Flights to Vancouver

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Sophisticated, sporty and spectacular in any season, Vancouver promises you a great experience from the moment you step off the plane.

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Vancouver delivers urban sophistication, gastronomical decadence, local wines and refreshing outdoor activities, all wrapped up in a picture-perfect parcel. This is the city where locals boast that they can leave their office and be cutting z-shapes down a mountain through pristine white powder snow within the hour. Grouse, Cypress, Mt Seymour - these are names that deservedly send shivers down the spine of snow sport lovers.

Things to do in Vancouver

Visit Vancouver in winter and you'll be surrounded by snow-blanketed mountains just begging to be appreciated on skis, snow shoes or from the warmth and comfort of a mountain-top chalet with a glass of mulled wine in hand. The local ski areas - Cypress, Grouse and Seymour - are all within a 30-minute drive from downtown. Just 90 minutes north, Whistler Blackcomb has a global reputation for snow satisfaction.

At other times of the year, Vancouver is an adventure paradise for hiking, biking, catching live music gigs and doing yoga in the park. And it's always a good spot for a beer. The local craft brewing culture is growing exponentially, so hop to it.

To ensure a great night's sleep for everyone, take the family on a frisky stroll along Vancouver's famous seawall walk.

Vancouver also offers exceptional dining options, friendly farmers' markets, uber-cool cocktail bars and stimulating cultural options, including the world-renowned Museum of Anthropology and a whole raft of theatre and dance companies. To really get a feel for the local culture, mix it up with the fashionistas and bohemian types in the hipster neighbourhoods of Kitsilano, Mt Pleasant and Gastown.

If you're visiting with kids, they'll be hugely impressed by the 553 foot tall Top of Vancouver revolving restaurant.  Other family-friendly attractions include Vancouver Aquarium, Columbia Springs environmental Education Centre and the Pomeroy Living History Farm. To ensure a great night's sleep for everyone, take the family on a frisky stroll along Vancouver's famous seawall walk alongside Stanley Park. At 28 kilometres in length, it's said to be one of the longest in the world.

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Essential information

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Best time to go

If you're a skier, Vancouver is a great destination for a winter holiday. Hotel rates offer the best value in the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn. Summer is the high season, with mild temperatures and plenty of outdoor activities and events.

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How much will it cost?

Not including air travel and hotels, you should allow about USD $150 to $200 a day per person for food and entertainment.

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Health

CDC recommends you are up-to-date with routine vaccines before travelling to Canada.

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Visas

If you're travelling on a New Zealand passport you won't need a visa, but you will need an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA). More about entry requirements for Canada.

Cheap flights to Vancouver
 

Auckland (AKL) to Vancouver (YVR)

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Wellington (WLG) to Vancouver (YVR)

15h 25m

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Christchurch (CHC) to Vancouver (YVR)

16h 10m

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Queenstown (ZQN) to Vancouver (YVR)

16h 20m

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**Indirect flights may also be available for this route.

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