Vancouver attractions

Vancouver attractions Canada's fastest growing metropolis. A wonderful city with exotic cultures, cosmopolitan theaters and restaurants, surrounded by fantastic wildlife and awe-inspiring beauty.

The first European traveler to visit this area was Captain George Vancouver, who described in his diary the deep-cut harbor with "innumerable beautiful sights". Prior to its mooring, the site was used during the summer as an outpost by the tribes living along Burrard Sound - the Musqueam of the North Fork of the Fraser River, and the Squamish of the Squamish and Chequemus valleys.

The settlement of Europeans began in 1862 with the discovery of coal in Coal Harbour, which was not accidentally named as such. In the 80s of the 19th century, the area was already developing rapidly. But Vancouver's true pioneer was Jack Dayton the Idle, who became the first saloonkeeper (opened in 1867) in the area now known as Gastown. Located by the harbor, Gastown is a picturesque area of Victorian-style buildings with secluded corners, antique shops, boutiques and art galleries under the roofs of old buildings.

Vancouver attractions are a wonderful city full of contrasts. Gateway to the Pacific Ocean, it is a crossroads of different cultures, with a dynamic rhythm of life, cosmopolitan restaurants and boutiques and unique opportunities for tourists to go skiing and boating in the same day. An interesting fact is that Vancouver ranks third in terms of film production in North America. Only Hollywood and New York surpass it in this statistic. Bookmark and Share

What can be seen in the Guggenheim Museum

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The sound of the unique steam clock, resembling the tolling of the Westminster bells, echoes through the quiet courtyards and streets every fifteen minutes.

At the entrance to Gastown, you can admire a wonderful panorama as long as you climb the Lookout Tower - a 33-story observation tower that rises next to the Harbor Center. Everywhere you turn, you will find truly awe-inspiring sights. The central part of the city is occupied by the 1,000-acre Stanley Park. It is one of the largest urban parks in North America. With its wooded trails, secluded lakes, vast landscaped gardens and Canada largest aquarium, it is a premier Vancouver attractions.

Winding around the park, the road offers enchanting views of the skyline, the lights of the harbor and the pristine shores, as well as the picturesque North Shore Mountains rising majestically in the distance. Another monument of the city's cultural heritage is its Chinatown - the second largest in North America, after that of San Francisco. Here, life does not stop boiling 24 hours a day. The neighborhood is full of phone booths with red roofs like pagodas, and the exotic aromas of spices, while traditional herbal medicines and exotic food are stacked dangerously high and bent by the weight of the abundant goods on shelves. In contrast to this noisy urban area, is the quiet and peaceful park named after Dr. Sun Yat-sen. It is arranged as a classical Chinese garden from the time of the Ming Dynasty and the only example of this art that can be seen outside of China itself.

Other Vancouver landmarks include Punjabi Market, Little Italy, Greektown, Japantown, and several Korean neighborhoods, all of which have bilingual street signs. Granville Island is also a must-see at any cost. It is a center of theaters, studios, galleries, restaurants. There is also the famous public market with a wide variety of goods.

This once industrial area of the country is now a place for outdoor entertainment and a raucous nightlife. From trendy Robson Street to the time-honored Hastings Street, Vancouver is an adventure seeker's paradise. It is a tourist attraction, which you must visit.

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