Canada’s one of the most populous city Vancouver has welcomed 10.3 million visitors for its advancement in travel and tourism industry.
The coastal location and surrounding mountains not only provide stunning vistas, but a range of outdoor recreations as well.
Think hiking through Stanley Park, to mountain biking on the famous North Shore, or skiing and snowboarding on Cypress Mountain; and in the warmer months, sunbathing at Kits Beach.
For those who prefer the indoors, there is a bustling art scene, with more than 50 professional theater companies and the popular Museum of Anthropology, which houses preeminent First Nations collections.
The movie buffs can take a look at Tourism Vancouver’s new film portal, which highlights the city’s thriving film tourism scene. Big-name movies and TV shows — such as “Riverdale,” “Supergirl,” “The Flash,” “Deadpool,” and “Fifty Shades of Grey” — used parts of the city as its backdrop. Meanwhile, another major blockbuster starring Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Bridges will be shooting scenes for the thriller, “Bad Times at the El Royale,” through April.
Last year will likely turn out to be Vancouver’s fourth consecutive record-breaking year, with an estimated 10.3 million visitors.
In 2018, Vancouver is expected to welcome 33 citywide conventions and events, the highest number the city has ever hosted in a single year. This seaside city gets approximately 230 cruise ship calls annually. To meet this growing demand, hotels, restaurants, and airlines have increased options across the board.
The new direct flight options arriving at Vancouver International Airport are being introduced this year. The new daily service between Sacramento and Vancouver on Air Canada will begin May 17,2018.
Air Canada will also launch year-round, non-stop flights to Melbourne in June; as well as begin two new non-stop flights to Paris and Zurich. In addition, the carrier announced it will expand its seasonal direct flights from Vancouver to Delhi to a year-round schedule.
There are two new boutique hotels are slated to open in 2018. Executive Hotels & Resorts are developing the waterfront SeaSide Hotel in North Vancouver, scheduled to open later this year.
Vancouver is the premiere foodie destination, with an unique mix of cultures which lends itself to a diverse culinary scene, providing an array of food tour options sampling West Coast seafood, Chinese cuisine and gastropub staples.
By Latifa Zenaina