Canada is a beautiful and very vast country in the North America continent. The city of Vancouver comes under lower region of British Columbia state. Canada is full of nature and Vancouver is no exception. Vancouver also shares the border of Canada with Washington state of the United States of America. People travel very frequently from this region, to explore these amazing places and yet two different countries.
If you are planning to visit Vancouver by road, do check out Road Trip Essentials.
Let’s explore Vancouver BC
Gastown, a local name for old downtown Vancouver. Vintage buildings, lot of shopping, different food, different region people that is downtown and it is super fun. There is an old sculpture named ‘Gassy Jack’ who gave his name to this local area and so, it is called ‘Gastown’. Another big attraction in downtown is the Steam Clock. It is an antique street clock and throws out steam constantly all time 24 hours.
2. FlyOver Canada
If you want to experience the finest technology one can visit FlyOver Canada. Ticket cost $34 each, you get an exhilarating 8-minute journey across Canada, from east to west. Special effects, including wind, mist, and scents, combine with the ride’s motion to create really an unforgettable experience.
Tip: Book online to get discounted tickets.
3. Capilano Suspension Bridge
Entry ticket costs $47 each for adults and it takes 4-5 hours to cover everything there. Colorful carved Totem poles which generally signs for village visitors embody a historical narrative and connection to the culture. A long suspension bridge which has a kind of swingy shaky walk. Nobody can pass through without holding anything. Being part of a forest there is Tree Top Adventure, where you can climb to treetops with the help of bridges. Then there is Cliff walk between the forest and by looking down you will see a flowing river. I would like to tell you that Capilano suspension bridge is a part of the rain forest so if you are visiting here you get an experience of 99% natural and fresh air and environment.
There is one more interesting and special thing I would like to share with you all! At the Exit counter, they provide you a free certification of Capilano Suspension Bridge. Well! It is not valid anywhere but the date on certificate will remind you a day visited there.
4. Vancouver Aquarium
Water life is always amazing to watch out and that’s why the Vancouver aquarium is open 365 days a year. It is basically located inside Stanley Park. The cost is $38 per ticket for adult and rest categories are under $30. There are some exciting daily shows of dolphin, seals and sea lions. They have splendid varieties of jellyfish and giant size tortoise. You also get 4D Experience Theatre, which combines the high-definition excitement of a 3D film with thrilling sensory effects which is must do an activity.
5. Grouse Mountain
There are so many things to explore on Grouse Mountain. Rising 4,100 feet (1,250 meters) above Vancouver. Presenting a wildlife refuge, thrilling outdoor adventure, variety of dining options, summer activities galore and the best in local snow sports, Grouse Mountain is the Lower Mainland’s most visited attraction. Take a red Skyride tram to the Peak Chalet during a scenic 1-mile (1.6-km) approx 8 minutes ride up to the steep and forested slopes of Grouse Mountain. You can have fascinating panoramic views of the city skyline, the ships in the harbor, the Strait of Georgia, and even Vancouver Island. If you are lucky enough you can meet with Mountain’s two resident Grizzly bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife.
6. Cleveland Dam
Within 1 mile from Grouse Mountain, you can visit Cleveland Dam. The dam is 91m high at the head of Capilano river. You get beautiful views of The Lion’s peak in this place. Perfect spot for beautiful nature’s photography.
7. Queen Elizabeth Park
It was dedicated to King George VI and his consort, Queen Elizabeth (the mother of Queen Elizabeth II), as King and Queen of Canada. Situated on Little Mountain – the highest point in Vancouver proper. This former rock quarry has been converted into a beautiful city park with flower gardens, public art, grassy knolls, and panoramic views over the city. It is very calm, relaxing, beautiful and no tickets.