Ah, Vancouver. This Canadian city has scenic natural landscapes of mountains visible throughout the city, yet there is also a bustling city energy at the same time. Here are the attractions you won’t want to miss if you visit Vancouver.
1) Science World
Science World is one of the most recognizable monuments in the Vancouver skyline. This quirky dome-shaped building houses countless exhibits focused on the wonders of science and technology. Families and kids of all ages will especially enjoy Science World’s special events and workshops.
Gastown is Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, dating all the way back to 1867. It combines historic Victorian architecture with hip city vibes. It has a thriving food scene, one-of-a-kind boutiques and many galleries featuring the city’s hottest new artists. Make sure to carve out time to explore this unique and exciting neighbourhood.
3) Vancouver Lookout
The Vancouver Lookout is a 360º observation deck on the top floor of the Harbour Centre where you can take in the beauty of the harbour from up above. At 168.60 m tall, you’ll get a stunning view of the skyline as well as the Pacific Ocean. The complex also has a food fair, shopping, plus a revolving restaurant at the top of the tower.
4) Steam Clock
The Vancouver Steam Clock is a rarity—it is one of the few steam-powered clocks in the world. Located in the heart of Gastown, you can hear this clock whistling every hour on the hour. Be sure to pass by and see this interesting scientific contraption up close.
5) Burrard Street Bridge
The Burrard Street Bridge connects downtown Vancouver with Kitsilano. This art deco style bridge also has lanes for pedestrians and cyclists. The bridge’s sophisticated architecture has been recognized as being a top historical structure in Vancouver. Plus it offers unbeatable views of False Creek.
6) Harbour Green Park
Harbour Green Park is a beautiful waterfront park located right near Coal Harbour. There’s always plenty to do—pack a picnic, splash around in the waterpark or go for a stroll while enjoying the view of the mountains and the waterfront. You can also watch the seaplanes fly out, or grab a bite to eat at the Mill Marine Bistro & Bar.
7) Pan Pacific Hotel
The Pan Pacific Hotel is a luxury hotel situated right by the scenic waterfront with views of Coal Harbour, the mountains and the skyline. If you can’t afford to stay here, you can at least indulge in a meal at one of three fine dining restaurant experiences or a cocktail at the Coal Harbour Bar.
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