At some point in each of our lives, we need to pause, look out across an open horizon, and realize that we are just small pieces in a big, beautiful puzzle. As a cosmopolitan city defined by its diversity and magnificent seaside scenery, Vancouver is a superb place to experience that significant moment. Embark on a vacation in Vancouver, B.C. and surround yourself in a towering skyline and expansive botanical gardens as you get to know the many traditions and celebrations that come together to make this city an embarrassment of cultural riches. All this and more is waiting for you to seize the day and steal away on a trip to Vancouver.
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With countless new and interesting experiences, a Vancouver vacation will energize and inspire you. “Inspire me to do what?” you may wonder. To breathe, for starters. Stanley Park, just outside of downtown Vancouver, was named one of the ten best parks in the world in 2014. Hiking, picnicking and sightseeing along the seawall are all popular pastimes at this beloved green space. While you're there, visit the Vancouver Aquarium, pause for a moment of meditation at the waterfront, or take in a performance at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre Park.
There’s more beauty where that comes from. At the VanDusen Botanical Garden, immerse yourself in the bright colors and graceful blossoms of the Rhododendron Walk, enjoy the serenity of the meditation garden or watch the kids try to figure out the garden maze for outdoor fun on your family vacation in Vancouver. Enjoy a casual stroll or an invigorating walk along one of the many trails. Before night falls, venture into the coastal mountains for unforgettable photo opportunities, and as the sun descends over the horizon, watch the lights of Vancouver's nightscape create rich reflections across the surrounding waters. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for.
For added revelry and priceless memories, make your travel plans with the city's dozens of annual festivals and gatherings in mind. The Chinese New Year Parade is a popular event staged in February. In July, grab a spot on the beach or along a shoreline and experience the Celebration of Light fireworks festival. And, from late June to early September, Summer Fest in North Vancouver offers 10 weeks of live music at the Lonsdale Quay Market along the waterfront.
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So you've unpacked your belongings and you're starting to feel a little weary after your flight — what to do next? Sleep? Not a chance... getaways are about unique experiences and extraordinary adventures! (Besides, you can always rest when you're back home.)
There are so many fun activities to choose from in Vancouver. Here are our favorites: