Greater Vancouver Information
So, if you arrived at the Vancouver International Airport, where are you really?
Well, actually you are in Richmond – one of the many municipalities that make up the region of Greater Vancouver. Step out and explore some of these areas that are close to the City of Vancouver, all within an interesting radius from a few minutes up to 1 hour drive from Downtown Vancouver.
- See also Holiday Suggestions & Travel Ideas for the Greater Vancouver area.
From North to South, East to West (okay not too far west since that would drop you right into the Pacific Ocean) you can find all kinds of surprises and hidden delights.
- Abbotsford (see also Fraser Valley)
- Bowen Island
- Langley (see also Fraser Valley)
- Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows (see also Fraser Valley)
- New Westminster
- North Shore: North & West Vancouver
- Tri Cities: Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam & Port Moody
- Vancouver (downtown)
- White Rock
Click here to return to the British Columbia regional overview page.
Photo credits: Clubhouse at Morgan Creek Golf & Country Club in Surrey courtesy Tourism BC/Morgan Creek Golf & Country Club; Cruise ship passing under Lions Gate Bridge with North Shore Mountains in background, Vancouver courtesy Tourism BC; Dine Out courtesy Tourism Vancouver
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"Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken" - Frank Herbert