Every year, after a cold and damp winter, Vancouver residents and visitors are rewarded with breathtaking blossoming of 40,000 ornamental cherry trees which herald the advent of spring. A profusion of pink and white flowers dot the urban landscape along boulevards, streets, parks and even the downtown area in and around The Auberge: pristinely pink cherry-blossomed trees line the walkway of Perch Park, where passers by can take a moment to sit at one of the tables or on a park bench, relax and enjoy a mini urban oasis.
If you take a stroll around downtown Vancouver, it’s hard not to notice that the buildings are bedecked in twinkling lights and swags of decorations festoon the light standards: holiday mode is definitely in full swing! A plethora of Yuletide atmosphere in the downtown area kick starts a festive mood starting with Auberge Vancouver’s elegant tree in the lobby. Ready to see some really impressive Christmas trees that are in close proximity? Here are our top picks:
Unarguably what is one of the largest public art installations in Canada measuring 23,500 square feet, 70 feet tall (21 m) and 360 degrees, six placid-looking figures stand serenely over Granville Island for all to see.
Touted as one of the top ten must see attractions in Vancouver, Granville Island, well known as a public market, has everything from soup to nuts and then some.