Vancouver is a modern, beautiful, travel-friendly destination with an interesting mix of diverse cultures. It combines the excitement of a contemporary city with the invigoration of the outdoors. Everywhere you look, you can see water, mountains—or both! This hip metropolis has thriving art, theater, and music scenes. You’ll also find world class shopping, gourmet meals, sporting events, outdoor adventures, and a host of spectacular sights and attractions waiting for you. Canadians are known for their warm hospitality, and Vancouver residents take great pride in welcoming foreigners to their clean, safe home.
Flexible, Independent Vacations
Let us customize an independent vacation for you in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. With our preferred partner, Travel Bound, we’ll build a program to your exact specifications, including hotels, transfers, and sightseeing excursions. Here is just a sample of some of the hotels and tours available on a visit to our neighbor to the north.
AAA MEMBER BENEFIT
- Book three or more consecutive nights at one hotel and receive either a $25 credit per person on sightseeing or a $40 credit per booking on a private transfer.*
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Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver (5-Star)
This five star hotel occupies the first 15 floors of a new 61-story landmark building that rises 646 feet, making it the tallest in Vancouver as it punctuates the city skyline. Its angled architecture offers city and mountain views and basks the landscaped lower level in sunlight. A towering three-story lobby with floor to ceiling windows offers plenty of natural light, while a light limestone finish on the floor and walls complete the natural look. Expansive, open, and impressive, it provides the perfect place to meet with business associates or friends. The hotel also sits along a burgeoning luxury shopping row that is lined with boutiques featuring the world’s premier designers—like Hermes, Tiffany, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Burberry, just to name a few.
Georgian Court Hotel (4-Star)
The Georgian Court Hotel is a well-known jewel among discerning travelers who welcome the inviting ambiance, spacious guest rooms, and impeccable service. The hotel displays timeless old world elegance and contemporary comfort, along with 18th century-inspired architectural details like brick exteriors and a welcoming brick sidewalk. The Georgian Court’s dining choices include the casual ambiance of the Bistro for all day dining and the beloved Beatty Street Bar & Grill for TV sports, delicious appetizers, or—when weather allows—a freshly-grilled burger on the patio. For the ultimate gourmet experience, guests can indulge in a meal at the award-winning William Tell Restaurant, which boasts exquisite Swiss-inspired continental cuisine and a passion for excellence that have made it a Vancouver landmark for more than 40 years.
Empire Landmark (3-Star)
Location, location, location! At Empire Landmark, everything you need is just a step outside the door! This hotel is located on trendy Robson Street, which is lined with thriving restaurants, designer boutiques, and bistros. You’ll enjoy shopping at the trendy retail stores, sampling the wide selection of international cuisines, visiting major tourist attractions like Stanley Park and Vancouver Art Gallery, relaxing at nearby day spas, or just sipping a drink at a sidewalk cafe in this vibrant downtown neighborhood. This is one of Vancouver’s tallest hotels, and the restaurant on the 42nd floor offers a spectacular view of the city.
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There are additional accommodation options and many other fun activities available in Vancouver, British Columbia and worldwide. Contact your AAA Travel Professional for more information and start planning your independent custom vacation now!
Vancouver City Highlights
This City Highlights Tour is your best choice to get oriented with Vancouver. The friendly guides encourage questions and take pride in helping you and your family have the best possible experience during your time visiting beautiful British Columbia. Enjoy the sights of Gastown, the city’s historic area, Chinatown, Robson Street, the high fashion shopping district, Canada Place, the Alaska cruise ship terminal, Stanley Park, and experience Vancouver’s cultural diversity in action. Stops include the totem poles and Prospect Point, English Bay and Vancouver Harbour, and Granville Island where you’ll have an opportunity to visit artists’ studios, craft galleries, and the Granville Island Public Market.
North Shore Mountain Discovery
The Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain Tour takes you to the amazing temperate rainforest of Vancouver’s North Shore. This is your best option for adventure on a half-day excursion to explore the stunning terrain surrounding the city. Stops include the Capilano Fish Hatchery, the Capilano Suspension Bridge, and Grouse Mountain. At Capilano Suspension Bridge, you’ll have the opportunity to check out CLIFFWALK. The newest attraction at the bridge, this heart-stopping cliff-side journey guides you through the rainforest vegetation on a series of unobtrusive cantilevered and suspended walkways that jut out from the granite cliff face above Capilano River. Not for the faint of heart, it is high and narrow and in some sections, (very strong) glass is all that separates you from the canyon far below. CLIFFWALK at Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of Vancouver’s most thrilling activities and lets you experience previously-unexplored areas of the park.
Imagine racing beside steep cliffs, exploring caves, and viewing harbor seals at play. On the Sea Safari, you’ll cruise into The Strait of Georgia, allowing for stunning views of Vancouver. Points of interest along the way include Pam Rocks and a harbor seal hangout, normally complemented by majestic bald eagles soaring overhead. The return to Horseshoe Bay is highlighted by views of gorgeous waterfront homes around West Vancouver.
Ask your AAA Travel Agent about additional
hotels and sightseeing opportunities!
Member Benefit is subject to availability, valid only for AAA Members, and valid only on bookings to cities where Travel Bound offers the services described. Credit can be applied to either: (1) a sightseeing tour or attraction, or (2) a private transfer, but it cannot be combined or applied to both. A minimum stay of three consecutive nights at the same hotel is required. In order for the credit to be applied, the booking must meet the required three-night minimum stay at one hotel, and the agent must have pre-booked the services indicated on the Redemption form. The agent must submit the Redemption form at least 14 days prior to departure of the related product being credited and must indicate what type of credit is being requested (sightseeing or transfer).
* A maximum of $50 per booking is permitted for a sightseeing credit and $40 per booking for a private-transfer credit. Credit cannot be applied to hotel stay charges. The agent must allow one full business day for Travel Bound to process the Member Benefit. Once applied, the credit will appear as a reduction on booking and the final invoice and will be applied against final payment. The Member Benefit offer is valid only for new FIT bookings where travel occurs between January 1 – December 31, 2017. The Member Benefit is limited to a maximum of $50 total credit per trip, regardless of the number of bookings used to complete that trip.
** Sightseeing, attractions, and private transfers are not available in every city where Travel Bound offers hotels. This offer does not apply (and is void) in instances where applicable services are not available in the city booked. Travel Bound products are subject to change without notice. The Member Benefit is not available for bookings made within 72 hours of departure, nor does it apply to any group bookings. It is valid only for AAA members who book through an AAA Travel Agency. If unused/unclaimed, this Member Benefit product has no cash value. Travel Bound reserves the right to charge full price for Member Benefit-related sightseeing tours or private transfers if the associated qualifying hotel reservation is cancelled from the booking.