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Located in the province of British Columbia, Vancouver with its summer fun and winter games, makes it a holiday destination of choice.

The numerous accommodations in this city ranging from the luxurious hotels and resorts, to the relaxed, affordable guest houses and inns are sure to meet your needs. Vancouver is also home to a range of fine dining and casual restaurants featuring the most delectable cuisine from around the world.

What to see and do

With an extensive range of activities and attractions in Vancouver, begin with this city’s art, culture and history. The Vancouver art gallery is the city’s premier attraction for contemporary art displays and treasured pieces of historic art. The gallery features local artists as well as those beyond the borders of British Columbia. You will also want to stop at Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre. Your journey will begin as you climb the steps, to a height of 430 feet where you will have a picture perfect view of metro Vancouver.  Dive into the city’s culture at the Klahowya Village, in Stanley Park. Enjoy the warmth, sights and sounds of this aboriginal village, where you will see daily cultural performances and demonstrations of their way of life. In addition whilst in Stanley Park, hop on board a horse-drawn carriage and relax as you travel through the natural beauty of the park and experience a story telling adventure.

Explore Vancouver’s rich history as you stroll the streets of Gastown or “Original Vancouver” according to the locals. Gastown is the oldest neighbourhood within the city having been established in 1867. Designated a national historic site, this cultural heart of Vancouver has a tale to tell through its Victorian style buildings.  Be sure to see Vancouver’s premier attraction Grouse Mountain. This paradise located a short way from downtown Vancouver, takes visitors in a one mile aerial journey to Alpine Station, 3,700 ft above sea level. Here you will have breathtaking, panoramic views of the city, sea and surrounding mountains.

When to visit

For the most unique of family experiences, take in the city’s highlight event. During summer the city lights up with the Honda Celebration of Light. This spectacular offshore fireworks competition showcases the finest pyro-musical display you will ever see. Canada day, July 1st is another major activity on the Vancouver calendar, with many descending on the downtown area for the huge party and other events.

Vancouver is also a great starting point for an Alaskan cruise between the months of May and September. This is the same time that thousands of whales migrate through the waters just off Vancouver in case whale watching is on your travel to-do list.Being a year round destination, Vancouver is still full of life during the winter months, featuring events such as Dine Out Vancouver, a culinary event across over two hundred restaurants and The Peak of Christmas on Grouse Mountain which sees a magical celebration as Christmas comes to life in Vancouver. Grouse Mountain and the other surrounding peaks are also perfect for skiing and snowboarding during winter.  Whether you wish for a trip filled with adventure or simple family vacation, the city of Vancouver is the destination for you.

Enjoy amazing travel experiences and take advantage of the best deals on offer when you consult with your trusted travel advisor. Contact Going Places Travel to book your trip today.

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