Vancouver has evolved into a world-class travel destination and international transportation hub. Navigating to, from and around this beautiful, cosmopolitan city is as simple as selecting the route and transportation mode that's best for you.
For information on arriving, departing or traveling within Vancouver, see the following:
As a North American transportation hub and a gateway to Asia, it's easy to get to Vancouver. Whether you want the convenience of flying, the sightseeing of sailing, or the romance of trains, there are unlimited transportation options taking you to and around Vancouver. Choose the one that's right for you:
Convenient long distance connections on the Empire Builder to Glacier Park & Chicgo or the Coast Starlight to San Francisco & Los Angeles > www.amtrak.com/cascades-train
Vancouver is a breeze to get around. Walkers love compact downtown, with wide sidewalks and plenty of coffee shops along the way. Take your blades or your bike to Kitsilano or Commercial, or act like a local and hop on a public bus or skytrain. There are plenty of car rental shops, and ferries to take you to and from Vancouver Island.
Even though you could easily fill your vacation's days with activities in and around Vancouver, if you'd like to go further a field there's plenty of accessible spots to experience more of BC. Vancouver Island (including Victoria) is a short ferry ride away, while Whistler, the Okanagan and pristine wilderness are accessible by car or bus.
BC Ferries Vacations offers ferry and accommodation packages to an incredible range of world-class destinations. Choose from the many exciting packages offered across Vancouver Island, or contact a travel expert and build your own customized itinerary. > www.bcferries.com/vacations
For a truly memorable Vancouver activity, experience the city by water. From the AquaBus around Granville Island, kayaks in the Burrard Island, yacht cruises in Coal Harbour, ferries to the Island and the SeaBus to North Vancouver, this sea-side city is just begging to be explored by ship.
With a short time or a penchant for the big picture, aerial tours and transportation by air is a great option. Downtown flightseeing enables you to grasp the scope of Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains, while flying to Whistler or Vancouver Island offers a bird's eye view of the wilds of British Columbia (both the forested and the cosmopolitan sort).
> View our Maps section for additional information about traveling within and around Vancouver.