Vancouver, British Columbia is a city filled with history, beauty, and activities for all ages. Whether you wish to take a tour of the city by horse drawn carriage or a harbor cruise to get a different perspective, you can. For your holiday to Vancouver, it is important to plan correctly.
Vancouver’s northwestern location makes the winters cold and snowy, and the summers warm and enjoyable. However, it is also a part of the North American temperate rainforest, so there are many gray, drizzly days. The best time to visit to avoid most of the rainy weather and have a sunny day or three is late spring/early summer. In May, June, and early July you can expect the days to be filled with more sun than sprinkling rain. If you wish to avoid the many tourists who flock to Vancouver and find a more affordable trip to Canada, consider September. You may find more gray days, but fewer tourists will be around than in the spring and summer months.
Where to start? There are too many beautiful places to see in Vancouver to enjoy it all in one week or even two, but perhaps these highlights will solve your desires to enjoy Vancouver until your next vacation.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Even if you have a dislike for heights, this is a must see. The suspension bridge is 450 feet long and 230 feet above the Capilano River. The canyon is filled with lush fir trees and fern plants. The bridge is just a part of the Treetops Adventure and a Cliffwalk you can take.
This next adventure is perfect for anyone who loves ocean mammals, whether you are a kid or an adult. The aquarium has more than 50,000 species from the Amazon to the Arctic. They offer a dolphin, beluga whale, and sea otter shows, as well as some hands-on animal encounters.
Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
The Chinese Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens created in North America, bringing a piece of Chinese history and meditation to the continent. It is an authentic garden and well kept. Here you can walk along beautifully manicured pathways, feel relaxed with the many water, rock, and plant features, as well as the Chinese architecture.
It is more than a science museum. In fact, it is one of the coolest science based activities in the world. Their exhibitions offer science demonstrations, immersive IMAX films, and shows in the Science Theater. They have a dome that hosts science and technology exhibits for all ages. You can also explore Nanoscience.
if you take a land tour and a harbor tour, then you don’t want to miss out on the Grouse Mountain tour. It is a memorable adventure using a tram that starts 20 minutes outside of downtown and takes you up to the top of the mountain.
Vancouver, BC has more attractions than just these, from skiing in winter to numerous museums that you may also want to add to your list.