Local Knowledge


During your visit to Vancouver, it will be the beginning of the summer season. The average daytime temperatures are 19°C, the nights cool down to around 11°C but rarely fall below 9°C.

The average rainfall in June is about 60 mm, with roughly 14 days in the month producing rain; however, the chance of precipitation falls to 21% by the end of June.

What to Pack

For your visit, we would recommend packing:

  • A small umbrella
  • Wind and waterproof jacket
  • Quick-dry clothing (dressing in layers is recommended)
  • A light scarf
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes for walking/hiking
  • Cross-body bag or small backpack
  • Sunscreen


Notes: $100, $50, $20, $10 and $5.

Coins: $2 (toonie), $1 (loonie), 25 cent (quarter), 10 cent (dime) and 5 cent (nickel). If you plan to use cash, it is important to exchange your funds either at a bank or airport as most retailers are not able to accept foreign currency.

Bank Machines

Most bank machines in Metro Vancouver offer service on the Plus, Cirrus and Interac networks. They also generally accept credit-card withdrawals. Vancouver offers all major credit cards.


Tips or service charges are not normally added to a restaurant bill in Canada. Tipping your serving at restaurants is standard practice, a tip of 15 to 20 percent of the pre-tax amount is generally suggested.

Electrical Current

110 volts AC at 60 HZ.

Sites to Visit While in Vancouver

Stanley Park

Stanley Park has a vast natural forest, miles of shoreline, beautiful beaches, an incredible seawall, and some of the best walking trails in Vancouver.

With its 400 hectares of parkland attracting close to eight million visitors a year. It’s a fantastic place, and it’s free to explore!

Read more about Stanley Park


Chinatown is the largest Chinatown in Canada. Known for amazing food scenes, cocktail bars and indie fashion shops, visitors will be able to experience authentic Chinese culture.

Read more about China Town

Science World

Science World is home to impressive hands-on exhibits and demonstrations that explain many of our planet’s phenomena. There is also a theatre onsite, as well as an IMAX screen.

Read more about Science World

Capilano Suspension Bridge

First opening in 1889, it has since become one of Vancouver’s most popular tourist attractions. The swaying footbridge spans a 70 meter deep river canyon leading to many trails and walks.

Read more about Capilano Suspension Bridge

Read more about Vancouver and tourists attractions here.