Vancouver is located on the shores of a magnificent bay, surrounded by high green mountains. The city, which has been voted the best on the planet three times, is the fastest-growing city in Canada. Here, modern conveniences and proximity to nature are surprisingly combined, and the cultures of many peoples are intertwined.
Only in Vancouver can you sail and ski down the mountains in one day. An incredibly cozy and green city is famous for its parks, nature reserves, excellent beaches and museums, which numerous tourists have long chosen.
The city consists of 23 neighbourhoods, each of which has its own special atmosphere. The most interesting for tourists will be the following:
- Downtown is the business center of the city, which attracts many popular entertainment centers and respectable restaurants.
- West End - in the north of this area is the magnificent Stanley Park.
- Gastown is a part of the city that history buffs love. Here you can admire the architecture of the late Victorian style.
- Yaletown is an area with many beautiful parks, marinas, designer shops and boutiques.
- Chinatown - "little China" in Vancouver, which attracts tourists with a special flavor of Asia.
- Commercial Drive - the area is well-deservedly popular with lovers of ethnic cuisine and vegetarianism. There are restaurants and cafes offering national dishes of different nations and vegetarian food.
The map of Vancouver can confuse even the most sophisticated tourist. The city itself, Metro Vancouver, is considered one of the largest agglomerations in the country. Hence, its districts are, in fact, hotel cities, each of which has its own characteristics of life.
The area in the center of Vancouver, downtown, is inhabited mainly by young people with non-standard views on life and immigrants. Here you really feel like you are in the city, despite the proximity of the ocean and Stanley Park. But when asked in which area of Vancouver a tourist should stay, in most cases, they recommend The Waterfront Community or West Vancouver. There are excellent sandy beaches here. It is possible to take boat trips in the summer and in winter - to ski on comfortable and interesting ski slopes.
The areas of Vancouver where it is better to live include Burnaby, with its diverse nature and convenient infrastructure. As well as the cozy Port Moody, from where you can get to the main attractions of the city.
Fans of a prestigious holiday are recommended in such areas of Vancouver as Kitsilano and Point Grey. The population here lives richly, so many entertainments are nearby, such as tennis courts, beaches, cinemas, and swimming pools. If you're looking for a quiet countryside getaway, Vancouver's map in English will take you to Port Coquitlam, a half-hour drive from downtown.