Vancouver’s Coal Harbour is a stunning neighbourhood!
Surrounded by tall glass buildings and sandwiched in between Vancouver’s financial district and beautiful Stanley park, it has become an iconic place to live. If you walk along the sea wall in the morning along Coal Harbour, you will be greeted by the gorgeous sunrise, casting light on all of the amazing buildings in Coal Harbour. Enjoy the fabulous view of the North Shore mountains from as well. Due to the fabulous location this is a very popular place for cruise and city visitors to stay in during their vacation. Coal Harbour combines the gorgeous nature of Stanley Park and Sleek Modern design of residential and office buildings to create a welcoming and walkable neighbourhood.
Along with Coal Harbour being a trendy and beautiful neighbourhood, it is home to the cities best restaurants! Here are the top 5 things to do in Coal Harbour!
1. Visit the Convention Center
Right next to the Convention Center is Jack Poole Plaza which was home to the opening ceremony for the 2010 Winter Olympics and remains a focal point of Coal Harbour. Now you can find the plaza is also home to author/artist Douglas Coupland’s ‘digital orca’ sculpture. In front of the orca is a popular place for photographers to get a great view of Burrard Inlet and the North Shore mountains. The Convention Center sits right next to this plaza and is a popular spot to take a stroll on the seawall and visit some of the restaurants, cafes, and bars that are part of the center. Be sure to pop into the lobby hall to see the giant globe hanging from the ceiling and take a look at the grass-covered roof.
2. Explore Canada Place
Canada Place is home to some of the worlds finest cruise ships. You can actually set up a day/time to have a cruise ship tour! If that isn’t of interest, check out fly over Canada or Hop on or off a trolley tour here and explore Coal Harbour and the rest of the city from here or catch a free shuttle bus to Grouse Mountain or Capilano Suspension Bridge. Canada Place is the main location for Canada Day celebrations and can get pretty busy in the peak summertime season, so book FlyOver tickets in advance if you’re coming specifically to see that attraction.
3. Adventure Stanley Park
This park is a staple of Vancouver, and gives the city the possibility to be surrounded by nature, making it enjoyable to walk or bike ride around. Within Stanley Park you can walk around Beaver Lake, which is filled with lotus flowers and animals in the spring/summer time. Along with exploring the lakes/lagoons within the park, you can adventure on one of the many trails, and wind up one of the many restaurants like the Tea House of the Pub up by the Lions Gate Bridge.
4. Eat in World Class Restaurants
Come to Coal Harbour hungry and you’ll leave well-fed. Emerging as more of a foodie hub in recent years, the neighborhood is home to eating establishments such as Chef David Hawksworth’s Nightingale restaurant and the trendy health food lunch spot, Tractor. You’ll also find sublime sandwiches at Meat & Bread and waterside dining options such as the well-loved Cardero’s, which is a popular spot for seafood overlooking the marina.
5. Seaplanes are Right at Your Doorstep!
Simply watching the seaplanes come and go is a treat but you can also catch one from Vancouver Harbour Fight Centre Seaplane Terminal and take a flight to Vancouver Island, and the other Gulf Islands. Destinations include Victoria, Nanaimo, Bedwell Harbour, Ganges Harbour, Maple Bay, Sechelt, Comox, Whistler, and even Seattle. Flightseeing tours are also available if you want to get a taste of taking off (and landing) on water, without actually going anywhere.
Near the terminal is the V2V ferry, which takes passengers to Victoria from Vancouver in comfort, with options that include unlimited alcoholic beverages and other amenities during the crossing. Take a day trip to Victoria or stay in BC’s capital for a dual city break with Vancouver.
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