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Vancouver Travel Guide

Vancouver, Canada, is a gorgeous city located in the western part of the country. It's home to some of the country's most incredible food and is surrounded by mountains and lakes, making it one of the best places to explore nature and a city at the same time. It's also one of Canada's most active cities, and is home to fans of biking, hiking, and more! With cruise line volume buys plus our low everyday prices you can save up to 80% versus the brochure price! Book your Vancouver cruise today with AffordableTours.com, your discounted cruise headquarters.

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Celebrity EclipseAlaskaVancouverVancouver9 NightsHubbard Glacier | Icy Strait, Alaska | Inside Passage | Juneau, Alaska | Ketchikan, Alaska | Sitka, Alaska | Skagway, Alaska | Vancouver, Canada
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RegentSeven Seas ExplorerAlaskaVancouverVancouver11 NightsIcy Strait Point | Juneau | Ketchikan | Sitka | Skagway | Vancouver | Victoria | Wrangell
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PrincessRoyal PrincessAlaskaVancouverAnchorage10 NightsAnchorage$1,449
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PrincessRoyal PrincessAlaskaVancouverAnchorage10 NightsAnchorage$1,789
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PrincessRoyal PrincessAlaskaVancouverFairbanks10 NightsFairbanks$1,279
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PrincessRoyal PrincessAlaskaVancouverFairbanks10 NightsFairbanks$1,769
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PrincessRoyal PrincessAlaskaVancouverFairbanks10 NightsFairbanks$1,859
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PrincessRoyal PrincessAlaskaVancouverAnchorage11 NightsAnchorage$2,039
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PrincessRoyal PrincessAlaskaVancouverAnchorage11 NightsAnchorage$2,039
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PrincessRoyal PrincessAlaskaVancouverFairbanks11 NightsFairbanks$1,889
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PrincessRoyal PrincessAlaskaVancouverFairbanks11 NightsFairbanks$2,059
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PrincessRoyal PrincessAlaskaVancouverAnchorage12 NightsAnchorage$2,129
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PrincessRoyal PrincessAlaskaVancouverWhittier12 NightsFairbanks$2,239
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PrincessRoyal PrincessAlaskaVancouverFairbanks13 NightsFairbanks$2,309
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PrincessRoyal PrincessAlaskaVancouverFairbanks14 NightsFairbanks$2,409
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PrincessRoyal PrincessAlaskaVancouverAnchorage12 NightsAnchorage$2,709
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PrincessRoyal PrincessAlaskaVancouverWhittier11 NightsAnchorage$1,589
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PrincessRoyal PrincessAlaskaVancouverWhittier11 NightsFairbanks$1,739
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Celebrity MillenniumAlaskaVancouverVancouver5 NightsInside Passage | Ketchikan, Alaska | Vancouver, Canada | Victoria, British Columbia$664
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Holland AmericaNieuw AmsterdamAlaskaVancouverAnchorage12 NightsDenali National Park, Alaska$1,699
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Vancouver Travel Guide

Vancouver Cruises Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful outdoors at Stanley Park.
  • Try local and international dishes at the Richmond Night Market.
  • Shop and walk around Gastown. 
  • Hop on the Sea to Sky Gondola to get some great views.
  • Walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge.
  • Take a trip to Granville Island.
  • Explore nature at Queen Elizabeth Park.
  • Relax or have a picnic at English Bay.
  • Hike Mother Nature's Staircase (also known as Grouse Grind). 
  • Get lost in the VanDusen Botanical Garden.
  • Visit the Vancouver Aquarium.
  • See a Canucks National Hockey League (NHL) game.

Vancouver Cruises Travel Tips

  • It's super easy to walk around Vancouver! The city is relatively small, so you could easily walk, especially when you're downtown. Just make sure you wear good walking shoes!
  • Vancouver is known for its rainy weather, but it doesn't rain much at all from June to September. With that being said, make sure you do at least bring a rain jacket or an umbrella just in case.
  • If you plan on using public transportation while in Vancouver, make sure you purchase a Compass Card. You can load money onto it and use it on local transport.
  • Food in Vancouver is extremely diverse. It's home to delicious dim sum, curry, hamburgers, and more. Make sure you try a wide variety of food when you visit, which is incredibly easy to do if you go to the Richmond Night Market.
  • Though the city is beautiful, make sure you explore the unique wilderness in the area. Locals here love to go hiking, so give it a try!
  • Vancouver has a rampant coffee and beer culture. Be sure to try to stop by at least one local brewery or cafe during your visit.

Vancouver Cruises Things To Do

  • Shop in Gastown
    Shop in Gastown

    Gastown is one of the most bustling neighborhoods in Vancouver. It's home to fun shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more. You can even find a Victorian Steam Clock in Gastown, which is the neighborhood's real highlight. It's ultimately seen as the more hipster and trendy area of the city and is incredibly popular among the younger crowds. Historically, this was the very first neighborhood in all of Vancouver. It was named after a man named Jack Deighton, who talked a lot, which at the time was said to be called "gassing;" soon enough, this became Gastown!

    You Should Know

    There is exceptional architecture in Gastown, so hop on an architecture or history tour of the area. To get one of the best views of the area, check out Vancouver Lookout.

  • Walk along the Capilano Suspension Bridge
    Walk along the Capilano Suspension Bridge

    The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a 459-foot bridge that was built back in 1889. It crosses right over the Capilano River and offers excellent views of the 6,000-acre forest that surrounds it. The bridge was created by a man named George Grant Mackay in 1889. Historically, the bridge was made with hemp rope cables, but they've since been replaced with much stronger cables. In addition to the bridge, check out the rest of the park that the bridge is located in. There's a gorgeous cliff walk, a fun treetops adventure, the living forest, a story center, and more.

    You Should Know

    The park is only closed on Christmas, so you can visit no matter what time of the year it is! Unfortunately, strollers can not go across the suspension bridge.

  • Explore Stanley Park
    Explore Stanley Park

    Stanely Park covers just over 1,000 acres and was created back in 1888. It used to be a settlement area for a while, but over the years, it turned into the park it is today. The park is a favorite among both locals and tourists. There are many fun activities inside this public park, including swimming, playing tennis, or going on a guided tour. One of the parks' highlights is the Stanley Park Train, which is mainly a favorite among families. Don't worry about packing food for your visit to the park; there's quite a few restaurants and cafes inside!  

    You Should Know

    It's super easy to get to Stanley Park without a car. You can take public transportation, bike, or even walk if you're in downtown Vancouver.

  • Hike Mother Nature’s Staircase
    Hike Mother Nature’s Staircase

    Mother Nature's Staircase, which is also known as its formal name Grouse Grind, is a 1.8-mile trail that goes up Grouse Mountain. It got its nickname because it consists of a staircase with 2,830 stairs. This is a moderate trail that only should take about 1.5 to 2 hours total to get to the top. It is kid-friendly, and there are 2,800 feet in elevation game. If you're interested in competing on your way up, invest in a Grind Timer Card, which will track your time up and down!

    You Should Know

    When doing a hike like this, it's recommended that you bring snacks and water, and also be sure to wear a strong pair of comfortable walking or hiking shoes.

  • Get lost in the VanDusen Botanical Garden
    Get lost in the VanDusen Botanical Garden

    The VanDusen Botanical Garden opened back in 1975 and covers 55 acres of land. There is a wide variety of plants (over 7500 plants, to be exact) inside from all over the world. Because the park is so large, it's relatively easy to come and find a serene spot in the park just for yourself. There is also a Visitor Center inside, which recently won a sustainable building award in 2014. It's built to look like an orchid from above and was an addition to the park in 2011. If you want to learn more about the park, be sure to check out the visitor center.

    You Should Know

    The park hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year, so be sure to check the calendar to see if one is going on when you visit.

  • Take a trip to Granville Island
    Take a trip to Granville Island

    Granville Island dates back to the early 1900s when it was essentially where many of the city's factories and warehouses were. That changed over time, and now it's a popular neighborhood that is thriving with art and is home to the Granville Island Public Market. Foodies absolutely must visit the public market, which is often referred to as Vancouver's own "foodie paradise." There is also a lot of history and architecture on the island, so be sure to grab a map to more easily visit all the places you'd like to.

    You Should Know

    The most fun way to get to Granville Island is to hop on a ferry across False Creek.

  • Try local dishes at the Richmond Night Market
    Try local dishes at the Richmond Night Market

    The Richmond Night Market is a fun summer market held on the weekends in Vancouver. It's considered one of the absolute must-dos if you're lucky enough to visit Canada during the summer! The majority of the food at the night market is Asian-themed and its the largest night market like this in all of North America. Everything is reasonably average-priced, and you're bound to find something that you're interested in eating during your visit.

    You Should Know

    There is a small admission price to get into the night market. Arrive as early as possible if you need to get parking! If you want to save money and travel in a larger group, purchase an Express Pass, which lets you skip the line.

  • Relax at English Bay
    Relax at English Bay

    The English Bay is a beautiful body of water in Vancouver that surrounds some of Granville Island. The most famous part of English Bay to explore is English Bay Beach, one of Vancouver's most beloved beaches. Along the beach is Stanley Park Seawall. This is a fun trail that you can walk, bike, or run along while getting great coastal views along the way! Also, there are volleyball courts, slides, cafes, and kayak rentals at the beach!

    You Should Know

    This area of Vancouver can get quite busy. To avoid crowds or at least guarantee that you get your spot at the beach, try to visit earlier in the day.

  • Explore Queen Elizabeth Park
    Explore Queen Elizabeth Park

    Queen Elizabeth Park is a gorgeous green area of Vancouver that covers 130 acres. It was created in 1939 and is located on Little Mountain. It's one of the most popular places to explore in the whole city to see flowers and often is the place that people go to take wedding pictures. Because it's located on a hill, it's Vancouver's highest point. The park is also the Bloedel Conservatory, a quarry garden, tennis courts, sculptures, and even lawn bowling. If you get hungry, be sure to check out the Seasons in the Park restaurant.

    You Should Know

    You could easily spend at least three hours exploring the park. Free parking is available along the road near the park!

  • Hop on the Sea to Sky Gondola
    Hop on the Sea to Sky Gondola

    The Sea to Sky Gondola is a gorgeous 10-minute ride that will bring you to Vancouver's best views and surrounding area. From the top, you can see the Coast Range and even Howe Sound. The Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge is located at the top as well, which is said to be the best spot to get photos. Be sure to stop by the Summit Lodge for a snack and even check out the fun hiking and walking trails.

    Best Time To Visit

    To avoid the crowds, opt to visit right in the morning when the gondola ride opens. If you'd like to save money, visit after 4 p.m. on Friday or Saturday to save 40% off a Day Ticket.

Vancouver Cruises When To Visit

Quick Facts

There truly is no time of year that is best to visit Vancouver. During the summer months, you can catch the beautiful coastal breeze and the bright blue skies, while the winter months will bring gorgeous snow-capped mountains and cooler weather.

  • Spring and Fall - September to November and March to May - Shoulder Season

    The spring temperature averages around 60°F while the fall averages 58°F. Though people visit during these months, it's nowhere near as busy during the summer. This is a great time to visit if you want to experience the good weather but still enjoy affordable hotel prices.

  • Summer - June to August - High Season

    From June to August is the busiest time to visit Vancouver. The weather is generally around 72°F. Though the weather is perfect during these months, hotel prices tend to skyrocket because so many people visit during this time for their cruises!

  • Winter - December to February - Low Season

    Only people who ski and snowboard visit during the winter months! It averages around 35°F, so it is a bit cooler, and it also rains a lot during these months. However, since not a lot of people visit, prices are a lot lower. Some tourist attractions may have shortened hours during the winter.

Vancouver Cruises Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are Vancouver cruises?

    Vancouver cruises are truly the best way to explore the rest of the world while relaxing along the way. Imagine this: on travel days, you sit back, relax, maybe head to the onboard mini-golf course. Then, the next day, you get to hop off the boat and explore whatever beautiful city the ship is docked at. That's exactly what you can expect with Vancouver cruises!

  • What’s included on a Vancouver cruise?

    Vancouver cruises include accommodation and meals. Of course, each cruise offers completely different dining options and accommodation types, so they will vary. You will also have access to the many fun entertainment options onboard your cruise. This also varies from cruise to cruise. Some fun entertainment onboard the cruises include casinos, mini-golf, swimming pools, shopping at stores, etc. 

  • What’s the best Vancouver cruise?

    There isn't one cruise that is better than the other! Each cruise is so different that it truly depends on what you're interested in. What's your budget? Where do you want your final destination to be? How long is your vacation? These are all critical questions to ask yourself when deciding which cruise you should go on.

  • How much do Vancouver cruises cost?

    Vancouver cruises vary in price. Some cruises cost as little as $69 per day, and others cost upward of $500 per day. However, keep in mind that if you book through Affordable Tours, you'll find that we often offer some sort of promotion or discount to help you receive the best price possible!

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