Canada is home to some of the best tourist spots in North America, with millions of visitors travelling to the country annually. Vancouver probably tops the list in popularity with loads of stuff to do, places to visit and activities to enjoy.
Visitors will find a good variety of accommodation options to choose from. Those wanting to stay in luxury and comfort will find Vancouver’s BC boutique hotels offer the best value for money.
If you want to stay in a central location in the downtown area, the Hotel L Hermitage Vancouver would be a great choice. Its location is just a block away from the Sky Train Station and the best entertainment, cultural venues, shopping and dining spots in the city.
Some of the cultural hotspots to explore when in Vancouver are:
It is among the largest urban parks on the continent with the park completely surrounded by water on all sides. There is an incredible variety of landscape to explore including a lake, beaches and a lagoon. A large seawall dominates the backdrop of the part that offers fantastic views in all directions. The seawall is popular with bikers, walking enthusiasts, joggers and tourists to the park. The waterfront path is an amazing 17 miles long making it the longest path of its kind in the world.
A prominent attraction located within Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium is a hit with the young and the old alike. The mission of the park is to promote the conservation of marine ecology through research and education. The aquarium plays an active role in protecting endangered marine species. Some of the aquatic creatures to see at the aquarium include reef sharks, sea lions, dolphins, penguins and sea otters etc. The Vancouver Aquarium makes for great place spend an interesting and informative afternoon with the family. Definitely one of the highlights of a visit to Stanley Park!.
Shop at Metropolis:
Shopaholics will enjoy a visit to the largest mall in British Columbia, Metropolis located in Metrotown in the Greater Vancouver area. The mall is the third biggest mall in the country and is home to more than 400 stores spread across a four storey building. There are shopping options for all kinds of shoppers, ranging from the budget conscious to luxury and brand-conscious shoppers.
A short hop from the Hermitage hotel in the downtown area, Gastown is the most historic location to visit in Vancouver. The area is synonymous with the best of fine dining and drinking establishments. Other prominent attractions include the Flatiron building, one of the few remaining steam clocks and the statue of Gassy Jack.
Museum of Anthropology:
Designed by one of Canada’s leading architects Arthur Erickson, the Museum of Anthropology sports an award-winning design. Its location is on the scenic campus of the University of British Columbia at Point Grey. The museum is home to one of the largest and best collections of First Nations Art from the Northwest Coast of Canada.