Vancouver is one of the most spectacular cities in the world, and was named the "Top City of the Americas" in Conde Nast Traveler magazine's Reader's Choice Awards of 2009. This magnificent city offers its visitors ample and outstanding options for outdoor activity and adventure, along with all the amenities one would expect from a world-class city.
Vancouver also acted as host for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Choosing to stay in Vancouver apartments
allows you to live this city like a local!
Vancouver is the largest metropolitan area in Western Canada, and home to an estimated 2.6 million people. It is situated at the southwestern corner in the coastal province of British Columbia, tucked in between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Due to the city's extremely fortunate geographical location, Vancouver boasts panoramic views of the area's natural wild beauty, a rarity in a city so large. The area is very popular with tourists, and is one of the few destinations in the world where one could plausibly go skiing in the mountains, then surf in the ocean, and finally enjoy a round of golf - all in the same day.
Vancouver is the perfect destination for both the rugged outdoor adventurer, and the most urbane sophisticate. Few cities offer such a wide variety of activities in such a beautiful and inspiring environment.Downtown Vancouver
Downtown Vancouver refers to the southeastern portion of the peninsula in the north-central area of Vancouver proper. Unlike many major cities, Vancouver's downtown is relatively small and centralized. It is surrounded on three sides by water, resulting in a core which contains office buildings, theaters, shops, art galleries and even residential areas, but its geography reigns in the tendency of large cities to sprawl.
The downtown peninsula contains many of Vancouver's most popular attractions, high-end Vancouver accommodation, and fine dining establishments. It also boasts stunning architecture both old and new, and world-class shopping opportunities. Downtown Vancouver also has four beaches: Sunset Beach, English Bay (First Beach), Second Beach, and Third Beach.Kitsilano, Vancouver
Kitsilano, also commonly referred to as Kits, is the northern section of Vancouver's west side, and one of Vancouver's most popular neighborhoods. It was a hotbed of hippiedom back in the psychedelic 1960s, but today it contains some of the city's most valuable properties and beautiful Vancouver apartments. Kitsilano is located right on the beach, which is a focal point for the entire community, and enjoys close proximity to the downtown area.
Attractions include the Museum of Vancouver
, which is the largest civic museum in Canada, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and Planetarium, and the Vancouver Maritime Museum, to name but a few.Yaletown, Vancouver
Yaletown is located in the southeastern section of downtown, and is one of Vancouver's hottest, hippest neighborhoods. It is the location of many of the city's trendiest bars, eateries, and night clubs, and celebrity sightings are not an uncommon occurrence. Once an industrial district, many of the old warehouse buildings have been converted into upscale shopping and dining establishments. Choose your Vancouver accommodation in Yaletown to be in the hippest part of town.
Hamilton Street and Main and Mainland Street in Yaletown are two of the busiest areas in Vancouver for its active nightlife scene. For those visitors who prefer more tranquil surroundings, Yaletown boasts two phenomenal parks within its borders: Helmcken Park and Copper's Park. To experience a Vancouver landmark that is a hub for local residents, take a stroll over to Yaletown's popular gourmet market called Urban Fare.» More about Vancouver