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Discover awesome things to do while you’re visiting Vancouver!

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This crowded west coast seaport situated in British Columbia is renowned as a great filming location and also as a fabulous vacation destination.

Bordered by majestuous mountains, Vancouver is a mixture of flourishing art, theater, and music scenes. You have so much to do and see in this city that only one trip isn't enough and you'll want to come back for sure. To help you, Griffin Transportation has made a list of the things to do while you’re in Vancouver.


Science World

Science World, at Telus World of Science, in Vancouver, is a location run by a non-profit organization. This geodesic dome reunites lots of entertaining and interactive science presentations and films for children, appropriate for a wide age spectrum, from toddlers to early teens. Science World conducts a series of outreach programs all over the region of British Columbia. They handle workshops and participate in presenting science-themed shows in schools or communities that don't have access to a local science center.


Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is situated in Stanley Park and is a popular destination for the majority of tourists. This establishment is a center that focuses on marine research, conservation, and marine animal rehabilitation. The Vancouver Aquarium was one of the first facilities that introduced professional naturalists into the galleries with the purpose of interpreting animal behaviors on a full-time basis. The Aquarium's research projects stretch globally and also include marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation. This place spreads over almost 97,000 square feet and contains a total of 2,500,000 gallons of water, in 166 aquatic exhibits. Presently, the Aquarium accommodates almost 30,000 invertebrates, around 300 species of fish, 56 species of reptiles and amphibians, 60 mammals and lots of birds. This location is a must-see for anyone visiting Vancouver!


Canada Place

If you are searching for an excellent place to spend time with your friends and family or just to take a walk in a relaxing environment, then search no more! Canada Place is the best Vancouver location for you! Canada Place is an edifice situated on the Burrard Inlet waterfront of Vancouver, British Columbia, that includes the Vancouver’s World Trade Center, the Vancouver Convention Center, and the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel. The building’s exterior is rather peculiar, being covered by fabric roofs to resemble sails. All year round, this establishment hosts a lot of events that involve the local community. Although at its origins, it was meant to serve the Canadian Pacific Railway as well as other shipping lines trading across the Pacific Ocean, Canada Place now acts as a development of hotel facilities, conventions and cruise ships.


VanDusen Botanical Garden

In case you would like to admire some gorgeous views, head to the VanDusen Botanical Garden, open to the public since its inauguration, on August 20, 1975. The garden can be found in the Shaughnessy neighborhood, Vancouver and is open for visits every single day, except Christmas Day. The entrance is free of charge. The Garden has 55 acres on which you can admire plants originating from every corner of the world. It might not be a scientific research establishment, but this Botanical Garden owns a specialized reference library in a new building. Along the library, there's also a gift/garden shop, a restaurant, a coffee shop and a book and seed library. You will definitely be impressed by the carved totem poles, large stone sculptures or by the Korean Pavilion, placed at the limit of the Asian plant collection. The maze, situated next to the heritage vegetable garden, is especially appreciated by children. For those with horticultural knowledge, there are plenty of species to admire, starting with a vast collection of species of Rhododendron, Fagus sylvatica, Sorbus, Fraxinus or Magnolia. You can also admire some specialized niche plantings such as a Heather Garden, a majestic stand of Sequoiadendron giganteum, a seasonal “Laburnum Walk,” a “black” garden, a cypress pond, a formal perennial garden, a heritage vegetable garden (seasonal), a large sino-Himalayan garden and a fragrance garden (seasonal).


Beaty Biodiversity Museum

For those who like admiring Vancouver’s museums, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, a natural history museum, is a great choice.  It's situated on the campus of the University of British Columbia, and it first opened in 2010. It has 20,000 square feet of collections and exhibits that include over two million specimens gather since the 1910s. You can analyze the Marine Invertebrate Collection, the Fossil Collection, the Cowan Tetrapod Collection, the Herbarium, the Spencer Entomological Collection or the Fish Collection. The collections are mostly based on the species of British Columbia, Yukon and the Pacific Coast. The museum’s greatest asset is an 82-foot skeleton of a female blue whale, buried in Tignish, Prince Edward Island, which is placed over the ramp that leads to the main collections! Among the activities run by the museum are tours of the collections and the laboratories of its associated Beaty Biodiversity Research Centre, storytelling, and scientific workshops for children,  public lectures on biodiversity topics and captivating film screenings.



Robson Square

Are you in search of a truly special place to hang out while still being a part of the humming city that is Vancouver? Do you like analyzing building designs and architecture? Then you should go to Robson Square, both a landmark civic center and a public plaza. Here you will find UBC Robson Square, government office buildings, the Provincial Law Courts and public space that connects the newer development to the Vancouver Art Gallery. The new structure was built between 1979 and 1983, includes three city blocks and provides 1,300,000 square feet of space. The main segment is the glass-covered Law Courts, which accommodates 35 courtrooms in the southern block. The main building material for Robson Square is concrete, but the environmental design somehow softens the construction's image. This design includes water features, trees, other varied types of flora and gradually inclining stairs that come with an integrated ramp. The open design provides plenty of natural light and fresh air while the waterfalls cover the downtown traffic noise.

Whether you intend on visiting this marvelous city of Vancouver or you’re coming to British Columbia for business, Griffin Transportation guarantees to satisfy all your Vancouver ground transportation needs.

We can help you in any circumstances, no matter if you need a Vancouver Limo or Vancouver Airport Transportation.

Call us right away at 604-682-4474 and enjoy your relaxing and safe ride.

Posted on Nov 01 2016

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