One of the most beautiful cities on the planet, Vancouver is a holiday destination like no other...
Booking hotels in Vancouver will allow you a taste of this indefinable ambience, as well as visit some of the attractions of this lovely Canadian city, which sits on the west coast of British Columbia, just above the border with the United States of America and within easy sailing or flying distance of Alaska.
In the winter, the same Vancouver hotels can also be the starting point for thrilling ski trips to the mountainous playgrounds surrounding the city. Grouse Mountain, or The Peak, is the leading ski retreat, while the world-famous resort of Whistler is just two hours away.
Use our guide to hotels in Vancouver to discover where you can find a room to suit your taste and budget...
Both budget and mid-range hotels can be booked in most areas of the city, so don't fret about ending up in a motel on the outskirts if you can't afford top-class accommodation. If you want to splash the cash, however, five-star hotels in Vancouver offer gracious Canadian hospitality in prime locations, often with magnificent views.
The well-known hotel brands Best Western, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Ramada, Westin, Shangri-la, Super 8, Days Inn, Howard Johnson and Comfort Inn are all represented in Vancouver.
And when it comes to where to stay, check out historic Gastown, modern and bustling Downtown, convenient West End and trendy SoMa or South Main. Other options include the recently redeveloped Granville Island, non-stop Commercial Drive, and Kits Point, where you can enjoy lovely waterfront walks.
Wherever you stay and whatever time of year you visit, however, Vancouver hotels should be booked in advance to ensure you have access to a wide choice and reasonable prices.
Whether you're flying solo or travelling with your partner or family, young or old, you'll find plenty to do in Vancouver...
This sprawling and attractive metropolis is bursting at the seams with tantalising highlights.
Top five attractions
This conservation-led attraction is an inexpensive family day out.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
This bridge, with its museum, restaurant, cliff-top walk and a tree-top adventure park, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Canada.
An inspirational spot for the whole family; kids of all ages will love the interactive exhibits.
Victorian Roedde House Museum
See how Vancouver looked before the huge redevelopment of the 1950s. Tours are available, but check in advance.
Vancouver Art Gallery
A diverse collection of paintings, photographs and sculptures from around the world.
The line-up of annual events in Vancouver follows the same theme of “something for everyone”...
Our brief round-up of events only skims the surface of Vancouver's busy annual calendar. Find out what's on during your visit or base your trip around an event that interests you - you're certain to find one here.
Vancouver International Jazz Festival; June/July: One of the premier events of the year for any jazz musician or fan, this huge event attracts both big names and up-and-coming artists.
Celebration of Light; July/August: Music and fireworks bring the sky over English Bay to life at this spectacular annual event.
Bright Nights in Stanley Park; winter: Grab a cone of roast chestnuts and let the festive spirit wash over you as you stroll about the park, taking in the stunning display of lights.