A Practical Guide For Travelers To Vancouver, BC

Vancouver BC

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The video above covers a good overview of the city of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. If you are planning a trip to this city, you should watch it.  We hope you enjoy it!

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Vancouver is one of the most wonderful cities in British Columbia, a Canada’s province. Its stunning coast and magnificent mountains provides the perfect mix that lures tourists from all over the world. It is very important know that more than 50% of the people that live in this great city don’t speak english. Vancouver has ranked very high in worldwide “livable city” rankings for over a 10 years in a row.

Below you’ll find a list of things to do and attractions, as well as travel statistics on comparison shopping, vacation planning and themes, and some lodging selections.

Vancouver offers a specific blend of big-city atmosphere and outdoor adventure. It is the city where travelers can ski, sail and enjoy the vibrant night life that Vancouver has to offer. Majestic mountains, ocean and islands characterize Vancouver bringing tourists unlimited recreation opportunities plus Vancouver vacation rentals. Read on to find out about the area’s biggest attractions.

If you’re visiting Vancouver in the summer, you will be thrilled with a wide range of exciting things to do and Vancouver hotels to stay at. Adventurous types of souls can have fun with canoeing, horseback riding and mountain biking while those who seek relaxation should explore the area’s beaches and go on a one of many hiking tours. North Shore has many groomed hiking trails and tourists can find themselves in the middle of wilderness not leaving the city.

One of the most visited spots in Vancouver (eight million visitors a year) is the Stanley Park, an incredible and well maintained park in the middle of the city. This stunning 1,000 acres park includes an amazing aquarium, a great nature center, a native American village and other recreational facilities that will make your day a blast. Tourists say that riding a bike around the park is the ideal way to know it.

Plan on spending at least a half-day exploring the amazing cultural center called The Granville Island nestled in the heart of the city. You’ll find tons of artistic little stores and craft shops where you can buy great things, including Vancouver souvenirs. This great place include a farmers market with lots of fresh food options.

Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Paragliding, Helicopter rides…where?? Just 15 minutes from the center of Vancouver you will find Grouse Mountain. If you aren’t into winter sports, it is just a great thing to get a coffee from the cafe and sit on the deck and enjoy the breathtaking views at the the top of the mountain, the snow and the amazing scenery that surrounds this beautiful place.

Blessed with miles of sandy shoreline, Vancouver offers a wide array of beautiful beaches perfect for a favorite water sport or a family picnic. Kitsilano and Jericho are some of the best beaches to be found in Vancouver. Those, however, who search for more privacy should visit such beaches as Third Beach in Stanley Park, Buntzen Lake in Port Moody and White Pine Beach in Belcarra. Fantastic bird watching and beautiful parks can be enjoyed on those beaches.

With the current state of the economy, comparison shopping plays an important role in consumer’s decisions.

Here you have a great spot to investigate:

Vancouver Bed and Breakfast
: The Balfour Inn B&B. Built in 1898, the Balfour Inn Bed and Breakfast is a heritage mansion located in Vancouver’s luxurious Shaughnessy area. Situated in tranquil grounds, in a pocket of old mansions just adjacent to the downtown, rooms are available for short and long-term stays. Senior’s rates and extended stay discounts are offered. Certain pets welcome. Beauty servicescan be provided on-site. Come and enjoy affordable elegance at the Balfour Inn. This Vancouver bed and breakfast is close to sight-seeing, shops and restaurants. Easy access to public transport, just 9 mins to the downtown financial core. Free parking. For more info and photos, please take a look at property ID#816, at rentalo.com.

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