Contiki Tour to Vancouver

By Carlo Cretaro, September 14, 2011

Vancouver, British Columbia, is Canada’s largest western city and the third largest city in the country. Lying between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver provides an awesome combination of both outdoors and city activities for its visitors.

Residents of Vancouver divide the city into three sections: downtown, the Eastside and the Westside. These areas have distinct districts and communities.

Vancouver holidays give you the options of outdoor or city activities inclusive in the price of the Contiki Tour.

Visitors will find the distinctive landmarks such as Canada Place, the Marine building with its Art Deco design in the downtown. Visit the Vancouver Aquarium and Stanley Park in the West End. Gas town, preserves the restored history of Vancouver. Shop the markets at Granville Island south of downtown. Study the people of this area by visiting the Museum of Anthropology or the Vancouver Art Gallery. The city is home to multiple gardens with Stanley Park being the most well known. It is at the end of the peninsula and has cycling and walking paths beaches and totem poles. Alternatively, try the Nitobe Memorial Garden or the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden in downtown Chinatown.

To view the Vancouver’s skyline and the mountains, visit Harbour Centre, Stanley Park, Jericho Beaches and Spanish Banks.

Select city activities or outdoor venture. Outdoors try hiking or skiing at Grouse Mountain or walk across the Capuano Suspension Bridge. Bike riding and roller blading are poplar. In the city, visit Gas town, Stanley Park, the IMAX theatre, or Science world.