7 Reasons to visit Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada, is our first stop on our 7 months world trip. After just a few days we already love this place. These are our 7 reasons why you must visit too:

Vancouver’s outdoorsy culture

There are loads of parks in Vancouver, streets are lined with trees and flower buckets hang from lamp posts on the main roads. You can have a picnic in the middle of the city surrounded by nature. For an awesome half day trip hire a bicycle and trek around Stanley Park via the famous Sea Wall.

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Vancouver is super clean

From the paperless “check-in” at the airport to the amazingly organised recycling system (which can get confusing) this city is almost entirely free of litter.

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Vancouver bins

Variety

Simply walk a few blocks and watch the scenery change from suburbia to the CBD and vice versa. You’ll find lots of funky stores in one street and hipster cafes in the next. You will see so many different, interesting and super friendly people as well. Lots of Hollywood movies are made here btw, our friend ran into Charlize Theron and her kids on a play date!

 

Mountain Views

Just have a look at this view from Coal Harbour;

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Coal Harbour Mountain Views

 

 

The Breweries

In Vancouver, locally brewed beers are delicious and plentiful – restaurants and bars offer flights (a sampling of several beers, usually 4) so you can try more than just one.

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Dave and Alan enjoying a flight of beers at Timber.

 

You can walk almost anywhere

It is easy to explore everything by foot – you can safely walk anywhere. The public transport network is well developed as well so you don’t really need to hire a car for further excursions either. Cannot walk anymore? Simply grab a short term hire bicycle (they are everywhere!) and go explore.

Vancouver knows how to make amazing food

 Coming from Australia we are used great food and wide variety. Vancouver offers so many amazing nice places that we dedicated another blog on where and what to eat. Check it out HERE.

Are you ready to explore this amazing city? Check out booking.com to find the best hotels in Vancouver!

 

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