Vancouver is a bustling city at Canada’s South-West Pacific coast in the province of British Columbia. With its scenic view and surrounded by ocean and mountains, Vancouver is a popular tourist attraction and a welcoming host city for many international events and conferences. Vancouver is also one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada and is known around the world for its friendly people and convivial hospitality.
Vancouver’s moderate, oceanic climate makes it one of the warmest cities in Canada.
Temperature in June range around 18 C / 65 F.
As a cosmopolitan city Vancouver offers everything from international designer and popular brands to local and aboriginal arts and crafts. Opening Hours can vary immensely depending upon the store and the location. In the busier areas stores will be open on Sundays, though you’ll usually find that the smaller, more independent stores aren’t. Typical opening hours are 10am to 6pm Monday through Saturday and noon till 5pm on Sundays. Larger stores and those in shopping malls will often stay open later on Thursdays through Saturdays.
A Goods and Services Tax (Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)) applies to most consumer goods and is added to the retail prices. HST adds up to 12% – this is 5% GST (Goods and Services Tax) and 7% PST (Provincial Sales Tax).
Whether you’re looking for local fare lunch or a night out at fine dining, Vancouver can deliver anything from food trucks to the best list of B.C. wines.
The standard and customary gratuity in most restaurants is 15%.