If you are planning a trip to Canada, be sure to visit the amazing city of Vancouver, in the province of British Columbia!
Not surprisingly, this beautiful, lively city, which is hosting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, offers tourists a wealth of sports and activities, as well as numerous visitor attractions, great shopping opportunities, fantastic food and a superb nightlife, too.
You will be spoilt for choice by the number of things to see and do here. And there are some must-see attractions, including Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Aquarium, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver Maritime Museum and Vancouver Museum. Or if you prefer, you can go shopping, enjoy a cruise, go whale-watching, take a train ride to Whistler or go skiing.
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay during your vacation, a holiday property rental is probably the best option in this area. What’s so good about staying in self catering accommodation is that you’ll be able to come and go as you please, tour around the city and enjoy the sights in your own time.
If you’re a shopaholic, beware! Vancouver is a shopper’s paradise! Check out Robson Street, for example. Meanwhile, the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby boasts the amazing Metropolis at Metrotown, which is a huge shopping centre. You really will be able to shop until you drop here! It also has a fantastic food court, which you will certainly need, in between all the shopping!
If you’re the more adventurous type, you will equally love Vancouver, as it offers many activities which you can enjoy during your holiday here. You can go boating or fishing, cycling, rollerblading, play a game of golf, try your hand at some water sports (including scuba diving, swimming, sea kayaking, windsurfing and white water rafting) or go skiing!
This area is ideal for skiers in the winter months, as the nearby mountains Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour are easily accessible.
If you feel the need for an adventure of a different kind, then check out Capilano Suspension Bridge! Admire the amazing views as you walk across the bridge, which is 230 feet above the Capilano River! There are also lots more attractions here that you can enjoy, including the Treetops Adventure, Totem Park (an interesting Totem Pole collection), Story Centre etc.
Vancouver is an ideal destination for a family holiday. There are plenty of attractions and activities to keep the kids amused during their holiday in this wonderful Canadian city. Stanley Park is one fine example. This amazing 1,000 acre park has many child-friendly attractions, such as the Children’s Farmyard, a Miniature Railway, playgrounds, Vancouver Aquarium, Water Park and more! It’s also a perfect location for a family picnic.
One of the best ways of seeing Vancouver is by taking a walk around the city. There are numerous places where you can go for a stroll, take in the sights and soak up the atmosphere. Stanley Park, for example, is a convenient place for an enjoyable walk.
If you feel the need to soak up some sun, then head to one of the lovely beaches in Vancouver. Some of the beaches you might like to check out include Spanish Banks Extension, Spanish Banks West, Spanish Banks East, Locarno, Jericho, Kitsilano, Sunset, English Bay etc.
During your self catering holiday, you will no doubt want to sample some of the delicious food and dine out at one (or more!) of the many restaurants that Vancouver has to offer.
You will also get the opportunity to check out the exciting nightlife during your stay in Vancouver. After all the sightseeing, activities, shopping (or sunbathing!), why not head to a pub, club or other venue for a fun night out? Whether you fancy listening to some great live music, prefer to be dancing the night away or simply want to enjoy a drink, you will find it all in Vancouver.
Vancouver is a great place to spend a holiday, whatever your age and taste. Whether you’re interested in just spending some quality time relaxing or if you’re planning a vacation filled with adventure, you will have fun in this fantastic Canadian city.