Vancouver is one of the most superb cities in British Columbia, a Canada’s province. Its stunning coast and impressive mountains provides the perfect mix that attracts 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 a decade in a row.
Next, we share some fascinating attractions and things to do. Additionally, you will find some interesting trends for this amazing locations as well as great lodging options.
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. Stunning 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 enjoy canoeing, horseback riding and mountain biking while those who seek peace 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 places to savor such outdoor activities as running, biking and rollerblading is Stanley Park. Nestled along the seawall, Stanley Park is one of the largest urban parks in the world and offers stunning ocean views. Visitors who stay at a Vancouver lodging can also enjoy carriage rides, a rose garden and beautiful sunsets.
Plan on spending at least a half-day checking out the amazing cultural center called The Granville Island nestled in the middle of the city. You’ll find tons of artistic little stores and craft shops where one can buy great things, including Vancouver souvenirs. This excellent place include a farmers market with lots of fresh food options.
Gastown Travelers staying at a Vancouver inn who want to learn about Vancouver’s past, should visit historic Gastown, the oldest part of the city. Cobblestone streets and brick buildings create a unique atmosphere and invite tourists to dine in Gastown’s numerous restaurants and shop in charming specialty stores. Spectacular views of the North Shore mountains and Coastal Harbor are guaranteed.
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.
In these troubled economic times, most travelers are looking for comparison shopping among different lodging alternatives before decide where to stay.
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 information and pictures, please visit rentalo.com, property ID#816.