Vancouver has it all, as evidenced by it's continuing status as one of the world's most liveable cities (Canada has three cities in the top 10).
Surrounded by water, and exquisite natural beauty, Vancouver is also a great launching point for some of the best skiiing in the world. It is an important industrial and financial centre, and it hosts a vibrant arts scene, with fantastic shopping, dining and entertainment year round.
The temperate climate and the frequency of rainfall in the area makes this metropolis lush and green despite its urban profile, making it suitable for outdoor experiences.
A notable metropolitan oasis in Vancouver is Stanley Park, the home of its most famous and visited tourist attractions. Its 14-mile Seawall is a favorite of many joggers and bicyclists. You can walk the length from the Vancouver Convention Centre to the Spanish Banks Park but you can opt to rent bicycles or even horse-drawn carriages instead.
Vancouver is a city that can be enjoyed both as an urban center and an environmental paradise.
If Stanley Park is a bit overwhelming, visit the Queen Elizabeth Park or the VanDusen Botanical Garden. The Queen Elizabeth Park is teeming with amazing exotic flora and fauna. The Bloedel Conservatory inside the park features exotic birds and tropical plants that live in three unique climate zones. The park is the highest point in Vancouver so you can view the city’s skyline, shoreline, and mountains from here.
The VanDusen Botanical Garden lies in the middle of the city and stands out like a gem. The garden is styled like a maze with a stone garden and is popular for its Laburnum Walk that is famous for its chains of yellow flowers that bloom in May.
Downtown, the financial center of Vancouver, has a cruise ship terminal, a shopping district, and a warehouse area. The district is filled with restaurants, clubs, and entertainment centers.
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The residential area of Downtown is the West End. The neighborhood is composed mainly of high-rise apartment units along beautiful streets and close to the best beaches in Vancouver. When Downtown becomes quiet, West End picks up; the best-known bars, restaurants, and cafes stand along Denman, Robson, and Davie streets.
The East Side is a developing art district. The residential heritage houses along the streets are frequently renovated into modern apartment units.
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