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Vancouver, January 24, 2015, Saturday/ 17:00:00/ SAİM ORHAN | VANCOUVER |
Things to do in Vancouver
Vancouver is Canada’s third-largest city, not to mention its most expensive. In fact, Vancouver is categorized as being North America’s most expensive city. Rental prices in particular are very high here. There are around 4,000 Turks here.
Gastown is Vancouver’s oldest district, and a very touristy one. It has stone-paved streets, restaurants, shops and thousands of tourists who stream through daily. Gastown is where Vancouver’s roots lie; the steam-powered clock here is said to be the world’s oldest.
Compared to many Canadian cities, Vancouver has a very good climate; it doesn’t get that much snow, though it does get lots of rain, especially during wintertime. In fact, Vancouver gets so much rain the city’s nickname is the “wet city.” Some even call it “Raincouver.”
Weather in Vancouver – Canada
Still, compared to the freezing temperatures some of Canada experiences, Vancouver’s weather is much milder, with its intense rains mostly limited to the period between October and June. The mildness of the climate here (it usually only snows one to two times per year) is attributed to the mountains, forests and rivers that surround the city.
What to do in Vancouver?
Arriving at beautiful Stanley Park
We arrive at Vancouver’s large and beautiful Stanley Park, certainly one of the most beautiful in all of North America. The weather is incredible here; we see people playing sports, going for walks and walking around with their families. The park spans some 400 hectares, or 4,000 acres, and it receives an estimated 8,000 visitors per year.
You can rent bicycles near the entrance of this park, allowing people who don’t own one to ride around the park on bikes. It’s notable that in Vancouver people love riding their bicycles!
There are lots of signs throughout Stanley Park reminding people that smoking is forbidden here. Canadians are very sensitive on the topic of cigarettes. There are also horse-drawn carriage rides for those who wish to tour this beautiful park in a more traditional way. There is also a row of very interesting totem poles in another section of this park; built by the Haida natives, these totem poles went up during the 1930s.
There are all sorts of water taxis that serve the city’s bay and surrounding shoreline areas. You can also take a ride in the glass-bottomed “Aquabus” if you want to get an even more special view of things underwater.
The famous Lion’s Gate Bridge was built by the Guinness family in 1938; the family was the sole owner of this landmark bridge until 1955.
Canada is of course one of the world’s most developed economies, as well as being a member of the G-7. Designed to be absolutely pluralistic in structure, Canadian society is full of people who can proudly and truly call themselves “citizens of the world.”