Friendly locals, interesting attractions and beautiful scenery are just some of the reasons why you should include Vancouver on any Canadian itinerary. This cosmopolitan destination is filled with diverse neighbourhoods from Kitsilano to Chinatown. Each one has its own unique appeal and this has a lot to do with why Vancouver is so welcoming because, even though it’s a big city, it doesn’t feel like one.
Located in British Columbia, a province on the west coast of Canada, Vancouver is one of the most visited cities in Canada. Home to more than half a million people, the city of Vancouver is the third largest city in the country.
Scattered across the city you’ll find a multitude of attractions to keep you busy including a number of world-class museums and art galleries. Across the harbour in North Vancouver, the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain offer a different kind of visitor experience, allowing you to get closer to Vancouver’s stunning surroundings.
There’s no shortage of green spaces in the city either with the vast Stanley Park providing plenty of things to see and do. From cycling and hiking to simply strolling through beautiful gardens, you won’t be short of activities to try out in Vancouver’s beautiful parks.
If shopping is more your thing, keep in mind the Vancouver is home to a number of different malls including the Pacific Centre and Metropolis at Metrotown. Robson Street, which is probably the heart of shopping in Vancouver, is filled with stores to tempt you to spend a ‘loonie’ or two, particularly along the stretch of between Jervis and Granville Streets.
On top of that, this city boasts a superb variety of restaurants and bars boasting pretty much every type of cuisine or vibe imaginable. Each neighbourhood is home to a fantastic collection of places to eat and drink, and you’ll definitely want to spend some time exploring the culinary delights and nightly entertainment they have to offer.