Vancouver woos Indians
A multi-cultural city framed by mountains and sea, Vancouver, British Columbia is a beautifully-set city. It’s also a lot more than a pretty backdrop.
According to Praveen Syal, Managing Director, INDUS Travels, “People like a lot about Canada, but I think the wide open, clean spaces is something most people from India appreciate. They are also overwhelmed with the natural beauty Canada has to offer in its various lakes and mountains.”
Here’s top five recommendations by Indus Travels, DMC specialising in Canada:
1. Stanley Park: This 400 hectares of beaches, forests and gardens fills almost half the downtown core. To see it, rent a bike and cruise around the multi-path Seawall, stopping to visit the otters, dolphins and penguins at the Vancouver Aquarium on the way.
2. Granville Island: A former industrial site just south of downtown, Granville Island is a mix of galleries, studios and food purveyors. Grab a snack at the bustling public market, shop for handmade crafts, and watch artisans at work. To get there, hop on a foot passenger ferry from the north side of False Creek.
3. Gastown: The oldest part of the city is home to hip nightspots and trend-setting eateries. Join a walking tour to learn about Vancouver’s rough- and- tumble past or browse the boutiques lining the cobbled streets. Nearby Chinatown bustles with open markets and dimsum restaurants.
4. Yaletown: This trendy district of revitalised warehouses on the North shore of False Creek harbours chic design shops and some of Vancouver’s top restaurants. The sunny patios, built on former warehouse loading docks, are prime spots in this fashionable part of town.
5. North Vancouver: See the lofty Capilano Suspension Bridge or ride the Skyride aerial tram to the top of Grouse Mountain.
Indus Travels is also offering special packages to Vancouver, Victoria & Whistler area.