Hop onto an American Airlines flight to Vancouver to discover a bustling metropolis surrounded by mountains and sea. Explore the trails and coastline of Stanley Park and taste local wines, cheeses and chocolates on Granville Island when you fly to Vancouver with American Airlines. Discover the artistry of the First Nations at the Museum of Anthropology.
Compare the massive Raven and the First Men statue, carved from blocks of cedar by virtuoso Bill Reid, with its image on the Canadian $20 bill. Spot eagles, orcas and bears gazing down from towering totem poles—and find them again in jewelry designs and handmade prints in the gift shop. Hike or take a carriage ride through Stanley Park,
a swath of urban forest surrounded on three sides by the Salish Sea. Dozens of strolling paths lead through the 1,000 acres of dense cedar and fir forest to lookout points over the glimmering green-blue sea. Check out the hand-carved totem poles at Brockton Point, a mere 20-minute walk from downtown. Stroll from Jericho Beach to Kits Point for sunset.
Bring a volleyball or guitar and blend right in with the Vancouverites on two of the city’s best beaches. At Kits Point, snap photos of the orange sunset reflected off downtown’s gleaming skyscrapers. Turn inland to 4th Avenue, through boho-chic Kitsilano, and take your pick of dining options, from British Columbian bistros to organic vegetarian cafes. Zip across False Creek on a tiny, rainbow-colored Aquabus to snack your way through the buzzing Granville Island Public Market.
From just-picked berries and homemade cheese to painted chocolates and exotic coffees, the Public Market sells delicious and locally made treats for the whole family. Enjoy a picnic from a front row bench on the dock, with Vancouver’s skyline rising across the water. Ski fresh powder on Grouse Mountain,
Vancouver’s nearest ski slope, accessible by bus from the city. The adventure starts with a cable car ride up the 3,642-ft. peak, looking down on skyscrapers and the sea. Skiers and snowboarders have nearly 30 runs to choose from. The famed Whistler resort, ski venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics, is just a two-hour drive from downtown.
Book your flight to Vancouver with American Airlines today to see some of Vancouver’s best attractions.