Vancouver: what to see in the city where you live better
What to see in Vancouver, attractions and places of interest, journey to discover the city and its parks, from Gastown to Grouse Mountain
Vancouver Travel Guide
Vancouver is a Canadian city located in the province of British Columbia, on a peninsula overlooking the Strait of Georgia, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. The city is set in a beautiful natural setting, between the blue ocean and the snowy peaks of the spectacular mountains, easily reached by a cable car which is situated near the city center. In front of it, over the Strait of Georgia and along the south coast of British Columbia, relaxes the ‘Vancouver Island, at a distance of about 90 minutes by ferry from the mainland.
The city enjoys a milder climate than other Canadian cities, has many green areas and surrounded by beautiful nature. The atmosphere in the city is on a human scale, despite the numerous skyscrapers that characterize the urban landscape. Traffic is flowing, the quiet lifestyle, his goal is to become, by 2020, the city center with the requirements of sustainable development the world’s highest. Vancouver is a multiethnic city where the French and the British arrived in the last century, were added to a large number of immigrants, mainly represented by Chinese coming from Hong Kong, Pakistan and India’s Punjab region.
What to see in Vancouver
Gastown is the oldest part of Vancouver, a nice series of cobbled streets, cafes and shops. It is named after John Gassy Jack Deighton, sailor and captain of a steamboat, who settled in the area in 1867 by opening the first saloon. This district is located on the corner of Cambie Street and Water Street, a special steam clock, became a curious tourist attraction.
Grouse Mountain: Located just 15 minutes drive from the city center, at 1100 meters above sea level, this resort offers the opportunity to ski in the winter, hiking, mountain biking, or paragliding in the summer. At an altitude of 300 meters a cable car, Skyride, allows to overcome the gap quickly and conveniently reach the top of the mountain.
Vanier Park: municipal park located in Kitsilano, boasts wonderful views of downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park. And ‘home to the Vancouver Museum, Vancouver Maritime Museum, City of Vancouver Archives and HR MacMillan Space Centre.
Stanley Park is a huge park in downtown Vancouver that offers many opportunities for recreation, including a walk of 9 km with an ocean view, a network of trails through the rain forest and park, linked to the seafront and beaches, where you will find an outdoor swimming pool, restaurants and the Aquarium with an interesting marine life.
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park: park located west of Grouse Mountain, is easily reached in a few minutes drive from the center city. The visit to the park allows you to make a healthy walk outdoors, through a forest of fir trees, walking on a long, swinging suspension bridge at a height of 70 meters above the river, the main attraction of the park. Also along Cliffwalk, which is a narrow walkway jutting from the cliff on a cliff, in some sections paved with glass, visitors can feel the sensation of emptiness, experience is not recommended for people suffering from vertigo.