Vancouver – One of the Best Tourist Destinations in British Columbia
Vancouver, also officially called City of Vancouver, has been rated among the top 10 travel destinations of the world. It is a beautiful city in British Columbia in Western Canada that has a pleasing blend of urban sophistication with amazing natural splendor. It has a rich cultural and ethnic diversity with people from India, China, Korea, Japan, Latin America, England, France, etc. happily living together. It is also one of the top five cities in the world in terms of livability and a high-quality standard of living.
Places to visit
Capilano Suspension Bridge:
Stretched across the Capilano River, about 137 meter long and 70 meter high, is this swaying suspension bridge is a must visit tourist spot.
Vancouver aquarium is the home of around 70,000 species of marine creatures. Shows like beluga whale, dolphin show and sea otter show are popular.
One of the most popular tourist spots with well-maintained paved walkways, Canada’s biggest aquarium and many exciting activities for kids to enjoy.
Vancouver art gallery is a great place for art lovers with a remarkable collection of international and national specimens of contemporary art including the work of famous British Colombian artist Emily Carr.
Made for those with a scientific bent of mind, this place offers stimulating science exhibitions, shows, demonstrations on Center Stage and immersive films in the domed theatre, OMNIMAX.
A fantastic place for nature lovers and adventurers located just 15-minutes away from downtown Vancouver, offering a thrilling sky-ride, paragliding, helicopter tours and plenty of nature.
Not to miss activities
The best place to begin your sightseeing journey with a stunning 360 degree aerial view of the City of Vancouver. Enjoy a 40 seconds glass elevator ride to the observation deck to have a spectacular view of cosmopolitan city, Gastown and Coal Harbour.
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park:
A great place for a stimulating sightseeing experience walking over a swaying bridge about a breathtaking 300 feet above the ground level. Enjoy the panoramic views of the rain-forests and the canyon below.
Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours:
Enjoy a fun-filled ride through the natural surroundings of Stanley Park in beautiful horses-driven vehicle. Professional guides will help you appreciate the beauty of the place including sites like Deadman’s Island, the Lion’s Gate Bridge, Vancouver harbor, Rose Garden, the coastal red-cedar forest, etc.
Cruise along the calm blue waters in one of the cruise ships of harbor Cruises, the lone boat sightseeing company in this city. Watch the city from a different angle while cruise guides offer a live commentary. Enjoy the sunset along with a sumptuous west-coast themed dinner.
You will arrive at the Vancouver International Airport just 25 minutes away from downtown. You have many options to reach your hotel from there and to see around the city including car and RV, Greyhound Lines buses, regular ferry services like BC ferries and train.
From expensive hotel packages to affordable downtown accommodations, it offers a variety of options to suit the budget of tourists. Booking accommodation with Vancouver’s Official Tourism Bureau is the best way to assure a timely and budget-friendly accommodation.