First impression of Vancouver – Downtown
As soon as we arrived in Vancouver, we realized that it was not what we had expected. The weather was rainy. However, we still looking forward to it!
One of the highlights of our downtown trip was visiting Stanley Park, which is one of the largest urban parks in North America. Stanley Park is a 400-hectare oasis that offers stunning views of the city skyline, the North Shore Mountains, and the Pacific Ocean. The park was established in 1888 and has since become one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations.
Aside from Stanley Park, we also visited Canada Place and Gastown, two other must-see attractions in Vancouver. Canada Place is a convention center located on the waterfront, boasting a unique design reminiscent of a sail, and it serves as the venue for numerous events held throughout the year. Meanwhile, Gastown is a district of historical significance that celebrates Vancouver’s heritage and culture, offering a plethora of trendy shops, restaurants, and bars. Visitors to Gastown can’t miss the Steam Clock, a renowned landmark that chimes every 15 minutes.
To sum up, even though we didn’t initially warm up to Vancouver, we eventually came to recognize and admire the city’s allure and appeal. Our trip was packed with a multitude of attractions, including Stanley Park, Canada Place, and Gastown, and each site held a special place in our hearts. Needless to say, we’re eager to revisit Vancouver and uncover more of the city’s vivacity and splendor.