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If you love scenic views, unique architecture, music, and great food, the city of Vancouver should definitely be on your must-visit list. Consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability, Vancouver is a popular tourist attraction across the world. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, and pristine waters, this city has waterfront forests, cityside beaches, the world’s highest suspension bridge, thriving art and music scenes. Vancouver is a destination that combines an urban getaway with outdoor adventures. From family-friendly fun to thrill-seeking adventurers, from mountaintop discovery to marine exploring, you'll find plenty of things to do and see in Vancouver.
Things to do and see in Vancouver
Parks, Gardens and Wildlife: Vancouver is known for its spectacular national parks and abundant wildlife. Vancouver parks teem with an amazing variety of wildlife. There are almost 500 species of birds, more than 140 species of mammals, and dozens species of reptiles and amphibians. Stanley Park is the crown jewel of Vancouver, which boasts more than 250 bird species, exotic trees and plants. The best places for bird watching in Stanley Park include Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary and Boundary Bay Park. There is a population of black and white bears that live in the mountains surrounding Vancouver. You can head to Grouse Mountain for grizzly bear sightings. Camping is a great way to experience the national treasures of Vancouver's parks as well. Expect to see a large variety of wild animals while there. Hike to reach Garibaldi Provincial Park or Golden Ears Provincial Park as they are the perfect campgrounds. Vancouver has a number of gardens that are a testament to the city's love of nature. VanDusen Botanical Garden and UBC Botanical Garden have been listed as “The Ten Best Public Gardens in Canada” by Canadian Geographic Travel magazine. The iconic Stanley Park is also home to several gardens, including the Stanley Park Rose Garden, a rock garden, and Ted & Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden.
Best Beaches: You might not associate beaches with Vancouver, but whether you're looking for a beautiful stretch of sand to relax or outdoor space to spike a volleyball, then you are sure to find a beach here. Kitsilano Beach, known as Venice Beach to locals. The Great Seawall of Vancouver runs alongside the beach and Kitsilano Pool is at the west side. The beach boasts of a salt-water outdoor pool – Kitsilano Pool. The beach has a playground and a number of beach volleyball courts. If you are looking for fishing opportunities and a picnic spot, then head to Jericho Beach. Here you can enjoy the sandy stretch of coastline with stunning views of the North Shore Mountains. Spanish Banks are a series of beaches that are perfect for family gatherings, picnics, soccer and volleyball games. You can enjoy swimming, skimboarding and kitesurfing at these beaches. English Bay and Sunset Beach are famous for rollerblading adventures and picnicking. Second and Third Beaches are popular for summer evening barbecues and sunset watching. Ambleside Beach is a favourite for families. Its own strollable seawall boasts spectacular views.
Tourist Attractions: With its mild climate and a number of tourist attractions, Vancouver is a paradise for leisure activities. For many Vancouver visitors, Canada Palace is a place where their trip begins. It boasts of an architecturally remarkable structure, ship terminal, convention center, hotel, and sightseeing bus tours. Discover caves, hoodoos, and amble along long sandy beaches. Explore ancient old-growth forests, and some of Canada's highest waterfalls. You can visit Chinatown to check out old buildings dating from the Victorian times. English Bay offers great a outdoor area where people come to walk, bike, rollerblade, or just hang out. Capilano Suspension Bridge features a footbridge above a 70-meter deep river canyon, and the bridge leads to an activity park filled with forest trails and a treetop walk. The Queen Elizabeth Park features pitch-and-putt golf, tennis, disc golf, dining, and extensive outdoor arboretum. Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site is one of the most historic settings in Richmond and is packed with sightseeing attractions. The city is alive with creativity. You can find amazing music and a great theatre scene, year round festivals, exhibitions, galleries, museums and more. Other tourist attractions include Vancouver Art Gallery, Science World, Grouse Mountain, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Gastown, Greater Vancouver Zoo, Maplewood Farm, Maplewood Flats Conservation Area, Vancouver Aquarium, Southlands Farm, and FlyOver Canada.
Water Activities: Vancouver has dozens of inlets, rivers and lakes that provide dazzling views. You can indulge in every water activity imaginable: swimming, fishing, whale watching, boating, kayaking, sailing, and more. If you are an experienced kayaker, then you must visit Vancouver's popular kayaking destinations: False Creek, English Bay, and Deep Cove on North Shore. The city and its surrounding waters have some of the best scuba diving destinations in the world. Cates Park in Deep Cove, Whytecliff Park and Porteau Cove near Horseshoe Bay are popular diving spots in Vancouver. You can expect to see some of the spectacular marine species such as wolf eel, giant Pacific octopus, as well as a brilliant red corals. For advanced windsurfers and kiteboarders, Acadia Beach and the beaches of Spanish Banks are the perfect place to enjoy windsurfing and kiteboarding. If you are looking for a wild adventure such as white water rafting, then you can head to these rivers – the Thompson, the Nahatlatch, the Squamish, the Elaho and the Chilliwack. For a family-friendly swimming experience, visit Kitsilano, Jericho, and Spanish Banks beaches. All these beaches offer amazing swimming facilities with lifeguards. English Bay, Second, and Third beaches are popular for sunbathing and swimming.
Whale Watching and Fishing: Each year from October to March, thousands of whales migrate through the northern waterways of Vancouver. During your whale watching tour, you can expect to see Humpback Whales, Orcas, Southern Resident Killer Whales, Transient Killer Whales, Gray Whales and Minke Whales. You can also see a range of seabirds, such as brown pelicans, Pacific loons, harlequin ducks, tufted puffins, and bald eagles. Many people consider Vancouver as the best place for salmon fishing. However, the surrounding ocean waters and lakes also offer great opportunities for steelhead, trout and halibut fishing. The Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley are known as the best sports fisheries where you can expect to catch cutthroat trout, bull trout and kokanee. Saltwater fishing can be done throughout the year. You can catch Chinook salmon in Burrard Inlet, Howe Sound, and Gulf Islands. Coho salmon fishing can be done from shore or a boat at the Capilano River. The Tidal Fraser River in the southern region provides many fishing opportunities for angling enthusiasts too.
Dining and Shopping: Vancouver serves up diverse cuisine for tourists and foodies alike. From European fine dining to West Coast seafood, Vancouver's restaurants serve gourmet dishes along with great mountain vistas and panoramic views. Some of the popular restaurants in Vancouver include The Loft, Acorn, Afghan Horsemen Restaurant, Al Porto Ristorante, AnnaLena, Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar, Arms Reach Bistro, Arriva Ristorante, Savio Volpe, BETA5, Kissa Tanto, Bao Bei and more. Whether you prefer strolling around the streets or want to enjoy shopping under one roof, Vancouver offers different shopping experiences to tourists. Make your way out to Tsawwassen and you'll find a large shopping mall where you can shop for just about anything your heart desires. You can visit South Granville. It is an eclectic shopping district that features high-end boutiques, antique shops, restaurants, cafes and popular stores. The Pacific Centre in downtown Vancouver that is known for its high-end branded stores such as The Gap, Guess, Hollister, Coach, Michael Kors, and La Senza. Park Royal Shopping Centre is Vancouver's second largest shopping center, is a well-known shoppers paradise. It offers a unique experience of both an indoor mall and an outdoor shopping village. Other shopping destinations for shopaholics include McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, Aberdeen Centre, Waterfront Centre Shops, and CF Pacific Centre.
Day Trips: There is so much to see and do in Vancouver that you will forget to check out what its surrounding area has to offer. Beautiful and historic, Victoria is a fantastic place to visit during your Vancouver vacation. A great place to visit isx Harrison Hot Springs which lies at the far end of Fraser Valley. Visit Whistler, Shannon Falls Provincial Park, Bowen Island, Porteau Cove Provincial Park, San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island, Seattle, Whidbey Island, Desolation Sound, and Gulf Islands on board your private yacht charter.
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