The City of Vancouver is a young city with a wide range of attractions. Many landmarks and historic buildings are located in the city center, including Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium, Canada Place, the Marine Building, the Hotel Vancouver, and Gastown. Port Metro Vancouver has too many attractions and activities to describe in this article. For more details on tourist destinations and popular activities, please visit the Vancouver tourism website.
Vancouver has a mild climate compared to other Canadian cities. Summer months are sunny and comfortable, and winter is the rainy season. Temperatures range from an average high of 22 °C (72 °F) in July and August to an average low of 0 °C (32 °F) in January.
Port Metro Vancouver's Stanley Park is one of the city's most popular places. The peninsular park is surrounded by a pedestrian seawall, and visitors will enjoy the one-hour carriage ride through the park. Vancouver's first park, this 400-hectare wonderland near downtown features cedar, hemlock, and fir trees and contains plentiful wildlife and a wide variety of flora. The 8.8-kilometer seawall is popular for walking, biking, and rollerblading. The totem pole display at Brockton Point is British Columbia's most-visited attraction.
Port Metro Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Center, located in Stanley Park, houses more than 70 thousand aquatic species including beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, sea otters, and many other marine animals native to the Pacific Northwest. Visitors can enjoy personal encounters with dolphins in an interactive, hands-on training session. They can join training sessions for Beluga whales or go behind the scenes to meet, Schoona, the Aquarium's resident sea turtle. Accompanied by an interpreter, visitors can witness a Stellar sea lion training session or prepare sea otter treats in the marine mammal kitchen.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) Anthropology Museum in Port Metro Vancouver boasts one of the most outstanding collections of First Nations art in North America. Founded over 50 years ago, the museum is housed in a beautiful building with a view of the mountains and the sea. Collections include about 535 thousand ethnographic and archaeological objects that include totem poles, spirit masks, and totemic objects as well as gold, silver, wood, ceramic, and other decorative.