If you had to pick a perfect spot to build a city, Vancouver wouldn’t be a bad place to start. Look up and take in the snow-capped mountains. Walk 20 minutes from downtown and relax on a beach or in Stanley Park. Ski in the morning, sail in the afternoon, and eat in some of North America’s finest restaurants in the evening.
Consistently ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities, Vancouver lures visitors with its abundance of natural beauty, multicultural vitality, and cosmopolitan flair. Indeed, the Vancouver package is a delicious juxtaposition of urban sophistication and on-your-doorstep wilderness adventure. The Rocky Mountains, the Pacific Ocean and virgin rain forests surround this busy city.
When planning your sightseeing, you could easily organise it as a series of walks radiating out from the centre of town, usually considered to be the Vancouver Art Gallery. You don’t have to stray far to cover the bases: shopping, great restaurants, beaches and nature are cheek byjowl and you can taste them all in a day – though you’ll need longer to savour them.
For shopping head to Robson Street, the city’s most popular shopping destination. Or try the boutiques of Yaletown. You’ll discover that the ‘real Vancouver’ is in the glamorous Commercial Dr coffee shops, the hipster hangouts of SoMa, the streets of the West End, the kaleidoscopic thoroughfares of Chinatown and the historic, re-invigorated old streets of Gastown. For many, Vancouver truly is an urban adventure with some of Canada’s most fantastic outdoor attractions, right on its doorstep.
Vancouver Tourist Attractions:
Here are a few of the many attractions in Vancouver you may like to visit:
- Capilano Suspension Bridge
- Vancouver Art Gallery
- Dr Sun-Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
- Hells Gate - Fraser Canyon
- Stanley Park
- English Bay
- Flyover Canada
- Vancouver Convention Centre