Valerie Wilson Travel


A captivating destination with its breathtaking natural beauty, stunning coastal views and majestic mountains. The city’s multicultural ambiance and vibrant neighborhoods offer a diverse range of culinary delights, festivals, and cultural events. With a thriving arts scene and a strong commitment to sustainability, Vancouver provides a dynamic and eco-conscious cultural experience. It’s an ideal base for exploring nature through activities such as skiing, hiking, and wildlife watching. Vancouver truly combines natural splendor and cultural richness for an unforgettable travel experience.

What We’d Do
Explore Stanley Park

Stanley Park in Vancouver is famous for its natural beauty and iconic attractions. This 1,001-acre park offers lush greenery, old-growth forests, and breathtaking waterfront views. You can stroll or cycle along the scenic Seawall, explore the collection of First Nations totem poles at Brockton Point, and admire the beautiful gardens, including the Rose Garden. The park is also home to the Vancouver Aquarium, showcasing diverse marine life. With its outdoor recreation opportunities, wildlife sightings, and notable landmarks like the Nine O’Clock Gun, Stanley Park provides a serene and captivating experience in the heart of Vancouver.

Visit Granville Island

Granville Island in Vancouver is a must-visit destination that offers a delightful mix of art, culture, and culinary experiences. Situated on a charming peninsula, this vibrant hub is renowned for its bustling public market, where you can sample fresh local produce, artisanal goods, and delectable treats. The island also has galleries, theaters, and craft studios, showcasing the region’s rich artistic talent. Whether you’re exploring the diverse shops, enjoying live performances, or simply taking in the scenic waterfront views, Granville Island provides a captivating and immersive experience that perfectly captures the essence of Vancouver’s vibrant spirit.

Explore Gastown

Exploring Gastown in Vancouver is a delightful experience that takes you back in time while offering a vibrant blend of history, fashion, and cuisine. This historic neighborhood is known for its charming cobblestone streets, Victorian architecture, and the iconic Steam Clock. Stroll along the stylish boutiques, art galleries, and independent shops that line the streets, offering unique finds and local craftsmanship. Gastown is also a food lover’s paradise, with a wide range of restaurants and cafes serving up diverse culinary delights. Whether you’re immersing yourself in the rich history, enjoying the bustling atmosphere, or indulging in the gastronomic scene, Gastown is a captivating destination that effortlessly combines old-world charm with contemporary vibrancy.

Where We Would Stay
Shangri-La Vancouver

Experience the personalized service that is the hallmark of Vancouver’s AAA Five Diamond-rated property. With Shangri-La’s 119 guest rooms and suites, each Virtuoso guest’s stay is customized. As the only hotel on Vancouver’s luxury retail row, Alberni Street, it offers guests access to shopping, edgy art installations, and trendy restaurants. CHI, The Spa is a sanctuary with exclusive spa suites, each with a private lounge, fireplace, steam shower, and deep soaker tub.

the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel

The focus is squarely on nature at the DOUGLAS, beginning with the entrance’s living wall and glass-encased Douglas fir front desk in the 6th floor lobby. Ideally located in the pulsating Parq Vancouver entertainment district along the city’s waterfront, this sleek, eco-conscious hotel goes bold with exposed concrete ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and leather bench seating in its 188 rooms and bilevel suites. Breathe the fresh Pacific Northwest air while sipping a Douglas fir-infused gin cocktail in the rooftop urban park, then dine on your choice of farm-to-table fare, prime-cut steaks, or Asian street eats.

Silversea Cruises – Vancouver to Vancouver

Silversea’s small luxury ships are designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. Silversea voyages and cruise expeditions sail to over 900 destinations on all seven continents, more than any other cruise line. Not only have they expanded their all-inclusive service and added door-to-door transfers for seamless travel from home to ship and back again, but they’ve added shore excursions on all voyages!

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