There are many wonderful world destinations to visit but unfortunately most people do not have the time or money to visit them all. It is therefore important to choose a great destination if you are about to take a holiday. Choosing a great destination can be difficult because as previously mentioned there are so many to choose from. However, one of the world top travel destinations is Vancouver, British Columbia Canada.
The reason why Vancouver is such a great destination is easy to understand once you know a little bit more about the city. Vancouver is not an old city in comparison to many of the cities in the United States and definitely when you compare it to any of the cities in Europe. It is a newer city but it is one that has grown to become one of the best destinations worldwide.
Vancouver is situated in a perfect location as it has the Pacific Ocean as a coastline and the coastal mountains as a backdrop. Vancouver is surrounded by natural beauty as is the entire province of British Columbia. In fact, the province has as its slogan the phrase, “Beautiful Natural BC”. Vancouver is very easy to get to either by plane, car, or boat.
There are many wonderful things to do in Vancouver in all four seasons. For example, Vancouver is only a short drive to the world renowned Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain ski resorts. People from around the world come to British Columbia to ski at Whistler or Blackcomb. Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics and both of these mountains were used for various Olympic sports such as ski jumping, downhill skiing, snowboarding, bobsledding, and so forth.
Vancouver is also a great destination for anyone who enjoys fishing. There are many wonderful fishing excursions from private resorts that will provide you with the fishing experience of a lifetime. There is nothing quite like landing a Chinook salmon or fishing for halibut or cod. Many of the fishing resorts will prepare your catch and fresh caught salmon is a memorable tasty delicacy.
Vancouver also has a cruise terminal that allows its visitors to cruise to either Hawaii, Alaska, or Mexico. When it comes to a cruise destination there is no better cruise than taking the Alaska/Whitehorse cruise and railway excursion from Vancouver. Vancouver also provides a selection of ferries that travel to many of the surrounding islands.
Vancouver is a world-class destination and therefore it also has world-class sporting events. The city is home to various sporting teams including the Vancouver Canucks, the BC Lions, the Vancouver Whitecaps, and the Vancouver Canadians. Any trip to Vancouver should include a trip to Nat Bailey Stadium. This is where the Vancouver Canadians play baseball and the stadium is a small baseball park that is located within the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park.
Vancouver has many festivals throughout the year and this will allow a visitor to choose from a variety of dates to visit Vancouver. Vancouver is also close to the United States border which allows visitors to make a quick trip to Seattle as part of their itinerary. Yes, Vancouver is definitely one of the leading world top travel destinations.