Friday, September 2, 2011

Vancouver, Canada - The PERFECT Vacation Destination

Vancouver, Canada is the perfect place to visit. The scenery is absolutely beautiful, public transportation is easily accessible and there are lots of activities to keep you and your family busy.

Vancouver has something for everyone! There's so much to do and see - it's just a matter of choosing what to do first. Suspension bridges, aquariums, festivals, gardens, museums, galleries, white water rafting, deep sea fishing, wine tasting, shopping, hockey and so much more.

No matter what your style, Vancouver, Canada will have something that you will enjoy. Vancouver is the perfect vacation destination: whether you are going by yourself, with friends, as a couple or with your family!

I haven't been to Vancouver, Canada in several years, but it's a place that I will always remember. It's simply beautiful. I know that if we go back, a Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey game is #1 on my son's list of fun things to do!

Vancouver Lodging: Vancouver hosts a wide variety of stay options. Motels, hotels, hostels, campgrounds and Bed & Breakfasts. Something to fit every budget.

Vancouver Restaurants: Vancouver offers a wide variet of restaurants that range from casual to formal. Something for every budget and appetite. Seafood, steakhouses, sushi, international cuisine, breweries, bakeries and more.

Things To Do in Vancouver:

Stanley Park: One of the largest urban parks in North America. Stanley Park is 1000 acres of rain forest, beaches, gardens and fun.

Chinatown: You will feel like you've taken a shortcut to China.
Paper lanterns, pottery, bamboo back scratchers, Chinese herbs and many other exotic gifts. Here you will find the perfect gift and/or souvenier!

English Bay: Located in the trendy West End, English Bay is the ideal place to swim, go for a stroll or watch the boats, ships and the world go by. Famous for its sunsets and annual fireworks competition.

Gastown: Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, famous for its cobblestone streets, steam clock, and quaint shops. Gastown was Vancouver's original downtown core and is named after "Gassy" Jack Deighton, a British seaman, steamboat captain and barkeep who arrived in 1867.

Robson Street: Robson Street is Vancouver's most famous shopping street. Upscale clothing and shoe stores, excellent restaurants, hotels, gift and souvenir shops, hair salons and candy stores. It boasts two Starbucks that face each other from opposing corners.

The Lookout: The Lookout, 167m (553 feet) above Vancouver at the top of the Harbour Centre Skyscraper. WOW, what a spectacular view!

Capilano Suspension Bridge: Suspended 450 feet across and 230 feet above Capilano River, this five foot wide swinging bridge is not for the squeamish!

Vancouver Zoo: The Greater Vancouver Zoo is dedicated to preserving and protecting endangered species, and creating an educational environment that inspires appreciation and concern about wildlife.

Vancouver Trolley: A fully narrated, fun and educational trolley tour to some of Vancouver's main attractions.

Wreck Beach: For those that are into this type of thing. Wreck Beach is 7 miles of "clothing optional" beach.

BC Museum of Mining: This National Historic Site has an underground train and live demonstrations of mining equipment.

So much to do, so little time. As you can see by the small example of activities, there is literally something for EVERYONE!

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