Top Ten Places To Visit In Vancouver During the 2010 Olympic Games
As you may already know, the Winter Olympic Games will be held in Vancouver, BC, during February 2010. Vancouver/Whistler will be host to the Olympic and Paralympics games, and will be ready to showcase its entertaining attractions. For all the visitors planning to attend these games, here are some of Vancouver’s most popular places to visit that you won’t want to miss:
Stanley Park is of British Columbia’s most beautiful attractions. The largest city park in Canada, it is surrounded in great, tall pines, and looks across to the breathtaking view of Downtown, Vancouver. It is also home to a display of the Aboriginal culture, with proudly standing sculptures and totem poles. Anyone visiting Vancouver should definitely take some time to visit this national treasure.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
The Capilano Suspension Bridge is another remarkable experience offered by British Columbia. Located in North Vancouver, it’s just a drive away from Downtown. Approximately 450 feet long, and 230 feet high, it’s view of BC’s natural wonders will leave you speechless.
The Vancouver Aquarium
The Vancouver Aquarium, found in Stanley Park itself, is Canada’s largest aquarium. It dedicates its efforts to conserve marine life and displays a fantastic range of diverse aquatic species. Both children, and adults are guaranteed a great time when visiting this fantastic destination.
Metrotown is famously known as the largest mall in British Columbia and one of the best in all of Canada! It holds over 450 well known, and high-end stores, a variety of international cuisine options, and frequently is host to entertaining attractions. Because of its tremendous size, you will definitely need more than just one day to visit the whole mall!
Granville Island is a display of Vancouver’s modern lifestyle. It holds the city’s best market, as well as many different restaurants and stores. It is the art-center of the city, with an immense amount of artists’ works and displays. Also, Champagne Cruises are offered to coast around the perimeter of Stanley Park and other regions of Vancouver. The best way to reach Granville Island, is by the small aquabuses(small boats), from Downtown, for an inexpensive fee. Aside from the 2010 Olympic Games, this one of Vancouver’s greatest must sees!
Canada Place is by far one of Vancouver’s most famous landmarks. It is a combination of hotel, convention center, and cruise ship terminal. With its astounding architecture, it is the city’s most distinguishing sights, and is sure to be a hot spot for tourists in the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Science World, another of this city’s most well known architectural designs, is an exciting destination of scientific delights. Entertaining for both children and adults, this organization has found a new and interesting way to make science fun for all generations. It regularly exhibits educational movies on its enormous Omnimax theatre screen.
Robson Street is the heart of Downtown, Vancouver. It stretches up to three blocks, and is known as the best shopping streets. Stacked with glamorous boutiques and trendy restaurants, it is loved by both tourists, and locals. Robson Street is another place you must visit during your stay in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games.
Gastown is one of Vancouver’s best preserved historical areas. With its cobblestone streets, it has a natural authentic charm and is like a step back in time. Aside from its visual appeal, it has a nice selection Canadian, and Aboriginal souvenir shops.
Vancouver Nightlife, for the fun loving crowd, is a sure promise to keep you entertained. Vancouver has a wide selection of lounges and nightclubs of all types of styles. When you come visit the city the Olympic Games in 2010, be sure not to miss out on well known clubs such as Cecil, Mirage, Crush, Twisted among many more.