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Compare Cheap Flights Sydney to Vancouver
Vancouver is located in the western Canadian province of British Columbia. It’s a beautiful city with lots of personality and things to do. Vancouver is full of trendy restaurants, art galleries and museums, shopping, and nightlife. Throughout Downtown Vancouver, you’ll also be treated to incredible views of Vancouver Harbour and the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Right outside the city, there are lots of outdoor activities you can take part in, including hikes and water sports. Canadians are known worldwide for their friendliness and hospitality, and the people in Vancouver are no exception. Vancouverites will welcome you into their city with open arms and ensure you fall in love with Canada too.
Each week, there are close to 1,000 flights Sydney to Vancouver, giving you plenty of opportunity to visit Canada. Several airlines have cheap flights Sydney to Vancouver, including Virgin Australia, Qantas, Air Canada, and American Airlines. Many flights have stopovers, but Air Canada has direct flights Sydney to Vancouver, getting to your destination in just over 14 hours. All of the airlines with cheap flights Sydney to Vancouver offer a comfortable flight experience with meals on board and an entertainment system at your seat.
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Things to do in Vancouver
Stanley Park is located just north of Downtown Vancouver and is a big change of pace from the city. The park is huge and peaceful, making it the perfect spot for a leisurely walk or an afternoon picnic. Stanley Park is full of trees and surrounded on three sides by Vancouver Harbour. It offers some of the best views of the skyline, harbour, and mountains in the city.
Gastown is the oldest neighbourhood in Vancouver. Its cobblestone streets, pretty Victorian houses, and old-fashioned lamp posts give it a very different feel to the rest of the city. Gastown is scenic and photogenic and has also become one of the trendiest areas of Vancouver. It’s full of nice boutiques, cool bars, and some of the city’s best food.
Granville Island is located just south of the Downtown peninsula and was once home to factories. Today, it’s a trendy part of Vancouver full of great restaurants and cafes. Granville Island also has a large Public Market that’s open every day. The market is full of vendors selling food, crafts, and souvenirs.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Capilano is a neighbourhood north of Stanley Park and is home to the popular Capilano Suspension Bridge. The bridge spans the Capilano River through tall evergreen trees. The suspension bridge sits 70 metres above the river and is 140 metres long. Tickets for the bridge are normally $47 for adults and $35 for students. But if you visit after 5PM, you can get a 30% twilight discount.
English Bay Beach
Beaches probably aren’t the first thing that come to mind when you think of Canada. But Vancouver actually has a beautiful beach right on the edge of Downtown! If you book flights Sydney to Vancouver in the summer, English Bay Beach is the perfect spot to spend some time. The beach has views of the mountains, and you can rent kayaks to take out on the bay. If you visit the beach in the spring and summer months, you may even spot some whales as they pass through the Vancouver area!
Go for a Hike
Vancouver is surrounded by several beautiful mountains and mountain ranges. Head outside of Downtown Vancouver for some of the most amazing hikes and beautiful nature you could imagine. A popular hike just outside of Vancouver is called the Grouse Grind. It’s referred to as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster” and is a challenging hike made up of 2,830 steps up the Grouse Mountain. The hike is tough, but once you reach the summit, the views of the city, harbour, and mountains will make it all worth it.
Head to Lynn Canyon in North Vancouver for a different suspension bridge experience and some nice hikes. The free suspension bridge has some amazing views of the canyon and the Twin Falls waterfall. Along with the bridge, Lynn Canyon Park is full of some extremely green and peaceful hikes. Close by in North Vancouver is another great hike at Quarry Rock. From there, you can see views of the harbour and some gorgeous waterfalls. North Vancouver is easily accessible from the city centre by public transport.
If you’d like to see more of British Columbia, rent a car for the day and check out some of the hikes outside of Vancouver. North of the city, Joffre Lakes Provincial Park has lots of different hikes. These hikes offer beautiful views of the large lakes and the glacier-topped mountains that surround the park. From Joffre Lakes, you can easily head over to Whistler—a resort town surrounded by lakes and mountains. Whistler has lots of different hikes to choose from, such as the scenic trail around Garibaldi Lake.
Queen Elizabeth Park
Queen Elizabeth Park is the highest point in Vancouver, which makes for some pretty great views of the Vancouver skyline and the mountains behind it. The park is located south of Downtown in Central Vancouver. Queen Elizabeth Park is made up of beautiful gardens and is home to the Bloedel Conservatory, which is full of exotic birds and plants.
Best time to visit Vancouver
When should you book flights Sydney to Vancouver?
Vancouver has beautiful summer weather and mild winter weather (by Canadian standards), making every season an exciting time to visit. If you book cheap flights Sydney to Vancouver between March and May, you’ll get to experience the city in colourful spring bloom following the grey winter. Also in spring, thousands of whales start their migration through the Vancouver area.
Summer has the warmest weather, but it’s also the busiest time to visit Vancouver. The city sees more tourists in the summer months, so be sure to book your hotel early if you visit during this time.
Between September and November, autumn is a gorgeous season to experience in Canada. This is particularly true for Vancouver where there’s such an emphasis on outdoor activities. The city and surrounding region experience bright orange and red foliage, making it the perfect time of year for scenic hikes.
Even winter is a fun experience in Vancouver. The city gets some rain, but doesn’t experience a harsh snowy winter like most of Canada does. Vancouver is also located near some of Canada’s top skiing spots, including Grouse Mountain and Whistler.
Departing from Sydney
Sydney Airport is located just 7 km south of the CBD, making it easy and convenient and to get to. On a typical day, there are about 140 flights Sydney to Vancouver. As one of the main airports in Australia, Sydney Airport has a variety of airlines with cheap flights Sydney to Vancouver, including Qantas, Air Canada, and Virgin Australia. Air Canada even offers direct flights Sydney to Vancouver each day.
Getting to Sydney Airport (SYD)
There are several ways you can get to Sydney Airport (also called Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport). The most affordable option is to catch the Airport Link train, which departs from many different train stations around Sydney. It has stops in Central Station, Wynyard, Bondi Beach, and Darling Harbour. The Airport Link even has stops in some outer suburbs, such as Wollongong. Train times and prices vary by your departure point. Trains from the CBD only take about 15 minutes to the airport, while trains from Bondi take about 45 minutes. CBD train tickets cost $18.70, and Bondi tickets are $19.70. On Airport Link, you can purchase an individual ticket or pay with your Opal Card.
With the airport so close to the CBD, a taxi or Uber are a great option to get to the airport quickly. A taxi ride from the CBD takes around 20 minutes and costs about $45-$60. Catching a taxi from Bondi, you’ll have a similar fare between $45-$65 and a ride taking less than a half hour.
Parking at Sydney Airport
The most budget-friendly option for parking at Sydney Airport is the Blu Emu car park. A free 24 hour shuttle service runs between Blu Emu and the Domestic Terminal. The shuttle takes about 15 minutes and runs every 15-30 minutes. From the Domestic Terminal, you can catch a free train to the International Terminal, which runs from 5AM-midnight. It costs about $30 a day to park at Blu Emu, but by booking in advance, you can get even better rates.
The P7 car park is another option for the easiest access to the International Terminal. The P7 car park is only a 5 minute walk from the terminal and offers covered parking. A spot in this car park will cost you about $55 a day when you book in advance.
Arriving in Vancouver
Vancouver Airport is located 13 km south of the city centre on Sea Island. Vancouver Airport is the second busiest airport in Canada and has lots of international flights connecting the city to the rest of the world. Vancouver is proud of its sustainability, and examples of the city’s environmental initiatives can be seen throughout the airport, such as environmental art installations. Vancouver Airport’s close proximity to the city centre means you’ll be in the city and ready to explore Vancouver in no time.
Getting to the city from Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
The Canada Line train is the public transport option from Vancouver Airport into the city. Once you go through customs and collect your luggage, walk into the International Arrivals Greeting Area. From there, you will see signs pointing you in the direction of the Canada Line. The train makes several stops in the Vancouver area, including Richmond, Olympic Village, Vancouver City Centre, and the Waterfront. When you take the train from Vancouver Airport, there is a $5 charge that will be added to the normal zone rate. If you are travelling to the city centre or waterfront, tickets cost $7.95 including the surcharge. If you’ll be taking public transport often during your time in Vancouver, you can purchase a Compass Card, which will give you a discounted rate. The card costs $6 and can be refunded if you return it at the end of your holiday.
A taxi will get you from Vancouver Airport to the city centre in less than 25 minutes. To catch a taxi, head outside Level 2 of International Arrivals. The central areas of Vancouver are broken up into zones, each with a fixed taxi rate. Much of central Vancouver falls into Zone 6, which is $28. Zone 8 makes up Downtown Vancouver and a portion of the waterfront and costs $31. The rest of the waterfront is spread across Zones 9, 10, and 11 and costs between $35-$37. A taxi will get you to the city quickly to start your Sydney to Vancouver adventure!