Top five Valentines day Gifts
Some of the baest attractions in Vancouver, BC. Add more if you'd like. There are hundreds more.
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Vancouver, travel, attractions, sightseeing
Where else in the world can rusty tin-sided factories boast rebirth as a Public Market, an art school, shops, restaurants, theatres, galleries, a hotel, and a great deal more?
It's a remarkable thing, this island in the middle of a city of two million. Embracing the surrounding metropolitan bustle, Granville Island's ambiance is matchless; its gritty, industrial past is proudly displayed in today's people-friendly, artistic, and energetic incarnation http://www.granvilleisland.com/en
Canada Place, a mixed-use commercial facility, is home to the Vancouver Convention Centre, The Pan Pacific Hotel, Port Metro Vancouver Corporate Offices, Cruise Ship Terminal (Operated by Port Metro Vancouver), The IMAX Theatre, World Trade Centre Office Complex and VINCI Park parking facility. http://www.canadaplace.ca/cpc/
We don’t know of any other mountain resort that is located this close to a major metropolitan centre. A world apart, fifteen minutes away. http://www.grousemountain.com/Winter/
Your pulse quickens as you step onto the swaying planks of Vancouver's first visitor attraction. Breathe in the cedar-scented rainforest air as you make your way across Vancouver's famous landmark. Only minutes away from downtown Vancouver, Capilano Suspension Bridge takes you to the natural splendor of rainforest trails through magnificent evergreens and the unique perspective of Treetops Adventure, a walk high in the trees. http://www.capbridge.com/index.html
Stanley Park is recognized around the globe as one of the great parks of the world! Vancouver's first park and one of the city's main tourist attractions, Stanley Park is an evergreen oasis of 400 hectares (1,000 acres) close to the downtown core. Its natural west coast atmosphere offering a back drop of majestic cedar, hemlock and fir trees embraces visitors and transports them to an environment rich in tranquility. The park abounds in wildlife and its features appeal to the naturalist, the plant lover or one who would do nothing more than relax in beautiful surroundings. There is always something happening in the park http://vancouver.ca/parks/parks/stanley/
Robson is Vancouver's most famous shopping street set in the heart of downtown Vancouver. In the three block stretch between Burrard and Jervis you will find a commercial mecca which includes premier fashions stores, fine dining, services and all the amenities a tourist or local might need. http://www.robsonstreet.ca/
The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is a self-supporting, non-profit association dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display and interpretation, education, research, and direct action. http://www.vanaqua.org/home/
Up and down the cobbled streets
of Gastown you’ll see plaques like
these. Take a moment to read them
and learn more about the 19th
century buildings that help make
Gastown what it is.
take a self-guided
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Established the same year that Canada became a nation, Gastown grew into Canada’s third largest city and one of its most cosmopolitan. But the Gastown district today retains its historic charm, independent spirit and distinctiveness. There’s no mistaking Gastown for any other area of Vancouver, or of Canada for that matter. http://www.gastown.org/
The village of Fort Langley is made up of over 2700 residents and over 100 businesses. The commercial core offers a mix of services, restaurants and retail stores. The “small town feel” and historic character is a definite attraction to both residents and tourists, making Fort Langley a well-known destination. http://www.fortlangley.com/index.html
Vancouver Chinatown tops the list as one of North America's cleanest modern day Chinatowns. Universally appealing to visitors, artists and people of all nationalities, where one can sample world- renowned Chinese delicacies and savor the rich ethnicity of a culture that has surpassed generations. Chinatown fascinates with its' striking collection of designated heritage buildings and tales that unfold the drama and link to the life of early Chinese pioneers. http://www.vancouver-chinatown.com/
The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society, incorporated in 1981, is a self-sustaining, not-for-profit organization with the mandate to maintain and enhance the bridge of understanding between Chinese and Western cultures, promote Chinese culture generally and be an integral part of the local community. http://www.vancouverchinesegarden.com/
During the 1870s and '80s, Commercial Drive was a skid road that supplied logs to the Hastings Sawmill on Burrard Inlet. The neighbourhood boomed with British tradesmen and shopkeepers towards the turn of the century, when the interurban railroad, which connected Vancouver to New Westminster, was built.
Following WW1, we saw a big influx of Italian, Chinese and Eastern European immigrants. Then, following WW2, a huge wave of Italian immigrants established the basis for today's Commercial Drive, which was called "Little Italy" for decades.
Today, it is one of the most vibrant urban villages in North America. Here you'll find the most diverse mix of people, dining, shopping and entertainment that Vancouver has to offer.
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