Things To Do In Vancouver In The Summer For Families With Teens

This beautiful coastal city is characterized by fascinating manmade attractions and stunning natural landscapes. Many of the attractions and hotels of the metropolitan area are located in the historical area of Vancouver, which also has numerous bridges, marinas, and docks that offer spectacular views of the sea.

Families with teens can plan days full of excitement in the amazing nearby mountains where they can ski, hike and rock climb. You can also take a gondola ride on the largest route in North America, which takes you between the lush forests and coves of the Pacific in British Columbia.

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Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Canada and is located in the middle of the Stanley Park forest. The abundant marine life that is exhibited comes from as far away as the tropics and the Arctic Circle. Here you will see species such as belugas, killer whales, sharks, sea lions and otters submerged in huge tanks that line the corridors of the aquarium, from where you can admire these tanks and see how the animals strut before the visitors.

Whistler Alpine Station

This fantastic station is 120 kilometers north of Vancouver and has first class accommodation, a ski school, rental ski equipment, shops and tourist area with bars, shops, and restaurants, as well as offer slopes on the mountain to skiing with different degrees of difficulty. In the last decades, Whistler has become the main ski option both for amateurs and for international socialites seeking to enjoy exclusive holidays. This resort competes with Vail and Aspen in the United States, and with Chamonix and St. Moritz in Europe.

Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island If you have the opportunity, take the opportunity to travel to Vancouver Island on the ferry, as it crosses beautiful islands with lush vegetation. Once you arrive on the island, make a stop in Victoria or Nanaimo, and you will see some colony of Orcas that are regular visitors to this area.

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and has an impressive palace that today is the Parliament Building. Seeing this building, the gardens and the colonial houses of Victoria will make your walk worth a lot.

Nanaimo is a small town that is surrounded by nature. The landscape is continuously dotted with hydrofoils that come and go, as well as the luxurious yachts and tourist boats that sail around to admire the magnificent beauty of Vancouver Island.

Gastown

Named the site of greatest historical value in Canada, Gastown is Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood. It was the first urban community established on the west coast of the country. Colonial English-style architecture, beautiful cobblestone streets, gardens, statues and its famous steam-powered clock pay tribute to its history. The historical corners of this place, its cafes, boutiques, and attractions, have made it an essential part of several film productions in recent years.