Situated along British Columbia's coastline, between the Coast Mountain range and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is one of the most scenic cities in the world. Vancouver's mild temperatures and bounty of rain are also owed to its location, making even the most urban of areas lush year round. Stanley Park - occupying 400 hectares (1000 acres) just north of downtown - is a flourishing example of how Vancouver balances nature with its urban identity. Its cosmopolitan character is reflected in areas like the very urban Robson Street - Canada's version of Rodeo Drive - contrasted by trendy Granville Island with its mix of cobblestone streets, artisan studios and eclectic market. The Greater Vancouver area hosted the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
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Stanley Park, Vancouver's first park, is an evergreen oasis close to the heart of Vancouver's downtown core. Its natural west coast atmosphere offering a back drop of majestic cedar, hemlock and fir trees embraces visitors and transports them to an environment rich in tranquility. A myriad of recreational facilities are available in Stanley Park including a pitch and putt golf course bordered by the spring-blooming Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden.
World-renowned as the chosen venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Whistler is a world-class resort offering exhilarating outdoor adventures and cultural activities year-round. Whistler is only two hours from Vancouver along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway. Over two million people visit Whistler annually, primarily for its world-famous snow skiing and mountain biking at Whistler-Blackcomb.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of Vancouver, British Columbia's most popular tourist attractions. The reason is simple: there are so many things to see and do! Just minutes from the bustle of downtown Vancouver, Capilano Suspension Bridge offers a unique mix of adventure, history and culture, making this attraction a complete British Columbia experience and an essential on your list of things to do in Vancouver.
Just 15 minutes from downtown is Vancouver’s premier four-season attraction. Your adventure begins aboard the Grouse Mountain Skyride as you embark on a one-mile journey to the mountaintop. Discover the World Famous Lumberjack Show, The Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, Birds in Motion Demonstrations and an array of mountain top nature trails. Grouse Mountain also offers a winter wonderland of adventure including 25 ski and snowboard runs, 10km of snowshoe trails, sleighrides, an 8,000 sq. ft. outdoor skating rink and much more.
For travelers seeking a destination for shopping, entertainment, and dining, look no further than Robson Street, Vancouver, BC. Robson Street is Vancouver's most famous shopping street and not without reason. In a three block stretch, between Hornby and Bute Street, you'll find dozens of shoe stores, clothing stores, restaurants, gift shops, lingerie shops, hair salons, candy stores, along with the usual tourist places: souvenir shops, currency exchanges, cheap eats and luggage stores.