Destination BC’s “Vacation in Vancouver” Video

Take a look at¬†Destination BC‘s “Vacation in Vancouver” video and get a glimpse into why so many tourists love visiting Vancouver in the summertime. Vancouver has it all – a diverse food culture, beautiful landscapes, wonderful shopping destinations and an abundance of activities to keep you busy. Once you’ve had a look at Destination BC’s video, make sure to check out the links below that summarize the activities and destinations listed in the video.

Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit professional Shakespeare Festivals. Currently celebrating it’s 25th year, the festival is located on the waterfront at Vancouver’s Vanier Park. Catch one of many incredible performances at the festival while enjoying “the spectacular backdrop of mountains, sea and sky” that Vancouver has to offer. Click here to learn more.

Stanley Park, the third largest urban park in North America, boasts a variety of activities including a gorgeous 10KM seawall that you can bike, rollerblade or run, beaches, Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, dining and the Vancouver Aquarium.

Photo Source: The Teahouse in Stanley Park


Hop on an Aquabus (water taxi) from downtown Vancouver and head over to the Granville Island Public Market where you can get anything from handcrafted jewelry and household items, to fresh meats and spices. Once you’re done exploring the market, why not explore the ocean. Jump into a kayak or hop onto a paddle board and soak in some sun while taking in the sights that False Creek has to offer.

Vancouverites love their patios. Come this time of year, you’ll be surprised to find an empty seat in one of the many restaurant patios available throughout the city. Chill Winston¬†Gastrolounge, a favourite among locals and tourists, is located in the heart of the historic streets of Gastown. Chill Winston offers a delicious menu loaded with local, organic produce, funky cocktails and a massive patio.

Click here to check out more activities that are unique to our beautiful city.