Vancouver Complete Travel Guide

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Vancouver is a great place to enjoy your vacation, a complete guide to your visit, the best time to go to Vancouver and different destinations that you have to consider and why!

Best time to visit Vancouver

Visiting Vancouver in summer is always great as the weather in summer is at its best while in winter is rainy. Try to plan for your trip to Vancouver between October and June. Many travel experts prefer to spend time in Vancouver during April and May to avoid the summer crowds and the high hotels pricing of summertime. You might face shorter wait times while crossing the borders of U.S and Canada. It’s always wiser to buy tickets in advance and book hotels before your reservations time to get them at reasonable prices.

Places to visit in Vancouver

It’s the favorite destination for tourists who love mountains, forest and beaches from all the world. In the same time, there are many neighborhoods in Vancouver that many people didn’t hear about and they totally worth the visit. This is a full guide showing insider information of places you should include in your trip plan. Everything from hippie hangouts to restaurants and beaches.
Here are the most remarkable places you must pay a visit for them:

Yaletown

It’s located nearby the downtown of Vancouver. It’s the best place to visit chi-chi boutiques to buy fashionable threads. A lot of markets and malls to visit. Yaletown is also considered the origin of upmarket fitness studios like soul cycle. You have to try seafood restaurants in Yaletown which serve them best. You can try Minami restaurant or Bluewater Café to add more joy to your trip.
Yaletown is a great neighborhood to try new food dishes and taste the best plates in the world, all located on two block radius of Canada’s line, this place will change your trip atmosphere completely.

West End

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Many tourists call it “the best end” as it has many places to visit such as English Bay and the famous Stanley Park. If you are lucky you can attend the annual pride celebrations which happen in the central hub of the west end and last for the whole weekend of August month.
In the summer, many visitors come to watch the amazing light celebration which is held in English Bay. They do competitions of free international fireworks which lighten up the sky every year. If you want to enjoy some time on the beach at the west end, you have to come early as the beach become crowded as the day passes on.

Coal Harbour

It’s a great place that you can’t visit Vancouver without passing by. It’s called the glinting condos of the city. You can’t miss visiting its famous destinations such as the Canada place and the national Stanley park. Many people who have a taste in food like to visit Coal Harbour new restaurants. You can try Chef Hawksworth’s Nightingale that you would certainly love. Harbour Green Park is very beautiful and calming alongside the seawall. You can also explore the area by making a boat tour around the Burrard Inlet. Another adventurous thing you can do is spotting the wildlife there which is really fascinating.

Gastown

One of the most visited places in Vancouver that has many attractions to pass by such as the steam clock, restaurants, and shops. The steam clock was built in the 1970s but when you see it you will feel like it’s built earlier. The best time to go to Gastown is at afternoon or later to enjoy the life here and calmness of the weather.
Nearby Gastown you can visit Chinatown and also Classical Chinese famous Garden. Many people come to Vancouver just to see the hop-on-hop-off trolleying which looks funny and exciting. You can also stroll throw downtown eastside which is a very nice and quiet region to visit.

Mount Pleasant

This place is very near to the downtown of Vancouver that you can go there walking. It’s the best place for low-budget plans if you want to find cheap restaurants, vintage shops and find craft beer. The main street in the Mount Pleasant is very living and is considered a boundary between Vancouver and east Vancouver. Many visitors love this area and make it their favorite one. It’s very cool whether you’re planning to visit Vancouver with friends or with whom you love.

Kitsilano

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This place is full at the summer with volleyball players from everywhere. Also for people who enjoy suntan, swimming, and worshippers. It’s also very close to the Main Park and Granville Island. You can go to the beach with your friends and have an amazing time there. If you like shopping, you have to go to West 4th or Broadway where you can find many Yoga brands there and many styles to choose from. Kits at first were places for hippy hangout but now they are full with yummy mummy crowds. It’s the best place for people who are social, want to make new friends or do outdoor activities. You will feel as if everything is there and you can do whatever you want there.

Commercial Drive

Another great place in Vancouver that you have to visit. It’s called “little Italy” thanks to its charm and warmth. Also, it keeps its Italian presence until now. In addition to its eclectic restaurants serving food of all kinds and from all places in the world. You will feel the modern life and mixed cultures in every inch in Drive. You can’t miss shopping in main malls, going to poetry cafes to have your best moments there and attending live music venues which are held along the Drive. It’s a very living place and the nightlife is really fascinating. It’s also now far from the downtown and transportation is available 24/7. The atmosphere is nice and will change your mood completely. Don’t forget to add the Commercial drive to your trip if you want to add more joy and happiness to your trip time.  


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