Places to visit in Vancouver

When you travel to Vancouver, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Vancouver, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Vancouver to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Vancouver things to do can include exploring Vancouver attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Before the arrival of the Europeans the First Nation tribes occupied Vancouver and the nine totem poles in the Stanley Park visually represents those days. To prevent weathering the original ones are kept in the museum Robert Yelton, the Squamish Nation artist engraved the newest of them in 2009.

The loggers had come to Vancouver before the Europeans, and this arch in Stanley Park is made with the help of a trunk of an old tree. The original arch stood from 1912 -1947 and was replaced in 1952. The children have fun climbing up and down the arch.

To commemorate the death of the Canadian soldiers in World War I, the Victory Square Cenotaph was built in Victory Square. It is a three sided obelisk with each side facing the three streets: Hastings, Pender and Hamilton. Made out of local gray granite, the monument is 30 feet high and Cenotaph in English means old tomb.

Installed in 1984 to be like the triumphant arches of Rome, the monument’s goal was to raise money for cancer awareness with a Marathon run from New Foundland to British Columbia. The run was never completed but the memorial still stands at the entrance of the BC Palace Stadium.

One of the finest examples of neo-Gothic architectures, this Cathedral was built in 1900 featuring huge stained glass windows, domed ceiling, clerestory windows and eight balls hanging from the east tower.

The oldest Anglican church of Vancouver open was built in 1895 and is preserved as a heritage building.

Designed by Arthur Erickson, this is an award-winning Sikh temple. The temple is a fusion of western and eastern architecture.

It’s a classy place with refined cooking but a bistro atmosphere. The chicken salad, the papery cauliflower and the light shrimp crackers are some instant hits here.

The place boasts of consistency after once been declared as the prized Restaurant Kitchen in the 2009 Hell’s Kitchen competition. The chef highlights the local cuisine here.

The multicultural diversity of Vancouver offers a variety of restaurants with multiple specialities. The salmon and the shellfish, the spiny spider crab, dishes cooked out of reindeer meat and local fruits are hot favourites.

Downtown Vancouver is the place for the city’s best live music places ranging from the indie birds to the local symphony Vogue Theatre is a sit down venue hosting recent performers.

Celebrities have been there since the 1980s and the crowd is a mix of gay and straight youngsters keeping up with electro, dance and house.Bar none calls itself as a New York style pub and is a favourite destination for stag parties.

The pubs and the bars are all lined up in the Granville Street. The Morrissey has a beer-friendly atmosphere and is non-glitzy. Lennox Pub is for a quick drink and The Bottleneck offers good wine.

The Vancouver Flea Market is on the Terminal Avenue and is an instant hit with mainly the women. The Antique Show happens a few times in a year, it’s a place to get old DVDs and modern purses in a cheaper version.

Brands from Hugo Boss to Gap to Sunglass Hut and Siba Jewellers, a coffee shop, it is a place to indulge and enjoy.

The centre boasts of shops like the Plaza Escade and the Leone Boutique. The L’ Express Caffe for caffe latte is a compulsion.

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