Vancouver Motorhome Rental
Vancouver, Canada’s busy west coast seaport, is scenic as well as useful. It is set in a beautiful spot between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, with views of both making it one of the most visually pleasing cities in North America. It is widely considered one of the best places to live, and is ethnically diverse, environmentally conscious and has great public transport making it easy to get around and explore.
The city is centred around False Creek and Vancouver Harbour, both inlets off the Strait of Georgia. Here you will find shopping and entertainment at the Granville Street Pedestrian Mall, home to many street performers and unique vendors. Nightlife and good restaurants can be found all over the downtown area, as well as the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Vancouver Lookout for views of the city, sea and mountains, Canada Place convention centre where cruise ships dock, the Christ Church Cathedral and the Herb Museum in the Pot Block.
To the north of the city centre is the fabulous Stanley Park. Taking up 400 hectares on the end of the peninsula between the harbour and False Creek, Stanley Park has anything you could want from an oasis of green in the city. It features nice beaches, many walking and biking trails, pools and a miniature railway for the kiddies, spectacular gardens and more. Birdwatchers will love the Lost Lagoon and Beaver Lake, foodies will love the park’s four restaurants and anyone can enjoy the Vancouver Aquarium in the park, Canada’s largest.
Outside of the downtown area, Vancouver has distinct and interesting suburbs. There is a chinatown area, great shopping at the Granville Island Public Market, the artsy Mount Pleasant suburb, a range of ethnic restaurants in the Commercial Drive area and a lot of sprawling and green residential areas. To navigate easily, visitors should know that the locals refer to Vancouver as three parts: the Westside, Eastside and city centre. The split between east and west is at Ontario Street.
Outdoor activities are a favourite in Vancouver. the Seawall is always filled with walkers, runners, bikers and rollerbladers enjoying the path which wraps around the waterfront from Canada Place to Kitsilano. Boats ply the harbour, and there are beaches dotted around the city, including a clothing-optional one at rocky Wreck Beach. In the wintertime, snow sports are popular and although there are no skifields in the city itself, there are many which are reachable at a short drive. This includes the biggest snow destination in North America, Whistler. Spectator sports are another popular pastime, especially hockey, Canadian Football, soccer and the up-and-coming Roller Derby.
A road trip from Vancouver can head south into the United States or east further into the vast nation of Canada. The US border is just south of the city, and on the other side is the state of Washington, popular for its forests and the city of Seattle. Heading east into Canada, the next major city is Calgary, with Edmonton not much further. For the adventurous, to the north the terrain becomes more and more wild and untouched as British Columbia gives way to the Yukon and Alaska.
Vancouver is overall a wonderful place- to visit, to live, and to start a motorhome holiday! There are a range of motorhome suppliers in the city, so have a look here forRV Rental Vancouver and get started planning your Canadian road adventure.