Vancouver is one of the more popular tourist destinations in Canada. Thus hustling and bustling metropolis is home to some of the tallest and most modern structures along that will awe many tourists; however, it is not only these that makes this place a tourist’s haven because there plenty more to see in the City of Glass.
Vancouver is not referred to as the City of Glass for no reason, and when it comes to city structures and buildings, one that you shouldn’t miss is the Vancouver Lookout. This viewing deck located more than 150 metres high provides visitors one of the best views of the metropolis and its skylines, along with the North Shore Mountains and even Vancouver Island if the weather is clear. Aside from viewing the city, there are other things that can be enjoyed in Vancouver Lookout, like a guided tour of the place which provides you with various fun facts about the city.
Another amazing structure which reflects that city’s nickname is the Science World. The sphere shaped building of metal and glass is where you’ll find some of the most engaging interactive displays and exhibits about science and technology. There are even live demonstrations about different experiments which are sure to blow your mind away.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden
If you think that Vancouver is all about towering buildings and modern skyscrapers, think again. Nestled in the metropolitan is a relaxing and wonderful zen 15th century Chinese garden – the Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden. Here you’ll find a classic Chinese residence with a beautiful and charming garden with soothing landscapes, pavilions and ponds. This is a great place to learn about the Chinese culture and its mysterious yin and yang principles and more.
15 minutes away from the downtown area is one of Vancouver’s best outdoor spots – the Grouse Mountain. This wild outdoor paradise is where more than one million tourists and locals go to every year. Do take a ride in the Grouse Mountain Skyride, a one-mile journey in the sky where you’ll get to see a spectacular view of the city, the sea and the nearby mountains.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
If you’re not afraid of heights, then be sure to pay the Capilano Suspension Bridge. The bridge, which is said to have been there since the late 1800s, is suspended over 200 feet in the air, and stretches for more than 400 feet is truly an exciting walking adventure. In addition, you can do the Cliffwalk adventure where you make your way through a granite precipice by waking yet again another set of cantilevered bridges and stairs. There are even glass platforms where you can take a dizzying look at the lush rainforest below. Want more bridges? Then take on the Treetop adventure and walk through suspension bridges anchored to old-growth trees.
So if you’re looking for a place where modernization and nature merge in peaceful harmony, then head on to Vancouver. Surely, you’re bound to find something in this place to suit your fancy – and whatever your trip may be.
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