A coastal city located in the Canadian province of British Columbia, Vancouver is the ideal vacation destination for ski lovers. It is the third largest city of the country and offers visitors majestic natural beauty. Finding Vancouver accommodations and Vancouver vacation rentals will not be a hard task as the city is tourist oriented and counts with a variety of alternatives. It is nestled between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean offering visitors innumerable outdoor opportunities. The city is divided by locals into three, the Westside, Eastside and Downtown. Although this division is simply geographic, each of these areas offers unique attractions.
Vancouver Downtown: Those staying in a downtown Vancouver vacation rental will find that this part of the city is home to many attractions and restaurants. Shopping addicts will have a blast as shopping here is simply world-class and those who like architecture will be delighted with the city’s downtown structures. Fine dining is also found at every corner while those looking for beaches can enjoy at the Sunset Beach, and the English Bay, Second and Third Beaches. Nightlife here is also amazing including nightclubs, comedy clubs, pubs, sport bars and much more.
Vancouver Westside: Covering the neighborhoods of Kitsilano (often referred as simply Kits), South Granville, UBC and South Vancouver, this part of Vancouver offers Vancouver vacation rental guests a relaxed break with beautiful beaches, charming markets a thriving arts scene, numerous museums and delightful gardens among many other things. If visiting Kits, make sure to visit the Spanish Banks, a set of three beaches popular among skimboarders and kite boarders. If staying at South Granville a good entertainment alternative is the Vancouver Arts Club Theatre Company while those visiting UBC and South Vancouver should not miss the VanDusen Botanical Gardens.
East Vancouver: Although this part of Vancouver is largely residential those visiting this area can have fun at the Playland a the PNE, a medium sized amusement park with activities like a wooden rollercoaster, games, shows for kids and many other rides. The park is open daily from late June to August and weekends only on May and September. Other area’s popular attractions include the Parade of Lost Souls which takes place around Halloween and features fire dancers, live music and many other fun things. If you like sports and horse racing the Hastings Racecourse and a Vancouver Giants Hockey game may be the option for you.