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A vibrant seaport city perched on the Canada’s west coast, in British Columbia, Vancouver is a haven for the arts and the lush green spaces present the opportunity for numerous outdoor pursuits. Let easyCar, the online car rental specialist, handle your car rental in Vancouver, and take advantage of everything it has to offer.
Things to do:
Get acquainted with Vancouver at the Vancouver Lookout. Tourists are catapulted 168 metres in a mere 40 seconds by glass elevators to the Observation Deck. For better views of Vancouver, you would need to grow wings! Alternatively, for a cultural excursion, check out Vancouver Art Gallery, which showcases the best of local talent.
As opposed to being designed by a landscape architect, the thousand acre Stanley Park is a development on a natural forest area left to its own devices. The park’s seawall is popular with walkers, cyclists, skaters and even fishing (prepare to apply for a licence). Other attractions include Third Beach, a mountable miniature railway and Vancouver Aquarium, which plays host to over 300 species of fish, 30,000 invertebrates, almost 60 species of amphibian and 60 mammals and birds, including dolphins, whales and sea otters.
Commercial Drive, locally “The Drive”, houses a significant number of shops, restaurants and cultural centres. Saunter the streets and gain an introduction into Vancouver’s diversity. Local businesses exhibit plenty of Italian, Caribbean, Pan-Asian, El Salvadorian and Mexican influence thanks to immigrant communities that settled here over the course of the 20th Century - you’ll definitely be spoiled for choice of cuisines to try! Chinatown, just nearby, is a symphony of bustling markets and restaurants. Stroll Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, the first traditional garden of its kind in North America, and the Night Market, selling are definite must-sees.
Exploring the area:
By renting a car with easyCar, Vancouver’s natural surroundings are all the more the accessible. Stop over in British Columbia’s capital, Victoria, on the south of Vancouver Island. It may shock you to learn that it’s a different place to Vancouver City, but don’t worry, it’s only 3 hours away by car and ferry. For the seafarers, Victoria is Canada’s premier whale-watching spot and the winter fishing for salmon and halibut is pretty good. Take a tour of the ornate Empress Hotel, or the Parliamentary Buildings for some examples of spectacular architecture. Another option, take a scenic drive on Dallas Road, which takes you around the island’s southern spike.
Top-tier ski-resort in winter, and high-octane mountain bike course in summer, Whistler offers visitors a bundle of opportunities. Ice-fishing, dog-sledding and golfing are just a few of the available activities. The quaint town is a pleasurable hour and a half’s drive north of Vancouver on the famed Highway 99, or Sky to Sea Highway; the views of the Burrard Inlet and the surrounding mountains you get to witness really are a spectacle.