There are a plethora of things to enjoy on a visit to Vancouver. Whilst here, why not head down to Seattle or explore Idaho?
Things to See and Do in Vancouver
Downtown Vancouver has so much to offer it’s tricky to know where to start. The semi wild parkland in Stanley Park is hugely popular and well worth visiting. Otherwise, begin your tour in the former warehouse district of Yaletown. Found on the south east edge of the Downtown area, it’s home to stylish cafés, art galleries, and bars and restaurants.
Journey to Fraser Valley and make the most of the numerous hiking and walking trails on offer. If you’re looking to spend some time by the water, the area’s great for fishing and sailing. Whilst here, why not visit Fort Langley, the first fort built in British Columbia.
Well-known for its parks, Pacific Spirit Park and Capilano River Park are amongst the highlights. Ramble around Lynn Canyon or pull up a log at Lighthouse Park and watch the boats sail by.
Home to Canada’s largest Chinatown, you’ll find a huge number of restaurants in the district of Richmond. Also worth visiting is the International Buddhist Temple. One of the largest in North America, it’s a stunning example of Chinese architecture. Filled with stunning art and sculptures, the Seven Buddha Mural is a particular highlight.
Day Trips in British Colombia
One of the most beautiful areas in North America, BC really does have something for everyone.
The small city of Chilliwack offers any number of activities including fishing, rafting, hiking, kayaking, golf and mountain biking. Head down to the beautiful Cultus Lake and choose from the Cultus Lake Water Park, Giggle Ridge Adventure Golf, or Pat-Ins Putting Course. Alternatively, hire a dinghy or take the helm of a powerboat to water ski or experience the thrill of a Jet-Ski.
A little further along Highway 1 is Bridal Falls Waterpark. Perfect for the whole family, take on the Black Hole, 2 Super Heroes Challenge Slides, giant hot pool, or Dudley Duck mini slides. If you’re with smaller children, they have their own heated pool to splash in.
Take a tour of the Kamloops where you can enjoy hiking, white water rafting, mountain biking, a round of golf, and Segway tours. On the other hand, explore the Western Heritage Trail, take a ride on a steam train, or visit the cowboy festival.