Stanley Park, Vancouver’s largest urban park, offers unparalleled natural beauty. Designated as a Canadian National Historic Site, the park is one of Vancouver’s main tourist destinations, attracting approximately eight million visitors each year. You can explore 405 hectares of beaches, trails, family-friendly attractions, and scenic views of the water. The park offers a wide variety of unforgettable experiences for all ages and interests including the breathtaking Seawall, the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path.
Within Stanley Park also lies Canada’s largest aquarium. It is one of the most visited sites in Stanley Park and it is home to more than 70,000 creatures including sea otters, eels, dolphins, and much more. It is widely respected for its research along with its marine stewardship. The aquarium even allows visitors to participate in various exhibits to learn more about the region’s marine life. Additionally, there is an entertaining Behind-the-Scenes Encounters programme, which gives visitors the opportunity to see the animals from a different perspective. This programme will even allow you to feed, help train, and learn about the habitats and lifestyles of sea creatures at the aquarium.
Whistler Blackcomb is the largest ski resort in North America, featuring a Peak-to-Peak Gondola between Whistler and Blackcomb mounts at the top offering an amazing scenic view. The resort is easily accessible with shuttlebuses running from Downtown Vancouver to Whistler throughout the year. This resort was also the centerpiece of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games hosting all the alpine skiing events, many of which you can ski today. The park also hosts a variety of summer events including zip lining, bike parks, ATV and UTV tours, and wedge rafting designed to create memorable experiences. There are also many other free summer events such as competitions, community events, and much more.
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Be prepared to have an experience of a lifetime as you enter Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. This park provides a range of activities with breathtaking perspectives including the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Treetop Adventures, and the new Cliff-Walk Journey. The route follows a granite cliff face along the Capilano River with a series of narrow bridges, stairs, and platforms. If that is not your style, then try their most popular experience, the Treetop Adventure. It is the first venue of its kind in North America with seven suspended footbridges offering views 110 feet above the forest floor with breathtaking views of the coastal rainforest.
Want to learn more about science and how things work? Enter Science World at TELUS World of Science to explore interactive exhibits and displays. This not-for-profit museum featuring an overview of various exhibitions, parties and programmes, and special events. There is also a large OMNIMAX theatre with a screen that fills the entire dome of Science World, where you can watch featured movies. Also, be sure to check out the latest Exhibition of Science Behind Pixar which offers an inside look at what goes into making a Pixar film. Discover how science, technology, engineering, art, and math work together to create animated films.
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