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Which are the most beautiful destinations that we should never miss to visit?

Hi friends,
I'm planning to go to Vancouver next month with my friends. One of my friend's Uncle is staying over there, so he has arranged a suite hotel room in Vancouver. We will be there for 10 days and are considering to cover almost all destinations as we can. We need to make this trip so memorable by exploring the beauty of Vancouver. Which are the most beautiful destinations that we should never miss to visit?

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2681 posts

There are plenty of places but best advise for 'beautiful' is get out of Vancouver. Take a few days to spend time on one of the Gulf Islands, do a ferry trip to some or to Victoria and add a night or two there. Or up to Whistler, or along that coast line.
You don't say when you are going which will change some of the recommendations, perhaps.
You may also want to tell us a bit about your ages and interests. If you are in your 20s, on a budget and can't afford to overnight anywhere else, that would be helpful.
This is way too vague and general a question.

Posted by
5634 posts

Have dinner at The Salmon House on the Hill which has beautiful sweeping views looking back at Vancouver. The salmon is excellent too!

Posted by
2310 posts

See Victoria it’s beautiful. But every time I think of it I think about our waiter in Vancouver. When we told him we were going there he said “Ah yes, Victoria. Land of the newly wed and the nearly dead”.

Posted by
234 posts

If you go to Victoria (I recommend it) look into visiting Butchart Gardens--they are very impressive. The anthropology museum in Vancouver is great. So is Stanley Park.

Posted by
8293 posts

Why has the OP provided a link to “suite hotel in Vancouver” ? Looks a bit spammy to me.

Posted by
2681 posts

Well sighted Norma. I seem to be blind to links in this forum....

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8293 posts

I notice that “suite hotel in Vancouver” has been de-linked.

Posted by
5 posts

Sri Lanka, Norway, Island. But one bad thing.. it's so expensive to be there! But you should to visit them!

Posted by
4126 posts

Vancouver is very nice, we spend a week there and did so much.
Alaska, especially taking a cruise that goes to Glacier Bay and the Hubbard Glacier. Also, many places in Alaska like Denali National Park.

From Vancouver, we took a great trip to Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies.

Away from this area of the World
The coast of Norway with its wonderful Fjords and mountains close to the ocean.

Around the Horn of South America

Panama Canal

Australia- The Great Ocean Highway, Penguin Parade on Phillip Island, Sydney Harbor, Blue Mountains, Great Barrier Reef

No time to start on Europe.

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Vancouver BC is good for a 4 or 5 night visit. Catch ferry to Port Sydney, bus from there to Victoria. Stay at Bedford Hotel in middle of old town ( or the Empress if someone else is paying). Tea & pastries at Murchie's next door to Bedford. Bus to Butchart Gardens. Halibut on Wharf St at Red Fish Blue Fish. Craigdarroch Castle in the ritzy part of Victoria. And more - a vibrant and "happening" town. Enjoy a bit of England with a good $ exchange rate.

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4205 posts

The ferry the previous poster mentioned goes from Tsawassen (south of Vancouver's airport) to Swartz Bay (on Vancouver Island, near the town of Sidney). There's bus service to and from these terminals.

Our favorite places in Vancouver (the city) are Stanley Park, the Sun Yat-Sen Garden, the UBC Anthropology Museum (totem poles), Granville Island, and any kind of harbor tour. Our favorite places on Vancouver Island are Victoria, Tofino (on the west coast, best reached by car), and Strathcona Park (inland, best by car).

Ten days is ample for a visit to this area, unless you're tempted to cross the border and include parts of Washington State. Much as we'd like to have your sales tax revenue, I suggest you save beautiful Washington for another trip. BTW, the city of Vancouver, Washington is several hundred miles south of the Canadian border, across the river from Portland, Oregon. Some nice things to see there but not much of a destination on its own.

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679 posts

Enjoy, we just came back from the Pacific Northwest last month. It is absolutely beautiful. We took a day trip over to Victoria and went to the Butchart Gardens. So amazing. Also a walking tour called "Wok around Chinatown" which was great.