Trip Start May 09, 2009
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Vancouver is hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics and we got to see the many infrastructure improvements the area has made in preparation. We especially liked the drive up to Whistler, where many of the outdoor events will take place. Whistler has always been a popular place for winter sports, but will undoubtedly see a surge in tourists after the Olympics – as will Vancouver
We loved the city of Vancouver. It felt very metropolitan and yet had lots of public outdoor spaces (large Stanley Park, a dog park on the water, and an accessible waterfront for kayaking and other boating) to offset the skyscraper apartment buildings that dominate the skyline. And it has the advantage of being in a more temperate climate than most of Canada. What's not to like?
Two days hardly did justice to Vancouver, and we hope that someday we can get back to explore more of the city and surrounding area.