Vancouver is a city on the west coast of Canada in the province British Columbia. Vancouver has a large number of attractions, suitable all year round. Main attractions include Stanley Park, with its breathtaking landscapes and fine restaurants, Grouse Mountain for a great view of the city and The Vancouver Museum. The See Vancouver Card is a great investment; it allows you free entry to over 50 of the cities main attractions. Air Canada operates direct flights from most major US cities to Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
Nicknamed Hollywood North for the ever-present
film crews, Canada's west coast gem of Vancouver is young, thriving
and diverse, with the perfect combination of exquisite natural
beauty and the modern conveniences of a city side by side. Named
after Royal Navy sea captain George Vancouver who sailed into the
Burrard Inlet on the British Columbian coast in 1792, Vancouver was
barely even a town 100 years ago. Today more than two million souls
call it home, and the shiny Jetson-style towers of Yaletown and the
downtown core contrast dramatically with the snow-capped mountain
backdrop, creating a laid back atmosphere amongst the bustle of
Canada's third biggest city.
Museum of Anthropology Vancouver
In the west of Vancouver, at the University
of British Columbia on the cliffs of Point Grey, totem poles mark
the way to the Museum of Anthropology, world-renowned for its
displays of Northwest Coast First Nations art.
Vancouver's Chinese Quarter is not only a
strong, established ethnic community, but also a popular tourist
attraction and prosperous commercial district.
The fascinating little historic enclave of
Gastown, in the central core area of Vancouver alongside Chinatown,
transports visitors back in time to envision the city in days of
old, with its cobbled streets, antique gaslights, Victorian
architecture and maze of narrow alleys, courtyards and passages
wherein hide boutiques and restaurants.
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