Vancouver, why go there? When to leave? How long? What budget? In this article, we give you my advice on how to best prepare for your trip from Singapore to Vancouver. For that Cathay Pacific flights are the best options for you for a sound air travel. Your journey will be perfect there.
Now let us learn about the place. Pacific on one side, lush forests and mountains on the other, Vancouver is considered one of the most pleasant cities in the world. It would be a shame not to devote a few days to him during a road trip.
Vancouver is located on the traditional territory of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tseil-Wauluth First Nations, members of the Coast Salish language group. The ancestors of these groups settled in the region over 8,000 years ago. The first Europeans to discover the region are José Maria Narváez, a Spanish explorer in 1791, and Captain George Vancouver, an English navigator, a year later.
What do we eat there?
According to several magazines, the city is one of the best culinary destinations in the world. Plan a few dollars more to please yourself. Vancouverites love to line up in front of restaurants so they can taste the new sushi / new tacos / new trendy burgers. They are right: they are delicious, and it sometimes costs less than cooking at home.
Vancouver: practical information
Vancouver is a city on a human scale, and the main districts can be visited on foot. The most interesting neighborhoods to stay in are Gastown, the historic heart of the city, Downtown, West End, Yaletown and its blingbling buildings, Chinatown, Granville Island and Kitsiliano, for a slightly cooler atmosphere. Perhaps avoid staying on East Hastings, in the Downtown Eastside, if you can. Poverty is significant and drugs are everywhere.
What do we drink there?
We go out a lot in Vancouver, but not very late: the last bars close at 2 a.m. or even earlier. What we drink there? Beer, of course. There are more than 100 micro-breweries in Vancouver, which should make everyone happy. If that’s your thing, don’t hesitate to book a tour of the best breweries in town with Vancouver Brewery Tours or Vine and Hops (and have a beer for my health).
If you’re looking for a cool bar with live music, head to Guilt and Co or The Railway. More generally, stroll through Gastown in the evening: this is where you will find the coolest bars.
And to dance until the end in the middle of the night, head to the Celebrities on Davie Street, or the Roxy on Granville Street. Do not forget to take two pieces of identification with you: this is the rule here when entering an establishment where alcohol is sold. Ah yes, and the norm is a minimum tip of 15% of the total amount of the bill.
How long to stay in Vancouver? A stay of two or three days is ideal, in order to be able to fully enjoy the city and its surroundings. But one day will be enough to give you an overview of the main attractions.