Whether approached by air, land or sea the city of Vancouver never
fails to impress. Like a creation lifted straight out of a comic
book, this gleaming mass of glass and steel is pure Canadian eye
candy. Beneath its grand exterior is a destination worthy of its
appearance. Known as one of the cleanest and safest cities in the
Americas, Vancouver is a warm, friendly and welcoming place even
on a cool winter’s day. In fact, such is the ambience and culture
here, you may find that you never want to leave!
What to see in Vancouver
Be it adventure, shopping or lying on a beach Vancouver has it
all! Here is a selection of some of the best attractions in Vancouver…
Vancouver Lookout! - What better way to start a vacation in Vancouver
than to see the city laid out like a map before you. At the Vancouver
Lookout in the Harbour Centre Tower you can do just this. Affectionately
known as ’the hamburger’ the Harbour Centre Tower is one of the
most iconic buildings on Vancouver waterfront. The circular lookout
post enables you to enjoy a 360-degree panorama of the city as well
as views of the mountains beyond, including Mount Baker across the
border in the US.
On the Waterfront - Explore the Vancouver waterfront by seaplane
or short cruise from Vancouver harbour. Views of the city and mountains
are stunning. A trip across to North Van on the seabus offers some
great views of the waterfront too.
Stanley Park & English Bay - At 1,000 acres Stanley Park, just
to the west of Downtown Vancouver, is an oasis of forested parkland
over which many walking paths and trails can be explored. Attractions
include a totem pole display in the park, children’s farmyard and
Beaver Lake. A 5.5-mile sea wall and cycle path offers a memorable
walk around the Park that takes you down to the fabulous beaches
at English Bay.
Capilano Suspension Bridge - Across the water in North Vancouver
is a walk among the giant treetops of the West Coast Rainforest
courtesy of the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Don’t look down!
Grouse Mountain - 15 minutes from Downtown Vancouver is the mountain
known locally as the Peak of Vancouver. Popular with snowboarders
and skiers during the winter, and hikers during the summer, Grouse
Mountain offers wonderful views of Vancouver from the north. A regular
cable car service transports guests to the top of the mountain.
For the more adventurous the 2.9km Grouse Grind provides access
to the mountain’s summit too.
Science World - Perfect for kids of all ages, Science World provides
hours of indoor entertainment with interactive science displays
Getting around Vancouver
Vancouver has a superb public transportation system combining buses,
a monorail system (Skytrain) and seabuses. The city is compact so
can be easily explored on foot too. Car hire is recommended for
exploring the area around Vancouver including Vancouver Island and
Whistler in the BC mountains. Car hire can be booked in advance
for pick up at Vancouver International Airport or in Downtown Vancouver
by visiting http://www.your-carhire.com
About the Author:
Seb Jay is a freelance writer specializing in the origination of
web content for http://www.your-carhire.com
Read more articles by: Seb Jay
Article Source: www.iSnare.com
Other Canada Articles...
Other Articles on Our WEB-site...
[ Top ]