Car Hire Vancouver International Airport
An ethnically diverse coastal city, Vancouver offers visitors an array of culture, nature, architecture, and a rich vibrant history. A constant feature in the top 10 most liveable cities in the world, Vancouver is often described as the ‘Manhattan with mountains’. The city is brimming with treasures, panoramic seascapes, scenic headlands, snow-capped mountains, vivacious art, eclectic cuisine and so much more, all within reach in your car hire. A gateway to adventure, this bustling metropolis caters to all.
Take a Walk on the Wild Side
The serene surrounds of the majestic snow-capped mountains, lush rainforests, and tranquil waters breathe life into this oceanic paradise. Snow fans rejoice with Grouse Mountain, Whistler Blackcomb and Cypress Mountain paying homage to some of the most popular hiking, downhill and cross-country skiing experiences in North America. During the summer months spend your days exploring the treetops on the Capilano Suspension Bridge, trekking through the idyllic Shannon Falls Park, soaking up the ambience on a stroll along the seawall at Stanley Park or sailing through the heavens on the Sea to Sky Gondola.
If it’s a challenge you are chasing, slap on a hat and stretch out your legs for a fun-filled adventure through the heart of the hinterland at some of Vancouver’s most popular hiking destinations. Conquer the climb up St. Marks Summit, power past Cabin Lake to Eagle Bluffs or brave the three peaks to the top of Mount Seymour. Most of these incredible hikes reside in the backcountry, so jump in your rental car to experience them all.
Whether you are a modern-day Rex Hunt or a seasoned angler, the rugged Vancouver coastline and abundance of rushing rivers provide plenty of opportunities to cast a line. Fish from a pier, book a charter, rent a boat, head to a lake, or try your hand at fly fishing. Be sure to check out the piers at Belcarra Regional Park and Rocky Point Park or take things up a notch and chase the mighty sturgeon that lurks in the depths of the Fraser River.
Unlock the Key to Canada’s Rich History
Vancouver may be famous for its majestic mountains, scintillating scenery and sparkling coastline, but don’t discount the rich history and diverse culture that make this city one of the best places to visit. Immerse yourself in Canadian culture by joining a walking tour with Forbidden Vancouver for a fun and insightful journey through the heart of the city. Pop on down to Robinson Square and check out the plaza with its unique design and eye-catching features. Buzzing with life, Robinson Square encompasses many buildings, but none more prominent than the Vancouver Art Gallery. Drop in and experience some of North America’s most prestigious artwork and ground-breaking exhibitions, with special attention to the impact and achievements of the First Nations artists.
If history or architecture piques your interest, Vancouver is home to a wealth of old buildings and local museums. Journey back in time to the iconic Museum of Anthropology. This modern-day masterpiece is a site to behold offering a rare blend of old indigenous art and contemporary artefacts. Afterwards, cruise on over to the Vancouver Maritime Museum and engage in stories bridging the past, present, and future. If it’s inner peace you seek, then the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden may be the perfect place to unwind as the first of its kind built outside of China. This stunning Chinese sanctuary is the perfect urban oasis to find peace and tranquillity within the hustle and bustle of the inner-city centre. For a closer encounter with Mother Nature, stop and say hi to some of the 60,000 residents that reside at the amazing Vancouver Aquarium. From adorable little Sea Otters to the charismatic African Penguins, the Vancouver Aquarium is a must-see and one of the top places to visit on your next trip to Vancouver.