You may think of Canada as a nation of very polite dinner guests. Think again. In Vancouver, British Columbia, the locals are still polite as heck (sorry), but take a few cues from Canucks fans and you’ll be swinging on suspension bridges, slurping back lo mein and using a few of the swears your cousins taught you at the hockey rink. Don’t believe us? Score some sweet package deals to Vancouver right here on lastminute.com.au and see for yourself.
Seriously, once you’ve finished high tea in one of the tea rooms on Georgia Street, you can let your hair down. To get around in “Saltwater City”, book one of our sweet Vancouver car hire options, rent a bicycle or take the metro—you’ve got lots of options. No Vancouver holiday is complete without an arvo at Stanley Park, a sprawling green space on the waterfront between the English Bay and Vancouver Harbour. If you’re really into going au naturel, then wander down to Wreck Beach, the city’s only clothing-completely-optional stretch of sand. But please, keep your knickers on when you putter over to Canada Place for a harbour cruise. The adrenaline-inclined don’t have to rock the boat for a good time on Vancouver holidays. Test your courage (and the tread on your shoes) at the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver. They say don’t look down, but from 50 metres above rivers, flora and fauna, that’s kind of the point.
In Vancouver, the shopping scene ranges from peculiar to posh depending on the particular neighbourhood or street corner. If you want the Full Monty of Vancouver shopping, grab your wallet and sift through the designer boutiques and eclectic vintage collections. If you shop till you almost drop, slip into a coffee shop for a pick-me-up and keep picking up the goods.
When coffee and cakes aren’t enough to nosh, fill up on dim sum in Chinatown. As the dumplings make their rounds it won’t feel like you’re consuming your weight in steamed pastries—they’re so small, after all! With strong international influences, Vancouver offers the unique opportunity to stuff your face with fish and chips in a proper pub and finish the meal with a plate of tacos or a bowl of ramen.
When you’re planning to spend the evening on Canada’s West Coast, be sure to book Vancouver packages with hotels near the neighbourhoods where you plan to hang. Yaletown is the place to go for ridiculously good-looking cocktails and equally endearing locals. To learn how to dougie with the best of them, whip and nae nae over the downtown Granville Entertainment District to hop and shimmy through the best dance clubs in town.
Take your pick of accommodation and airfares to bundle savings in one of our Vancouver holiday packages. Keep the good times rolling through this Pacific Coast province with British Columbia holidays in nearby Richmond, Surrey and anywhere else your maple-craving heart desires. lastminute.com.au has the best deals for the intrepid traveller. Ready to go, eh?
With such a fabulous range of Vancouver hotels available, finding the right one won't be a problem. At the mo, there are 123 accommodations on lastminute.com.au.
Whether you're after the basics or the whole shebang, Vancouver has your back! For a bed that won't break the bank, you can't go past the English Bay Hotel, located at 1150 Denman Street, or the Tropicana Suite Hotel, at 1361 Robson Street. But if a little luxury is more your thing, the Fairmont Pacific Rim or the Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver will take care of you.
Reviewed on 28 Dec. 2019
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on lastminute.com.au from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.