Canada’s westernmost province of British Columbia attracts visitors from across the globe. That’s not surprising for a region that boasts stunning mountain vistas and emerald forests, bounded by the sparkling, blue waters of the Pacific. While Vancouver is often the first port of call, travelers should look across Burrard Inlet, a quick ferry or car ride away, to North Vancouver. With the mountains in its backyard, visitors can start their trip planning with a search for rentals in North Vancouver. The mountains don’t get much closer than for this city of 52,000. If hiking under the enchanting evergreens isn’t your thing, North Vancouver boasts world class shopping and international cuisine too. Whatever kind of trip you are looking for, quiet and restful or energetic and lively, there are North Vancouver vacation rentals to fit your needs. Visitors here are never far from a hike, a swim, dining and retail amenities, or a cozy coffeehouse. The only guarantee about North Vancouver are its breathtaking views of a glowing city skyline, snow capped mountains, or shimmering seas. You may even get all three at once. The best part about the city is its location. It’s the best of all worlds. Visitors can drop by the waterfront for kayak rentals, boat tours, or a leisurely walk, or head across the water for a the sights, sounds, and tastes of the big city. The real draw though is the mountain access. Nearby Grouse Mountain offers skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. If you have other kinds of adventure on your mind, check out the jaw dropping views from the Skyride, travel to the top of a wind turbine, or zipline through tree-topped forests. Equally as fun, unless you are afraid of heights, is the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge. Located within the city limits, the bridge stretches for 460 feet, swinging above the Capilano River.