Surrounded by water and set against a spectacular mountain backdrop, you can hit the slopes in the morning and the beach in the afternoon.
There’s a reason why Vancouverite’s don’t spend much time indoors. They’re blessed with one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Bursting full of fantastic things to do outdoors and all framed by spectacular snow capped mountains, making it a first class ski and snowboarding destination too.
It’s also the gateway to British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies, and offers easy access to the USA’s Pacific Northwest states of Washington and Oregon.
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Set on the North Shore Mountains of North Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is a great location for hiking in the warmer months. Set in spectacular surroundings, it's also a great place for bear watching in Vancouver.
At the top you’ll find lumberjack shows, a mountain top theatre, and a wildlife reserve, where you can meet the animals that make the mountain their home.
Take in the jaw-dropping scenery as you gingerly teeter your way across the swaying Capilano Suspension Bridge over the Capilano River, complete with rainforest walks, totem poles and Treetops Adventure – a network of smaller bridges strung between the trees.
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Canada's national dish of chips covered in gravy with curds of cheese slowly melting on the top is a delicious heart attack inducing snack that you’ll find everywhere, from diners to high-end restaurants.
A buzzing and vibrant urban oasis filled with waterfront restaurants, theatres, galleries and unique shops. The Granville Island market is a feast for the senses selling seafood and fresh produce and is a favourite with both visiting and local foodies alike.
The historic Gastown district’s cobblestone streets are lined with Victorian buildings which today house everything from souvenir shops to art galleries to independent boutiques and cafes. Well worth a wander.
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