City of Glass
City of Glass, is referring to the dominant steel and glass architecture reflected in the downtown area. It is a beautiful world class city with snow capped peaks framing the horizon and water surrounding it, Vancouver is one of the greatest scenic cities in the world. It is no wonder Greenpeace started here in 1971 with a team of activists setting sale from Vancouver in and old fishing boat. Vancouver is popular not just for visiting, it is the 6th most liveable city in the world in 2018 and has featured in the top 10 for the last decade.
The flight from Auckland to Vancouver takes around 13 hours and 10 minutes direct. Contact your local Global Travel Network Agent to find the best possible airfares and suggestions to design your ideal holiday.
The most famous landmark in Vancouver is Stanley Park, situated on the downtown peninsular with one of the worlds largest and most beautiful urban green spaces. Perfect for walking or renting a bike and exploring the downtown peninsula’s six mile perimeter sea wall. The Eastern part of Stanley Park features nine towering Totem Poles at Brockton Point, which are important expressions of Indigenous cultures on the north west coast. Carved by First Nations Artists which represent traditional themes such as thunderbirds, bears and wolves.
Vancouver is a key place to visit for rail lovers as The Rocky Mountaineer is based in Vancouver and is one of the great train companies in the world. Operating through British Columbia, Alberta and the U.S. state of Washington. Vancouver locals also have a passion for food, embracing the farm to table philosophy with delight. There are foodie tours available and a visit to Granville Island Public Market is a must. Granville Island Market is an indoor market showcasing an assortment of colourful food and produce stores featuring handcrafted products fresh from the field, the ocean or the oven.
Vancouver is also famous for it’s rain, it rains 40% of the year so to avoid the rain it is best to visit in the summer months therefore August is a good month to visit.