A Luxury Traveler’s Guide to Vancouver

by admin on January 8, 2013

 

Traveling to Canada can be a rewarding experience if you know what sights to go to and which accommodation to choose. The country offers a horde of tourist attractions including Ottawa, Sarnia, Owen Sound, Hamilton, Toronto, Windsor, and of course, Vancouver.

 

Vancouver

What Makes Vancouver So Special?

 

A string of luxury hotels, astonishing restaurants and places for entertainment await the eager traveler. The Shangri-la Hotel in Vancouver is a great place to begin your vacation. It offers a spectrum of pleasures for your senses where the friendliest staff also provide stellar customer service.

 

Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia with more than 500,000 residents. It is one of the regions that has the mildest climates in all of Canada. It is also the home for one of the largest ports of North America.

 

Located at the Pacific coast of Canada, it is often confused with the Vancouver Island. Although the latter is also a beautiful destination and is also located on the West coast, Vancouver, all by itself, is a sight to behold. This place is bordered by Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, hence, it is a spectacular place to be in.

 

See the scenic views at Stanley Park

 

One’s visit in Vancouver isn’t complete until the Stanley Park is listed on the itinerary. Hikers and bikers will find joy on the many paths that are in this huge park. Just purchase a trail map and you will soon know how to find bike rental shops, hiking trails and golf courses. Walk the sea walls and take pleasure in looking at the English Bay’s scenic views.

 

Enjoy nature at the Burnaby Lake

 

This can be easily accessed by Skytrain while elite travelers can have their rented cars driven downtown of Vancouver. Burnaby Lake is the biggest lake in all of the lower mainland and it is home to many beavers, ducks and geese. If you want more hiking but with less to zero elevation, there is a 10-kilometer hiking path around the park.

 

Fine dining in Vancouver

 

Vancouver is also famous as a place for fine dining. Visit the string of restaurants such as the Absinthe Bistro in Water Street which serves premium dinners; the Al Porto Ristorante, also on the same street which offers Italian pizza and seafoods; Bacchus in Hornby Street is open from morning till the evening, serving French and other European meals; Bishop’s Restaurant is a haven for organic food dieters, it is also the perfect place to hold a romantic dinner; Bridges in Duranleau Street offers the best seafoods and steaks; and the Chutney Villa Fine South Indian Cuisine. There are many more fine dining restaurants to visit, enough to satiate your elite want for gastronomic adventure.

 

Getting Around

 

The public transport is mainly through the Skytrain (subway), taxi, rental cars or bus. There are also terminals for the most luxurious cruise ships where many attractions and shopping districts are quite near. Of course, you can also fuel up your private jet to travel in style!

 

About the Author: Sharon is a writer for GlobalJet International. She enjoys shopping, traveling, and salsa dancing.

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