Canada Place and the Vancouver Convention Centre, with downtown’s highrises and Stanley Park in the background. Photo courtesy Tourism British Columbia
By Kristina Urquhart
Vancouver adds up to one awesome experience.
22 The seawall runs from Coal Harbour to Kitsilano Beach, giving walkers, joggers and cyclists 22 km (13.7 mi) of waterside track. No wonder we look so good in our Lululemon yoga pants.
400 At 400 hectares (1,000 acres), Vancouver’s Stanley Park is larger than New York City’s Central Park. And cuter, too, with the petite African penguins at the Vancouver Aquarium.
1,646 For a cool photo op, take a chairlift up West Vancouver’s Cypress Mountain, the highest of the North Shore’s skiable mountains, with a peak of 1,646 m (5,400 ft). The killer views are distracting, so remember to snap some pics.
1,823 Flanked by a pair of imposing lion statues at the Stanley Park entrance, the Lions Gate Bridge connects Vancouver to the North Shore via a 1,823-m (5,890-ft) span 61 m (200 ft) above Burrard Inlet. Whatever you do, don’t look down.
2,300,000 More than 2.3 million people live in Metro Vancouver, making it the third most populous city in Canada. On a sunny day, you’ll find most of these people on the beach.