Vancouver is one of the most culturally diverse and fascinating city in all of Canada and really a must-see in your travel plans.

This west coast city hosts one of the largest and busiest sea ports in Canada and has long roots entwined with all the industry that supports that including forestry. Tourism is certainly its next largest industry and millions flock to this welcoming city to take in the sounds and sights of such a culturally diverse attraction.

With the mountains and oceans a mere jaunt away no matter where you are located in this large metropolis it’s no wonder, Vancouver has been named high on list of most livable cities for five straight years. Residents here take in the sights and attractions almost as much as the tourists and with good reason.

Your vacation planner will be bursting with all the things that you want to do and see while visiting this incredible place. Nicknamed the Hollywood North, Vancouver has entrenched itself into the film industry and its more likely than not that you’ll bump into your favorite artist cruising Gastown or Granville Island.

The 2010 Winter Olympics were hosted in this diverse city and you can still enjoy many of the attractions brought forth with that spectacular event. Jaunting up to the famous Whistler resort for a day of skiing, before returning to dance the night away in Yaletown is just one way to spend your time here.

Taking in a play or performance at one of the countless theaters including the Vancouver Playhouse Theater, or taking in a musical serenade at Bard on the Beach are just a couple of other ways to while away your time in this lovely city that also feels like a small town.

You won’t want to miss the Vancouver International Film Festival either that runs in September, so you need to plan your holiday well to capture the over 350 films shown during that time if that is your dream come true.

Science World, the Vancouver Maritime Museum, and the Vancouver Art Gallery, featuring Emily Carr’s works, are just a few more ways that you can expand your horizons and spend quality time with your family.

Musically, there is just way too much diversity to mention and do it justice. You won’t believe the wide variety of options for those wishing to expand their musical experiences from the symphony to streetside local buskers at the Granville Entertainment District.

Just know one thing. If you have just one city to visit this year make it Vancouver – it’s like visiting ten cities in one and you will leave this magical and addicting place vowing to return again and again.

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