Vancouver! When I reached the City, one thought popped into my head is that this is one amongst the big cities we have all over the world. Later part I realized, every place has its own beauty and nature make it special; weather, people, culture, landscape, community, activities and food. This City also has its own flavor to add which made it unique in its own way. I really had good experience in exploring the one. Vancouver is coastal seaport city in Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.
In and around the CITY
Vancouver has almost everything in it. It’s the place with western culture and life style, modern architecture, metropolitan lifestyle, globalized and friendly culture. As tourist I was welcomed by offering variety of experiences. Along with the modern life it also gives much more in terms of nature gift which is filled with beaches, mountains, valleys, lakes, and beautiful landscapes around the corner. Interestingly Vancouver is rated as one of the most popular filming location. Possibly because it has lot of things to offer to capture picture perfect background on the big screen.
Connectivity & Stay
Transportation is well connected inside the area. One can explore using public transport and is at affordable cost. All the main attractions have good connectivity. Hostels are budget friendly and the one I stayed was in the middle of downtown. We had accessibility to lot of things since it was in center. The best thing about staying in hostel is that you get to know different kinds of people from different parts of the world. They were also like me who has immense passion towards traveling.
Exploring the inner beauty by walking around the area is always fun. Its wonderful to explore the actual place which will help in knowing local culture, food, activities, specialties, fairs, weekend fun etc. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. Here people experiences very less period of summertime due to topography. Visiting during the summer time is treat for the tourists. There are lots of activities which happens during this time; fun fair, flea markets, food festivals, musical evenings with local bands, and public dancing. The best part was that, I could experience all of it (Big Smile).
One of the best things in Canada which excited me is that they promote vegan food, lot of vegan food followers I could count. Being vegetarian I enjoyed eating the local vegan food, it was so delicious. To name some Avocado chocolate mousse, chickpea salad, poutines, and vegan bowl with roasted veggies was just out of the world.
Restaurants— Meet in Gastown, Lotus Seed Vegan are few to name. I went there and its delicious
This town has lot to offer and one has to visit if Canada is in the bucket list. Night life is also very good. Outside bars and well organized restaurants is one thing which you want to look for.
Stanley Park, Grove Mountains, Capilano Bridge, English Bay, Lion gate bridge, Gastown are the top picks. All of these places are well connected with the good historical background. It tells the story from the tribal period.
Gastown is known for the whistling steam clock which runs on steam engine and whistles every 15 mins. It’s a musical clock which gives happy whistle. The area also offers amazing restaurants. Gas town is placed on the bank of the ocean which gives amazing water front and Mountain View.
Stanley Park has many things to look for. It has skyline view, Vancouver harbor, ocean, beaches, mountain views, board walk, and many more. Me and my friend hired bicycles, and it was good fun to peddle for 27 kilometers, and stressful as well.
Capilano Bridge is hanging bridge with very good tribe history and has gigantic trees which are more than 200 years old. Further ahead in bus I could go to Grove Mountains too. It has mesmerizing view of Vancouver city which is my display picture of the blog.
Lots of activities are setup as well to make the trip more adventures. They have well organized zip lines, kayaking, rafting, boat rides, trekking trails in the mountain areas etc. I would say it’s worth visiting the place which has lot to offer for tourists.
At last I want to say, keep travelling, explore the places and have loads of fun!
Travel Date – 20th and 21st Aug, 2017
Providing link which helped me in making the tour happening
Hostel – Vancouver Hostel – Samesun
Travel Guide – Trip Skeleton
Transportation- Metro 🚇