The Vancouver waterfront is one of the most beautiful and peaceful to stroll. The city of Vancouver itself has not only had enough worldwide recognition to host the 1986 World Exposition but also the 2010 Winter Olympics! It has also received the coveted "Number One Most Liveable City in the World" award on a number of occasions! Enjoy a fantastic, romantic waterfront vacation in this stunning city.
Its waterfront location and coastal mountains enhance this vibrant and fun city. The best months to visit Vancouver are from the month of June to the end of September. If you love to ski, head to the world renowned Whistler Village from November to early February.
Stanley Park is one of the largest urban parks in North America with a dedicated area of just over 1000 acres (notably it is 15% larger than the world renowned Central Park in New York City). What makes this park so unique is that it is surrounded by water, marinas and a fantastic promenade appropriately called The Seawall.
Another great feature of this city is its beautiful and popular beaches ! Vancouver beaches are fairly safe for swimming and during the summer months they have lifeguards on duty. If you are a Polar bear enthusiast you may want to join the crowd on January 1st for the annual polar bear swim! You go first! Watch this video of the 2010 polar bear swim!
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Being sheltered by Vancouver Island, the Vancouver waterfront offers calm waters making it ideal for smaller yachts. With cruise ship facilities and marinas, it is an ideal location for yacht enthusiasts! A nice evening is taking a dinner cruise around this beautiful city in the evening.
If you think you might want to rent a small power boat may we suggest
Granville Island Boat Rental .
The prestigious area of West Vancouver has some of the most sought after waterfront realty in all of North America.
Do you want to see Vancouver as never before?
This is a must see aerial interactive panoramic view of Vancouver!
Do you have time for a couple of videos of this beautiful waterfront destination?
Video # 1: Vancouver, Voted one of the best cities in the world.
Video # 2: Beautiful, time lapse video!
The Vancouver waterfront offers great waterfront hotels for you to choose from. There is nothing more romantic and refreshing than waterfront views. Enjoy the view from these fantastic hotels in this great city! The Fairmont Waterfront as well as the Fairmont Pacific Rim offer great packages and are perfectly located near Stanley Park as well as the main cruise ship terminal if you are heading out on an Alaska cruise!
The Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler is one of the most scenic waterfront highways in Canada and winds along the shores of Horseshoe Bay. Whistler itself, although not known as a waterfront destination, offers a few lakes that are very refreshing on hot summer days!
Whistler village is one of the best ski resorts in the world. Whistler is extremely popular as a summer resort for non skiing tourists and mountain bikers! Watch out for the bears and wear your protective gear!
You will find great hotels, fantastic vacation rentals, restaurants and so many things to do in Whistler Village whether it is summer or winter.