Vancouver is a city of extraordinary beauty and charm. Frequently named one of the best cities in the world to live in, it has an easy lifestyle and endlessly interesting and diverse culture. Surrounded by pristine forests and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is also the best connected city in Canada to the great outdoors of this gorgeous country, and of course the great ski slopes of Whistler.
Locals love getting outside and exploring their great city and its surrounds. Follow their lead and indulge in some skimboarding, boating or cycling. Thrillseekers shouldn’t miss a shaky walk across the breathtaking Capilano Suspension Bridge, which is situated 230 feet above the Capilano River. It’s terrifying, but if you can relax for a minute, there is a spectacular view of towering evergreen forest to admire across the gorge. Visitors of all ages appreciate Stanley Park, with its horse-drawn carriages, spectacular harbor views and historic Lions Gate Bridge. Though a young city, Vancouver has healthy arts scene. The world-renowned Vancouver Art Gallery is particularly interesting and displays the works of contemporary artists from Canada and around the world. And of course, for many, Vancouver is synonymous with skiing and snowboarding. Try your luck on Cyprus or Grouse Mountain just outside the city, or of course the famous peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb.