Vancouver is a coastal city located in the lower mainland of British Columbia western Canada. The large metropolis has numerous attractions in addition to picturesque landscapes that range from seafront to mountaintop. Grouse Mountain attracts visitors who venture to its peak by aerial tram, ski lift, hiking or biking. Guests witness amazing views while riding over forests, snowy peaks, the ocean and the city and the peak’s observatory contains a restaurant. Lumberjack demonstrations and competitions provide entertainment, as does a bird of prey demonstration.

Capilano suspension bridge is a unique destination comprised of a series of bridges totaling 450 feet in length and 230 feet over the Capilano River as they wind through the treetops. Various stations include points of interest like raptor’s rage and an opportunity for children to explore the rain forest. Restaurants, cafes and a gift shop are available.

The Vancouver Aquarium located in Stanley Park, has exhibits depicting marine life from the arctic to the Amazon. Beluga whales, dolphins and otters provide daily performances and delight audiences. Interactive locations allow young guests to get a closer glimpse of marine biology. A 4D theatre thrills visitors with shows that combine a 3D experience with the physical sensory dimension. Participation in special programs enables families to prepare food, take part in a training exercise and have a close encounter with the animal group of their choice.

Beaver Lake, Stanley Park
Stanley Park encompasses 1000 acres of mostly forested areas with over 120 miles of paths and 5.5 miles of the path is along the seawall. Visitors are invited to enjoy horse drawn carriage rides around the area. Numerous sculptures and landmarks are displayed. Pack a picnic lunch and experience a day at the park where walkers, hikers and bikers log daily miles.

Numerous museums have live interactive representations or artifact exhibits that showcase life during an earlier period or display planes, trains or cars. Museums of the arts, industries and sciences draw crowds of all ages daily.

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