Vancouver, Canada is rated as one of the most desirable places in the world to visit. Nearly every conceivable kind of sporting or recreational activity is available for you to participate in within the greater Vancouver area. From skiing in Whistler Resorts, to sailing in summer, you’ll enjoy beautiful mountain backdrops and fresh air that just never stops.
Flying into and out of Vancouver Airport is another special scenic experience so make sure you have a window seat on your plane. The Vancouver Airport is located in the south end of the city and you’ll most likely be traveling over several huge bridges to arrive at your downtown Vancouver hotel. Downtown Vancouver is located on an area of land that is a lot like an island, and there’s two spectacular suspension bridges that act as the gateways to it. Hilly downtown Vancouver will remind you a little of San Francisco, California and the people here have a breezy, relaxed manner that makes you aware that the North American coast has its own cultural style.
Vancouver Hotels provides easy access to many attractions, services, and recreation. Some of the more popular tourist attractions are Stanley Park, where you can walk completely around the circumference of the park for excellent views of Vancouver. The Vancouver aquarium has a large display of fish and the star of their show, the killer whales. The waters off of Vancouver are known for their killer whales and you can take charter tours to see them in their natural habitat.
The Capillano suspension bridge is a major draw. Its vast span is an exciting and slightly scary walk high above a ravine just below Vancouvers fresh water reservoir. Grouse Mountain is an 8,000 foot mountain just to the west of the city. You can take a 35 person capacity cable car ride to the top or for the adventurous; you can actually walk the paths up to the mountaintop. A very popular skiing facility operates there in the winter.
If you’re into hiking and mountain biking, the Vancouver area may provide the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. The city itself has numerous interesting trails and if you take the sea to sky highway up into the mountains, you’ll follow unbelievably beautiful views of the Squamish valley and sound. These waters with the mountains in the background have spawned a unique form of native art that continues to be popular today.
A one hour drive from your downtown Vancouver Hotel leads you to Whistler and Blackcomb, two side by side towns with their own mountains. Whistler Resort is a village at the bottom of Blackcomb Mountain. There are plenty of hotels in this area including Delta Whistler Resort, and they are opulent. Whistler is one of North America’s top ski resort destinations and during the summer it is a haven for mountain bikers. Competitions and festivals are held during the summer. It is a lot of fun to stay in Whistler BC.
The BCE Place is the Vancouver Harbor cruise ship terminal where huge ocean going vessels dock on the journeys up and down the Pacific coast. While in your hotel room or high on any of the hills in Vancouver you’ll be able to watch ships going in and out of the waterways and under the bridges. You’ll also see Sea planes land and take off in the harbor from your Vancouver BC Hotel. Vancouver is a cosmopolitan place, but just outside the city limits is a rugged wilderness that is not easily accessible. Nature is all around this beautiful Canadian city and you won’t be disappointed with your vacation in Vancouver BC.