A city of superlatives
Vancouver consistently figures among the top cities in worldwide rankings for liveability and quality of life. The combination of urban life by the sea and proximity to mountains greatly contributes to this.
The city centre of Vancouver can easily be explored on foot. A good starting point for this is Gastown. Fun in and by the water can be had at English Bay Beach or Kitsilano Beach. Hence Vancouver is very famous for its huge parks, the Lynn Canyon Park and the Stanley Park, where locals come to relax and do sports. Considered one of the world’s most spectacular footbridges, the Capilano Suspension Bridge is another landmark not to be missed. This excursion is best combined with hiking on top of Grouse Mountain, the “Peak of Vancouver”. By the way, a holiday in British Columbia can be wonderfully combined with a trip to Banff or Jasper National Park, with the option of flying out of Calgary, Alberta.