Vancouver is a dynamic, multicultural city set in a spectacular natural environment and surrounded by majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage in all four seasons, making it one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is a perfect location to attract visitors from around the world, combining a passion for roses and a love of travel.
As a visitor to Vancouver, you will find it spectacular, safe, and exciting, with so much to see and do. And all that in addition to enjoying our city’s many and varied rose gardens.
For additional information on Vancouver, visit Tourism Vancouver’s website at www.tourismvancouver.com.
The Vancouver Convention Centre is the venue for the World Rose Festival. Located in downtown Vancouver on the water, it will be a brilliant spot to celebrate the rose.
Why not stay longer before and after the Festival? Visit Tourism BC’s website at www.hellobc.com for all you need to know about exploring the beauty of British Columbia.
Vancouver is home to a wonderful variety of accommodation for visitors, from youth hostels and bed & breakfasts to five-star hotels. Downtown Vancouver offers a range of hotels to meet every price range (click here for a listing and view the 'Maps' page of the World Rose Convention website for the hotels' locations).
For the budget traveller, the University of British Columbia, which is approximately 45 minutes from the Convention Hotel via public transport, offers accommodation for under $100 Cdn per night.
Tourism Vancouver's website offers a wide variety of choices, from youth hostels to 5 star hotels!
The International Olympic Committee selected Vancouver as the Host City for the 2010 Winter Games. Athletes and spectators from around the world will gather in Vancouver and the alpine resort of Whistler in 2010 to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Selected for its beauty, accessibility, unlimited services and activities, Vancouver looks forward to hosting the world!
As of June 1, 2009, Americans will need a passport or other accepted documents to enter Canada and to return to the US after their visit. Visit the US Embassy Website for more information. To learn more about the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, visit travel.state.gov.