Canada: Vancouver, The Most Beautiful City

Canada: Vancouver, The Most Beautiful City

There’s something almost magical about Vancouver. It’s a city that is always among the highest rated for tourists in the whole of North America. And that won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has been there. Downtown Vancouver is perched on a peninsula, a bit like Manhattan. To the south, there’s the delta of the Fraser River. And to the north, the city is bounded by the Burrard Inlet. What’s more, in the distance, you can often catch glimpses of the snow-capped peaks of the Coast Mountains.
But it’s not just the nature that’s impressive. The city itself is a beautiful place to visit. Tourists come from all over the world, attracted by its cosmopolitan culture and unique way of life.

English Bay

One of the first stops is the oceanfront area, know locally as English Bay. It’s essentially a beach area around a marina of sorts. And it’s an attractive location for people to go walking, biking and rollerblading.

Every year, English Bay hosts a couple of international events. In the summer, thousands pack the shoreline to watch a weekend of firework displays set to music. In the winter, people come from all over the world to do the New Year’s Day Polar Swim. Hardy swimmers brave the ice-cold water as a remedy for their hangovers. If you are traveling from a visa-exempt country, make sure you check out

The Capilano Suspension Bridge

The Capilano Suspension Bridge was among Canada’s first tourist attractions. Originally opened in 1889, the bridge has been thrilling visitors ever since. The bridge was originally installed to span a 70-metre deep gorge leading to the city. But it’s since become the city’s own unique answer to San Francisco’s Golden Gate. The bridge is exciting, if a little terrifying, and a great place to take children. Just down from the bridge, there’s a park with forest trails and treetop adventures.

The Museum Of Vancouver

Vancouver, like many frontier cities, has a fascinating history. And it’s to the city’s illustrious past and beginnings that the Museum of Vancouver is dedicated. The museum covers all sorts of interesting facts about the city’s deep and rich history. One exhibit covers the history of the Japanese in the town. And there’s also a segment on the Kitsilano hippie days of yore. The museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm daily. Adults are $14, concessions $11, and kids $8.

Science World

If you and your kids love science, Vancouver has you covered. Science World is housed in what looks like a very futuristic building perched on the coast. The building was originally built to house Expo 86 as part of the World Fair. On the inside there are a whole range of hands-on exhibits kids can try out. The big themes are invention, air travel, water and motion. There’s also a fully-fledged IMAX cinema to tickle your senses. Opening hours are daily from 10 am til 6 pm. And you can find more information from the official site,

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  1. September 7, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    We Can’t wait to see Vancouver next week. We’ve heard so many great things. Now from you guys too! And to arrive in the city on the Rocky Mountaineer? That’ll be really special.

    • September 7, 2016 / 9:24 pm

      We have friends flying into Vancouver next week – it’s certainly the place to be at the minute! Arriving on the Rocky Mountaineer is something else though – wow! Have an amazing time!

  2. September 7, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    One of my favorite places in the world (not biased at all, hah)!

    • September 7, 2016 / 9:22 pm

      Ha, it really is beautiful and there’s nothing wrong at all in being proud of where you live – truth be told, I’m extremely jealous!