Vancouver is a bustling city that sits along the English Bay. This modern, melting-pot of a city has a unique energy that captures visitors’ attention, so much so that they come back again and again. Whether you’re strolling through Stanley Park on one of its many trails, or sampling local gastronomic creations from vendors in Granville Island Public Market. Snag your best pair of walking shoes and park your car – walking through Vancouver is one of the best ways to see the city! The drive to Vancouver from one of the West Coast states is a beautiful, forested drive. Any time of the year, you’ll catch a show of evergreen trees, whether that’s in the summer and they are lush and you can catch birds flying from tree to tree and bald eagles soaring above. Vancouver is about 1.5-hour drive from the Cultus Lake Thousand Trails RV Resort. Remember to bring your passport if traveling from the US!
After a storm devastated and leveled over 40 hectares (approximately 98 acres) of the park in 2006, the city of Vancouver took the opportunity to restore and make major improvements to Stanley Park including planting 15,000 new trees and shrubs, upgrade to Siwash Trail, and the creation of the Stanley Park Environmental Art Project, “a collaboration between park stewards, ecologists, and artists that used only natural materials.”
Stanley Park is Vancouver’s largest park and world-renowned for its plethora of activities. Take a stroll along one of Stanley Parks many trails, see local wildlife or hang out on one of many beautiful beaches here.From April to December, the Stanley Park Train showcases the beauty of Vancouver’s most beloved park to over 20,000 visitors, traveling through tunnels and over trestles along the way. Visit the Teahouse that offers incredible views of the English Bay, or find one or all nine totem poles at Brockton Point, the most visited attraction at the park. This collection of totem poles started with the purchase of four poles from Vancouver Island’s Alert Bay. The most recent addition was added in 2009 and was carved by Robert Yelton of the Squamish Nation.
Granville Island is also a popular attraction for Vancouver visitors. The Island was built over unused industrial structures and the Island’s commitments to sustainable practices have made Granville Island a hotspot for eco-tourists and caught the attention of environmentalists everywhere. Whether you walk, bike, bus or even boat to Granville Island, be sure to visit the Granville Island Public Market. The Market has seemingly endless stalls of local vendors selling seasonal vegetables from local farms, fresh seafood, art, handmade jewelry and much more.
Let Cultus Lake Thousand Trails RV Resort be your home base when visiting Vancouver BC!
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