Vancouver is the most populous city of British Columbia, Canada. Uniquely located between ocean and mountains, the city offers stunning scenic vistas. With its walkable neighborhoods, leafy parks, comfortable climate, sophisticated restaurants and diverse cultures, Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the top cities in the world for quality of life.
Gastown is a national historic site and was Vancouver's first downtown core. In the mid 1800s, the town prospered as the site of Hastings Mill sawmill, seaport, and quickly became a general centre of trade and commerce. Today Gastown is a mix of "hip" contemporary fashion and interior furnishing boutiques, restaurants, nightclubs and newly upscale housing. Be sure to check out the famous Steam Clock.
Built to look like a ship, this iconic complex houses a convention centre, hotel & ferry terminal. Enjoy the view and appreciate the importance of the Vancouver Port. Along with lots of public art, visitors also have interpretive plaques giving a sense of the harbour’s history.
A part of the Seawall, English Bay is the most popular sunbathing, swimming, picnic and sunset-watching beach in downtown Vancouver. It also hosts a number of public events throughout the year. A short walk to Second and Third Beach, there are lots of scenic points along the way.
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Originally built in 1889, The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River at a height of 70 m (230 ft), with a length of 140 m (460 ft). The park which the bridge is in also features rain forest ecotours, award-winning gardens, nature trails, North America's largest private collection of First Nations totem poles, period decor and costumes, and exhibits highlighting the park's history and the surrounding temperate rain forest.