Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city renowned for its beauty and all the urban amenities – fine dining, shopping, museums, galleries, music and theatre.
But Vancouver’s most popular activities and culture stem from the city’s love affair with the Pacific Ocean and nearby rivers and lakes. Spend a day on one of Vancouver’s beaches: swim, boat, sail, whale watch, windsurf, canoe and go kayaking. Then hit the nightclub scene, take a city tour and stroll through Stanley Park, the city’s urban wilderness. Their restaurants are known for their use of local ingredients and their pairings with British Columbia wine and craft beer. The year-round market on Granville Island is favoured by restaurant chefs, as well as local Vancouverites, for its huge selection of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, breads and seafood. When the sun goes down, head downtown to experience a taste of the city’s nightlife. Fine dining, casual cuisine, lounges and bars – Vancouver has it all.
For more information visit, tourismvancouver.com.
Originally published in Today’s Bride magazine, Spring/Summer 2016.