Vancouver is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And I totally agree with that. But what is the beauty of this city on the Canadian west coast? It can not be the weather, because due to its proximity to the sea maritime climate determines the weather in Vancouver - and it can happen again and again that it rains. If you want to visit Vancouver, you should be better prepared and ready to go what you can do on a rainy day in Vancouver.
Vancouver is between mountains and sea
The special thing about Vancouver is the location between the mountains and the sea - nature is only a few steps away in this city. And if you include Stanley Park, it's even in the middle of the city. Whether you want to see the totem poles, take a tour along the Seawall with wonderful views of the city center, the harbor entrance or the mountains in the north of Vancouver or visit the aquarium with its animals on the northwest coast of America - the park symbolizes what Vancouver is : a city between wilderness and civilization. The Rockies are only two day trips away.
Outdoor life is very important in Vancouver
The locals like to use this as much as the visitors to the city. Outdoor life is “in” in Vancouver - be it by jogging along the seawall around Stanley Park or around False Bay in the south of downtown Vancouver, be it by walking over the “Grouse Grind”, the “Schinder” - This is what the steep hiking trail to Grouse Mountain north of Vancouver is called - climbing up to a wonderful view of the city center or by skiing on the Grouse Mountain with floodlights in winter with a view of the city and its surrounding sea bays and in summer Take a quick dip on one of the beaches in the area around the city - life in the great outdoors belongs to Vancouver like the air you breathe.
Shopping in Vancouver
But Vancouver is even more: a downtown shopping mall with its large department stores and numerous shops along Robson Street, a magnet for anyone looking for crafts and galleries - and shopping - on Granville Island, but also a culinary destination with everything, What the Vancouver and British Columbia area has to offer: Okanagan fruit and wine, Cariboo beef, and raspberries and vegetables from around Vancouver. The best way to trace the epicurean delights of the Public Market on Granville Island, where the eye eats with the lush and colorful range of market stalls.
Enjoy Vancouver in a culinary way
In general, Vancouver's culinary offerings are as varied as their populations: Asian as well as Indian, European and Slow Food, or excellent modern cooking creations testifying to the quality of Vancouver's chefs. A stroll through the restaurant world of Vancouver is well worth a stay of several days in the city - and who wants to combine this with wonderful views of the bays or the surrounding mountains. Many of these restaurants offer not only excellent food, but also unforgettable views of the beautiful surroundings of Vancouver.
Vancouver and culture
And Vancouver also has a lot of culture: musicals and shows as well as opera performances at BCPlace. In the city's museums, you can learn about the culture of the Northwest Coast Indians (for example, in the commendable Museum of Anthropology on the campus) or the history of exploring the Northwest Passage at the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
One thing that should be taken into account when planning a trip to Vancouver from British Columbia is: plenty of time to spend in the metropolis on the West Coast, as there is more and more to discover in this incomparable city of Western Canada.
Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the publishers of the Trips to Savor and Slow Travel Blog TravelWorldOnline Traveler , They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline is online since 2001.
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Monika Fuchs has been working in tourism since 1990. She has been a tour guide on four continents for 17 years and has accompanied high-class trips through North and Central America, Australia, southern Africa and Europe. Since 2001 she has been a writer and photographer for TravelWorldOnline and writes as a freelance journalist for DIE ZEIT Online and travel magazines such as 360 ° Medien, TRIVAGO, Expedia, travador, etc. She also writes travel guides about destinations and enjoyment destinations all over the world. Your guide about Canada's east was released in 2020. Petar Fuchs produced the videos on this blog as well YouTube.
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