Why Vancouver Kicks Ass

by Marielle Bingham Subscribe to Marielle Bingham's posts Posted Jul 27th 2011 10:00 AM


Sitting between three bodies of water and the Coastal Mountain Range, Vancouver benefits from gorgeous scenery. Mountains are well and good, but visitors would do well not to be distracted from the city's happening cultural scene.

Fast-paced Vancouver is buzzing with young artists, creative musicians, and all-around eccentric thinkers that create a unique twist on the typical "modern city." While wandering the city's bustling streets, pedestrian's pass stylish vintage stores, trendy little restaurants, and probably a few lively street performers.

Vancouver has found a way to maintain its status as Canada's frontier town: pushing boundaries. Visitors would be well-advised to join the maddeningly hip crowd.

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August 31 2011 at 6:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

We went to Vancouver in May, as our Alaska Cruise was leaving from Vancouver. I wanted to see a little of the city prior to our cruise. We really loved going to the University of British Columbia, which is about 30 minutes from downtown via public bus. There is a Museum of Anthropology within the University, which is mainly about the First Nations(we call them Indians in the US). Once you have paid your admission, there is a free guided walk of the Museum. It is lead by an incredible gentleman. I thought maybe he was a Professor at the University, but he was an unpaid volunteer. We knew there were many other sites to see in Vancouver, but time did not allow. We are still glad that we spent some time in this city. It is similar to many US cities, yet there were discernible differences. We used Rapid Transit from the airport to our hotel, which was near the Cruise Terminal & reasonably priced.
I recommend to all spending a little time in Vancouver before or after a Cruise.

August 10 2011 at 2:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply