Thinking of taking a trip to Vancouver BC with your family? Well this beautiful City located on the west coast of Canada is a perfect choice. There is so much for you and your family to see and do in this year – round playground. It is no wonder this City was the perfect choice for the 2010 Winter Olympics and so many other major global events in years past.
Situated on the shores of the Pacific Ocean with panoramic mountain views, Vancouver is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Vancouver BC is ideal for those wanting to escape harsh winters and visit a more temperate climate, but at the same time, have easy access to the world re- known ski resort (Whistler Village) or just minutes to the city’s very own ‘Grouse Mountain’, located on the spectacular North Shore Mountains.
Want to play a game of golf on Christmas Day? Usually not a problem in Vancouver, where freezing temperatures and snow are a rare occurrence. Rain and comfortable winter temperatures are the reason so many people flock to the city year after year.
If you are wondering about what to do in Vancouver, then don’t worry, there are simply too many attractions to list and unless you plan on staying for an extended period of time, seeing them all would be impossible.
Some of the more popular year – round attractions worth taking in are…
1. Stanley Park… a spectacular city park located in the heart of downtown. Here you can enjoy a stroll or bike around the seawall walkway. Visit the ‘Vancouver Aquarium’ and have tea at the famous Tea House. In the summer months enjoy the parks beautiful outdoor pools situated alongside the Pacific Ocean. Summer or winter, Stanley Park is a ‘must see’ for all visitors.
2. Canada Place… be sure to visit this wonderful complex which presently is British Columbia’s largest tourist attraction. Perfectly located on the waterfront in downtown Vancouver, Canada Place is the home to the magnificent ‘Pan Pacific Hotel ‘, World Trade Center, Vancouver Convention Center, Cruise Ship Port and much more. Explore the many exhibits, shopping, restaurants and so much more, or simply take in the scenery as you watch Cruise Ships come and go!
3. Grouse Mountain … a summer or winter attraction just minutes from downtown. Enjoy a scenic gondola ride up to the top of this majestic mountain and take in the fabulous view of the City of Vancouver, Pacific Ocean and surrounding Islands. Have lunch or dinner at the top, go skiing in winter and hiking or mountain biking in the summer. A perfect spot for the whole family to enjoy!
Just a sample of the some of the attractions for you and your family to enjoy when visiting Vancouver. It is a wonderful city and just perfect for a family vacation! As well, hop on board a BC Ferry and be sure to visit Vancouver Island and the Victoria British Columbia. There is plenty to see and do on the west coast of Canada.