Vancouver is a popular tourist destination on the west coast of Canada in the province of British Columbia. It is full of amazing food, art galleries, great shopping and home to many places for enjoying the outdoors. To help you plan your first trip, here are a few suggestions on what not to do in Vancouver.
Summertime in Vancouver is one of the best parts of the year to be outside and celebrate the warmth. There are many activities and festivals taking place and things to do like attending the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. The festival has been taking place each summer in Vancouver, British Columbia since 1986 when Expo 86 the World’s Fair took place in the city.
British Columbia is a large province in Canada and is literally one-tenth the size of the U.S. and because of its size of course there is plenty to do. The West Coast of the province has 15,981-miles (25,724kms) of coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the majority of the east coast is made up of mountains which are part of the Canadian Rockies. This province is the outdoor adventurers dream. If you plan on visiting give yourself at least a week to explore if not longer and don’t forget your hiking boots.
Summertime in the majority of Canada is the best time to visit, the weather is nice, the streets are alive with people, the produce is fresh and Canadians are all around happier and nicer in the summer. Vancouver is definitely at its best this time of year, there is less rain in the summer in Vancouver than almost every other city in the country, the temperature averages around 77°F (25°C) and there are so many activities for you to do and things to enjoy.
When visiting Vancouver in the summertime there are many beaches near by to enjoy, like English Bay Beach in Stanley Park, the popular Kitsilano Beach at Vanier Park and for the brave, the clothing optional Wreck Beach located in the Pacific Spirit Regional Park.
Vancouver is a city with a lot of things to do like shopping, fine dining, visiting museums, touring beautiful parks and so much more. It is also a city that has a lot of great options for day trips nearby. Here are some of the best.