Vancouver is well known as one of the warmest cities in British Columbia and, since its founding in 1883, it has become one of the most popular tourist cities in the country.
This isn’t surprising, though. With so much to do in Vancouver in addition to a thriving cultural and business scene, the city is visited by tourists from all over the world for both business and pleasure. While there are a wide range of great hotels to stay in, there’s one that stands out, reigns supreme and draws guests back year after year.
This is the L’hermitage Hotel Vancouver, one of the most luxurious and centrally located boutique hotels in the city. Full to the brim with West Coast elegance, L’hermitage places you a stone’s throw from some of the best sites in Vancouver. And, with such beautiful weather, you won’t want to stop exploring.
So, what is it about the Vancouver Spring that makes it the best time to visit?
The climate in Vancouver is generally quite mild, but still warmer than in other parts of the country.
When visiting, you’ll be faced with an average high of 22 °C in mid-summer and the upper-teens in spring. This makes the city the perfect temperature for day trips and outdoor activities. Think of Vancouver as the Goldilocks of British Columbia. It’s not too hot that you’re forced to retreat to shade, and not too cold that you must retreat to a heated home.
Due to the fact that spring blooms early in Vancouver, late April to mid-May are arguably the best months to visit, during which time you will see the city flower with greenery. This is the perfect time to explore the plentiful outdoor spaces in the city.
Vancouver’s natural landscape
Vancouver is surrounded by forestry and mountains, perfect for exploring natural beauty during your stay in the city. With meticulous urban planning, the city itself has become one of the most liveable cities in not just Canada, but in the world! You’ll find a densely populated core dissipates into more suburban neighbourhoods. The two blend seamlessly together, though, thanks to the beautiful natural surroundings.
What’s more, the stunning vistas are countered by natural lakes and ocean, giving way to making it water sports and sailing on the coastline. Truly the best of both worlds.
Outdoor attractions in Vancouver
With outdoor seating in many of the restaurants and bars, you’ll be able to enjoy a quick bite to eat or drink at L’hermitage restaurant among many others.
With a 400-hectare park on the central island of the city, Vancouver has quickly become a great city for picnics and walking. On top of this, the stunning North Shore mountain range lies directly behind Vancouver and in just a short drive, you can visit stunning valleys such as the Lynn Valley and Capilano River. With many nature trails available, you can also hike through the area. With flowers blooming, spring really is the perfect time to stay in Vancouver.
There are also abys throughout the city, which means fishing and boating trips are great excursions during the spring time.
The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival also takes place in early spring, giving visitors a chance to appreciate the beautiful awakening of these colourful trees. Donated in the early 1930’s by Japan, these flowering trees signify a widespread cultural integration and act as a mark of inclusivity throughout the city.
With many other outdoor festivals, bars and restaurants to explore in the city, it’s no wonder that Vancouver attracts visitors throughout the year, and especially during the spring season. Ready to visit?
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