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City break in Vancouver. Active leisure ideas for Vancouver - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Vancouver , Canada BC Besides exploring beautiful parks of the city and visiting local places of interest, Vancouver is full of many interesting attractions. The city is distinguished by a wide choice of nightlife venues. You will find numerous discos and nightclubs in Granville Street, right in the heart of the city. Fans of relaxed and intimate rest are recommended to visit other part of the city. Clubs situated on Robson Street, which is at some distance from the center, will suit them better. Both dancing fans and music lovers will easily find a club to fit own tastes there.
Some Vancouver Hotels are full of special historic charm, and this kind of facilities include wonderful Wedgewood Hotel & Spa. This refined hotel was opened in a spectacular historic … Open
Downtown area is also the location of several attractive clubs and bars. It is worth noting that local entertainment facilities accept guests until late in the evening. Downtown is also home to several restaurants that work at night. Richmond Centre and Metropolis Shopping Complex are known as the most popular shopping malls of the city. Wide choice of shopping pavilions and boutiques, cozy cafes and restaurants, theaters and trendy bars are concentrated in one territory, so this is a true paradise for shoppers.
If you are interested in shops only, then you might like Metrotown Centre and Pacific Center. The boutiques located in these department stores sell clothing and accessories by internationally famous brands. There are also luxurious cosmetics and perfumes shops, jewelry stores and souvenir shops there. Tourists should also not forget to visit the market, which is located on Granville Island. This is the best place to buy freshest and finest seafood. In order to find memorable souvenirs, do not forget to visit Chinatown, where you will also find many shops and restaurants. The beautiful Chinese garden with unique compositions of rocks and ornamental plants is also located there. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Vancouver offers many attractive hotels perfectly suitable for romantic holidays and making them really unforgettable. Many couples invariably prefer fashionable Fairmont Pacific Rim with … Open
Fans of active pastime will surely enjoy spending their free time on the beautiful Kitsilano Beach, which is a great choice for sports entertainment. Visitors are also able to play tennis on one of the nearby courts. Fans of sailing will like Spanish beach more, but English Bay is surely the most beautiful coast of Vancouver.
Sculpture: Upside-Down Church A short drive of less than two hours separates Vancouver from the popular ski resort of Wistler, so there’s no wonder why during high season the resort is always visited by a large number of fans of skiing. Fans of walks will simply get lost in the number of offers as Vancouver is home to several large parks. Tourists are encouraged to rent a bike and explore scenic surroundings and beautiful nature.
Start your shopping in Vancouver from the picturesque Granville Island Market. This is the largest and most populous market in the city. You'll find wonderful products, exotic seafood, … Open
Vancouver also has something to offer when it comes to water sports activities. This is the opportunity to go fishing (Lang's Fishing Adventures, Chromer Sport Fishing, Pacific Angler Fishing Charters), to ride high-speed catamarans or motor boats (Sea Vancouver), and a chance to try rafting (Canadian Outback Rafting Co., Canadian Outback Adventures). These are perhaps the city's most popular types of water entertainment, and that's how local residents live, so they are definitely worth a try. And since Canadians are used to be "the best in everything", this kind of leisure promises to suit every taste.
UBC Museum of Anthropology Other popular types of active water recreation are all kinds of surfing (Windsure Adventure Watersports, Agnes Duncan Sport Teacher) and sup-boarding (WazSUP, Ecomarine Paddlesport Centers). Waves of Bernard, English bays and Vancouver harbor are ideal for windsurfing. You can spend a wonderful time contacting Vancouver Water Adventures and going on cruises. By the way, everyone can choose a boat or a yacht he/she likes because there are many companies offering this kind of tours in Ryan Reynolds's hometown. They include Pirate Adventures, Granville Island Boat Rentals and Fishing Charters, False Creek Ferries, Harbor Cruises.
Discovering the architecture of Vancouver from bird's eye view! Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada Place, Lions Gate Bridge, Christ Church Cathedral, Bloedel Floral Conservatory, HR MacMillan Space Centre, all those monuments are defining the image of Vancouver … Open
Especially popular are cruises with the purpose of observing the majestic water animals - whales. Fans of underwater fauna should contact Wild Whales Vancouver or Prince of Whales Whale Watching. Be sure to experience diving, this kind of recreation is represented by Sea Dragon Charters and The Diving Locker. For those attracted by the sky, there are Harbor Air Seaplanes, SKY Helicopters Inc., and Seair Seaplanes, providing a unique chance to take a helicopter's passenger seat and feel an incomparable serenity, enjoying the fantastically beautiful City Of Dreams from the bird's eye view.
Vancouver Those who prefer golf will not feel lost in Hayden Christensen's hometown. The best institutions of this kind for them would be University Golf Club, Langara Golf Course, Musqueam Golf Club, and Rupert Park Pitch & Putt. Here, besides playing your favorite game, you cannot ignore the splendor of the natural landscapes instilling airiness in the heart of everyone who is lucky enough to admire them. A visit to Vancouver Aquarium would be a great gift for both children and adults. Here you can watch beavers, muskrats, frogs, jellyfish, turtles, dolphins, seals, snakes, and fish - big and small.
Science World, VanDusen Botanical Garden, BC Place, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Pacific Coliseum, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Vancouver … Open
At the same time, in the vicinity of Vancouver, thrill-seekers can fully enjoy visiting mystical and mysterious places, which can make their skin crawl. And there are quite a lot of them. Take Beatty Street alone, where, according to witnesses, one can hear different sound anomalies - the voice coming from somewhere underneath, the objects living their own lives... There are also plenty of places where, as people say, you can repeatedly see ghosts. For example, Penthouse Nightclub, Deadman's Island, and Hotel Vancouver. Another institution credited with the glory of a "Haunted House" is Vogue Theatre.
And fans of The X-Files cult TV series can find this city a real paradise. The fact is that many scenes were shot here, and true fans can recognize the Main Mall at the University of British Columbia, Queen Mary Elementary School, North Vancouver Cemetery, Cates Park, Robson Square, and Roosters Country Cabaret. It is also not surprising that Deadpool was filmed in Ryan Reynolds' homeland, to be more precious, on Georgia Street Viaduct, Arch Alley, Cobalt Hotel, Chinatown, Leeside Tunnel Skatepark. So be sure to walk through historical places and feel "the touch of the history."
Vancouver is an old and attractive city. You can spend hours walking in spacious streets, observing ancient buildings created in the 19th century and enjoy birds’ singing and swaying … Open
The city is also suitable for romantic walks. And don't ignore Canada Place on the waterfront - admire the extraordinary beauty of nature and architecture. The best time to that is when the sunset kind of covers the city with its dark cloak. And at dawn, it's better to go up to Bowen Lookout observation deck to enjoy the natural expanses and realize that there is nothing better in life than sensations you get here. It is also nice to discover the world of monuments in Vancouver. The most remarkable ones are A-maze-ing Laughter, Brockton Point Totem Pole, The Birds, Digital Orca, Girl In A Wetsuit, Gassy Jack, Angel of Victory, Jimi Hendrix Shrine, and Olympic Cauldron.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Vancouver and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Vancouver

Lennox Pub
Where: 800 Granville Street, Vancouver; Telephone: +1-604-408-0881;
Bacchus Piano Lounge
Where: 845 Hornby Street, Vancouver; Telephone: +1-604-689-7777;
Kino Café & Flamenco Bar
Where: 3456 Cambie Street, Vancouver; Telephone: +1-604-875-1998;
Railway Club
Where: 579 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver; Telephone: +1-604-681-1625;
Irish Heather
Where: 210 Carrall Street (Gastown), Vancouver; Telephone: +1-604-688-9779;
Caprice Nightclub
Where: 965-967 Granville St. (Downtown), Vancouver; Telephone: +1-604-685-3288;
Commodore Ballroom
Where: 868 Granville Street, Vancouver; Telephone: +1-604-739-4550;
The Bar at the Sylvia Hotel
Where: 1154 Gilford Street, Vancouver; Telephone: +1-604-681-9321;
Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Vancouver
♥   A - Park 'Fraser river park' , 4.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Recreation Site 'Valley Centre Recreation Site' , 12.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   A - Park 'Apodaca park' , 18.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   A - Park 'Mount seymour park' , 21 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   A - Park 'Halkett bay park' , 26.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Vancouver
♥   Amusement park 'Playland' Vancouver, 7.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Fun House Discovery Center' Orcas Island, 63.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Xplor' , 66.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Cultus Lake Adventure Park' Cultus Lake, 86.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Vancouver
♥   Water park 'Birch Bay Waterslides' Blaine, 44.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Photogallery of picturesque Vancouver

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City break ideas for neighbours of Vancouver

Guide to your best city break in Vancouver - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Vancouver - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Vancouver?' disappears immediately.
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