Vancouver Marathon & Half Marathon
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sunday, May 4, 2014

Vancouver Attractions

There are many attractions and things to do in Vancouver, BC, Canada. With several parks to choose from, there is also an aquarium. Vancouver offers everything from hiking and golfing to water sports and whale watching. Whether you want to spend money or look for free things to do, Vancouver is sure to keep you entertained.

If hiking is your thing, then you will enjoy Lighthouse Park with its Douglas Firs. You might like a walk along the beach, or a stroll through the woods at Stanley Park. The park is spread over 1,001 acres, so you have plenty of room to roam. Capilano Canyon offers mountain views, and hosts the Cleveland Dam. Whether you are hoping for a rigorous workout or a leisurely stroll, you are sure to enjoy the scenery along the way.

With more than 70,000 marine wildlife animals, the Vancouver Aquarium is considered the largest in Canada. Located in Stanley Park, the aquarium hosts many interesting exhibits, such as the Amazon Rain Forest room and Penguin Point. Visitors are also able to interact with the animals through the Encounters program, where you can pet, feed and help train the animals. There is also a 4-D IMAX theatre.

For the golfing enthusiast, there are 3 private courses at area resorts, such as Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler and The Westin Bear mountain Golf Resort & Spa; any of these would offer the perfect weekend getaway. For a quick game, you might be more inclined to tee off at any one of the 5 public courses located in and around Vancouver.

There are a variety of water sports offered in the areas as well. You can choose from sea kayaking, swimming, jet skiing, white water rafting or scuba diving. A couple of spots near Horseshoe Bay, Deep Cove and Whytecliff Park, are world renowned for cold water diving. This area offers stunning views both in and out of the water.

Vancouver is also widely known for its whale-watching. As a variety of whales migrate on a path through Vancouver, you are likely to see such beautiful creatures as the grey, Killer or Humpback whales swimming in the Gulf, in Strait of Georgia or around San Juan islands. There are a plethora of tours to choose from, including those for a just few hours to a those day-long excursions. The whale-watching season usually lasts from March through October.

Vancouver has something to offer everyone. You can people watch in the neighborhoods or local parks, take a whale watching tour, hike or bike through the many parks or golf in a variety of local courses. You are sure to find what you are looking for in Vancouver, BC, Canada. We hope to see you here soon.