Vancouver Sights: Canada Place, Craft Museum & Canada Sightseeing

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Richmond

Brittania Shipyard - Arare surviving example of a once thriving mixture of canneries, boatyards and residences on an eight acre National Historic Site. http://www.richmond.ca/culture/sites/britannia/about.htm  

London Heritage Farm - A beautiful site overlooking the south arm of the Fraser River, the farm offers a park-like setting with flower gardens, farm equipment, and live animals. www.londonheritagefarm.ca

Speed Skating Oval - experience the landmark sports facility and venue used for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and now a major sports facility, only minutes from The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel. www.richmondoval.ca

Steveston Village -  A quaint fishing village is now a destination with cafés, restaurants, a boardwalk, boutiques, shops, a marina, and the freshest fish from the mighty Fraser River. A perfect afternoon outing. http://www.steveston.bc.ca/

 

For more information please visit www.tourismrichmond.com

Biking

Fairmont President's Club members have access to BMW cruiser bikes at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel and are welcome to explore the area. Click here to discover more.

Vancouver

Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal - this architectural landmark on Vancouver's waterfront houses the World Trade Centre, Vancouver's Convention and Exhibition Center, the Cruise Ship Terminal and the CN IMAX Theatre. http://www.canadaplace.ca/ 

Capilano Suspension Bridge - Visitors are invited to experience a toe-tingling trip 25 stories above the Capilano Canyon on the longest suspended footbridge in the world. The nature park also offers a large selection of colorful Totem Poles and First Nation carvers continue this centuries-old tradition on a daily basis for visitors to watch.  www.capbridge.com 

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens - Vancouver's living treasure. See how 52 master craftsmen utilized treasured natural materials to create this unique expression of Chinese culture. This garden is the first of its kind on the North American continent. www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

Granville Island - Granville Island contains an array of theatres, artists studios, craft shops and a large public market.  The Island also boasts many restaurants, marinas and its own brewery.http://www.granvilleisland.com/

Grouse Mountain - Located 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, this year round destination offers a skyride tram which, on a clear day, looks back onto the extraordinary beauty of Vancouver.  Enjoy downhill skiing, snowshoeing and sleigh rides in the winter or join an interpretive hike, a lumberjack competition, or try paragliding in the summer. www.grousemountain.com

Museum of Anthropology - This unique collection is found in an architecturally stunning building. With special recognition given to the achievements of the northwest coast Indians, the museum features a spectacular collection of authentic west coast Totem poles and work by renowned Haida artist Bill Reid. The museum also showcases other artifacts from around the world. www.moa.ubc.ca

Rocky Mountain Rail Tours - Experience the romance of rail travel aboard the exciting Rocky Mountaineer. This two day, all-daylight tour travels through more than 600 miles of wonderful scenery along the legendary rail routes of Western Canada. For fares or package information, please call 1 (800) 665-7245.www.rockymountaineer.com

Stanley Park - One of North America's largest urban parks, covering 1,000 acres, the park includes an aquarium, 22 miles of hiking and walking trails, plus cycling paths, tennis courts, Indian Totem poles and a scenic drive. http://vancouver.ca/parks/parks/stanley/

Vancouver Museum -A visit to the museum is an easy way to learn about Vancouver's past. Exhibits vividly depict the city's story from the time of explorations to the beginning of World War I.http://www.museumofvancouver.ca/

Vancouver International Airport - The Fairmont Vancouver Airport is conveniently located within the Vancouver International Airport YVR directly above the US departures terminal. For flight arrival and departure times, a comprehensive visitors guide, parking information, car rentals, and more please visit the http://www.yvr.ca

For more information on Vancouver attractions and sightseeing please visit www.tourismvancouver.com

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