It's been a year since the 2010 Winter Olympics were held here, but Vancouver, Canada is still as exciting of a destination as ever. Those who love nature and the outdoors may have a hard time fitting in all of the activities that are possible in and around this Canuck city. But even if you're not the outdoorsy type, you'll find plenty of sights and attractions to meet your tastes.
Vancouver has many exciting activities to enjoy as you experience this coastal city. Many activities might require a rental, but there are plenty of rental companies that will set you up with whatever you need to enjoy your stay. So, if you need to rent some Sports Equipment, such as skis or a bike, rent an RV, charter a boat, rent a car, or rent some baby equipment for your little ones on vacation, you can find all the rentals you need on www.Rentcharlie.com.
Just a short drive from the city are several world class skiing resorts, including Whistler-Blackcomb, that offer downhill skiing, snowboarding, and even helicopter skiing, while you enjoy stunning views of the city, ocean, and snow capped peaks. During the summer months take in summer skiing, or for the extreme sports junkies, enjoy the many mountain biking trails.
Vancouver boasts miles and miles of hiking and biking trails, for all fitness levels and abilities, that take you to scenic beaches, old growth forests, gardens, parks, and city attractions.
Vancouver has plenty of family friendly attractions like the Vancouver Aquarium, the Greater Vancouver Zoo, the H.R. MacMillan Space Center, the largest FREE Water Park in North America, and lots of parks and beaches the whole family can enjoy.
Sightseeing tours you can take in might include a whale watching tour to catch a glimpse of the famous killer whales or orca. For something really spectacular you can hire a float plane to give you an aerial view of the fabulous scenery.
Vancouver, like the rest of Canada, is a very multicultural place. Take in museums, and art galleries that reflect this vibrant heritage. And nothing reflects this diversity better than the restaurant scene. Dining in Vancouver is a real treat, with so many fusions of flavors available. Southern British Columbia, and the Fraser Delta are home to large and numerous farms, so there is lots of fresh produce and local ingredients to enhance the dining experience.
So whether it's mountain biking, skiing, sea-kayaking, strolling, driving, scuba diving, or a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, Vancouver is a welcoming city where you can enjoy spectacular scenery, and the friendly Canadian culture.