Things to Do in Vancouver, British Columbia

Posted by on October 4, 2012

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 After the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver became well known to the world for its beauty, charm and a lot of snow related activities. Even until now, the city is hailed as a top destination for those who love winter sports. Whether you are planning to visit the main town itself or nearby areas, there is truly something for every traveler from foodie, looking for adventure to those who just want to relax. Here are some top things that you can do in Vancouver.

Vancouver, Columbia

Vancouver, Columbia

Vancouver Sunset

Vancouver Sunset

Vancouver seaside

Vancouver seaside

Climb the mountains along the coast. For those who love mountain climbing and other related activities, Vancouver is the mother of Coast Mountains. This is where those who love adventure flock around from time to time. It is located few minutes away from the city. The Vancouver Island is where you can find a number of options for mountaineering activities. The range of difficulty ranges from beginner to expert levels of mountain climbing.

Vancouver Coast mountains

Vancouver Coast mountains

Another great thing to do in Vancouver is to eat fresh dishes. There are thousands of orchards in Vancouver which is due to year round garden weather. With Pacific Ocean as its neighbor, it is easy to see why food in this city is so amazing. Whether you want fine dining or casual eating, you will be delighted to find vegan dishes, fresh sea foods and other comfort meals. Before going to the city, be sure to have a list of restaurants to try.

Vancouver dinner

Vancouver dinner

Do you love shopping? Why not take it to the next level and visit the Punjabi Market. This is a very lively market that will open your eyes to Indian and Canadian culture. Strolling in the market will make you feel like you are in India. This is where you can find saris and spices sold by vendors. Punjabi market is also a place to look hard in order to find items like India stuffs, 24 karat gold and other nice souvenir pieces.

Vancouver Punjabi Mosaic

Vancouver Punjabi Mosaic

Vancouver Punjabi Market

Vancouver Punjabi Market

The wine scenery in the city is a quiet one but sometimes there are lesser known wineries that are the best places to see where you can do tasting. There are quite a number of wine tours that are available on the outskirts of the city where lush vineyards can be found. You can rent a bus if you are travelling by group or you can drive yourself. The wine yard signs are posted along the way.

Vancouver Winery

Vancouver Winery

Are you a hippie at heart? Then check out Kitsilano which is a well known place for hippies. There are quite a number of ethnic restaurants, bookstores and cafes in the area. This is also where you can find young professionals living a low lifestyle. If you want a laid back feel, then an afternoon stroll is a must.

Vancouver Kitsilano

Vancouver Kitsilano

 

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