Vancouver has been consistently rated as one of the best cities in the world to live in.
Situated on the west coast of Canada in British Columbia, it has water on three sides and a stunning range of mountains on the other. Vancouver is eternally popular with outdoor types, nature lovers and sports fans.
Vancouver car hire is very easy to arrange as there is a pick-up point at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The road system is easy to navigate but listen to traffic updates to avoid being caught in congestion during rush hour.
The city really started to gain recognition on the international stage after the Winter Olympics of 2010. There are many great eateries thanks to its melting pot of different cultures from around the world, not to mention a happening nightlife which will keep you going until the early hours of the morning if you wish.
The geography of the city means that Vancouver car hire is one of the best ways to get out and see everything the area has to offer. Vancouver has plenty of sights to see, despite being a relatively young city with just 125 years of history. It is a great starting point for cruises to Alaska or to the nearby skiing resort of Whistler, which has a world-famous reputation for its great range of winter sports.
Other places which are well worth seeing include the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Roedde House Museum and the entertaining delights of Science World, which is guaranteed to be a hit with kids of all ages. The Van Dusen Botanical Gardens are a popular attraction, especially during the summer months when the weather is fine and the city is warm. In fact, Vancouver has a micro-climate which means it enjoys relatively good weather throughout the year and the temperatures rarely drops below zero.
The best time to visit Vancouver is between March and October but if you are visiting the city for a winter-sports holiday then February is arguably the best time of year as the snow quality is good and the temperatures are just right.
Other sights to see in Vancouver include the Granville Islands, Grouse Mountain and the stunning Capilano Suspension Bridge. If you want to get out of the city then the ferry to Victoria Island runs at regular intervals throughout the day. All of these destinations are easily accessible by car. To find the best price on car hire in Vancouver, use TravelSupermarket`s search tool above.