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Best Guide to Discover Vancouver during Your Business Trip

Vancouver is a dynamic destination for business travelers with vibrant diversity, endless culture, pristine parks, eclectic dining and extraordinary shopping. The thriving economy makes Vancouver among the top 10 most liveable cities in the world, offering opportunities for everyone.

Vancouver welcomes visitors of all kinds and enjoys a reputation as one of the world’s most accessible places to visit. From its lively downtown with amazing furnished apartments for business travel to the beautiful surrounding neighborhoods.

 

Weather in Vancouver

 

Good weather is one of the reasons to visit Vancouver; it is not as cold as you might think. Having such a mild climate compared to the rest of Canada means business and leisure options all year-round. If you travel in winter, make sure you pack warm waterproof clothing.

  

Local Transport

 

Take the SkyTrain or SeaBus to get to Vancouver’s top attractions. Here at the Transit website, you’ll find timetables, prices and planning tools to help you get around Vancouver.

There are 3 lines, the main one is the Canada Line connecting to the City Centre and Vancouver International Airport. You can buy a Skytrain DayPass or a single ticket (which is valid for 90 minutes so you can transfer as many times as you want within that period of time).   

If you are planning to go south to the downtown peninsula, you can take a ferry. There are companies operating small passenger ferries to cross back and forth over False Creek, or you can do a bit of tourism and take a short sightseeing cruise.

 

SeaBus is one atractive local transport
Taken from tourismvancouver.com

 

Time to explore

 

Vancouver is a modern, travel-friendly city with a unique mix of cultures and an energetic nightlife. Whether you’re on a short business trip or you’ve relocated to this beautiful metropolis, here is a list of things to do in Vancouver – get ready for a great adventure including outdoor adventures and culinary surprises.

 

Places to visit in Vancouver

 

  • Museum of Anthropology, get to know the story about the city’s roots.
  • Gastown, Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood. Galleries, cocktail lounges, and flashy boutiques are waiting for you.
  • Stanley Park, cycle around an old growth forest, visit ancient Aboriginal sites, go to the beach, or the aquarium to get close to sea lions and dolphins.
  • Granville Island, this peninsula and shopping district have everything to offer. Once a former industrial area, now home to food shops, restaurants, artists studios, galleries, and an inviting green space. Take the Aquabus to spend the afternoon on the island and indulge at the market’s food court, filled with delicious local eats and treats.

 

Looking for a gift? Granville Island’s Public Market is the perfect place to find it. It offers handcrafted products and the finest unique gifts.

                  

           
Taken from granvilleisland.com

 

Where to eat?

 

 

Extraordinary Getaway

 

A business trip can be adventurous with three world-class mountains all within a 15-minute drive from downtown, hiking trails, one of the world’s longest seawalls and lakes to explore.

If you love excitement, Vancouver is a great destination when looking for the adventure of a lifetime. From heart-pounding thrills set against a spectacular backdrop to family-friendly fun and serene journeys into nature – you will find plenty of options to enjoy yourself.

 

Discover Vancouver’s natural side

 

Make the most of your free time between meetings without having to travel too far. Enjoy the urban wilderness and relax with the white noise from the temperate rainforest towers. Stanley Park is located just five minutes away from the towers and skyscrapers at the edge of downtown.       

Stanley Park boasts over 1,000 acres of hiking trails, beaches, old-growth forests, gardens, attractions and different activities to enjoy.

 

View of Stanley Park boasts lake
View of Stanley boasts lake

Where to stay?

 

Vancouver offers a diverse variety of accommodation options, designed to suit the needs of any traveler. Here at Corporate Stays, we know you are looking for the best Vancouver furnished rentals.

That’s why we offer you the perfect corporate housing in the city at furnished apartments with extra space and luxury services including a dining room, living room, kitchen, bathroom and separate bedrooms.

Book in Tate building, located at Howe and Drake in Vancouver’s Downtown South neighborhood, this building is everything you are looking for in Vancouver. Or book in Telus Garden, located right on upscale Robson street, residents will have access to the Downtown Entertainment District, sports complexes, world-class dining, luxury shopping options, and easy access to Canada and Millennium Lines.