West Vancouver, BC, Canada

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West Vancouver, BC, Canada

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West Vancouver offers plenty of outdoor activities

Perched on Vancouver’s naturally spectacular North Shore, West Vancouver is an alluring destination for anyone who wants to combine big city excitement with relaxing downtime in the great outdoors. Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend break or a raucous family reunion, you’ll find plenty of West Vancouver vacation rentals to suit your needs. If you’re visiting in summer, you’ll want to make a beeline for Ambleside Park, with its expansive sandy beach and glorious waterfront views. And each winter, locals and visitors alike flock to nearby Cypress Mountain for thrilling downhill skiing. Whatever the weather, the alluring restaurants, galleries, bars, and boutiques of downtown Vancouver are a stone’s throw away.

Spectacular skiing in West Vancouver

West Vancouver’s shimmering waters are ideal for all manner of aquatic adventures, from gentle pursuits like fishing and sailing, to more strenuous activities like kayaking and river rafting. Should you prefer to stick to dry land, the region’s verdant forests and rugged mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop for hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing. The winter sports season runs from early December to March, with the powder-covered slopes of Cypress Mountain offering excitement for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.

Magical museums in West Vancouver

Within easy reach of your West Vancouver vacation rental, you’ll find all manner of arresting attractions. For a compelling introduction to the local arts scene, be sure to stop by the West Vancouver museum. Housed in an eye-catching, stone-clad building, it plays host to an ever-rotating program of expertly-curated art, architecture, and design exhibitions. If you’re looking for a further culture fix, the Spirit Gallery boasts a colorful collection of West Coast Native Art, from bentwood boxes to Inuit carvings. Then there’s the Ferry Building Gallery, which is housed in a charming waterfront venue, and showcases the work of local artists.

You get 4 vivid seasons in West Vancouver

If you’re hoping to spend plenty of time outdoors, the summer season of June to August is undoubtedly the best time to visit. Days are typically warm rather than sweltering, with plenty of sunshine and very little rain. The Christmas holidays are similarly popular, with plenty of snow on the nearby ski slopes, but relatively mild temperatures in town. If you’re booking a West Vancouver vacation rental in spring or fall, you can marvel at the changing foliage.

Fragrant forests and magical marine life

For a taste of British Columbia at its most awe-inspiring, embark on a leisurely hike through Lighthouse Park. One particularly magical hiking trail, known as the “Valley of the Giants”, takes you into a fragrant forest of colossal old-growth Douglas firs. A short boat trip from West Vancouver will bring you face-to-face with some astonishing marine life. Killer and Humpback wales are without doubt the star attraction, but on any given expedition, you may also encounter porpoises, sea lions, seals, and majestic bald eagles.