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Travel Guide for Vancouver

Vancouver Travel Guide: where to go and what to see
I haven't been everywhere, but Vancouver has to be the most beautiful city in the world. Actually more than a few world travelers agree with this impulsive statement. In any event, good luck finding a more beautiful city. With the North Shore Mountains as a backdrop and the cityscape perched on bays, sounds, fiords, inlets and the mouth of the Frasier River, the modern glass high rises, modern office buildings and hotels are striking to anyone's view. Beyond the beauty is an International collection of people who are making things happen in shipping, technology, forestry, mining and tourism. An example of collective "can-do" spirit helped Vancouver host the 2010 Olympics' Winter Games. City planners, in co-operation with First Nation peoples made these games possible. Add to that managing a multitude of venues across 150 kl (90 miles) of terrain represented trust and a collaborative spirit.

The city is close to the Pacific Coast and close to the US border, but is quite mild for Canada. From Stanley Park, to Gastown, to Granville Island, to the West End, Vancouver begs for a stroll (or a brisk walk for that matter). With such a diverse population comes diverse ethnic cuisine and activities. If you are here for one of the many cruises that launch from Vancouver Harbor, do yourself a favor, plan to spend at least a few more days exploring this beautiful city. Residents are an active bunch as the mountains and the water offer quite a selection of outdoor activities. If it is raining, there are plenty of inside enclaves to explore. And did I say Vancouver was beautiful?
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Vancouver Day Trip — North Shore Mountains

North Shore Mountains: Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain and beyond Why Go: The North Shore Mountains are the range of mountains overlooking Vancouver on the north side. They offer great mountain escapes only minutes from the city. It would take more than a day to explore this range but we have condensed the plan for a day trip adventure. Get your walking shoes on during the warmer months and your snow skis during the winter.What you can do: In Summer/Fall plan an early hike. There are ...

Vancouver Hikers — Rite of Passage

Just north of Vancouver lie the North Shore Mountains where Grouse Mountain, a popular winter and summer destination, is located. Reach the top of Grouse Mountain and you have before you one of the most beautiful views in North America. To the right and to the left are the balance of the North Shore Mountains and right before you is the city and urban sprawl of Vancouver, which just hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. One way to reach the summit is by Tram. The Grouse Mountain Tram climbs to the t ...

Vancouver Day Trip - Victoria

Victoria, British Columbia's Capital, Downtown & Butchart Gardens Why Go: Victoria is a beautiful, tourist friendly city on the southern edge of Vancouver Island, which offers both old-world, British charm and the sophistication of the 12st Century. Beyond being the capital of British Columbia, the Harbor, Downtown and the beautiful gardens are pleasing to all guests. If you have a chance to visit, Victoria is not to be missed.What you can do: Victoria is perfect for leisurely or active visi ...

Vancouver Day Trip - Sea to Sky Drive

Sea to Sky Drive to Whistler, including Howe Sound, Squamish, Shannon Falls & Stawamus Chief Why Go: The road from Vancouver to Whistler, Sea to Sky Highway, is one of the beautiful roads in the world. Once you get to Whistler, you will find one of North America's finest and largest ski villages, with year around appeal.What you can do: The drive from Vancouver to Whistler, Sea to Sky Highway, should not be rushed. You will want to enjoy the views and stops along the way. The trip to Whistle ...