The incredible charms of Vancouver
Vancouver has many attractions as a tourist city. This British Columbian coastal city in Canada is a commercial, financial and cultural centre. Vancouver Harbour handles large volume of goods. Its rail, road, air links has made the city a remarkable hub of business activities.
The foremost attraction in Vancouver is Stanley Park. This huge 400 hectare park has all that you want in nature to be represented. Great trees, water sheet, verdant gardens and a repose that naturally flows from such natural settings. People throng here for hiking, group walking, horse-drawn vehicles to move about and swimming pools as well. For the tourists Stanley Park is a must.
The Robson Street is a much sought after place for not only shopping, but for delectable food and total relaxation in the Spas. The shopping centre offers you unlimited options in many ranges of your requirements with quality and prices matching your expectations. You spend your time in a relaxed manner walking along or jostling in the crowd or just sit in a café patio and watch the endless stream of passers-by. The Greenville Island is noted for its sea food varieties. The Vancouver Lookout is a tower near the Harbour and from a height of 430 ft. you can have a grand view of the city. As generally happens, the view is breath-taking and you don’t feel like leaving the place.
The Grouse Mountain just a few minutes drive from downtown is an unbelievable attraction. Apart from skiing and mountaineering activities you have numerous interesting diversions in the form of Skyride—you are taken nearly 3,700 ft. from the ground level in a tram to view the magnificence of the city. Night skiing and Ice skating add to your experience. There is also a wild life section!
In Dr.Sun Yat-Sen’s Chinese Classical Garden you are virtually transported to the beauties of the Chinese ambience! The plants, rock structure and the gardens here make you totally lost in the peaceful Chinese background. It is undoubtedly a great experience.
The Vancouver Art Gallery is a fine national museum exhibiting a variety of national and international objects of art. As is the case with all premier Art gallery the visitors is suitable impressed with great collections enlightening us on the quest of man for aesthetic delights. The Westcoast Heritage Park, BC Museum of Mining is two remarkable sites which must be visited. In the former we are lost in the maze of natural scenic beauties while the latter tells us a lot about mining activities. They are informative and illustrative.
Apart from the fact that Vancouver people themselves are proud of the culinary delights they have the tourists are astounded at the range, varieties, qualities and the competitive prices of the food items available. There is a universal acclamation on the food served in scores of restaurants. Asian, European, typical Canadian and seafoods are a delight to the tourists. Deluxe Poutine and pork gyozas are typical Vancouver specialities.
The brewpubs in Vancouver provide what could be the best available local beer. Discerning wine-tasters are astounded at the purity and clarity of the beer and other items available for drinking. There is the added attraction of looking at the grand outside view from the roof-tops of the pubs!
Nightlife has its endless charms for those who wish to relax. Singing, Dancing, get-togethers all are fun dipped with hospitality and amiability.
Naturally there is no dearth of good accommodation either in Vancouver. Apart from fine star hotels, there are compact lodgings available for different budget groups. Individuals, families of business groups will find respective accommodation at competitive rates. Round the year feasts and festivals and permanent attractions add to the charm of Vancouver. One returns to home after a very relaxed atmosphere in Vancouver.