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Monday, 3rd of August 2015 | Due to industrial action, international travellers should arrive early and allow plenty of time to go through customs.
Visit the shores of beautiful Granville Island, just a short trip from downtown Vancouver, to experience a world of old-fashion markets, international foods, street music, galleries and artisan shops. Visit the water park in summer to cool off with the water pipes and slides. Or experience ‘Winteruption’, Vancouver’s arts and culture festival. Better yet, treat the tastebuds with Greek gyros or ‘magic fudge’ at Olde Worlde Fudge.
15km from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is a must-see British Columbia family destination. A four-season destination, the park is an adventure escape full of gondola rides, wildlife, helicopter tours, hiking trails and paragliding. Kids and adults alike can easily spend a full day exploring the park’s large landscape. Take the ‘screaming eagle’ chairlift for breathtaking views of Vancouver city and beyond.
A 1,000 hectare park right in the city, Stanley Park is visited by more than 8 million people per year. Take a horse-drawn tour through the park as a guide points out all the historic sites. Cycle the 8km seaside track and discover scenic water views. Ride the miniature train, visit the First Nations totem poles, and during Christmas celebrate in style on the Stanley Park Christmas Train!
125km north of Vancouver lies the popular ski resort town of Whistler. Whistler is the largest ski area in North America and is a picturesque ski-town full of charm. You can hire a vehicle or arrange a bus tour to explore the region, depending on the season. In winter activities are endless. Ski, snowboard, take the peak-2-peak gondola, ice-skate, bungee jump, or visit Blackcomb’s Tube Park. In summer, go jet boating, 4WD exploring, kayaking or horseback riding. A scenic, refreshing escape for couples and families, Whistler is a one-of-a-kind alpine wonder.