Best Things to Do in Vancouver, Canada

by admin on May 15, 2013

 

Vancouver is located in the western side of Canada; it is the eighth largest city in Canada as well as being the largest in Western Canada. Despite being the eighth largest in terms of size, Vancouver is undoubtedly among the best cities to visit when in search for ultimate fun and recreational activities. The expansive size and diversity of natural features make Vancouver among the most preferred metropolitan in Canada; some activities that will leave both local as well as international visitors most satisfied include the following:

Visiting Museums and galleries

Vancouver is quite famous for its many museums and galleries, these facilities offer a visitor the chance to understand and appreciate the rich culture of the Canadian people. The museums play home to many artifacts that played a crucial role in shaping Canada’s history, museums worth a visit include; “The Burnaby Village” which is located on a 10 acre piece of land features a replica of a 1920’s village as well as the electric train era. The Museum of Anthropology showcases the traditions of the indigenous people to have occupied Canada, The Vancouver Maritime museum, Vancouver art gallery and Bill Reid Gallery are also good stopover points for an art and culture lover.

Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium

Famed for being the largest Aquarium in Canada, Vancouver Aquarium will leave both an avid lover of marine life as well as a novice person quite mesmerized. The colossal aquarium houses a wide array and diverse marine ecosystem in its expansive setting that stretches over 116,000 square feet. The aquarium opens each and every day, consequently allowing a visitor view more than 70,000 species of marine wildlife.

 

 

Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain is quite popular for outdoor events, the locations is frequented throughout the year and offers different activities during the different seasons. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain will provide services such as snow shoeing, ice skating, skiing during winter. During summer, people indulge in the 2.9kilometre hike christened”The Grouse Grind”. Other activities carried out at Grouse Mountain include helicopter rides, touring a conservancy or enjoying the beautiful picturesque view of the surrounding region. After the hectic activities, a visitor is able to relax and enjoy food and drinks at any of the two restaurants situated at the top of the mountain.

 

 

 

Stanley Park

Stanley Park

The outdoors always offer immeasurable fun, this experience will offer the best satisfaction if happening at Stanley Park. Stanley Park is well known for having ideal grounds for a picnic, nature walks through the park, horse drawn carriages that will take a visitor on a tour of the surrounding areas e.g. Deadman’s Island. The region also hosts a number of monumental statues as well as being close to the Grouse Mountain. Visitors will also be able to observe wild animals such as the grizzly bear at the five acre animal sanctuary, participate in lumberjack competitions, zipline through the treetops or take a fifteen minute ride to Vancouver’s oldest tourist attraction site, “The Capilano Suspension Bridge” that was constructed in 1889.
 
 
The fun activities are always available year round, armed with the spirit of adventure, a good passport service provider to facilitate quick processing and some cash, a visitor is will most definitely enjoy time out in Vancouver.

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