Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is home to 60.000 animals and represents 800 species of aquatic life. “As a self-supporting, non-profit association, the Aquarium is dedicated to promote the conservation of aquatic life through display and interpretation, education, research and direct action.”
Located right in downtown Vancouver, the Vancouver Art Gallery is the largest art museum in Western Canada, featuring thousands of pieces, both from history’s greats and from modern, cutting-edge artists. The Gallery Cafe makes for a pleasant break between exhibitions, And the Gallery Store offers wonderful mementos and gifts.
Gastown is the oldest neighbourhood in the city, and every quarter hour, steam pours out the top of the Gastown Steam Clock and whistle chimes can be heard. Gastown is an eclectic mix of contemporary fashion boutiques, tourist-oriented businesses (generally restricted to Water Street), restaurants and nightclubs. Gastown also hosts numerous annual events and festivals, such as the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix international bicycle race.
Cutting right through downtown is Vancouver’s main entertainment district, featuring bustling shops during the day and happening clubs and bars at night. Spend some time in the Pacific Centre, where you’ll find more than 100 brand name shops and services. For a sampling of authentic Vancouver fashion, visit the trendsetting shops dotting the blocks between Robson and Drake streets, where you can and the latest styles in apparel, club gear and accessories.
Walk the suspension bridge 85 meters above the Capilano River where millions of visitors have come to seek adventure. The bridge was originally built in 1889 and stretches almost 140 meters across, through lush green surroundings. But the bridge is not the only thing to see and do in the areas, as there are tons of trails to explore.
You will find bays everywhere you turn in Vancouver. Whether you’re looking for a stretch of sand to spread out and relax with a good book or an outdoor volleyball court, you’re sure to find it in Vancouver. English Bay is a beautiful, vibrant beach that comes alive when it’s sunny and warm with various activities such as scuba diving, kayaking and more.
Lynn Canyon Park has been a popular destination among tourists and local residents of Lynn Valley ever since it first opened in 1912, and is a great location for a day out in the open, with several great places to relax. There are also many popular swimming holes that are perfect for a refreshing swim during the summer months, as well as breathtaking waterfalls.
Bordered to the north by two popular beaches, “Kits” is an artsy upmarket neighbourhood on the West Side, full of yoga studios, independent bookstores, organic coffee shops and natural grocers. During the warmer months, this area is the ideal spot for checking out one of Vancouver’s Farmers’ Markets before heading to the beach.
At the edge of fashion in the heart of downtown, CF Pacific Centre is Vancouver’s premier shopping destination featuring Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, Harry Rosen, Ted Baker London, Apple, Bose. It is also the home of a vast selection of restaurants, cafes & entertainment venues.
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