their air conditioned rooms. They all offer a refrigerator, a mini bar and a kitchenette.
Those staying at Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver can sit down to a unique dining experience at the in-house restaurant, suitably situated for those who want to stay close at mealtime. A generous buffet breakfast is served every day, and room service is available around the clock. Guests can also opt to eat out in one of the local eateries.
Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver Canada is within walking distance of Holy Rosary Cathedral, Woodward’s Building and the Vancouver Public Library. The helpful staff at the tour desk are available to book and organise activities in Vancouver.