Vancouver is a fantastic city in the Pacific North West located in the province of British Columbia. The city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in North America with incredible natural beauty and amazing attractions to explore. With a wealth of places to tourist interest to visit, Vancouver should be on your bucket list of places to visit in 2019.
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The L’ Hermitage Hotel would be a great choice of a hotel located in the centre of the bustling downtown section. For the best of local and international cuisines, food lovers need to look no further than the popular restaurant L’Orangerie at L’ Hermitage Hotel Vancouver itself. If you have a layover of a day or more at Vancouver airport some of the top attractions worth visiting nearby include:
Queen Elizabeth Park:
Another beautiful park in the city, Queen Elizabeth Park is a bit overshadowed by its more well-known counterpart, Stanley Park. Located in the suburbs of Vancouver it occupies 130 acres with the most splendid views of the mountains as a scenic backdrop and the city. Whatever the season the park is a glorious sight to visit with the ever-changing scenery. After exploring its massive grounds, those with time to spare can further explore Bloedel Conservatory renowned for its tropical garden situated indoors.
VanDusen Botanical Garden:
Another gem of a park located in Vancouver’s suburbs is VanDusen Botanical Garden in close proximity of Queen Elizabeth Park. While it may be lacking the gorgeous park scenery like its neighbour, it certainly compensates as a magnificent garden with an assortment of flowers and plants. The best time to visit the garden is in the holiday season when the place bedazzles with lights all around.
It is counted among the largest city parks on the continent. Stanley Park is mostly surrounded by water on most sides and is probably the most beautiful park in the city. With incredible views all around a lagoon, lake, beaches, nature trails and the amazing seawall make it a very popular destination for locals and visitors. It has the biggest waterfront stretching an amazing 17 miles.
Located in Vancouver’s north, Grouse Mountain is one of the three mountains in the area. It is easily accessible in both winter and summer thanks to a cable car network. The festive season is when the area undergoes a brilliant transformation and is popular with winter sports enthusiasts, especially skaters. Other activities include getting clicked with Santa, sleigh rides, ice skating and lots more fun things to do. Summer is when visitors take the Grouse Grind challenge to reach the summit to see the wonderful Lumberjack Show hosted on top.
Capilano Suspension Bridge:
Rated among the most popular and visited tourist spots in the city is the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Visitors get to walk across the bridge that hangs high above the forest below. Other thrilling activities include treetop adventures, a cliff walk, a story centre (popular with the kids) and a number of footbridges.