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This suspension bridge is located in an adventure park north of the city of Vancouver and is famous for its
impressive dimensions. It measures more than 130 meters in length and is located about 70 meters from the Capilano River. Without a doubt, it is not a place to visit if you suffer from vertigo, although we recommend that you overcome this fear as the views from this bridge are unique.
You can reach the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Treetops Adventure and the thrilling Cliffwalk with
a tour that offers shuttle service from downtown Vancouver.
VanDusen Botanical Garden
Another way to enjoy nature is to see the VanDusen Botanical Garden. Its 7.500 varieties of plants from all corners of the planet and its extraordinary landscape are definitely worth a visit. Waterfalls, bridges, ponds and even an Elizabethan labyrinth will make you spend a pleasant day.
Although the best time to visit is in spring-summer, the garden remains open all year round.
The aquarium is another interesting place to see in Vancouver. It is not only an aquarium, but it is also a marine research center whose goal is the rehabilitation of animals and the conservation of their natural spaces.
Located in Stanley Park, this aquarium is also the largest in Canada. With its 50.000 animals and 11 aquatic themes, it attracts young and old alike who come to admire otters, belugas, reptiles, seals, penguins and other various fish. It also offers numerous workshops, 30 exhibitions, 20 shows, some of them in 4D.
Buy your ticket here to visit it.
Queen Elizabeth Park
If you like gardens, Queen Elizabeth Park is the perfect place to see in Vancouver. It is full of beautifully landscaped gardens. The landscapes created by the gardening specialists who take care of this park are a work of art. This park is also one of the highest points in the city, so the views from here are magnificent.
Lynn canyon park
Among the things to see in Vancouver is this fantastic natural park. It is located in the North Vancouver district and has more than 250 hectares of land with a rich lush vegetation, so much so that this park has served as the stage for various television series such as the Stargate saga.
In the park there are numerous trails and routes of varying difficulty for hiking. Don't miss the Baden-Powell Trail which crosses Lynn Canyon via a fantastic suspension bridge, which swings 50 meters above the canyon.
Canada Place, built for the 86 EXPO and now home to the large cruise ship terminal for Alaska, is one of Vancouver's most unique and striking buildings. It has a roof with five white sails that decorate the Vancouver skyline.
In addition to the cruise ship terminal, the building also houses the corporate offices of Port Metro, the Vancouver Convention Center, the Pan Pacific Hotel, the World Trade Center Office Complex and FlyOver Canada.
Curiosity: on the roof of the
Pan Pacific Hotel there are “The Heritage Horns”, 10 huge horns that play the first 4 notes of the Canadian anthem at noon, announcing that it's time for lunch.
Although Vancouver Island is further away, it is a must visit if traveling to British Columbia. The ferry crossing takes 1 hour and 30 minutes. The main tourist attraction is
Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, located at the southern end of the island. Here you will find calm and English charm, with its Victorian architecture, its flower gardens, its boats, its parliament and its tea rooms.
If you have some time (the island is 4 times Corsica), go to
Tofino, an authentic fishing village in the west of the island. East, Cathedral Grove it is the perfect place to contemplate the beauty of the Douglas Fire trees. Some of them are nearly 800 years old, 50 meters tall and nine meters in circumference.
To end your trip, stop at
Telegraph Cove, further north, and do a excursion to see orcas and whales. It is the best place in the world.
Whistler is a popular ski resort located approximately 2 hours drive from Vancouver. It is one of the largest ski resorts in North America and is known for hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics. Of course you can find ski slopes but also hiking trails, spas, golf courses and many shops, as well as bars and restaurants.
organized tour away from the city gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural wonders that surround Vancouver and Whistler. What to do in Vancouver
The Canadian city is a paradise
for lovers of the outdoors with an incomparable nature just a few steps from home. It is one of the few places where you can ski in the mountains, relax on the beach and play a round of golf, all on the same day.
Canada Place is also home to a must-see attraction on this Vancouver tour, FlyOver Canada. This attraction allows you to fly over Canadian landscapes and cities in just 8 minutes and comfortably seated in your seat. It is a'
4D experience. With a giant screen, dynamic seats and wind tunnel effects, you'll feel like you're visiting Canada by plane.
Join a hockey game
During your Canada tour, I recommend that you go to an ice hockey game at least once. The atmosphere during the matches is simply fantastic. In Vancouver you will have to support the Canucks, the city team.
Visit Grouse Mountain
Climbing Grouse Mountain is another essential Vancouver activity. It is located in North Vancouver and is the closest mountain to the city. There are two options to climb to the top. You can reach the summit by trekking which, although it is not very long, about 4 km, has an incline of 800 m, so the incline is quite enough. The second option is
by chairlift. Where to stay in Vancouver
Now that you know what to do in Vancouver, it's time to find accommodation. Although the city is one of the most expensive in the country, we can only advise you to find accommodation in the city center to be close to the main attractions.
On the other hand, East Hasting street is really to be avoided as it is the refuge of the homeless and drug addicts. Do not hesitate to take a look at our article "
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