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Vancouver Travel GuideTo describe Vancouver in a simply way, the city of Vancouver is a large modern cosmopolitan one which is relatively different from almost all the cities of North America.
It is not only a busy cosmopolitan location but at the same a unique village atmosphere resides there. It is to say that the city is a blend of urbanised and non-urbanised area well intact with nature.
The city is considered as the best holiday location by many because of its calm and peaceful location. The city has everything from sailing, ski boarding and plenty of golf clubs to entertain. It is the best place to enjoy our holidays to the core.
Geography of VancouverPositioned adjacent to the Strait of Georgia is this beautiful city shielded from the Pacific Ocean by Vancouver Island. It holds of about 114.70 Km of area with stunning landscapes filled all around. Though there are many things to be proud of Vancouver, the major point is that it is popular throughout the world for its well maintained natural beauty. Another big hit to the city is it is the home for Stanley Park, one of the largest in North America. This park is a best example of the natural condition prevailing there.
Climate of VancouverThough many places all over Canada is cold during the winter season, just similar to Toronto, this city also houses warm climate even during winter and this makes the city to be accessed during anytime. At the same time one can enjoy the winter of British Columbia during the snowfall winter period. It is quite beautiful to enjoy the beauty during the winter time.
Sightseeing in VancouverVancouver is an interesting place to visit as well as enjoy. It would make a fascinating holiday destination for everyone. There are several locations to look and marvel at. Below are some of the major places of attraction.
Stanley Park Vancouver
This place is the main attraction of the city. Known as the Stanley Park, it has a total size of 405 hectares (1,000 acre) and is renowned worldwide for its breathtaking natural wilderness. Those who visit this place can assuredly get the relaxation and peace that is most required for our life. The park consists of a 10 km cycling/walking path, a small zoo, an aquarium with whales, a children zoo with a historic railway that serves rides through an Edwardian rose garden, a thickly forested area, the Lost Lagoon, some beaches and an outdoor salt water public swimming pool. With all of these places within this location is extremely a superb one to come and enjoy.
Located between downtown and the waterfront side of Vancouver is this spectacular area known as the Gastown. Historical buildings, esteemed restaurants, entertaining cafes and numerous shops are some of the main features that are available in Gastown.
CN IMAX Theatre
Joined with IMAX Digital sound and IMAX 3D films this stunning Canadian construction is a 5 story screen theatre that provides the best entertainment possible. Thousand of people visit here to get relaxed and thrilled with its booming service.
It is another fascinating attraction in the city. Known as the Science World it offers travelling exhibitions, a 3D-laser theatre plus there are many exhibitions that are particularly popular with children such as the "Backyard Monsters, the World of Insects and so on. With all these exciting things it is a lovely place to enjoy and relax.
One of the top aquariums in the country, the Vancouver aquarium is an impressive place to visit. It has collections of all aquatic creatures and also has different varieties of Iguanas and birds displayed within its premises.
Vancouver Public Library
Established in the year 1995, this public library is located on a 300,000 square foot plot. This beautiful construction was designed by the architect Moshe Safdie. It is a must see place when you visit Canada.
Roedde House Museum
Located in the heart of the West End Apartment buildings, the Roedde House Museum is home to eight houses dating back from 1890-1908 and they are still preserved in their original splendour. The rich Canadian culture and social background of Vancouver is represented in all its brilliance in this fine place.
Vancouver Art Gallery
Housed in the old "Vancouver Courthouse" this brilliant art gallery offers displays and exhibitions of some rare collections along with the popular collections by a well-known British Colombian artist, Emily Carr who was born in Victoria. It is a nice place and is worth visiting.
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Transportation in VancouverTransport facility is of excellent nature in Vancouver making the local as well as the international travellers to enjoy the bliss of comfort travelling. Getting to Vancouver is normally easy and once you are in Vancouver, moving from one place to another place is just not a problem at all.
By Air to Vancouver
Vancouver International Airport is located just 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver. The airport is serviced by major airlines from all over the world, as well as many regional carriers. It provides excellent travelling facilities for everyone.
By car to Vancouver
Travelling by car to Vancouver is much easier. Travelling by car from an Eastern point in Canada you can take Highway 1, and if you travel by car from a northern point in the US you may probably use I-5 and cross into Canada at Blaine, Washington. The U.S. Amtrak service is also obtainable from Seattle, but from Vancouver Island you would need to use the B.C. Ferry system.
B.C. Transit system is available in Vancouver for easy access to all parts of the city. At the same time there are plenty of car rental agencies from where you can take a car and explore the place. Some of the major car agencies include Avis and Hertz. Buses and ferries are also available at any time in Vancouver. Thus the public transportation is rightly the excellent service offered by the city.
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