Vancouver may be a sophisticated, metropolitan area, but the locals are friendly and laid-back and love the beaches and mountains as the city scene. At the foot of the dazzling Coast Mountains and surrounded by the glimmering waterways, Vancouver is one of the world’s most fortunately situated cities. You will be stuck by the natural beauty visible even from the downtown core. Did you know that Vancouver’s sandy beaches earned the city a spot among National Geographic magazine’s ‘Top 10 Beach Cities’?
The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria boasts many historic buildings and some of the best museums in Western Canada. The area is also home to some of the country’s most exhilarating scenery: there’s an ocean or mountain (or both!) vista around every corner, and the city’s flower gardens are famous the world over. Whether your taste runs to golfing, hiking, biking and fishing, or you’re more the shopping, dining and theatre type, Victoria has you covered. And bring the kids – the city was included in the Top 10 Family Vacations in Canada in TripAdvisor’s 2011 Travellers’ Choice awards.
Finish your multi centre holiday with three nights in the cultural city of Seattle. The city has a mix of urban cool feeling along with cultural and historical charm. Seattle is known as a world centre for coffee roasting so be sure to take some time to sample some as you enjoy the relaxed laid back vibe of the city or catch some of the city’s famous music scene. The Seattle skyline is one of the most iconic in the USA. While there are many great looking buildings in the Seattle skyline, the centrepiece is without a doubt the iconic Space Needle. Make sure to pay a visit to the observation deck to get the best views of the city!
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Vancouver - Considered one of the greatest urban parks in the world, Stanley Park offers hikers of all levels a variety of walks. The paved seawall has separate lands for walking and biking allowing a leisurely sightseeing stroll along the park’s coastline.