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The city of Vancouver is considered by many as one of the most beautiful cities in Canada and hence, it is frequently voted as one of the top-10 best cities to live in the world. Vancouver is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada, offering breathtaking natural landscapes, such as the beautiful beaches along the Pacific Ocean or the magnificent view from high-up on the Whistler mountain top.
Whether you are visiting this multicultural city for a business or leisure trip, all season round, there are many activities that you will enjoy and appreciate. Imagine waking up early in the morning, putting on your running shoes and exercise gear, jogging along the coastal water located inside Stanley Park, and checking out the historical First Nations totem poles. Or, if you want to take a breather, you can sit on a big wooden log on the sandy beach, listen to calming water waves and enjoy viewing the entire skyline of downtown Vancouver.
Love seafood? Vancouver is a food heaven for you with its wide variety of fresh seafood being caught daily right from its own Pacific Ocean. Be sure to check out Granville Island Public Market; it’s a seafood and farmers’ market, showcasing all sorts of fresh seafood and produce. Imagine yourself sitting outside on a patio, sipping a bottle of freshly squeezed juice, along with fresh clam chowder, fried calamari and overlooking boats leaving the docks to sail along the ocean.
When the sun goes down, hop onto the water taxi from Granville Island and take a 7-minute ride to Yaletown. Yaletown is where all the nightlife happenings are. It is a stylish, historical district of Vancouver BC, combining a sophisticated, vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Here, you can find many chic and modern restaurants and lounges for an evening of great food, live music and cocktail drinks. This place is alive! It’s definitely a great meeting place to hang out with friends, co-workers or to meet new people.
Vancouver hosted the Winter Olympics back in 2010, when the men’s ice hockey team won the gold medal on home soil, uniting the entire country together. Presently, you can see many of its Olympics facilities being opened to the public for various recreational activities. In particular, the Olympic Village is now home to many Vancouver citizens, transforming the Village into regular condos, houses and other retail buildings and restaurants. While you are there, be sure to check out the local brewery and restaurant called “Tap & Barrel.” It is a pub providing contemporary pub food offering, craft brews & a sprawling patio with scenic views.
Whether you are a first timer or returnee visiting this beautiful city, there is always something new for you to discover and explore. It is an amazing city all season round with all the right elements coming together to give you an unforgettable experience of a lifetime!