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5 Best Places To Visit In Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver is a significant city in Canada. Vancouver has been consistently recognised as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life. However, Vancouver is considered the most expensive city to live in Canada. In this article,
Dr Kausthub Desikachar shares his views on the 5 best places to visit in Vancouver, Canada and few facts about Vancouver.

Living in or just visiting Vancouver is a fabulous experience. Life in Vancouver is remarkable because of its environment, enclosed by the sea and the mountains. The city’s coastline contributes some breath-taking landscapes, great beaches. At the same time, the mountains offer hiking trails and snow sports, making it an exemplary foundation for a year-round journey.

A Few Facts About Vancouver

  1. Vancouver is sumptuous; whether the sun is beaming or the city is filled with snow, it’s absolutely a scene to observe. 
  2. Vancouver has made recurring listings of “Most Beautiful Cities in the World,” including Forbes’ and Buzzfeed because of its capped cliffs and deep blue sea.
  3. Vancouver is warm and one of the driest cities in Canada during the months of summertime (April- October).
  4.  In contrast, most days during November to March are rainy and snowy on the nearby mountains allowing for snow sports.
  5. People in Vancouver have a healthy lifestyle, and there’s a fascination for eating healthy and staying fit.
  6. The percentage of people who smoke in Vancouver is way too less.
  7. Nightlife in Vancouver is notably quiet. The city has very stern licensing to abide by the health & safety laws. 

5 Best Places To Visit In Vancouver

1.Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Canada and is the most popular tourist attraction year-round. You’re sure to be in awe to watch the sea otters eat and play, the jellyfish float, the penguin walks, sharks and, over 70,000 exotic sea creatures, 30 unique exhibits ranging from the Tropics to the Arctic. The Vancouver Aquarium’s tickets aren’t cheap. However, it’s truly worth it if you would like to explore underwater marine life.

 2.Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver art gallery is located in the city’s downtown. It is home to over 10,000 artworks varying from Canadian and British paintings to the photographic works of world-famous artists.

3.Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park is a 130-acre horticulture jewel, attracting more than 6 million tourists a year. This place is most often used for wedding photoshoots for its beautiful backgrounds. At 125 m above sea level, it’s the highest point in Vancouver. It offers picturesque panoramas of the park, the Vancouver city, and mountains on the North Shore.

You could also explore the other attractions inside the park, including pitch-and-putt golf, tennis, disc golf, and have some excellent food at the restaurant.

4.The Grouse Mountain

The Grouse mountain is a place one cannot miss while touring in Vancouver. Grouse Mountain is a wintertime wonderland allowing outdoor skating, skiing, and snowboarding. Apart from the adventure sports, Grouse Mountain offers a fantastic panorama, especially in the evenings when the city lights are on.

5.Science World

Science world is a science centre in Vancouver, making science-learning opportunities open to people with some permanent science displays and some hands-on interactive exhibitions, live science shows and a giant screen omnimax theatre. 

Other Interesting Places To Visit In Vancouver, Canada

  • Granville Island market
  • Stanley park
  • Gastown
  • Capilano suspension bridge
  • Whale watching at Salish sea

Dr Kausthub Desikachar suggests checking for information regarding the                Covid- 19 pandemic before making your tourism plans. 

Conclusion

Dr Kausthub Desikachar says Vancouver should clearly be on your “must visit” list if you love outdoor recreation and adventurous experiences. 

Kausthub wishes his readers a happy and safe journey!

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Dr Kausthub Desikachar

Dr Kausthub Desikachar

Dr. Kausthub Desikachar is the successor and current lineage holder of the classical Viniyoga tradition of T Krishnamacharya & TKV Desikachar. He is an acclaimed yoga teacher, yoga therapist, healer and spiritual adviser. He is also an avid photographer, inspirational writer and poet.

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