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Sightseeing in Vancouver - what to see. Complete travel guide

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 of leaves in a shadowy park.
When it comes to describing unique attractions of Vancouver, we simply cannot fail to mention beautiful bridges. There are more than twenty bridges in the city in total. Lions Gate Bridge … Open
Stanley Park is the most famous one. It always amazes visitors by its rich needle-leaved forests that hide crystal clean lakes inside. The park was founded relatively not long ago – in 1886 – and is surrounded by the ocean. Stanley Park is, probably, the main symbol of Vancouver and each tourist should walk along its wonderful valleys and enjoy clean air.
The old part of the city is represented by Gastown. The buildings in this region were created by first settlers. During your walks on paved roadways you will see ancient houses made of burnt brick – the most durable and popular material of those days. The hanging bridge is surely no less interesting and attractive as this is a unique architectural solution. Not far away from it are located a park of totems and Grouse Mountain. The top of the mountain has observation areas from which you can easily view the city and its suburbs. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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 … Open
After a long breathtaking walk on the bridge you can make a stop on Marine Drive embankment and have a cup of coffee on one of multiple restaurants. In 1971 in Vancouver was opened the exhibition center named the Museum of Centuries. On the territory of the museum are also located the Marine Museum and the Planetarium.
If you manage to visit Vancouver from May to September, you will be able to see a unique event – the migration of whales. Whales come so close to the shores of the island that you can see them in details. Stunned tourists usually spend hours standing on the shore and watching dexterous and elegant movements of these giant animals.
1. Travelers should keep in mind that any import of dairy and meat products is prohibited. You also cannot take to the country certain types of medications, as well as plants and silver … Open
Those who love scenic walks in Vancouver should look into the Queen Elizabeth Park. This is a very beautiful landscaped garden, which is actually a natural open-air Museum. In this Park, there were plants collected from different regions of Canada. On its territory there are several dozen species of coniferous trees and rare species of birch, maple, ash and other trees. This beautiful Park is considered one of the most romantic in the city; this is where most newlyweds arrange wedding photo session.
The city has an excellent Art gallery, in a building which is a prominent landmark. The opening of the gallery took place over 80 years ago. At the time of the opening of the Museum, the basis of its exposition was the works of renowned Canadian artist E. Carr. Over time, the exposition of the Museum has increased by several times. Today, in addition to permanent, temporary exhibitions can be seen in it. The gallery often hosts events dedicated to contemporary art.
Vancouver is not deprived of the diversity of nice designer hotels, including attractive Hotel BLU located right in the heart of the city. Its interior is designed with a predominance of … Open
You can diversify the rest by visiting the local aquarium, which is located within Stanley Park. It is one of the biggest aquariums on the planet; it contains more than 50,000 amazing marine inhabitants. Every day, the most interesting educational and recreational activities, including excursion programs for children of different ages are conducted for visitors. The real pride of the Vancouver aquarium are beluga whales, considered incredibly beautiful and intelligent animals, whose unique abilities will be told to visitors during the excursion.
Vancouver Another amazing cultural center which will be interesting to visit with the whole family is the Scientific World. In this scientific Museum, visitors can conduct some interesting experiments and try out unusual interactive exhibits. Guests of this Museum will be able to visit inside a huge layout that simulates the human body and learn about why tiny meteorites weigh so much. When going to this amazing Museum, you should definitely take a camera with you.
Among Vancouver top-notch hotels, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver deserves special attention. The choice of its guests is available more than 370 rooms of various levels, among which there are … Open
Tourists who will visit Vancouver in the warm season should definitely spend a day on Kitsilano beach. This beach is well-equipped for recreation. On its territory, there are cafes and playgrounds.

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Vancouver
♥   Shopping area ' Cambie Street' Vancouver, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Granville Island' Vancouver, 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Uptown' Vancouver, 2.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Burrard Street' Vancouver, 2.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Kitsilano' Vancouver, 3.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Vancouver
♥   Castle 'Oaklands' , 91.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Craigdarroch Castle' , 93.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Empress Hotel' , 93.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hatley Castle' , 94 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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 art museums
Art galleries in Vancouver and around
♥   Art museum 'Contemporary Art Gallery' Vancouver, British Columbia, 3.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Vancouver Art Gallery' Vancouver, British Columbia, 3.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery' Vancouver, British Columbia, 9.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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