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5 Attractions to Visit in Vancouver, BC

5th Place: Spanish Banks Beach

Want to take a dip? Visit the city’s quietest and least crowded beach! Aside from the fact that it’s peaceful, it’s also the ideal place for those who want to try skimboarding (surfing + skateboarding), thanks to its low tidal conditions. You can participate in beach volleyball and pick-up games too. The best part about this beach? It’s free to use!

4th Place: Yaletown

Are you nocturnal? Then you need to visit Yaletown! It’s the best late-night trendy place you’ll ever encounter! Featuring boutiques, hotels, and restaurants, Yaletown is best known for OPUS Vancouver, which is one of the town’s top properties. And since you’re there, I suggest you visit Raw Canvas, Yaletown Brewing Co., and Bar None too.

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3rd Place: Queen Elizabeth Park

This is the second most famous park in the city, alluring over 6 million visitors each year. It boasts off its rose garden and arboretum with nearly 1,500 exotic trees. It’s the perfect place to visit if you want to observe and admire nature and animals. It features 200 exotic birds and 500 tropical plants. Also, the park also highlights its Dancing Waters fountain display, that’ll make you never want to leave. Since it’s situated at the highest point of the city, it also offers remarkable views of Vancouver’s skyline, shoreline, and mountains. After visiting this place, I’m pretty sure you’ll visit http://gardeningandhome.com/ and start gardening!

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2nd Place: Granville Island

This island features galleries, restaurants, theaters, and more. Renowned for its Public Market, Granville Island presents countless fresh produce and local crafts. If you love food trips, this is the best place for you as it offers various food stalls, perfect for your curious taste buds. You can also watch ferry boats, performances of buskers, and enjoy a tour in Canada’s first ever microbrewery. Of course, do that after leaving the kids in the indoor playground found in the Kids Only Market.

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1st Place: Stanley Park

Experience serenity in the crowd’s favorite 1,000-acre park. It’s one of the most visited tourist spots of the city where you can appreciate and be awed by the beauty of nature You can walk, jog, and cycle around its Seawall which is 14 miles long. If you’re not up for exercise, you can always ride a trolley or a carriage. The park is open 24 hours every single day, allowing you to revel in every moment without time limit.

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Exploring BC One City at a Time

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There is no dearth of spectacular places to visit in BC year-round. In fact, the challenge is not so much as finding a destination but on picking one from amongst the many choices you would want to see. You can travel to BC on a whim and still end in one of its stunning sites. But if you want a specific place in mind, you may start with the cities that each has a wide range of attractions and activities to offer.

Kamloops

Kamloops is a great place for outdoor lovers and adventure seekers. The city is located in an area where the North and South Thompson rivers meet. It is home to several beautiful trails that hikers would love. The great outdoors in Kamloops provide an amazing setting and backdrop for activities like camping, fishing, hiking, kayaking, and tobogganing to name a few. Its impressive scenery is something you can enjoy all throughout the seasons.

Kelowna

Located in the south of BC, Kelowna is a picturesque city that sits in the midst of majestic mountains, parks, vineyards, and other breathtaking sceneries. The wine tours in the vineyards located in the area are among the major draws of the city. Visitors can also soak up the sun in Okanagan Lake. You can take your pick of water activities like fishing, paddling, windsurfing, and more. Or you can pick one of the scenic trails in and around the city if you want to go for a hike and see more of the natural scenery.

Richmond

Richmond is more populous than Kamloops and Kelowna, but not as populated as Victoria and Vancouver. It has a diverse culture and many of its residents have Asian roots. Visit the Golden Village to experience of the city’s unique multicultural vibe. Go on walking tours to admire the architecture of some of the place’s historic buildings. Enjoy a meal of the freshest seafood and other delicious cuisines in some of the city’s many restaurants.

Vancouver

Vancouver ranks high on the list of top destinations in Canada. It has a high quality of living and generally a great place to explore for locals and tourists. The city has plenty of attractions for a wide range of interests. Outdoor enthusiasts will have no shortage of natural scenery to enjoy. Travelers who want to stay in the heart of the city can look forward to a wide range of amenities and things to do.

Victoria

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia. It is home to beautiful and historic architecture, jaw-dropping scenery including breathtaking landscapes and seascapes. The city has several green spaces that include gardens that burst in a kaleidoscope of colors when the flowers are in bloom. Victoria is a great place for outdoor activities like biking, fishing, and trekking. It is also an excellent place for entertainment and shopping.

Whistler

Whistler is a famous resort destination and has gained more prominence when it hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. It is a great place for skiing as well as for enjoying the quaint village that serves as its hub. There are several hotels and dining destinations when in the area. You can also play golf in one of the many scenic courses Whistler has to offer.