Vancouver is the most "canadian Canada". Rugged mountains on one side and Pacific ocean on the other have protected the metropolis from external influences and made — peaceful, with a luxurious nature, completely unlike other cities.
Vancouver (the city itself, and not Lower Mainland agglomeration) pleases with a relatively small size. Vancouver is suitable for a short trip and does not leave a qualmish feeling of "oh, I didn't have time". One observation excursion in English with a personal guide will be enough for excursion.
No excursion is complete without visiting Stanley Park — the second largest in North America. Here you can see the oldest tree of city, Indian totem poles.
What else to see in Vancouver:
Well, after the excursion, go to dinner at revolving restaurant "Vancouver Lookout" — here you can admire the city from a height of 150 meters.