This seaport city was completely destroyed when the locals started a fire to clear an area by Main Street in 1886. The fire got out of control and the city burned to the ground. But like a phoenix rising from the ashes, it was rebuilt to become the third most liveable city in the world. When you visit Vancouver, you can go sailing, skiing, biking, and golfing...all in the same day. At the end of the day, you can swim and relax in the longest swimming pool in Canada. It is bigger than three, Olympic-sized pools and is filled with heated, fresh salt water.
Vancouver is the 10th cleanest city in the world and has the 4th largest cruise ship terminal. Its nickname is Hollywood North because it ranks second only to Los Angeles for TV productions and ranks third for feature film productions. It is also home to Greenpeace, the world’s oldest environmental group. And, last but not least, the California roll was invented in Vancouver.
Climb the Grouse Grind at Grouse Mountain
Grouse Mountain is one of Vancouver’s prime ski hills, but it is also home to one of the most challenging hikes in the lower mainland. The Grouse Grind is a 1.8-mile trail. That doesn’t sound so bad, ... See more
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Overcome your vertigo and experience Vancouver the way the birds do. The Capilano Suspension Bridge is the oldest tourist attraction in the city. It was originally constructed in 1889. The 450 foot ... See more