Visit the Beautiful City of Vancouver, Canada |

Dated: January 23 2020

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Vancouver Realtor, Momo Kanev, (778) 996-7003, 201-2010 E 48th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5P 1R8

Located in British Columbia, Vancouver is the largest city in Western Canada and the third largest in all of Canada. It is known for its natural beauty and mild weather as it is comfortably nestled between the mountains and the ocean. Vancouver is considered by many people as top ten most liveable cities in the world.

Vancouver's proximity to the ocean and mountains makes it an excellent location: within minutes, you can get from the center to the mountains or the beach. Vancouver is a dream come true for urban dwellers who need fresh air, but cannot move to a rural area.

Vancouver is just over 100 years old, and it is named after Captain George Vancouver, who sailed first to narrow the circle in 1792. The first settlement on the Peninsula Center was Granville, located on the site of what is now known as Gastown. Its location made it a great port, and Vancouver soon became the largest port in the region. Today, it is Canada's main western port. Many cargo ships arrive and sail daily as well the city is the launch harbour for most cruises that go up the Inside Passage to Alaska.

Vancouver is perhaps best known for its scenic beauty and the healthy lifestyle opportunities associated with its natural environment. Surrounded on three sides by water and crowned by the North Shore Mountains, Vancouver is a great starting point for exploring the many outdoor activities in the area. In less than an hour, you can go from downtown to the mountains, exploring the Capilano area, overcoming your fears of the heights of the Capilano Bridge, hiking through rivers, and canoyns that are easily accessible by public transportation .

Vancouver's main park is a gem among city parks around the world. Stanley Park is on a whole different level. Perched on the edge of town, this park is an oasis of tranquility in an already relaxed West Coast city. The park has an aquarium, beaches, and miles of trails that allow you to dissolve in nature while still within walking distance of the city. This contributes to a larger midday break, a place for a stroll or a trip, or a place to simply relax. In the park, you will hear none of the sounds of the city. It's easy to relax here without the crowds you would usually see in Central Park in New York or Hyde Park in London.

For the foodies, Vancouver is a delight for those who love international cuisine. Sushi, Chinese and Korean, Donairs are some of the amazing foods can be found here. Vancouver is home to the second largest Chinatown in North America after San Francisco.

Vancouver is an unique hip city - people usually compare it with Seattle and the crossroads between Melbourne and Sydney. Walking around, everyone is calm, friendly, and very cool. The buildings are ultra-modern, thousands of localy owned coffee shops, and outdoor restaurants that offer nice views.

Things to See and Do in Vancouver

1. Take a free walking tour

One of the first things you can do when you arrive in Vancouver should be to take a walking tour. It's a great way to get an idea of the city, see the sights, and learn about history and culture. Plus, you can get access to friendly locals who can answer your questions - which is an invaluable resource! One of the cities favorite free hiking tour companies is Strawberry Tours.

2. Visit Grouse Mountain

If you are an outdoors fan, this will probably be your number one attraction. In winter you can take the Skyride Gondola up the mountain, where you can pick up from a vantage point before going skiing or snowboarding. In the summer, you can go for a walk along one of the numerous forest trails.

6400 Nancy Greene Way, + 1-604-980-9311, Open daily 9am-10pm. Admission is CAD 56 for adults, including gondola and chair lifts. Discounts for children, seniors and students.

3. Granville Island

Granville Islanmd offers a full day of shopping and dining and is also home to buying delicious and fresh foods. You'll also find the island's oldest brewery, Granville Island Brewing Company. Between food, drinks and street performers, you can easily spend all day here. The market is open daily from 9 am-7pm.

4. Visit Stanley Park

Stanley Park is located near downtown Vancouver. This is a huge park and offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are some beautiful trails and a path along the coast for hiking and biking. While you're here, you probably won't even notice that you are in a large city!

5. Capilano Suspension Bridge

This bridge stretches 440 feet above the Capilano River. This is a huge setback so if you are afraid of heights you may want to skip this one. The bridge is located outside the city, and has plenty of trails and nature nearby, which is a great way to spend a day outside the city itself.

3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver, + 1-604-985-7474, Open daily from 9am (8am in summer) and close from 5pm to 8pm, depending on the season. Adult tickets CAD 46.95 for adults, with discounts for seniors, students and children.

6. Whale watching

Unless you're on a smaller budget, whale watching is a great way to get you out of town and into the nature. There are many whales in the area, including orcas, so you'll have a good chance to see some. Observations are so common, in fact, that most companies will give you a discount or a voucher for another trip if you do not see a whale. Prices will vary but it is expected to pay around CAD 175.

7. Get a Naked at Wreck Beach

Located near the campus of the University of British Columbia, it is the only nudist beach left in the city. Wreck Beach carries the special vibe of the community, so if you are pleased with getting naked then it's a fun place to hang out, sunbathe, swim and relax. This is one of the last places left to embrace the free consciousness that Vancouver was known for in the 1970s.

8. Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery

Founded in 1931, the Vancouver Art Gallery has an impressive collection of national and international contemporary works of art. Spending the whole afternoon here is well worth it. Check the website for information on all current or upcoming exhibitions.

Ul 750 Hornby, + 1-604-662-4700, Open daily 10 am-5pm (9pm Tuesday). Admission is CAD 24 for adults, with discounts for students, seniors, children and families.

9. Get in the Game

Canada is famous for a lot of things and one of those things is hockey. The Vancouver Canucks are one of only 7 Canadian teams in the NHL, and their games are a huge draw. Tickets are not cheap, but if you are in town between October and April, this is a great way to spend an evening enjoying this typical Canadian game.

Rogers Arena (800 Griffiths Way), 1 604-899-7400, Tickets start at around CAD 50 (though they are expected to pay closer to double that). Check the website for the most up-to-date schedule.

Getting to Vancouver

Located on the west coast, Vancouver is one of the best airports in the world, located in Richmond, BC and has a direct connection with the city of Vancouver via the SkyTrain. If you are flying from Toronto, you are expected to pay at least CAD 200 for a 4-hour flight, although prices do vary depending on the season. If you are coming from Edmonton, you are expected to pay between CAD 200-300 for a two-way ticket.

VIA Rail, Canada's train company, offers cross-country tickets if you are looking for a longer, panoramic route. The journey covers over 4000 km and takes 4 days, leaving Toronto. Prices will vary but are expected to pay at least CAD 500 for a one-way ride.

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Momo Kanev

Momo Kanev, exemplifies integrity, energy, hard work and creativity in every detail of the real estate transaction process. Momo, has over 10 years of experience in the construction industry. He speci....

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