Every traveler looking to charter a private jet to Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada should make it a point to cross Capilano Suspension Bridge, a 450-foot bridge that sways high above Capilano River. Upon crossing the bridge, you'll come to a series of narrow, elevated walkways that guide you through a forest of lush ferns and enormous Douglas fir trees. It's a walk to remember.
Must See: A popular destination for visitors is the nearby Vancouver Island, which you can reach by seaplane, ferry, or bus. Charter a seaplane with help from Priority One Jets! The island is a western paradise, lined with sandy beaches, dotted with snow-capped mountains, and inhabited by photo-worthy wildlife.
As the closest ski resort to downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain has also become a tourist haven with skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, outdoor ice skating and a variety of other outdoor activities.
Lodging: Vancouver offers a wide range of visitor accommodations, from high-end resorts to backpackers' hostels. Located on Granville Island, one of the most popular lodgings is Granville Island Hotel, where you're perfectly situated to enjoy every aspect of Vancouver. Alternatively, rental houseboats on the water offer a unique way to stay and explore the area's lakes.
Ground Transportation: Because Vancouver is one of the few major North American cities without direct freeway access to its downtown core, public transit, cycling, and walking are the city's major modes of transportation. Conveniently integrated by the regional transportation authority, a network of public buses, rapid transit (SkyTrain) and passenger ferry (SeaBus) provides easy access to the entire city.
Packing Tips: Although Vancouver boasts the mildest climate in Canada, it's a wet place with 46 inches (116 cm) of rainfall annually. Bring an umbrella. Summer temperatures average from 60 to 70 degrees F, while winter temperatures drop to near or below freezing. Warm clothing is recommended.
Recommended Books: City of Glass: Douglas Coupland's Vancouver, Douglas Coupland (2000) - Coupland's little book of essays and photographs portrays the author's unique first-hand experiences at different sites throughout Vancouver, his beloved and irresistibly intriguing home town.
Currency: The Canadian dollar is the local currency.
Calling Code Canada: 1
Best Travel Dates: Are you a lover of winter sports and looking for fun in the snow? Vancouver gets bucket loads during fall and winter, especially during January, February and March. If you'd like a sunnier experience, plan your jet charter flight to Vancouver between July and September.