Fly To Vancouver, Canada
As one of Canada’s warmest cities, you won’t have worry about packing your snow shoes when you book your flights to Vancouver. The surrounding mountains may be capped with white, but the breath-taking scenery of coastal Vancouver gets plenty of sun. Summer temperatures are certainly warm enough to enjoy the local beaches, and the city itself gets relatively little snow, even in the middle of winter.
For a young city (less than 150 years old) Vancouver has managed to build up an impressive array of activities for locals and tourists alike, many of which revolve around the spectacular nature in the area. Don’t be fooled into thinking Vancouver is only for outdoorsy types, though. There are some great galleries and museums, and a huge variety of restaurants and cafés, not to mention a thriving club scene for dancing the Canadian nights away.
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Visa Requirements and SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do need a visa to visit Vancouver, or anywhere else in Canada. You’ll also need to make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your return date, and that you have 3 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African Honorary Consulate to Canada, is situated in Vancouver. Suite 1700, 1075 West Georgia Street, V6E 3C9. Phone: + 1 604 609 3054.
See and do
Vancouver is one beautiful city. With open ocean to the west, mountains across the bay in the north, a river to the south, and parks and forests dotted all over, it’s hard to imagine more jaw-dropping scenery.
And it’s not just the scenery that impresses…
You can swim, you can ski, and you can hike. You can eat food inspired by a hundred different cultures, washed down with wine made right there in British Columbia. View the art at the Catriona Jeffries Gallery, discover science at Science World, experience marine life at the Vancouver Aquarium, cruise the oceans in a kayak, dance till dawn at the Commodore Ballroom, and shop to your heart’s content on Granville Island. Vancouver really does have it all.
As pretty as it is, it’s also spread-out, and you won’t want to rely on walking to get around Vancouver. Thankfully, the public transport network is extensive, consisting of bus, metro, and marine services. Fares are zone-based, but you can save a few bucks by buying booklets of Faresaver tickets. There are also day passes available, which are good options if you plan on travelling extensively during the course of a day.
Vancouver International Airport – YVR
Coffee: Galiano Bakery Café, Starbucks, Tim Hortons and Euro Café.
Forex Bureaus: ICE Currency Services are located before and after security in all terminals.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Items lost within the airport can be reported to the Lost and Found Department, located at the Customer Service Counter on Departures Level 3 of the International Terminal.
Airport Hotels: The Fairmont Vancouver Hotel is located on the airport grounds at the north end of the airport.
Car Hire: National/Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz and Dollar/Thrifty.
Vancouver International Airport is a hub for: Air Canada and Air Transat.