Every tourist destination has it’s attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary’s gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
Vancouver is a modern, cosmopolitan city which has managed to preserve much of its past while moving forward unflinchingly. Gastown is the name given to the oldest part of the city. It is delightful to explore and just steps from the modern downtown and the waterfront. Include a stop in Vancouver as part of any Canadian adventure for at least the following reasons:
1. The Steam Clock is a symbol of Gastown, the oldest part of Vancouver.
2. Stanley Park in Vancouver is one of the world’s largest and best city parks. It is crowded with locals and tourists at all times of the day.
3. The Vancouver Convention Center is located in Canada Place, on the waterfront where cruise ships dock.