Vancouver Sights and Landmarks Guide, British Columbia
The province of British Columbia, a part of Canada is where the city of Vancouver is situated. The population count of the city goes to around 600,000 people in the city itself and the greater metropolitan region has about 2.2 million people to its share. The main attraction for the tourists is the metropolitan center where they throng to enjoy the distinctive and interesting sights the city has to offer.
The Stanley Park is one of the city’s most interesting sights and has a wide array of parks. Having about eighteen kilometers of shoreline comprising of different parts, this particular coastline of Canada is a popular destination for boating enthusiasts, and has great potentials for engaging in water sports. There is no dearth of places to stay along the shoreline and the beaches to prevent you enjoying the perpetual lashes of waves of the magnificent water bodies.
Ski as much as you want in the three ski hills that Vancouver has in store for you. Mount Seymour, Grouse Mountain, and Cypress Bowl are the three well known skiing destinations in Canada, all of which present interesting sights during the skiing season. The hills are not far from the city either. During periods of rain and the melting of spring, white water rafters can enjoy themselves in the Seymour River, the Lynn Creek, and the Capilano River.
A strong sporting tradition
Well known sporting teams like the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, the Football League’s British Columbia Lions of Canada, and some other noted sporting teams are headquartered here. If you want to experience the 2010 Winter Olympics, contact your travel agent to get your Vancouver hotel reservations early.
Vancouver hosts an international Folk Music Festival which showcases the best folk music talent in the world and is therefore considered a top tourist attraction in Canada. You should also include the homes of the CBC Radio Orchestra and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in your sights seeing itinerary if you are an admirer of music and the arts. You should do well to find accommodations near the performance venues of the orchestras, as well as the venues where the music festival is held in order to enjoy the events better.
A tolerant city
Tourists to Vancouver usually fall in love with this city in Canada not only because of its interesting sights but also because of its citizens’ alternative lifestyles and social experimentation.
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