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Vancouver a City where people are encouraged to Walk


As Canada’s third largest city, beautiful Vancouver is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by water on three sides. According to most surveys carried out, Vancouver is one of the best cities for quality of life not to mention one of the safest in North America. Its climate is mild with average temperatures although it does get plenty of rain right throughout the year. But what really makes Vancouver unique is its stunning landscape that literally takes your breath away.

Although the city has an excellent transport system, people are encouraged to walk with many tree lined streets built for this purpose. Cycling is also a popular mode of transport in the city with many bikeways to help people get around. Visitors to Vancouver are recommended to take a look around Gastown which is the historical part of the city consisting of many cobbled streets, art galleries and heritage museums to make it a charming place for anyone to walk around while absorbing its ambience.

Another novel method of travel in Vancouver is to take a water taxi that will take you to the Granville Island Market which is located under the Granville Bridge.   This vibrant market place will have you shopping not only for exotic food items but also for artifacts and souvenirs while many shopping centers and theatres will provide you with a glimpse of another side of Vancouver.  Among other places of interest is   Stanley Park located downtown  which is a one thousand acre forest area, a fantastic place to chill our with friends and family during the evening. This vast acreage has many walkways, a golf course and a miniature railway while balmy evening will have visitors being entertained by live theatre.

A great place for souvenir shopping is Chinatown which is one of North America’s largest residential and commercial districts.  The many galleries, antique shops, and restaurants will provide an experience you are not likely to forget in a hurry. A ten minute walk from downtown Vancouver will bring you across the Capilano suspension Bridge and park.  Swaying dizzily, 230 feet above the Capilano River and spanning 450 feet, it’s a popular tourist attraction and is adjacent to Totem Park that runs through the West coast rain forest.

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