You need not be disappointed if you missed the opportunity to visit Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Vancouver promises to lure you with its attractions whenever you choose to visit this lovely Canadian city.
For residents as well as visitors, Stanley Park is a prominent attraction of Vancouver. Located to the west of the city center, Stanley Park is a nature preserve on a peninsular. The park is framed by numerous ancient fir and red cedar trees. You can relax under the shade of the giant trees or explore the park along the seawall. It would take hours to walk or bike along the entire length of the seawall. Another attraction of Stanley Park, which no one should miss, is the Vancouver Aquarium, the largest marine science center in Canada.
Towards the east of Vancouver is located the Fraser Valley. The Fraser River is noted for salmon fishing.
A former industrial center of British Columbia, Granville Island has been transformed into an art hub of Vancouver. The area is dotted with art galleries, shops and theaters. It is a popular destination for gourmands. You will find the best quality fruits, vegetables and seafood in the Granville Island Public Market. The restaurants of Granville Island serve exquisite seafood and local delicacies.
Kitsilano Beach Park
Kitsilano Beach is one of the trendiest areas of Vancouver. People come here to swim in the warm seawater swimming pool, walk along the oceanfront and dine in a seaside cafÃ©.
Queen Elizabeth Park
Home to a large number of bird and plant species, the Queen Elizabeth Park is situated on the highest point of Vancouver city area. From here, you can view the city center and the northern mountains. The Bloedel Floral Conservatory with its 15-meter high dome and triangular Plexiglas panels is a major attraction of the park.
Mount Seymour Provincial Park
For skiing and hiking, Mount Seymour Provincial Park is a popular destination in Vancouver. Located on the outskirts of the Vancouver municipal area, 15 km northeast of the city center, Mount Seymour is a center for recreational activities. During the summer months, the chair lift carries visitors to the top of the mountain.