Vancouver is many things to many people. Here, we want to take a look at some of the top things that Vancouver is famous for.
With it’s scenic mountain views, cultural diversity and thriving art and theatre scene, Vancouver has often been praised as one of the best cities in the world. What are the best things about Vancouver that we are known for worldwide?
In 2010, the Olympic Games came to Canada and were hosted in the ski resort of Whistler Blackcomb, less than 2 hours north of downtown Vancouver. The games were a massive success, with Canada winning gold in an ‘official’ sport at home for the first time. 7 years on, the area still enjoys the massive improvements undertaken in preparation for the games.
Our Parks And Scenery.
Vancouver is home to the largest park in North America in the middle of a city. With 1,001 acres, Stanley Park is even bigger than Central Park, New York and is also home to the world’s largest set of Totem Poles. The famous seawall borders the park is and provides a fantastic leisure experience for walking and cycling.
We have idyllic ski resorts including the world famous Whistler Blackcomb resort. If you prefer to stay closer to downtown, you can hit the slopes on Grouse Mountain – a tourist favorite. Mount Seymour and Cypress Mountain Resort are also local and popular with tourists and residents alike. The local resorts usually open for the season from between November to April with Whistler sometimes staying open until closer to the summer.
Vancouver has long been famous for it’s hiking, lakes and breathtaking scenery. There is definitely a reason that our hiking trails are among some of the top things that Vancouver is famous for! Thousands of people take on the infamous Grouse Grind each year. With a 2.9-kilometre trail up the face of Grouse Mountain, it is a fairly steep climb that is not for the faint of heart! Take a look at this list of hiking trails in and around Vancouver.
Gastown is a historic area in Vancouver which is always a favorite tourist attraction. With it’s many shops, bars, restaurants and landmarks, it is easy to see why it is so popular. Take a stroll through the bustling, lively streets and visit the iconic steam clock during the day. Once the sun goes down, hit some of the best night clubs and bars in town against a beautiful backdrop and many twinkling lights. There really is something special about Gastown and definitely one of the things that Vancouver is famous for.
With something to suit all interests and tastes, this city has it all!
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