Majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage in all four seasons make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It's no surprise Condé Nast Magazine named it the "Best City in the Americas."
Canada is known for its people's friendly nature, and Vancouver's citizens take great pride in their welcoming, clean, safe streets - day or night, all year round. Friendly with a laid-back vibe, Vancouver is home to a seemingly endless playground with activities and adventure for everyone. Visitors experience a modern, cosmopolitan city that blends culture and landscape.
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"You're gorgeous, baby, you're sophisticated, you live well...Vancouver is Manhattan with mountains. It's a liquid city, a tomorrow city, equal parts India, China, England, France and the Pacific Northwest. It's the cool North American sibling."
- The New York Times
Here's how to soak up the best of Vancouver this summer according to the Vancouver Convention Bureau:
Get a tan on Vancouver's urban beaches: Unique for a city of its size, Vancouver has ten ocean beaches, all boasting clear, clean water and white sand. Insider tip: For the consummate urban beach experience, head to English Bay, a stunning scallop of sand located right in the downtown core.
All aboard for an Alaskan cruise: Summer is cruise season in Vancouver. More than a dozen major lines embark here, offering cruises through Canada's stunning Inside Passage, packed with whales and marine life, and onto the Alaskan glaciers.
Explore the old growth forests of Stanley Park: Larger than Manhattan's Central Park, 1,000-acre Stanley Park is an easy stroll from downtown Vancouver. A network of biking and walking paths winds along ocean-side cliffs, past secluded beaches and deep into old growth forests.