Vancouver is the third largest city in Canada and it is well known for its stunning natural beauty. Surrounded by mountains and ocean, it offers not only a breath-taking location but also a fascinating culture, a superb culinary scene, excellent shopping and plenty of fun things to see and do. The city is vibrant and multi-cultural and its culture has been shaped by many influences including First Nations, Japanese, Chinese, Indian and Italian.
What You Need to Know Vancouver is located on the West Coast of Canada, within the province of British Columbia. It is known for having a milder climate than the rest of Canada, but if you visiting during the winter months there is still a good chance it will be cold, rainy and perhaps even snowy. The best time of year to visit is during the Spring when the weather is mild, or the Summer when the city comes alive with festivals. Also, Autumn offers beautiful scenery as the leaves change.
Things to Do in Vancouver There are so many things to do in Vancouver that it’s hard to know where to start. Treat yourself to some delicious noodles or wontons in Chinatown, or take a walk through the cool and shady forests of Stanley Park.
Granville Island can be reached via a fun harbor taxi and has a number of fun and funky shops and galleries as well as an excellent toy store with a children’s play area. Also, you can take a day trip from Vancouver to the Capuano Suspension Bridge, a 136-meter bridge that spans across a Canyon 70 meters in the air. You will also find the Treetops adventure, where you can walk from treetop to treetop across tiny bridges.
Hit the Road! The Most Scenic Driving Routes from Vancouver Not only is Vancouver a great city to visit, it is also the perfect jumping off point for a number of beautiful scenic drives throughout the province. When you book your Cathay Pacific flight, consider booking a car as well so that you can take one of the many scenic drives such as Sea to Sky Highway Route – This beautiful route will take you past dramatic waterfalls, soaring mountains and gorgeous ocean vistas.
Heritage Discover Circle Route–Take a road trip and learn about the culture of the First Nations people and the history of the Gold Rush era. Ranchland and River Circle – Take a trip across roaring rivers and enjoy the stunningly dramatic scenery, including Fraser Falls and the historic Gold Country.
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