Ten Vancouver Activities for Mature Travellers

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As our faithful visitors know, we love themes here at GayVancouver.Net. Two months ago it was ten things to do on the cheap and last month we brought you ten quirky things to do in Vancouver and this week we bring your top activities in Vancouver for mature travellers courtesy of Tourism Vancouver.

  1. vancouverCheer on the Vancouver Canadians during a nostalgic afternoon of baseball at Nat Bailey Stadium (www.canadiansbaseball.com).
  2. Enjoy a summer evening Shakespeare performance at Bard on the Beach (www.bardonthebeach.org), where the backdrop is a stunning view of the moonlit mountains.
  3. Relive the pioneering past at Burnaby Village Museum (www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca), a replica turn-of-the-century village next to Deer Lake Park. Don’t miss a twirl on the 1912 carousel.
  4. Dip into some cool tunes at the giant Vancouver International Jazz Festival (www.coastaljazz.ca), held around the city in June and July.
  5. Cut loose on a sunny summer afternoon at Stanley Park. Check out the totem poles and the rose garden then have a late afternoon tea at The Fish House in Stanley Park (www.fishhousestanleypark.com).
  6. Drive to Steveston in Richmond and stroll the restored fisherman’s wharf, now teeming with gift stores and the region’s best fish and chip restaurants.
  7. Head to Vancouver’s annual Pacific National Exhibition (www.pne.bc.ca), a decades-old tradition of livestock shows and home and garden displays that also has plenty of options for kids – you can watch them while they hit the rollercoasters.
  8. Bask in the tranquillity of Chinatown’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden(www.vancouverchinesegarden.com).
  9. Take in the city from the water with a narrated harbour cruise (www.boatcruises.com) aboard an old-style paddle steamer.
  10. Peruse the city’s art collection at the celebrated Vancouver Art Gallery (www.vanartgallery.bc.ca) – look out for Emily Carr paintings of the region’s verdant West Coast wilderness.
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