The Richmond Night Market is worth a trip during summer for fresh squid, fish balls, and other Chinese favourites. Vancouver's chic restaurants allow you to enjoy the tastes of India, France, or fresh sushi at Japanese tapas-style restaurants like Izakaya.
Stone Grill on Granville St brings you raw meat, seafood or vegetables and cooks them right in front of you on a 400°C heated lava rock. Head along to the revolving restaurant called Top of Vancouver for unparalleled views of downtown as well as dishes to match the million-dollar view. Award-winning seafood can be found at the Blue Water Café & Raw Bar.
The cobblestone walkways of Gastown are home to some of the city's independent boutiques, restaurants, and clubs, making it a hotspot for local trendsetters. Try the Afghan Horseman, a hidden gem on the outskirts of Granville Island. It's won Best Middle Eastern Restaurant three years in a row, and has amazing dishes, not to mention drinks served in flower pots. The diverse neighbourhoods of Main Street, West End and Commercial Drive have plenty of fresh, local goods in their Farmer's Markets.
Vancouver Airport (YVR)
Flights from Australia to Vancouver will disembark at Vancouver International Airport .
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located on Sea Island, south of the centre and serves around 17 million passengers a year. The terminal features an extensive collection of Pacific Northwest Coast Native art.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Vancouver International Airport. Book your Vancouver Airport accommodation.
Getting to Vancouver
There are many airlines that offer flights to Vancouver from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney take around 14 hours. Flights from Sydney via Los Angeles or Auckland take between 20 and 23 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Melbourne via Sydney take around 18 hours. Flights from Melbourne via Los Angeles or Auckland take between 20 and 24 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Vancouver
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Vancouver from Australia include: