Inland, the park offers many things to do, and visitors can spend a full day exploring attractions ranging from the totem poles at Brockton Point to the west coast sea life at the Vancouver Aquarium.Spectacular views are a standard throughout the park.Once mainly industrial, Granville Island is now a thriving center of activity with a relaxed and distinctive atmosphere.
Deighton had a habit of launching into lengthy stories and soon acquired the nickname "Gassy Jack." As a result, the vicinity became known as "Gassy's Town" or "Gastown".
But it also boasts a busy cultural life, and the modern Downtown is easily explored on foot.
The scenic city was showcased to the world when it hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics, in conjunction with nearby Whistler.
The interesting building was originally part of a WWII-era fort, and local architect Arthur Erickson transformed the spaces into this world-class museum.
Other attractions on the university campus include the clothing-optional shoreline of Wreck Beach, the natural-history-focused Beaty Biodiversity Museum, and the rambling UBC Botanical Garden with its many interesting plantings and delicate Nitobe Japanese Garden.
With its mountain backdrop and urban beaches, Vancouver has the rightly earned reputation of being one of the most beautiful cities in the world.