Premier Listings for Greater Vancouver
Greater Vancouver, also known as Lotus Land, offers a wonderful array of public gardens, parks, and beaches, where residents and visitors alike frolic. You can always count on there being enough room for you to play somewhere around town.
In 1792, when Captain Vancouver first sailed into English Bay and Burrard Inlet, he found a sheltered, deep-water harbour. One discovery he overlooked was the mouth of the Fraser River. That remained hidden from Europeans until Simon Fraser and his crew of transcontinental adventurers completed their voyage to the Pacific Ocean by canoe in 1808.
Not long ago, it used to be easy to distinguish Vancouver from its neighbours. Bridges spanned Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River to connect with communities to the north and south, while buffer zones of undeveloped land defined where the Big Smoke left off and all else to the east began.
By the 1970s, such distinctions had blurred to the point where one hardly noticed a transition from one city to the next, particularly between Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, and Port Moody. Today, Vancouver is just one swatch in a quilt of 23 cities, municipalities, villages, districts, and even a township. Although each still maintains its own history, flavour, and relative autonomy, together they form the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD).
There is a vast amount of green spaces and outdoor activities to take advantage of in this little corner of the province. From Bowen Island to Matsqui, the GVRD covers a swath of land 30 miles (50 km) long from the Strait of Georgia east into the Fraser Valley, and about the same distance wide from the North Shore Mountains to the Canada-US border.
Among its many duties, the GVRD stewards 22 parks that range in size from diminutive Grant Narrows to massive Lynn Headwaters. Include the GVRD’s Seymour Demonstration Forest in the tally, and the total protected area is more than 41,480 acres (16,800 hectares). At the same time, BC Parks, the provincial parks department, also maintains a considerable presence around Greater Vancouver. For example, Cypress Provincial Park in West Vancouver is the busiest in the province, hosting more than a million visitors a year. The range of activities that visitors can pursue inside these parks encompasses all possible modes of exploration – biking, fishing, hiking, skiing, paddling, and swimming.
Many people – residents and visitors alike – view Greater Vancouver as a staging area for adventures in the wilder territories of the province. This region contains one of the most urbanized areas in Canada, with all the attendant benefits and drawbacks that implies. Even so, it’s surprisingly easy to get around the metropolitan core, which teems with parks, beaches, and cycling and walking destinations.
On every corner, it seems, there is a pocket of green space. In the midst of concrete and glass will be an oasis of trees and grass. From the famous Stanley Park to the infamous Wreck Beach, Vancouver is awash with outdoor possibilities. Add to that its world-class restaurants and attractions, and you have enough activities to keep you in this corner of the universe forever. Vancouver is one of the most desirable cities on the planet to explore. It’s time you checked it out for yourself.
The following communities are located in Greater Vancouver:
Population: 2.25 Million
Location: Greater Vancouver is located in the southwest corner of British Columbia, on the mainland of BC.
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Vancouver Whale WatchVancouver Whale Watch
Vancouver’s Most Experienced Whale Watching Company offers 3 to 5-hour tours and is the only company from Vancouver with zodiacs. First-class vessels: choose between the open or the semi-enclosed style of zodiac. For the adventure of a lifetime, travel through the spectacular Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands to watch the magnificent Orcas. Professional naturalists interpret each trip. We emphasize science and conservation while maintaining a fun and professional atmosphere. Shuttle service available from Vancouver to the departure point in Steveston.
Owner Direct Vacation RentalsOwner Direct Vacation Rentals
Office Address: 1409 – 3168 Via Centrale Road Kelowna BC V1V 2R6 workMailing Address: PO Box 25065 Mission PO Kelowna BC V1W 3Y7 workPhone: 250-434-8962homeToll Free: email@example.comINTERNETVisit Website
Looking for a Vacation Rental? Why spend more and get less with a hotel? We offer privately-owned, condos, apartments, bed and breakfasts, chalets, cottages and cabins throughout British Columbia for rent – nightly, weekly or monthly. Owners set their own competitive rates. Great value and selection.
Playland Amusement ParkPlayland Amusement Park
PNE Fairgrounds Hastings Park 2901 East Hastings Street Vancouver BC V5K 5J1 postalPhone: 604-253-2311homeFax: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNETVisit Website
Bring your friends and family out to Playland for a full day of fun! Located on the historic PNE fairgrounds, only 10 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Playland includes over 35 rides and attractions for adults, teens and children. Playland is Vancouver’s most thrilling destination, featuring the historic Wooden Roller Coaster, the swing ride Atmosfear, Crazy Beach Party, and Canada’s most extreme pendulum ride, The Beast! Playland also features Kids Playce, a special area filled with rides and attractions for families with children aged 2 to 10. New for 2017 will be the addition of three new family rides: Bug Whirled, The Flutterbye and Dizzy Drop. Open May 6 – September 17. PNE.ca
At Restawhile B&BAt Restawhile B&B
Conveniently located close to freeway access. You’ll enjoy being pampered At Restawhile. Swimming pool, year round hot tub, garden setting, gourmet breakfasts and more. Families and small pets welcome. Make this your home away from home. German spoken. Competitive and extended stay rates.
Holiday Inn & Suites North VancouverHoliday Inn & Suites North Vancouver
The Holiday Inn is one of Vancouver’s finest hotels, and North Vancouver’s premier hotel. Cradled beneath the city’s majestic North Shore mountains, and located only 20 minutes from Downtown Vancouver, the award-winning Holiday Inn & Suites North Vancouver is close to visitor attractions, a variety of restaurants, theatres, and conveniently located for outdoor adventures to Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain, and Seymour Mountain. Amenities include an on-site restaurant, pub, spa, indoor pool, jacuzzi, and meeting and banquet facilities.
Days Inn Vancouver Downtown HotelDays Inn Vancouver Downtown Hotel
Vancouver’s most central hotel location, in the heart of Vancouver’s financial district. This European-style hotel offers affordable guestrooms with immediate access to many of the hot spots and tourist sites in Vancouver. Within walking distance of Stanley Park, historic Gastown, Robson Street, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and theatres. Two blocks from Canada Place cruise ship terminal and the Vancouver Convention Centre.
We invite you to experience the modern comforts of our historic full-service business hotel located in the core of the downtown Vancouver. We provide FREE Wireless Internet and a small Business Center. Come stay with us and discover true value at the Days Inn Downtown Vancouver Hotel.
Careers and Jobs at BCjobs.caCareers and Jobs at BCjobs.ca
BCJobs.ca enables job seekers and employers to connect with each other. Search for employment opportunities throughout BC or apply for and post BC jobs and resumes. Use the internet as a resource to find that dream job, including accounting jobs, administration jobs, construction, manufacturing, customer service, sales, marketing, financial, technical, technology, health care, tourism, retail and more… all in British Columbia.
Sewell’s MarinaSewell’s Marina
Sewell’s Marina at Horseshoe Bay is one of the premier moorage locations in Greater Vancouver, offering exciting 2-hour Sea Safari wildlife eco-tours, self-drive boat rentals, guided salmon fishing charters, moorage and Group Sea Quest corporate Scavenger Hunts. Howe Sound is just minutes away, 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Come visit our Ocean Playground! Scheduled shuttle-bus service to and from downtown Vancouver.
Wescan Charter Bus LinesWescan Charter Bus Lines
Our charter buses are fully insured, licensed and certified from 11 seats up to 58 seats and are ready to go anywhere in Western Canada and the U.S. The bilingual drivers and tour guides are available in English and Chinese. Our owner operators are always prepared to deliver outstanding service, ensuring complete customer satisfaction. We have several luxurious buses with some of the most experienced drivers in the industry.
At Wescan we provide exceptional service transporting large or small groups of people out for a day of relaxation or several days of sightseeing. Our drivers are very experienced, courteous, and safety trained so that we may get you to your destination relaxed and refreshed, hoping that you may remember your trip with Wescan as a once-in-a lifetime event.
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Paradise Spa & WellnessParadise Spa & Wellness
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 700 Old Lillooet Road North Vancouver BC V7J 2H5 postalPhone: 604-924-6001homeFax: 604-985-0857homefaxToll Free: email@example.comINTERNETVisit Website
One of Vancouver’s finest new hotels, and North Vancouver’s premier hotel, cradled beneath the city’s majestic North Shore mountains. Located only 20 minutes from Downtown, the award-winning Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites North Vancouver is close to visitor attractions, a variety of restaurants, theatres, and spectacular outdoor recreation venues. Amenities include on-site restaurant, pub, spa, indoor pool, jacuzzi, and meeting and banquet facilities.
EMR Vacation RentalsEMR Vacation Rentals
#106-1016 McCallum Road Victoria BC V9B 4C6 workPhone: 250-483-6790homeFax: 530-660-3079workfaxToll Free: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNETVisit Website
EMR is a fully licensed Travel Agency offering fully furnished vacation homes, condos, suites, and estates in Victoria, Vancouver, Tofino, Whistler, the Okanagan, and on Vancouver Island. We have a large inventory of unique properties to select from. This includes properties that feature oceanfront, beach front, breathtaking views, private hot tubs, luxurious settings and more.
STS Guiding ServiceSTS Guiding Service
P.O Box 100 Esplanade Avenue Harrison Hot Springs BC V0M 1K0 postalPhone: 604-671-3474homeFax: 604-826-3028workfaxToll Free: email@example.comINTERNETVisit Website
Join us for Sturgeon fishing and world-class fly fishing on the Fraser River and Harrison River for Salmon, Steelhead, Rainbow Trout and Cutthroat Trout. We offer fully-guided day trips as well as fully-inclusive fishing packages with lodging on the Fraser River. We also specialize in scenic river tours as well as adrenaline-filled Jet boat whitewater tours from Hope to Hells Gate. Book your adventure today!
Steveston Seabreeze AdventuresSteveston Seabreeze Adventures
Steveston Seabreeze Adventures offers exciting Westcoast ecotours from historic Steveston, 30 minutes south of Vancouver – you don’t have to go to Vancouver Island to see the whales! Travel the scenic Fraser River and tranquil Gulf Islands; Go whale watching, wildlife viewing and bird watching around beautiful Vancouver; embark on a guided fishing adventure; or rent a bike and discover by bicycle tour the magical beauty of historic Steveston fishing village. Book your whale watching or Eco Tour today.
LandQuest Realty CorporationLandQuest Realty Corporation
101-313 6th Street New Westminster Vancouver BC V3L 3A7 postalPhone: 604-664-7630homeFax: 604-606-7901homefaxToll Free: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNETVisit Website
Landquest Realty Corporation is a unique real estate company specializing in marketing recreational real estate, development properties, ranches, guest ranches, oceanfront, islands, resorts, lakefront, timber, trophy properties, remote fishing and hunting properties and Big Game Outfitter Territories throughout BC. Landquest’s dedicated group of experienced real estate professionals provide the best possible service in every corner of British Columbia.
Waterfront West Real EstateWaterfront West Real Estate
Waterfront West is the first and only marketplace dedicated exclusively to buyers and sellers of waterfront and water view real estate in British Columbia. Advertising Realtors’ listings, private sales and developments, we are pioneering the market for this prime real estate. Featuring private and brokered sales, waterfront developments and a complimentary Buyers’ Club.