Tuesday, 29 May 2018
PASSPORT TO VANCOUVER
Vancouver is consistently named one of the top five cities in the world for quality of life. We couldn't agree more and here's why...
Stanley Park is set in 1,001 acres of beautiful gardens, coastline and forests and is home to some of the most stunning beaches in Canada. Highlights include Vancouver's famous seawall, spectacular nature trails, a miniature railway that is always a favorite with children, and some breathtaking views at the Prospect Point.
Vancouver's night street markets serve up an amazing selection of food each Friday, Saturday and Sunday night during the summer. It's been voted one of the top four nightmarkets in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine. Sample local favourites, including Rotatos, Takoyaki and Dragon's Beard Candy.
If you're an animal lover make sure you visit Vancouver Aquarium, dedicated to conserving and researching aquatic life. More than 35 million people have visited since it opened in 1956, and today it is one of the world's top five aquariums.
As the home of more than 50,000 different animals belonging to 734 different species, this is a great place to become acquainted with local animals as well as exotic creatures.
VanDusen Botanical Garden contains plants from all round the world and provides a spectacular backdrop from which to view the mountains north of Vancouver. The gardens are famed for majestic redwood plantations, collection of carved totem poles, rock sculptures a Kirean Pavilion and an extensive Asian plant collection.
Vancouver's sky train offers a practical way to travel around the city and provides great views high above street level.Day passes are available so you can hop on and off as often as you like.