Vancouver City Highlights and Stanley Park Free Time with Airport Transfer
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Special Medical Restriction
The world's greatest skiers, snowboarders, skaters, and hockey players flocked to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Now it's your turn to GoBe amazing because we're bringing our A-game. We'll show you all the city's highlights, from charming districts to happening boulevards and cultural centers to natural greenspaces. Along the way, your guide will fill you in on the most fascinating stories and secrets.
Cruising through Gastown, you'll learn about the district's namesake, gabby "Gassy Jack" Deighton, a true character. Prior to his arrival, the only sign of life in the area was a lumber mill with an owner that forbade alcohol on the premises. An enterprising guy, Gassy Jack came ashore here in 1867 with a barrel of whiskey, telling millworkers he'd serve them booze if they built him a saloon. And they did it within a day, just over the mill's boundary.
Vancouver is far from ho-hum or homogenous. The city boasts one of the most richly diverse populations on the continent. For more than half the population, English isn't their first language. This is most evident in Vancouver's thriving Chinatown, home to an impressive number of former Hong Kong residents. Cosmopolitan Robson Street boasts international flair through picturesque architecture while staying ahead of the trends with chic boutiques and eclectic eateries.
You'll also get the chance to explore Stanley Park on your own. This 1,001-acre urban greenspace eclipses New York City's Central Park in size and sights to see. Nature lovers will go crazy for the park's half-a-million old-growth cedar, fir, and hemlock trees, not to mention the vast stretch of water just opposite the park's 5½-mile seawall. History buffs can immerse themselves in First Nation culture in the park's spectacular display of totem poles. Explore, play, and GoBe wowed!
Wetsuit, not lawsuit
Don't mess with the Little Mermaid statue. Copenhagen's Artists Rights Society sued Greenville, Michigan, when that local government had a half-scale copy made for a Danish Heritage celebration. But Stanley Park found a fishy way around the issue. Its Girl in Wetsuit statue features a woman fully clad in a wetsuit, complete with mask and fins, posed on a large rock. Much more practical for Vancouver's icy waters than the Little Mermaid's toplessness.
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