Vancouver, British Columbia
City of Glass
Elegant glass skyscrapers emerge gracefully from a glittering landscape of oceans and mountains, sigh. Welcome to Vancouver: Olympic host city and hotbed for outdoor enthusiasts, foodies, wine and beer aficionados, and walk-abouters. No matter what you choose to do, the Coast Mountains and Pacific Ocean surround you. It's no wonder Vancouver is one of the best places to live in the world!
Things to Do
Participate in the morning feeding of orphaned grizzlies Grinder and Coola. Hike up the mountain or arrive in style via the gondola and eat your breakfast too once the bears are fed!
Walk, bike, or run along Vancouver's seawall, stretching from Coal Harbour, around Stanley Park and False Creek, and ending in Kitsilano, a scenic 22-kilometres (14-miles).
Check out the incredible Olympic Cauldron located in the Jack Poole Plaza, a stunning reminder of the city's 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games legacy.
Escape the tall towers of the city for an afternoon by visiting charming Granville Island. The public market, aritisan craft shops and fantastic harbour views make this tiny island a must-see!
1867 - First saloon opens in Gastown.
1888 - The iconic Stanley Park opens.
1986 - Expo '86, the world's fair, comes to town.
2010 - Host of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.