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Downtown Vancouver’s Best Ethnic Experiences

Travel Tips for Area: Downtown Vancouver
Downtown Vancouver’s Best Ethnic Experiences

Vancouver is one of those holiday destinations one could stay in for weeks, or even months. The city is vibrant and full of brilliant attractions; the innumerable bays are sublime and the nearby mountains frame the city superbly. No matter how you wish to spend your holiday, whether sightseeing, hiking, fine dining or simply people-watching, there’s a corner of Vancouver that’s just ideal for you. Want to have it all close by? Then book your Vancouver holiday rental apartment in the Downtown area and you will!  If you feel like exploring more of Vancouver’s multi-cultural side, then don’t forget to experience some of the best ethnic gems in Canada. Yes, it’s true, they mostly have to do with food...but if one does not splurge on one’s taste buds whilst on vacation, what’s the point? Enjoy! Chinatown’s Night Markets On the eastern edge of Downtown is where you’ll find Chinatown, one of the largest of its kind in North America. During summer week-ends, you can spend your balmy evenings perusing the night markets, complete with hundreds of stalls selling Asian trinkets, delicious culinary treats, handmade arts and crafts and everything from clothing, to DVDs and, unsurprisingly,  all manner of electronic gadgetry. An after-dinner stroll through ...

Ethnic restaurants in Downtown Vancouver

Travel Tips for Area: Downtown Vancouver
Ethnic restaurants in Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver is regularly voted as the best city in the world to live due to the cleanliness of the streets, the employment opportunities, the healthcare system, the infrastructure and safety. These qualities and this status attract people from all over the world to settle in the city, many of whom open up restaurants selling their native cuisine. Below are some of the best ethnic restaurants in downtown Vancouver, where incidentally Holiday Velvet has many Downtown Vancouver holiday rentals!Samba Brazilian SteakhouseAddress: 1122 Alberni St. VancouverOpening times: 1130-1530 then 1730-2300Steak is a dish which is popular universally. At the Samba Brazilian Steakhouse one can enjoy top quality steaks as well as an extensive barbeque menu. The Brazilian culture is a colourful one which includes a large amount of music and dancing, so the assortment of entertainment available at the Samba Steakhouse comes as no surprise.San Sui Wah – Chinese FoodAddress: 3888 Main StreetOpening times: 10-1500 then 1700-2230The San Sui Wah restaurant on Main Street is a highly acclaimed establishment which offers genuinely top quality Chinese cuisine in an authentic setting. There is a good choice on the menu, which includes Dim Sum, specialities and a main menu. The roasted squab is something ...

Family attractions in Downtown Vancouver

Travel Tips for Area: Downtown Vancouver
Family attractions in Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver is a city perfectly suited to a successful family holiday. While Downtown Vancouver is the business district it also the best place to choose your Downtown Vancouver apartment for hip bars, great restaurants and... family attractions! The below is our pick of the best family attractions in Downtown Vancouver.Vancouver AquariumThis is the largest aquarium in Canada and is also amongst the best in the world. The aquarium is a non-profit organisation which is primarily concerned with preserving sea life, and this care for aquatic life is obvious as you walk around and view the various species on display here. There are a number of interactive displays each day which will help you and your children to expand your knowledge in this field. Kitsilano BeachIn close proximity to downtown Vancouver, this is one of the most popular beaches in Vancouver and epitomises the benefits of building a city so close to the coast. The sand and water are clean and luxurious and provide a play haven for your children, whilst the views from the beach combined with the (often) desirable weather are enough to please any adult.H.R Macmillan Space Centre and PlanetariumThis space centre appeals for so many reasons. Not ...

Top 3 spas in Downtown Vancouver

Travel Tips for Area: Downtown Vancouver
Top 3 spas in Downtown Vancouver

The city of Vancouver is regularly voted as one of the best cities in which to live anywhere in the world. The tons of fantastic spas probably account for this fact! While visiting Vancouver make sure to visit our top 3 best spas in downtown Vancouver.Vita Salon and SpaLocation: 2525 West BroadwayOpening Hours: 1000 - 1800This professional and welcoming establishment has a comfortable feel which makes it easy for people to feel at home here. The owners of this spa recognise that it is not just the treatments which contribute to the experience of the customer and make a big effort to maintain a high level of decor and general interior design. This alone makes one feel relaxed upon walking into the spa, and that’s without even partaking in the range of high quality treatments.Sarah’s Esthetics Day SpaLocation: 5th Floor 1110 Howe St.Opening Hours: 0900-1730This downtown spa is the perfect location for a girl's day out. The therapists here offer a full range of treatments and are all fully qualified to a high standard. The staff here make an effort to stay up to date with the latest developments in the health care field to ensure that they can offer ...

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