When you fly into Vancouver, you’ll immediately notice its stunning surroundings. In Vancouver, locals boast that you can ski in the mountains and sunbathe on pristine beaches in this unique city. The Coast Mountains, just a 30-minute drive from central Vancouver, dominate the skyline and provide a beautiful backdrop to the glittering lights of the city's skyscrapers. Marvel at the views by booking a luxury early-evening cruise across Vancouver Harbour and watch the sun set over the water. After you’ve explored Vancouver’s harbour, visit its many trendy and distinctive neighbourhoods. In the east, you’ll find Gastown, Vancouver’s original settlement, and a national heritage site. Admire the Victorian architecture, satisfy your shopping addiction at upscale boutiques, duck into unique art galleries or sample the vaunted and diverse local cuisine at Vancouver’s best restaurants. Travel west to the neighbourhood of Kitsilano, known locally as “Kits”, to experience Vancouver’s waterfront culture. Here, you’ll find some of Vancouver’s best beaches, pleasant green spaces like Vanier Park, and family-friendly attractions like the Museum of Vancouver or the H.R MacMillan Space Center. During the summer months, this is also the place to catch Vancouver's Shakespeare festival. Afterwards, hit the beach for some sunbathing.