Vancouver is known around the world as both a popular tourist attraction and one of the best places to live
With its scenic views, mild climate, and friendly people, Vancouver is known around the world as both a popular tourist attraction and one of the best places to live - Top Travel Destination in Canada – Travel + Leisure (July 2014) . Vancouver is also one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada and the city hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics. Perhaps the biggest appeal of Vancouver is its structure: equal parts urban, equal parts nature, here you’ll experience cosmopolitan city life while exploring all that nature has to offer.
Vancouver Tourism - Destination & Leisure
Downtown Vancouver's natural sights, parks and wildlife show that a city can have it all: city splendors and natural treasures. Attractions in Vancouver cater to nature enthusiasts and history buffs, art fans and culture hounds, solo travelers and family groups. Explore gardens, parks and beaches without leaving the city, and admire diverse architecture in various neighborhoods, such as Gastown, Coal Harbour, and Yaletown. Aboriginal culture is highlighted at the Museum of Anthropology and historic site.
What to Do In Vancouver
Play In our Parks
Stanley Park is one of Vancouver British Columbia’s main tourist destinations, featuring numerous lovely beaches, miles of well-maintained paved and dirt trails, Canada's largest aquarium and an array of can't-miss kid-friendly spots (including a pool, water park, miniature railway and more), this 1,000-acre haven is recognized as one of the greatest urban parks in the world. As Vancouver's first park, with its ever-blooming gardens, pristine coastal areas and roughly 500,000 cedar, fir and hemlock trees, Stanley Park has continued to live up to its "greenspace" designation for more than 120 years. For these reasons and more, this tranquil oasis is the perfect city escape.
The Vancouver Trolley Company
The fun begins the minute you board! The Vancouver Trolley Company operates the city's only fleet of replica, turn of the century San Francisco style trolleys. It's Hop-on, Hop-off City Attractions Tours is the easiest way for guests to enjoy Vancouver's most popular areas and features a live and informative commentary.
The Vancouver Aquarium is home to over 70,000 fascinating creatures from the Arctic to the Amazon. Be sure to catch daily beluga whale, dolphin and sea otter shows, and for an unforgettable extra try a hands-on animal encounter.
International Film Festival
One of North America’s largest film events, the Vancouver International Film Festival is as diverse and innovative as its home city. Documentary and essay films are always a highlight of the more than 300 films shown each October.
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