Vancouver Travel Tips
There aren't too many cities in the world that offer Vancouver's combination of big-city lifestyle and outdoor fun in such cheek-by-jowl proximity. Ski in the morning, sail in the afternoon, and still make it back to town in time for a cocktail or three. No wonder it's one of the cities that routinely tops those lists of the world's greatest places to live.
Beyond the breathtaking snowcapped crags, city-hugging beaches and dense waterfront forests lies a comparatively young metropolis that's still trying to discover its true identity. Vancouver is a city of new immigrants - wander the streets and you'll hear a dozen different languages. The city also attracts young professionals and artists from the eastern provinces who come here to enjoy its recreation and laid-back sophistication.
Guesthouses sometimes seem to hold a zero-sum battle between location and atmosphere. Staying in the heart of any city is going to be more convenient – a shorter journey home at night, more people ...
Revolving, with a 360-degree view? Check. Windows twenty feet high? Check. Yummy? Double-check.
The Cloud 9 Revolving Restaurant & Lounge sits on the 42nd floor of one of the tallest hotels in ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, January 2012
The University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver is home to, among other things, one of the most famous museums in Canada – a museum that just doubled in size in 2008 and has more ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, September 2011
If you’re not a fan of heights, fast-moving rivers, or swaying bridges, this may not be the right attraction for you!
What began in the late 1880′s as a cedar plank held up by hemp rope –
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, August 2011
Named after the Blue Grouse birds hunted by hikers over a hundred years ago, Grouse Mountain is Vancouver 's
most popular attraction, with over a million visitors annually. It also
hosts North ...
Written by David W, United Kingdom, January 2012
You’d have to be of a particularly warped disposition – perhaps with a
phobia of grass or a deep-rooted hatred of trees – to dislike Stanley Park . In many ways, it sums up everything that ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, November 2011
In China 's Ming
Dynasty (1368-1644), elite scholars would spend most of the day in their
intricately designed gardens, using these spaces for both work and
contemplation. The philosophy behind ...
For those visiting Vancouver, the Vancouver Maritime Museum is a worthwhile attraction for learning about Canada‘s maritime history, culture and industry.Opened in 1959 and located in Vanier Park, ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, September 2012
Like any major city, Vancouver
cannot be ‘seen’ in a day, or even a week. But if you find yourself in
the city and you have a day to spare—one day only—here are some ideas
for how to make the ...
Once full of redbrick warehouses, the Yaletown district of Vancouver is now considered the “little Soho” of the city, with luxury condo towers, boutique shopping, swanky lounges and chic eateries. ...
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