Five ways to spend two days before or after your cruise from Vancouver
The enchanting city of Vancouver is located on the west coast of Canada and takes her rightful place as the capital of British Columbia. She sits nestled amongst beautiful, snow-peaked mountains, brims with numerous luscious parks, and is touched by the deepest of oceans. For at least 14,000 years, the indigenous people of Canada have made this beautiful place their home. Today, they are still very much part of Vancouver and are part of what makes the city magical, along with the multiple ethnicities that have come and learned to thrive here. Vancouver is an enchantress.
It is doesn’t take long to fall in love with this unique place, so be careful or you’ll be like many others who came to explore and never left. The city has a flamboyant and vibrant nightlife and boasts of sometimes wet but beautifully lush weather. Vancouver is an amazing place to shop and eat; to experience a rich, multicultural mosaic; and be surrounded by the very best that nature has to offer.
For Culture Vultures
Vancouver offers many riches for those thirsting for a cultural experience. It is a city brimming with rich aboriginal heritage and that’s one of the reasons why Vancouver is such a truly unique city to explore. The First Nations people provide a variety of authentic, outdoor excursions and cultural adventures throughout the year.
You’ll also want to visit the UBC Museum of Anthropology which houses over 535,000 archaeological objects from around the world and over 7,000 artifacts from British Columbia’s First Nations people. Get close to the many ancient hunting tools, masks, and hand- carved figurines, as well as contemporary artwork and eye- catching totem poles. You might also take some time and visit Vancouver’s Science World, the Bill Reid Gallery, and the Spirit Wrestler Gallery.
The cultural fashionistas visiting Vancouver should explore Robson Street and Alberni Street. They’re always a hotbed of activity and your best bet to find something unique. You’ll find some of the best shops in all of Vancouver there, such as Zara, Tiffany’s, Hermes, and Gucci. They’re also a very short distance from the Pacific Centre Mall, which offers its own unique set of treasures.
FIVE WAYS TO SPEND TWO DAYS BEFORE OR AFTER YOUR CRUISE IN VANCOUVER