Vancouver is a large, cosmopolitan city, though is not the capital of British Columbia; that honour falls on Victoria. It is beautifully located between the Pacific and mountains, with its downtown area flanked by water on three sides. The proximity of the nearby Rockies and islands makes Vancouver a popular base for tourers, with wide highways and alternative routes taking in stunning landscapes.
Top attractions are on the small peninsula where downtown is at and include Stanley Park, the West End and Chinatown. This is the financial centre which has the bulk of the shopping. Gastown also resides in this area, a historic street with cute boutiques, cafe's and bars. Vancouver Art Gallery has some good examples of British Columbia art, while the Museum of Anthropology depicts the province's First Nations folk.
A pastime is to take a ferry from nearby Canada Place and tour Vancouver Harbour and the Burrard Inlet, though many find themselves heading out of town at the earliest convenience by recreational vehicle to explore the BC countryside. Off to the north is the lofty Capilano Suspension Bridge and there's some fine driving here especially.
The famous ski resort of Whistler Blackcomb is also up this way, while vehicle ferries deposit visitors over to Vancouver Island, where you can explore this beautiful island and provincial BC capital Victoria.
Burnaby Cariboo RV Park, is located to the east of town in the Burnaby area. Each site here has its own picnic table and there is an indoor pool and hot tub and even a fitness room. A highly rated RV Park, it also has great hiking trails nearby.
Capilano River RV Park is in North Vancouver en route to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. A fully serviced park, it has a variety of RV sites with full hook-up and is gated to provide added security. Facilities include a pool, children's playground, hot tub and lounge, plus there's free WiFi.
Anmore Camplands & RV Park resides northeast of Vancouver across the water and into the delightful Anmore. This quiet area is ideal for those with a recreational vehicle looking to vacation and get out and about, with its park setting and full hook-ups.
Vancouver is on a grid system, but it is best to avoid driving in downtown as it is pretty congested and typically involves crossing a bridge. The best parking option is at an Easy Park (orange circle with a 'P'). They drive on the right here and side lights/dipped headlights are required by law during the day. Be aware that police are always on the lookout for speeding motorists.