Ski holidays in Vancouver

Vancouver is consistently rated among the world’s most beautiful cities and winter is a great time to visit. There is so much to see and do and all sites are easily accessible by public transport; just make sure you bring comfortable shoes! See Stanley Park by horse drawn carriage; for great views walk across the Lions Gate Bridge or try the Harbour Centre Tower with its view of Vancouver. Visit Granville Island, with its farmers‘ market and artist studios, which have become a magnet for the creative and flamboyant. This cosmopolitan city is a great add-on destination to your Whistler winter holiday.

  • from£1267pp
  • 489 rooms
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The Fairmont Waterfront is conveniently located in downtown Vancouver close to historic Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park. The hotel offers a wide range of amenities as well as great views over the city and harbour.


  • from£983pp
  • 746 rooms
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Home comforts and great service in the heart of Vancouver. The iconic Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre enjoys a prime downtown location, offering an urban sanctuary to explore this great city.

Things To Do

Vancouver is such a diverse and beautiful city. It's surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. If you're partial to exploring and shopping then a few days in the city is a must.

Stanley Park - Named one of the world's best parks by Trip Advisor, it's not to be written off in the winter. Bundle up, grab some gloves and a scarf and take a stroll around the perimeter. It takes two to four hours depending on how often you stop to admire the views. The ancient aboriginal villages sites, totem poles and the occasional sea otter rolling around on the empty beaches are sights waiting to be discovered.

Gastown - A trendy neighbourhood named after the historical figure 'Gassy Jack'. Once Canada's third largest city and home to various lumber mills, Gastown is now filled with chic loft apartments, cocktail lounges, flashy boutiques and European eateries.

Granville Island - A very popular spot to visit and shop year round. Its home to a bustling public market, food stalls, restaurants, galleries and art studios. The market hall is filled with some of the best produce in the city, come for a browse and you'll no doubt end up staying for a meal or bite to eat.

Museum of Anthropology - An important visit if you really want to learn about the cities roots. Showcasing Aboriginal works, both ancient and contemporary, weaving together a story of exciting history and the relationship with the global community.


Useful Information
Information about Vancouver
Resort Code CAVA
Languages spoken English
Time difference GMT-8
Currency CAD
Latitude 49.260440
Longitude -123.114034
Travel and Transportation

All transfers included.


Vancouver city break before Whistler holiday

A private transfer will meet you on arrival at Vancouver Airport and take you to your downtown hotel. 

A shared van or shuttle transfer takes you from your downtown Vancouver hotel* to your Whistler hotel.

A shared van or shuttle transfer takes you from your Whistler hotel back to the airport.


Vancouver city break after Whistler holiday

A shared van or shuttle transfer takes you from the airport to your Whistler hotel.

A shared van or shuttle transfer takes you from your Whistler hotel to your downtown Vancouver hotel*.

A private transfer will take you from your downtown hotel back to the airport.


* Please note for guests staying at the Fairmont Waterfront, the transfer pickup/dropoff point is at the adjacent Vancouver Welcome Centre, a one minute walk away.



Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Good to know

  • Well worth the stop over before or after skiing in Whistler
  • Flexible durations, all transfers included
  • Consistently rated among the World's most beautiful cities
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