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Published on March 25, 2019
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International travel doesn't necessarily mean long, expensive flights, foreign languages and days of jet lag — Canada is so close. If you're looking to explore America's northern neighbor, consider Vancouver.

The bustling West Coast seaport, located in British Columbia, is one of Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. The city is surrounded by mountains and boasts thriving art, theater and music scenes, not to mention a delicious food scene closely tied to the region's bountiful seafood offerings.

Whether you’re trying to escape ASAP or you’re looking to plan your trip around the cheapest fares, take a look at these forthcoming flights between Harrisburg and Vancouver, which we pulled from travel site Skyscanner.

We've also included popular hotels, restaurants and attractions in Vancouver to get you started on planning your ideal getaway.

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Flight deals to Vancouver

The cheapest flights between Harrisburg and Vancouver are if you leave on May 14 and return from Canada on May 18. Alaska Airlines currently has tickets for $548, roundtrip.

There are also deals to be had in July. If you fly out of Harrisburg on July 10 and return from Vancouver on July 14, United can get you there and back for $698 roundtrip.

Top Vancouver hotels

To plan your stay, here are some of Vancouver’s top-rated hotels, according to Skyscanner, that we selected based on price, proximity to things to do and customer satisfaction.

The Westin Bayshore (1601 Bayshore Drive)

For an all-around top recommendation, consider The Westin Bayshore. The hotel has a 4.6-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $129.

The luxury hotel is on Vancouver's seawall, next to Stanley Park and a five-minute drive or 20-minute walk to the downtown core.  

The SameSun Backpacker Lodge (1018 Granville St.)

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If you're looking for an inexpensive place to stay, try The SameSun Backpacker Lodge, which has rooms for $28/night. It checks in with 4.3 stars. 

The SameSun Backpackers hostel is located in Vancouver’s pub district on Granville Street.  

The La Grande Residence at the Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver (845 Burrard St.)

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A third option is The La Grande Residence at the Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver. The 4.7-star hotel has rooms for $140/night.

Top picks for dining and drinking

Don't miss Vancouver's food scene, with plenty of popular spots to get your fill of local cuisine. Here are a few of the top-rated eateries from Skyscanner's listings.

Vij's Restaurant (3106 Cambie St.)

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If you're looking for a local favorite, head to Vij's Restaurant, which has an average of 4.7 stars out of 33 reviews on Skyscanner.

"This is some of the best Indian food I've ever had," wrote visitor Travis.  

The Naam Restaurant (2724 Fourth Ave. West)

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Another popular dining destination is The Naam Restaurant, with 4.6 stars from 28 reviews.

"The food is 100 percent vegetarian (with some vegan dishes) and 100 percent delicious," wrote reviewer Zerlander.  

Cardero's Restaurant (1583 Coal Harbour Quay)

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If you're looking for a solid place to grab a drink and seafood, plan to visit Cardero's Restaurant, with 4.7 stars from 21 reviews.

"Fresh seafood is the ticket here, but other options are prepared in fine fashion. Outside dining on the dock is a must!" wrote Charles.

Top Vancouver attractions

To round out your trip, Vancouver offers plenty of popular attractions worth visiting. Here are two top recommendations, based on Skyscanner's descriptions and reviews.

Stanley Park (Vancouver)

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First up is Stanley Park, with 4.8 stars from 256 reviews.

With over 8 million visitors each year, Stanley Park is one of Vancouver's top destinations for locals and tourists alike. The park is home to art events, acclaimed restaurants and world-famous landmarks, like Prospect Point and the Nine O'Clock Gun.  

Granville Island Public Market (1669 Johnston St.)

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Then, there's Granville Island Public Market. It checks in with 4.6 stars from 173 reviews. 

"The Granville Public Market is a massive place, and you can find everything from a bar to fresh seafood to a butcher here," wrote visitor Stephen.  

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