What can I do in Vancouver?
Explore Gastown, decked out with trendy restaurants, shops, bars and Victorian architecture. Attractions include the Steam Clock and the statue of John Deighton—better known as Gassy Jack.
There are also many excellent museums and galleries in town, in particular the Vancouver Gallery and the Museum of Anthropology. Visit English Bay and dine in the upmarket restaurants, and admire the city skyline from Kitsilano Beach. Don’t forget to head up to Grouse Mountain for skiing or hiking. Canada is a country where the Aussie dollar is still doing really well, making this an affordable destination.
What airlines fly to Vancouver?
- Airlines that operate flights to Vancouver from Australia include Air Canada, Qantas, Air New Zealand, British Airways, Delta, Korean Air, Air China, Cathay Pacific, American Airlines, and United.
When is the best time to book?
- Flights to Canada and North America in general are worth booking around 28 weeks before your planned departure date.
What are the visa requirements?
- Australians will need to obtain an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) pass online. Check the Canadian government website or the Smart Traveller page for further instructions.
How long is the flight to Vancouver?
- Adelaide to Vancouver – 18 hours
- Brisbane to Vancouver – 13.5 hours
- Melbourne to Vancouver – 17 hours
- Perth to Vancouver – 20-24 hours
- Sydney to Vancouver – 14 hours
When is the best time to visit Vancouver?
- For good temperatures, visit in the summer, when the daily averages are 22-30° If you’re keen on snowsports, visit in winter, when the mountains are covered in snow.
What are the average costs in Vancouver?
- A cappuccino in Vancouver costs approximately 4.15CAD ($4.25).
- The currency is in Canadian Dollar (CAD).
What airport will I arrive at?
- Vancouver is served by the Vancouver International Airport. This facility has excellent amenities including currency exchange, restaurants, duty-free shops, a spa, ATMs, free WiFi and VIP lounges.
How to get from the airport to town?
- Expect a taxi fare into central Vancouver to cost you about $20-40 ($21-42).
- Buses and rail services can also connect you into town.
Any useful tips?
- Tipping is normal in Canada, with typical rates being 15-20% in restaurants, 10% for services like taxi drivers, or hairdressers. And a dollar or two is also an acceptable tip when you pay for drinks at a bar.
Please note that the information provided above is accurate as of October 2017
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