Located in Western Canada,Vancouver is a beautiful city that is recognized as one of the most culturally diverse cities in Canada. If you have the chance to visit this wonderful area, there are many places which will certainly catch your eye. If time is in short supply, we have listed below a few highlights of Vancouver, don’t pass them up!
Stanley Park is a the most widely known park in Vancouver. It is the city’s first park, and is considered to be Vancouver’s best tourist attraction. It occupies more than 1.5 square miles of land where a wide variety of flora and fauna thrive. Tourists can walk, jog, run, roller blade, or bike around the park and explore its beauty. They can also visit different statues, monuments, and other entertainment facilities here. Canada’s first and biggest aquarium, the Vancouver Aquarium, is built inside the park and houses several species of animals such as dolphins, sea lions, beluga wales, and sea otters.
Gastown is a historical area. It was the center of commerce and trade a century and a half ago. Over the years, it has transformed into Vancouver’s art and fashion district, with the numerous high-end boutiques, shops, and art galleries. It is also the place to enjoy local and international cuisine and Vancouver’s vibrant nightlife.
Canada Place is a convention center located in Vancouver. It houses several business establishments including Vancouver’s World Trade Center, Vancouver Convention Center and the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel. It is primarily known for its white sails which are often compared to Australia’s Sydney Opera House and Denver’s International Airport.
Just a few blocks away from Gastown is Vancouver’s very own Chinatown. Tourists can find various Chinese products there including jewelry, clothes, toys, bags, and shoes. They can also try Chinese food at the many restaurants and eateries scattered all over the area.