Vancouver Tourism
On the Canadian Pacific Coast


Vancouver Tourism has a lot to offer in this beautiful city on the Pacific coast of Canada. It is the most populous city in the Province of British Columbia with a population of about 650,000 and population of 2.5 million in Greater Vancouver. It is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada according to that census; 52% of its residents have a first language other than English.




Seawall Path at Stanley Park

Seawall Path at Stanley Park


Located near Downton Vancouver this peninsula is a lush park with enormous trees. It is encircled by a paved seawall path and many visitors take the time to explore it on foot or by bicycle.

There so many things to do in the park that visitors may spend the whole day exploring its attractions ranging from the Vancouver Aquarium to the tote, poles at Brockton Point.




Museum of Anthropology

Museum of Anthropology


This museum, a part of the University of British Columbia features exhibits of cultures from all over the world with an emphasis on British Columbia’s earlier nations.

The exhibits include native art, large totem poles in the Great Hall. There are ethnographic and archaeological objects representing Asia, the South Pacific, the Americas, Africa, and Europe.

This interesting building was originally part of a WWII-era fort, and local architect Arthur Erickson transformed the spaces into this world-class museum.


Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain


The weather is great here in summer and in winter, you notice that in the evenings when the city lights are on.

A gondola operates daily running from street level to the summit, where dining, activities, and wildlife await the explorers year-round.

Families in particular enjoy this site during winters when they do outdoor skating, snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding. In summer, Grouse Mountain is a hiker's paradise with trails, including the famed Grouse Grind, nicknamed Mother Nature's Stairmaster.


Kitsilano Beach

This laid-back nice beach represents the style of living of Vancouver. Locals hang out with friends of take a dip in the outdoor heated seawater swimming pool.

Views of the city are spectacular and the beach and oceanfront offer many cafes, restaurants with a vibrant shopping strip.




Granville Island

What was once an industrial area is today a busy center of activity with a relaxed and distinctive atmosphere. Artists and retailers have moved into converted warehouses alongside houseboats, theaters, galleries, and restaurants.

The Granville Island Public Market is one of the most popular attractions selling fruit and vegetables, seafood, and a great variety of other specialties as well as ready-to-eat items.


Granville Island

Gastown

This area is the oldest part of the city. It is an area of restaurants, galleries and shops in refurbished old Victorian buildings.

Old structures, cobblestone streets, and iron lampposts give the district its distinctive atmosphere. Gastown came into existence in 1867 when a man called John Deighton arrived on the scene. They called him Gassy jack and thus the name "Gassy's Town" or "Gastown".



Canada Place

Canada Place


Canada Place is where a trip to Vancouver begins. The unusual roof creates the impression of a huge sailing vessel. The architecturally amazing structure is part cruise ship terminal, part convention center and a hotel, and part hub for sightseeing bus tours as well.

There are majestic views from the end of the pier and the Flyover Canada attraction, which is a fun flight simulator and Canadian geography lesson.



Vancouver Tourism

Chinatown in Vancouver

Chinatown in Vancouver


After you cross the ornate Millennium Gate you’ll find an exotic Chinatown with modern building s mixed with old ones from the Victorian era.

Signs at shops and restaurants are often written in Chinese characters, particularly along East Pender, Keefer, and Main streets, the main shopping areas. Visit the pretty walled Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, modeled after a traditional garden from the Ming Dynasty. Also, worth seeing is the Sam Kee Building, which at barely two meters wide claims to be the narrowest office building in the world.

 

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Opened in 1889, it was Vancouver’s first tourist attraction. It is a huge bridge over a 70-meter deep river canyon. It leads to an activity park with many forest trails through old and tall trees.

It also features a collection of totem poles and a transparent suspended platform known as the Cliff walk.



Science World

This futuristic sphere-like building of Science World is home to a kid-friendly exploration center that explains phenomena through hands-on exhibits and demonstrations.

Themes include water, air, motion, and invention. There is a theater on-site, as well as a massive IMAX screen. Visiting exhibits are often impressive. The building, which is an unmistakable waterfront landmark in Vancouver was originally built for Expo 86, a World's Fair.


Science World
Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park for Vancouver Tourism


This highest point in Vancouver, called Little Mountain, affords excellent views of the city center and the mountains to the north.

The activities include tennis, disc golf, pitch-and-putt golf, dining, an extensive outdoor arboretum, and the lovely enclosed tropical environment of Bloedel Conservatory. The sunken Quarry Garden makes a lovely spot to stroll on a warm summer day.





For more information visit Vancouver Tourism Official Website




images for vancouver tourism

seawall by robert ashworth
museum by adam jones phd
grouse by yoshi kohara
kitsilano by mim42
gastown by shound
canada place by ajith rajeswari
capilano by go to van
science by perry planet

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Map of Canada showing Vancouver on the west coast

Map of Canada showing Vancouver on the west coast



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