vancouver travel

Even if Canada has never been a must-visit destination on your travel bucket list, you should change that immediately. Some people push all thoughts of Canada aside because climate is a dealbreaker; there is a reason tropical beaches are the most popular vacation spots around the world.

Believe it or not, visiting Canada could create some memorable life moments and you could just have the time of your life. This is extremely likely if you visit Vancouver in British Columbia. This west coast city has so much to offer and there are so many reasons to visit. Here are 4 of those reasons.

The friendly Canadians

We all know that Canadians are some of the nicest people in the world, and the residents of Vancouver are no exception to this. Be prepared to be called “bud” or “pal” numerous times during your time in Vancouver. And don’t be surprised if you start using these Canadian terms of endearment as well.

You might get a hipster vibe from the people living in Vancouver, but don’t let this fool you. Even if you are travelling alone, you’ll be welcomed with open arms into the city. There’s a good chance you’ll make some lifelong Canadian friends.

The combination of city, mountains, and ocean

In terms of landscape, Vancouver pretty much has it all. It is on the coast, so you have complete access to the waters of the Pacific. The water might be a little bit chilly, but grab a wetsuit and hit the surf. There are plenty of opportunities to take in the marine life during your time in Vancouver.

One of the biggest reasons to visit Vancouver is for the mountains. The area surrounding Vancouver is one of the best places in the world for snowsports since; there are some amazing powdery slopes throughout BC. You could easily get to some shredding spots from Vancouver. All in all, Vancouver offers the perfect balance of city life and natural surrounding.

Amazing food

No matter where you walk in the city, you’ll find something to satisfy your stomach. The cultural diversity of the cuisine in Vancouver is impressive; you’ll find some of the best Vietnamese, Korean, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Greek, Lebanese….the list is practically endless. Prepare yourself to gain a few pounds during your trip to Vancouver.

Legal weed

Do we really need to say more? If you weren’t aware, the Canadian federal government passed the Cannabis Act on October of last year. This means that no matter where you are in the country, you can legally purchase recreational weed. Many residents are even growing marijuana in Canada since they are now allowed to grow up to four plants at home.

You can find weed anywhere in Canada, but most of it comes from, drumroll please……. Vancouver! British Columbia is the top growing spot in all of Canada for its fertile soil and fresh mountain air. Around almost any street corner in Vancouver you’ll be able to find a dispensary selling some of the best weed strains in the world.