Vancouver as a summertime hotspot.
Discover a different side to this city in summer
British Columbia may be a winter wonderland, but the province shines in the warmer months, too. Around April, Vancouver sheds its rain-soaked persona to reveal a shimmering harbour city that boasts breathtaking scenery, outdoor adventure and classic Canadian hospitality.
Vancouver is nestled between the Coast Mountains and Pacific Ocean, which makes for crisp air to combat jet lag. Check into the Shangri-la Hotel downtown and explore the city by foot.the waterfront is just 10 minutes away, while historical Gastown – now a hipster hub filled with bars and restaurants – is a little further along. g
Make like a local and pull on some activewear before heading to Grouse Mountain – a one-stop shop for outdoor adventure just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver. You can take a cable-car ride to the top ($45 including seasonal activities) or brave The Grouse Grind and hike 2.9km up an extreme incline of 853 metres.
It’s said that Granville Island is Canada’s second most-popular tourist attraction after Niagara Falls. Nestled to the south of Vancouver, it’s the ultimate foodie paradise – combining a fresh food market with restaurants, delis and takeaway stalls, as well as connoisseurs of cheese, meat and chocolate (and much more).