Vancouver

Vancouver is a coastal port city in the South of the lower mainland of southwestern British Columbia in Canada. It is the largest urban area of Western Canada and one of the most beautiful areas in the world. The financial group EIU ranks Vancouver among the top 10 most liveable cities in the world. The city is divided into 3 areas, handsomely in the downtown, which is the economic and commercial center of the city, the Westside and East Van,the area includes many islands and the city has abundant natural beauties. The area is full of forests, mountains and lakes, with their huge glass skyscrapers background. Vancouver combines convenience with unique benefits, such as being able to do morning skiing on the mountain and in the afternoon to enjoy moments of relaxation on a beach of the Pacific.

Attractions

Vancouver Lookout Tower is the city's trademark and adorns the capital offering stunning views, both during the day and at night as it is illuminated. The tower features glass elevators that take you to 130 meters within 40 seconds, offering a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

Capilano Suspension Bridge: It is an amazing bridge constructed of cedar and hemp rope sex, joining the two banks of the Capilano River. Inside a rainforest, in a perfectly natural splendor, you will experience a different experience, crossing the footbridge, enjoying the sense of adventure and the unique environment of nature.

Aquarium Marine Science Center is a huge aquarium, which operated from 1956 and hosts all animals of aquatic life, offering amazing demos. To the sites you will be able to see 70,000 animals, such as sea elephants, whales, beavers, seals, dolphins and much more. The non-profit organization that preserves the aquatic life, studying the animals, offering immediate action wherever necessary.

Museums

Vancouver Museum: The Museum shows the distant and recent past of the city, while recounting the long history.

Model Trains and Ships Museum: The Museum houses one of the finest collections of toy locomotives in the world and a detailed collection of models of ships, submarines, frigates and many others.

Science World and Alcan Omnimax Theatre: The silver Golf Ball, as it is called by the residents of Vancouver, is a scientific Center, which houses many interactive topics, with the aim of science and technology.

Transportation  

The Vancouver features a sophisticated and modern transport network, consisting of bus and subway lines, but also boats, you can go anywhere in the city. In addition the city has and the Sky Train, a kind of train, which is essential in linking the city with most suburbs.

Hotels

Most hotels located downtown and meet all the requirements for a comfortable and pleasant stay. In addition located close to most public transportation in the city, for all your trips.

Entertainment

Vancouver is a leading city with excellent quality of life. The inhabitants are outdoorsy and not lose any opportunity to exercise and contact with nature. Begin your browsing by the Gastown, the oldest and historical part of the city, dating from 1867. There you will see the famous steam clock Steam Clock, whistles songs every time just with the help of steam. The heart of the city beats in the bustling neighborhood of China Town. In the popular area of Yaletown, you will find most of the bars, with outstanding world and pleasant mood. On the road of Commercial Drive  will see the most elegant and noisy cafés. Visit the only Stanley Park, a 1,000-acre area, with the monumental sculptures and carved large trees. Don't forget to rent a car and take a ride "from the sea to the sky". So is the breathtaking journey 2 hours that you need to go to the fabulous part of Whistler, with incredible architecture.

Flavors

Vancouver is a top destination for culinary delights, offering a huge variety of multiple-star Michelin restaurant. In Vancouver you will enjoy lots of seafood, fresh fish and the famous traditional carrot soup, which serves the city. In the Centre you will find most restaurants, fast food chains, but also the most well known and advertised restaurants all over the world.

Shopping Guide

Vancouver it is worth visiting the market of Robson Street and the Punjabi Market. The Granville Island, which was once an industrial area, now hosts amazing shops, art galleries and warehouses that sell unique local carpets, textiles, jewellery and handicrafts. Most shops are located mainly in the city centre, while the most expensive shops gathered in the street of Robson Street. The Pacific Center occupies a huge city block and includes countless shops with all kinds, cafes and many restaurants.

 

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