Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Vancouver, Canada, America

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Vancouver, Canada, America

Vancouver is a port city located in British Columbia in Canada, is the largest city in the province situated about 110 km from the provincial capital Victoria. The metropolitan area of Vancouver is the 3rd most populous in the country and the most populous in Western Canada.

Vancouver is one of the most livable cities in the world known for its rich infrastructure and hospitality industry and is popularly called as ‘Hollywood North’ because of its higher filming activities.


Geography of Vancouver:

Vancouver metropolitan area covers an area of 2,878.52 sq. km. with a maximum altitude of 152 meters, is situated between 49°15′ N latitude and 123°6′ W longitude.


History of Vancouver:

Some archeological evidences indicate that, Aboriginal people were the first settlers of Vancouver, inhabited around 10,000 years ago. Vancouver was incorporated as a city in 1886 and it draws its name from British officer of the British Royal Navy, Captain George Vancouver.


How to reach Vancouver?

Vancouver has its own airport well connected with the major cities in America, Europe and Asia along with Canadian cities. It is situated on Sea Island in Richmond, about 12 km away from downtown Vancouver. Most of the flights are catered by Air Canada and WestJet. United Airlines operates USA flights and other airlines include Alaska Airways, Cathay Pacific, Continental Airlines, US Airways and Delta Airlines.

Train is the cheapest option in Vancouver, served by Amtrak, The Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail. Buses are regular and day pass and monthly passes are available. Cars and Taxis are the best local travel options.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Vancouver:

Vancouver welcomes tourists throughout the year with different carnivals and art shows. The best events are Vancouver International Film Festival, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival and Vancouver Pride Parade.

The prime food corners in Vancouver include:

  • Bean Around the World
  • Caffe Artigiano
  • Blenz
  • JJ Bean

The major shopping corners Vancouver are as follows:

  • Chinatown
  • Punjabi Market
  • Commercial Drive
  • Granville Island


Things to do in Vancouver:

  • Soccer
  • Roller Derby
  • Baseball
  • Local Tour


Tourist Attractions in Vancouver:

Museum of Anthropology:

Museum of Anthropology is placed at the University of British Columbia displaying greater objects from First Nations of BC. This is an ideal place to learn on local culture and history.


BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum:

BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum possesses the great informations on the life and achievement of local sportsmen’s and sport equipments. It is situated at Gate A of BC Place Stadium.


Stanley Park:

Stanley Park is one of the famous parks in Vancouver featuring Vancouver Aquarium and offering different recreation facilities and a great view of Seawall and sea.


Other places of interest near Vancouver include:

  • Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Museum of Vancoover
  • R. Macmillan Space Centre
  • Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Vancouver Public Library
  • Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Stanley Park
  • Vancouver Aquarium
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
  • VanDusen Botanical Garden
  • Nitobe Memorial Garden
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
  • East Van’s CRAB Park


Best time to visit Vancouver:

From May to October is the ideal time to visit Vancouver.


Accommodation Options in Vancouver:

Vancouver is an expensive city hosting world class accommodation centres. Generally top end hotels charge $200-250/night, middle scale- $100-180/ night and $80-150/night in motels. Hostel accommodation is cheapest ranging from $30-50 but the percentage of availability is low. Prominent hotels in Vancouver are as follows:

  • L’Hermitage Hotel
  • Rosewood Hotel Georgia
  • Loden Hotel
  • Fairmont Pacific Rim
  • Times Square Suites Hotel
  • Shangri-La Hotel
  • Wedgewood Hotel & Spa
  • Regis Hotel
  • Opus Hotel
  • Residence Inn by Marriott
  • Fairmont Waterfront
  • Metropolitan Hotel
  • Sunset Inn and Suites
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Four Seasons Hotel
  • Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
  • Carmana Plaza
  • Pan Pacific
  • Hotel Le Soleil
  • Granville Island Hotel

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