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Vancouver BC Canada
Between ocean and mountains, Vancouver BC in Canada is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Ranking one of the top 10 most livable cities, Vancouver has a lot to offer: museums, great parks, excellent restaurants, extraordinaire cafes…
Most flights arrive at the Vancouver International Airport. It's the busiest airport in Canada after Toronto. The Airport of Vancouver is situated on Sea Island in the City of Richmond. It's 7, 5 miles from Vancouver Centre. The easiest way to go to downtown Vancouver is by Skytrain (a rapid fully automated train).
Most of the main sights are concentrated downtown. Going around Vancouver is quite easy with the Skytrain and the most enjoyable public transport, the sea bus.
View of Vancouver
Rain City is the nickname of Vancouver. When is the best time to visit vancouver? It's a year-round visitor destination because of its mild climate. Still the best time to visit is the summer. Visit in winter can be fun. Skiing and snowboarding sites (Grouse Mountain) are only few minutes away from the city.
You cannot see everything in 3, 4 or 5 days. Here there are the 10 things to see in Vancouver BC.
Address: 999 Canada Place St Vancouver
Skytrain station: Waterfront
Located waterfront, Canada Place is the most recognizable landmark for the city of Vancouver bc. There is a magical view of Vancouver's port, boats, floatplanes and mountains. There is also inside the building the IMAX cinema.
Explore downtown Vancouver. Walk to Burrard street and see high-rise buildings and modern cafes on your way. Go inside the Christ Church Cathedral, located on the corner of West Georgia Street and Burrard Street.
A little further on Hornby Street is the Vancouver Art Gallery. Admire the works of the Canadian artist Emily Carr and Marc Chagall, a Russian-French artist.
Address: Stanley Park, Vancouver
Bus: 19 (from Canada Place)
The Stanley Park is one of the largest urban parks in Vancouver.
with over 400 hectares of forest, beaches, and trails. The pathway on the seawall is one of the most enjoyable paths (5.5 miles) in the world. Here people walk, bike or rollerblade.
Don't miss the Vancouver aquarium in Stanley Park. You'll see beluga whales from the Arctic Canada, Pacific white-sided dolphins, otters, sea lions... The aquarium is open every day.
The Totem Poles have been built by the Haida, indigenous nation of the Pacific Northwest coast of North America. At Stanley Park, there are also the Lost Lagoon (an artificial lake), very pleasant beaches (Second and Third beach) with a very large swimming pool at the Third Beach, water park, playground...
If you are here during the summer don't miss the Festival of Lights, one of the best events in Vancouver.
How to get to Granville Island? The pleasant way to go to Granville Island is to take the Aquabus from Yaletown, Spyglass, Stamp's or David Lam. The direct way is to take the bus 50 from Gastown or Granville street.
One of the most enjoyable place in Vancouver, Granville Island has a very nice public market. Stop by the Olde world Fudge to taste some delicious fudge. Explore Granville Island on foot. There are enough cafes, restaurants, galleries...
The Granville Island Brewery offers guided tours and tasting.
Skytrain station: Waterfront
Gastown is the old downtown of Vancouver. Discover Gastown with its stores, cafes, bars and restaurants. Take a look at the Steam Clock (305 Water Street) built in 1977.
Address: 418 Main St Vancouver
Skytrain station: Stadium - Chinatown
Vancouver Chinatown is the third largest in North America (Hongcouver is Vancouver nickname with a large number of people coming from Hong Kong). Chinatown is full of many good restaurants, exotic markets, tea houses. The Chinese Cultural Center is located on Pender St. (50 E. Pender).
Dr Sun Yat-Sen Garden
Address: 578 Carrall Street Vancouver BC
In 1985-1986 the Beautiful Dr Sun Yat-Sen Garden was the first Chinese garden built outside China. It's one of the best sightseeing in Vancouver. Don't forget the Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown Vancouver bc.
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