The cosmopolitan city of Vancouver is an extremely busy center of commerce and trade. It is also a world-class city, eminently popular with tourists. Its proximity to Seattle, in the United States, makes it a great excursion for Americans who visit the Pacific Northwest. However, don’t assume that a day or two is sufficient here; there is much to do and many experiences to savor. Plan on at least three (3) days to truly savor the region.
The oldest part of the city is known as Gastown and is a charming collection of cobble stone streets, attractive, vintage buildings, shops, and restaurants.
One of the area’s most interesting sights is the Steam clock.
Vancouver’s premier city park is Stanley Park which occupies the northwestern edge of the city. It provides many activities and interesting attractions for both residents and tourists.
There is even a Totem Pole Park within the park environs.
Shoppers love to experience the Granville Island Public Market, located on an island within the city limits.
Vancouver’s waterfront is a popular gathering place. It has been carefully and attractively constructed, with many things to do and see. Canada Place is where most cruise ships dock.
A unique little park/playground along the western side of the city is home to a fun group of tall figures, known as the “A-maze-ing Smiles.”
The Vancouver skyline looks impressive from Stanley Park..