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Whether you are visiting Vancouver for the first time or are returning to relive past memories, this vibrant seaport on the west coast of Canada never fails to disappoint. From the surrounding mountains, to the entertainment around the downtown peninsula, to historic Gastown in the east end, and the sprawling Stanley Park, you can always discover something new and exciting when you travel to Vancouver.

Peak tourist season in Vancouver is from June to August. So if you want to know the best time for travel in Vancouver minus the crowds, March to May or September to November are ideal. Spring is perfect for kayaking and strolling through parks and gardens, while summer brings tourists from around the world to enjoy swimming, hiking, and numerous outdoor activities.

This coastal city offers a moderate, oceanic climate. The average temperature for Vancouver during summer months ranges from an average 13-15 degrees Celsius in May-June to 17-18 degrees Celsius in July-August and it starts to cool off again in September with an average of 15 degrees Celsius. October offers the crisp, cool air of fall averaging 12-13 degrees Celsius. Winter months are mild, with average temperatures usually remaining above the freezing mark from 4 degrees to 10 degrees Celsius November-March.


Vancouver flight deals found on momondo

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Swoop
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YEG
07 Nov.
Edmonton airport
1h 33m
YVR
Vancouver Intl airport
Swoop
YVR
16 Nov.
Vancouver Intl airport
1h 21m
YEG
Edmonton airport
78 CAD
Swoop
Swoop
YEG
12 Sep.
Edmonton airport
1h 28m
YVR
Vancouver Intl airport
Swoop
YVR
16 Sep.
Vancouver Intl airport
1h 21m
YEG
Edmonton airport
89 CAD
Swoop
Swoop
YEG
01 Oct.
Edmonton airport
1h 28m
YVR
Vancouver Intl airport
Swoop
YVR
12 Oct.
Vancouver Intl airport
1h 21m
YEG
Edmonton airport
89 CAD
Swoop
Swoop
YEG
26 Aug.
Edmonton airport
1h 26m
YVR
Vancouver Intl airport
Swoop
YVR
06 Sep.
Vancouver Intl airport
1h 21m
YEG
Edmonton airport
108 CAD
Air Transat
Air Transat
YYC
19 Oct.
Calgary airport
1h 35m
YVR
Vancouver Intl airport
Air Transat
YVR
28 Oct.
Vancouver Intl airport
1h 35m
YYC
Calgary airport
118 CAD
Flair Airlines
Flair Airlines
YYC
04 Sep.
Calgary airport
1h 25m
YVR
Vancouver Intl airport
Flair Airlines
YVR
13 Sep.
Vancouver Intl airport
1h 15m
YYC
Calgary airport
119 CAD
Flair Airlines
Flair Airlines
YYC
25 Oct.
Calgary airport
1h 25m
YVR
Vancouver Intl airport
Flair Airlines
YVR
05 Dec.
Vancouver Intl airport
1h 10m
YYC
Calgary airport
127 CAD
Flair Airlines
Flair Airlines
YYC
01 Nov.
Calgary airport
1h 25m
YVR
Vancouver Intl airport
Flair Airlines
YVR
06 Nov.
Vancouver Intl airport
1h 10m
YYC
Calgary airport
135 CAD
Flair Airlines
Flair Airlines
YYC
04 Sep.
Calgary airport
1h 25m
YVR
Vancouver Intl airport
Flair Airlines
YVR
13 Sep.
Vancouver Intl airport
1h 15m
YYC
Calgary airport
119 CAD
Flair Airlines
Flair Airlines
YYC
13 Sep.
Calgary airport
1h 25m
YVR
Vancouver Intl airport
Flair Airlines
YVR
15 Sep.
Vancouver Intl airport
1h 15m
YYC
Calgary airport
119 CAD
Flair Airlines
Flair Airlines
YYC
14 Sep.
Calgary airport
1h 25m
YVR
Vancouver Intl airport
Flair Airlines
YVR
23 Sep.
Vancouver Intl airport
1h 15m
YYC
Calgary airport
119 CAD
Flair Airlines
Flair Airlines
YYC
05 Dec.
Calgary airport
1h 30m
YVR
Vancouver Intl airport
Flair Airlines
YVR
08 Dec.
Vancouver Intl airport
1h 10m
YYC
Calgary airport
135 CAD

Which airlines fly to Vancouver?

Domestic flights to Vancouver include Air Canada, WestJet, AirNorth, Air Transat, Central Mountain, and Sunwing Airlines. Vancouver international flights include Korean Air, Japan Airlines, Island Express, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Air New Zealand, Aeromexico, Air France, and British Airways. While there are cheap flights to Vancouver, be cautious about the price and what you get for the price. Many airlines exclude baggage fees and meals.


How to get from the airport to Vancouver city centre?

Below you will find all the airports in Vancouver along with the distance from the city centre
Vancouver Coal Harbour
0 km from city centre
Vancouver Intl
11 km from city centre

Trains

Vancouver International Airport is 12 kilometres from Downtown Vancouver. International and domestic terminals are served by the YVR-Airport station, which is part of the Canada Line. Canada Line consists of three Skytrain lines that serve metro Vancouver. Trains leave every 7 minutes during peak travel hours and every 15 minutes for non-peak travel times. They run from 5:00 am to 1:00 am and take 26 minutes to reach Vancouver City Centre station. The fare is $9 CAD (discounts available for seniors and children).

Buses

The N10 night bus connects domestic and international terminals to Richmond and Downtown Vancouver. Airport south terminals are served by the C92 bus, which connects to the Canada Line at Bridgeport Station.

Taxis

It will take around 25 to 30 minutes to reach downtown with a $35 CAD flat fee (does not include gratuity).

Private and Rental Cars

Private sedans and limousines are an option, but range from $45 CAD to as much as $81 CAD for the ride and must be arranged ahead of time. You can also find great bargains for car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Vancouver

Most frequently searched flights to Vancouver along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Edmonton to Vancouver
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1h 20m
Cheapest price
78 CAD
Calgary to Vancouver
Fastest flight time
1h 25m
Cheapest price
119 CAD
London to Vancouver
Fastest flight time
4h 40m
Cheapest price
165 CAD
Winnipeg to Vancouver
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2h 50m
Cheapest price
199 CAD
Toronto to Vancouver
Fastest flight time
4h 49m
Cheapest price
226 CAD
Los Angeles to Vancouver
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2h 45m
Cheapest price
240 CAD
San Diego to Vancouver
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2h 50m
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285 CAD
Sacramento to Vancouver
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3h 58m
Cheapest price
311 CAD
San Francisco to Vancouver
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2h 10m
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315 CAD
Dallas to Vancouver
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4h 22m
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315 CAD
Santa Ana to Vancouver
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2h 47m
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323 CAD
San José to Vancouver
Fastest flight time
2h 13m
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332 CAD
Toronto to Vancouver
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5h 00m
Cheapest price
336 CAD
Regina to Vancouver
Fastest flight time
2h 14m
Cheapest price
337 CAD
Saskatoon to Vancouver
Fastest flight time
2h 03m
Cheapest price
346 CAD
Denver to Vancouver
Fastest flight time
2h 58m
Cheapest price
375 CAD
Boston to Vancouver
Fastest flight time
6h 10m
Cheapest price
376 CAD
Mexico City to Vancouver
Fastest flight time
5h 50m
Cheapest price
388 CAD
New York to Vancouver
Fastest flight time
6h 00m
Cheapest price
405 CAD
New York to Vancouver
Fastest flight time
7h 58m
Cheapest price
413 CAD
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How to get around in Vancouver?

Vancouver is perfect for those who want to get outdoors and get in a few steps walking around the city’s attractions. It is a walkable city and has a compact downtown design. Most likely, you will be just a short walk from your hotel to main attractions in the area. Taxis are available, and they are hailed from the street. Designated taxi stands are found throughout the city too, and you can call one for pickup by paying $5 – $10 CAD for short downtown rides. TransLink is another option that has passes covering the SeaBus and SkyTrain. The transit system has three zones with prices ranging from $2.75 – $5.50 CAD for adults and $1.75 – $3.75 CAD for children. An All-Access Day Pass is $9.75 CAD. After 6:30 pm, as well as on weekends, all trips are classed as a one-zone fare of $1.75 CAD for children and $2.75 CAD for adults. Children under 5 travel for free.

The Aquabus Ferries and False Creek Ferries are affordable ways to bypass the busy bridges. Both are privately operated and a single ride ticket costs anywhere from $3.25 – $5.50 CAD with day passes costing $15 – $16 CAD.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Vancouver?

No visa is required for domestic travelers within Canada. For foreign nationals, please check the Government of Canada Immigration website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Vancouver

Things to do and places of interest in Vancouver

Vancouver has plenty of activities to offer—choose from outdoor biking and hiking to skiing, or visit museums and parks, and much more. Sushi is popular in the area, and Vancouver is home to some of the best sushi houses with excellent pricing. Okada Sushi and Blue Water Café & Raw Bar are two popular establishments to try.

Three skiing areas within a short drive include Cypress Bowl, Grouse Mountain, and Mt. Seymour, which are just 30 minutes from Downtown Vancouver. For the kids in your group, visit the Vancouver Aquarium or entertain young minds at Science World which has numerous hands-on activities and shows. In the summer, the beach scene is always popular, but real summer fun does not start until Canada Day (July 1st), and the temperatures start to cool in October, so plan your visit with this in mind.

Tips and tricks for visiting Vancouver

Enjoy Downtown

Strolling around Downtown Vancouver is an excellent way to get to know the city and explore what it has to offer. Start at Canada Place then walk toward Gastown and Chinatown, which will take a half day on its own. Then, head to Yaletown for dinner.

Plenty to Shop and Bring Home

For gift ideas, stop at First Nations Artwork or bring home smoked and vacuum-sealed salmon. Also, a bottle of wine (or two) from a local vineyard is a great find to bring back.

Canada Line YVR AddFare

All transit users travelling on the Canada Line leaving the airport are subject to the $5 AddFare in addition to their zone fare. It is automatically added to your fee when you buy the fare card.