Vancouver is the coastal seaport city in Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia,its the eighth most populated city in Canada.Vancouver’s moderate, oceanic climate makes it one of the warmest cities in Canada,with only 11 days of snow per year. The winters are kept mild by being close to the Pacific Ocean.
With its scenic views, mild climate, and friendly people, Vancouver is known around the world as both a popular tourist attraction and one of the best places to live.
Getting Around Vancouver
Most of Vancouver’s top attractions are reachable via transit. TransLink is Metro Vancouver’s regional transportation authority, and operates a public transit system made up of a network of buses, the SkyTrain, and the SeaBus, as well as the West Coast Express commuter train service.
In addition to public transit options, two companies operate small ferries cross False Creek to the south of the downtown core, which also make a fun, convenient way to see Vancouver.
Visit TransLink’s website for Trip Planning tools.
Vancouver’s busiest bus routes run from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. many buses will transit through Granville Street, Burrard Street and Georgia Street.
Vancouver’s SkyTrain is a completely automated light rapid transit system, offering fast, efficient service between downtown and Metro Vancouver’s suburbs.
SeaBus is a unique, passenger-only, wheelchair accessible ferry service that connects downtown Vancouver’s Waterfront Station to Lonsdale Quay on the North Shore. It departs every 15 minutes during the day.
Places to visit in vancouver
All cities have parks but none come close to competing with Vancouver’s Stanley Park. The cadillac of parks, Stanley Park is a national heritage site and a natural oasis in the midst of downtown. With trails for biking and walking, beaches, wildlife and historical landmarks this designated green space is enjoyed on a daily basis by Vancouverites and visitors alike.
One of Vancouver’s most iconic sites Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, is more exciting than ever! The new Cliffwalk hangs for a heart-stopping 213m (700ft) and reaches up to 91m (300ft) high. This stunning walkway, made partly of glass, hugs the granite cliffside as it offers a panoramic view of the rainforest and canyon far below.
Mountain offering activities such as skiing & hiking plus sweeping views of Vancouver.