Are you planning a family trip? Why not consider visiting Vancouver in British Columbia? The bustling west-coast seaport has something to offer for every member of the family. As Canada's densest and most ethnically diverse cities, it come to no surprise that Vancouver has a lot going on. It's a sea port that's surrounded by picturesque mountains and it's thriving art scene is very much palpable with its notable architecture. Whether if dad is a thrill seeker and you're bringing grandma along Vancouver has something for every taste and personality. make sure download the Vancouver Travel Guide and Offline City Map to help you plan your trip!
1. Science World
A sparkling geodesic dome, towering metal dinosaur and Mondrian-like exterior invite you into a museum with intricate exhibits that will keep you preoccupied for hours. Located just minutes from downtown at Main Street, it ignites your mind with its interactive indoor and outdoor displays, inspirational feature exhibitions and jaw-dropping live science demonstrations. From environment, life sciences, physics, and even sustainability, Science World is a dream come to true for any science buff. They even hosts occasional After Dark adult evenings featuring special guests such as the animators from “Jurassic World”!
2. Stanley Park
Stanley Park was named the "Top Park in the World" by TripAdvisor and it come to no surprise. The park itself contains 27 kilometers of trails through rainforests, an almost century-old seawall, sandy beaches, First Nations totem poles, wildlife, the Vancouver aquarium, sports facilities and plenty of dining options. Walk the trails around Beaver Lake. Here you'll feel like you've been transported to another place, being surrounded by a 400-hectare rainforest, you'll never feel like you're right in the heart of downtown. Go for a walk around the lily pad covered lake and you’ll encounter wildlife such as raccoons, frogs, herons, and friendly squirrels.
3. Granville Island
Touted as a paradise for food lovers, this man-made island is a gem located only 10 minutes from Vancouver Downtown. It's main attraction is its public market. As a hub bustling with activity, it offers fresh produce, fruit, meat, fish and more. Enjoy homemade ice cream and pastries and explore more of island as it's also considered one of the city’s most important cultural districts with theaters, artisan workshops and craft studios.
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