When it comes to travelling, Canada has pretty much got everything covered. Vancouver is no exception to the rule. It is considered Canada’s most vibrant city with its thriving art and music scenes and the stunning scenery which makes for a brilliant outdoor sports arena. Here is a close up look at Vancouver and what it has to offer travellers:
Face your fears and try to conquer Grouse Mountain
Grouse Mountain is a little outside of the city centre but is easily accessed by car or bus if you’re using public transport. There’s a host of activities on offer at the mountain – a Skyride which will bring you to the top in less than ten minutes, an Alpine Station with the ski and hiking supplies you may need to have an adventure, as well as plenty of food outlets to keep you nourished. If you’re not visiting during the skiing season, there is also the Grouse Grind to try. Known as ‘Mother Nature’s Stairmaster’ it is a difficult climb up approximately 850 metres of largely wooden steps – an ideal summer activity for the fearless explorer!
Plenty to keep everyone entertained in the evening
There is no end to the bars and clubs to visit when you’re looking for somewhere to unwind in the evening. But if you’re looking for something a bit different there’s also the opportunity to visit one of the casinos in the city – such as the Edgewater Casino or the Grand Villa Casino. Of course if you’re going to be gambling it might be an idea to brush up on your skills before going to the casino itself. By visiting the likes of http://cad.SpinPalace.com you can play some poker or blackjack from the comfort of your hotel room, and maximise your chances of winning.
Visit the Museum of Anthropology
The museum is located on the outskirts of town, approximately twenty minutes from central Vancouver, and houses a spectacular collection of art and artifacts from all over the world. There is a series of information and background offered alongside the exhibitions to ensure that visitors gain as much from the experience as possible meaning that this is both an opportunity to learn as well as appreciating the talent on display.
Pick up some souvenirs and gifts for the loved ones still at home
Of course it’s customary to make friends and family feel left out by posting countless photographs of stunning scenery on Facebook, but it might be an idea to appease them by bringing them back a souvenir or two. There are a number of different areas in Vancouver which are perfect for shopping. If you’re looking for an eclectic mix of unique stores and coffee shops then you may want to head to Commercial Drive. However, if you’re happier in a shopping centre then Metropolis at Metrotown is worth a visit.