Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the mountains Vancouver is a spot of stunning natural beauty. Here we’ll look at a few of the top things to see and do in Vancouver.
If you are an outdoor person, and many people that live here are (indeed that is why they choose to live here) then Stanley Park is a must. Perfect picnics, jogging and walks in the summer and winter. If you enjoy being on the water then sailing is a popular activity in Vancouver. The Vancouver Sailing Club and Simply Sailing are just two schools where you can get tuition and hire a boat. You can stay close to shore in the many harbours or head a little bit further out once you are more experienced.
Due to the city’s mountainous topography located close by skiing and snowboarding are popular weekend activities. Grous Mountain and Mount Seymore are just two popular peaks waiting to be explored. Just two hours from Vancouver are the internationally renowned Whistler and Blackcomb.
If you prefer to the more metropolitan buzz, or want some culture and night-life as well as your outdoor activities, then there is no shortage of things to do in Vancouver. Some of the best museums in the city are the Museum of Anthropology and the Vancouver Art Gallery. There are also many theatres and concert halls which stage a variety of performances from stand-up comedy to musical theatre.
There is nightlife to be enjoyed right across the city, but much of the action is centred around Gastown, Yaletown and Granville Street. Gastown is a hip area, perfect for cocktails and craft beers. Yaletown is suited to the young professionals with something a little more upmarket while Granville Street is the party drag with night clubs and concert halls open late into the night.