One of the "Laughing men" bronze statues next to Vancouver's English Bay Beach.

Traveling to Vancouver

Discover Vancouver, British Columbia! Western Canada's largest metropolis is eager to welcome you, so consult the Tourism Vancouver website, check out these travel tips and take your pick: there is something for everyone. Traveling to downtown Vancouver from the airport is fast and easy: Beyond a taxi ride, consider using the Canada Line, a safe and affordable public transportation option. Follow Canada Line signs at the airport. Consult the Kiwanis hotel map, complete with Canada line stops.

Remember to apply for a passport and/or visa early depending on which country you are from, and check with your cell phone provider about phone rates and special calling plans when calling from Canada. Download this free WiFi Vancouver App to find a cafe or restaurant with a free WiFi hotspot. Driving to Vancouver and need an R.V. park? The Capilano R.V. Park is the closest to downtown.

View this video of journalist Tom Brokaw on Canada to find out more about our host country in 2013.