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Kitsilano Outdoor Pool
Kitsilano Outdoor Pool
#About the Best Swimming Pool in Vancouver

137 meters in length, the Kitsilano Outdoor Pool, also called Kits Pool by locals, is the longest pool in Canada. It is the length of three Olympic pools.


This is an outdoor summer pool located next to the beach. The water in this pool is salty, the only saltwater pool in Vancouver.

With the mountains, ocean, Kits Beach nearby, and the English Bay across, this pool also has the best view. With water the color of white and turquoise, entering here is like coming to an exotic and faraway resort.

Kits Pool, built in 1931, is open only during summer. The city has many public pools open all year long, however Kits Pool only opens halfway through May and closes in September. This is a place that visitors love to come to, and locals wait all winter for the pool's opening.

The pool is located in the Kitsilano neighborhood, a neighborhood that in the 1960's was young and hip, and today is considered a luxurious area.



#Tips

The pool is open between May to mid-September.

After going to the pool you can eat at the cafes in the Kitsilano neighborhood.

The pool is handicapped accessible, and there is even a way into the pool with a wheelchair.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/grlZ3dcxtBw
Greater Vancouver Zoo
Greater Vancouver Zoo
#About the Greater Vancouver Zoo

The Greater Vancouver Zoo is a large zoo, about 49,000 square meters in size, it is in Aldergrove in British Columbia, Canada, about an hour ride from Vancouver.

The zoo in Aldergrove opened in 1970 and it holds a wonderful variety of different animals - mammals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians. The zoo is part of educational programs for preserving and loving nature and animals, like the protection plans to save extinct species.

In the Greater Vancouver Zoo there is also a medical center for animals. Many of the animals here were rescued from different disasters and were collected and rehabilitated, until they returned to themselves and joined the zoo.

In addition to the animals that live here, visitors can enjoy a small train, walking trails, and beautiful places for picnics.


A Closer Look :

https://youtu.be/QrhKEtYY84Q

Present Day at the Museum:

https://youtu.be/vtiQ3AxsrrQ
Vancouver
Kits Beach
#About the Cool Vancouver Beach

Vancouver sits on the Pacific coast and has wonderful beaches and rare mountain views around. Spending time on beaches here in the summer is a pleasure.

Kits Beach in the city is a great and young beach and one of the city's favorite places, especially for swimming, jogging and flying kites. Others prefer to get to sunbathe, play in the sand and play beach volleyball games, do yoga and rest.

There are beautiful lawns on this beach, a grove of wonderful maple trees, boats and ships that run opposite and a host of birds. It also has a wonderful view of the downtown Vancouver skyline and the city as a whole.

The beach, also known as Kitsilano Beach, is actually the canopy of the Kitsilano neighborhood, which in the 1960's was a hippie neighborhood and a real crook. Today it is an expensive neighborhood in the city and the charm of the cool young people of the past has almost disappeared, but something of the fragrance of the past remains.

In addition to the various sports facilities on Kitsilano Beach, it also has the longest swimming pool in Canada - a very impressive pool with salt water.

So even though there are better beaches for swimming, the beach is also free and fun to enjoy, especially because of the wonderful atmosphere. So if you're looking for a beach in town, you're likely to find it here.


#Tips

Bringing a dog? - Kits Beach also has a separate dog beach, where you can spend time with your pet.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/kLHMM2uLNag


Photos of the Beach Throughout the year:

https://youtu.be/oQMBgN2MMgM
Vancouver Aquarium
Vancouver Aquarium
#About Vancouver's Amazing Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is a great family attraction that is both fun and educational. This is an impressive and modern building in the shape of a large ship, that has become one of the city's symbols, and one of the most well-known attractions. According to the standards and its stance, as the largest aquarium in Canada, millions of visitors come here yearly.

With over 8,000 fish and water animal, this is also the largest aquarium in North America. Among other things, this aquarium is famous for the Beluga whales that live there. Don't miss the incredible whales, or the exhibit on the Amazonian fish, both of which are fascinating.

The aquarium, in Stanley Park, is a center for education and research, rehabilitation and rescue, and an active convention center. There is a pier for boats, a hotel, and an IMAX that offers 3D movies, screened on a huge screen the size of five floors, there are also 4D movies.


#About the Beluga Whale

Beluga, a white whale, is the only whale in the world that is a solid white. This is a sort of smaller and friendly whale, whose face and head are round and give him a sweet look. In the aquarium they tend to have fun and splash visitors with water. In nature, the Beluga is a vicious killer that eats fish, and can get up to 5 meters long.

The Beluga lives in the northern parts of the Earth, around the north pole. They mostly move in packs of 10, except during migration, when Beluga packs can number in the thousands. The Beluga makes all sorts of sounds and voices, some even remind of how humans sound. The Beluga can also move its forehead and its lips, giving it the ability to make all sorts of faces.


#What Will You See Here?

In the aquarium, there are over 8,000 underwater creatures and animals, divided into huge glass aquariums and displayed according to region and climate of origin.

At the entrance, you can see a few different aquariums, with different climates and different animals living inside. On the floor below are areas for learning and play, as well as the edges of the outdoor aquariums. From here you can look into the pool and see different fish and animals inside.

The recommended experiences are the Amazon display and the tropical waters display, that is especially interesting. Don't miss the large glass wall with the Orca whales, the eels, the giant octopus, the sharks, and the piranha.




#Outside Performances

In the Vancouver Aquarium, there are daily encounters with special underwater creatures with special shows with these animals

In the external pool outside the Aquarium building is a performance for feeding the animals publicly, a few different times a day.

The Aquarium is used as a research facility and as a rehabilitation and rescue center. Outside the main aquarium there is a stream with salmon and pools with whales, seals, and dolphins. More than just feeding them, during the feedings the instructors here explain to guests about the lives of the animals.



#Tips

This is great entertainment on a rainy day.

The aquarium is located on the east side of Stanley Park.





In the Aquarium:

https://youtu.be/xHRnG7K7hWM


How Children See the Creatures:

https://youtu.be/UaRos9mW7Fc

Attractions for Childrenin Vancouver

Vancouver Maritime Museum
Vancouver Maritime Museum
#About the Incredible and Beautiful Maritime Museum

The Vancouver Maritime Museum is less than 200 meters from the Museum of Vancouver and is meant to present and deal with the rich maritime history of the city. This is completely exhibited here at the Maritime Museum, that was opened in 1959.

In the museum there are both permanent and temporary exhibits. You can see maritime items like boat accessories, sailor uniforms, wooden models of ships, old rowboats, art pieces from ships, and more.

Don't miss the sailboat St. Rosh, that is considered a national historical site. The boat is located outside the museum. It was built in 1928 for the Canadian Royal Cavalry, and during World War II this was the first ship to sail back and forth through Canada's North West Passage.

The center of discoveries is a nice part, fun, and recommended for children. In this part of the museum there are sailor uniforms, different electronics and sonars to see boats out in the bay with.

In the "Bay of Pirates" visitors will board a pirate ship, where they can dress like a pirate and "find" real treasures! Activities on this boat are for children at least 10 years only.


#Tips

You can buy the Vanier Park Explore Pass that gives a discounted entrance to the three museums in Vanier Park, and not necessarily for the same day. It costs $30 per adult, with a discount for children.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/vSLA50S4aQQ?t=1m18s


From Outside and Inside the Wonderful Vanier Park:

https://youtu.be/tXDA0keUoAs


A View from Above:

https://youtu.be/uzFyEKqZ52U
Vancouver Lookout
Vancouver Lookout
#About the Wonderful Lookout from the Middle of the Port

The Vancouver Lookout is the best viewpoint over the city of Vancouver. It is located at the height of 170 meters, at the Harbour Centre, a familiar point of orientation in the city.

From above there is a great 360-degree panoramic view of the city of Vancouver and the area. This is a great view of the city, the ocean, the mountains and the islands nearby.

For many years the building where the lookout is located was considered the tallest in British Columbia, and is one of the most familiar buildings in the city. The 40-second ascent to the lookout is done in a glass elevator, which is an experience in itself.

At the opening ceremony in 1997, the American astronaut Neal Armstrong participated. Who, more than him, knows how it is to look down at Earth from above?


A Closer Look at the Reflected View:

https://youtu.be/Zz3DkgbYiAs
Stanley Park
Stanley Park
#About the Big Park in Vancouver

Stanley Park, which borders the Pacific Ocean, is considered one of the largest, best and most enjoyable parks in the world and the famous attraction of Vancouver. Along with many flora, trails, gardens and beaches, you will also find many of the nicest corners and attractions.

The vast Stanley Park is one of the largest urban parks in the world and is larger than Central Park in New York. The entrance is from the city's downtown. Over 8 million visitors arrive every year, including local residents from the city and the surrounding area and many tourists, including you!

With an area of ​​40,000 square meters, this is the largest and most popular park in Vancouver, with its great lawns, hiking trails, beaches, sights, landscaped gardens and botanic views of Native American totem poles.

Stanley Park is also a great place for a family outing with the kids. It has playgrounds, picnic areas, a nice water park, a children's train and a petting zoo. The park also houses the municipal aquarium.

One of the pleasures of Stanley Park is to rent a bicycle and drive around it, or on its inner paths. On the "wall path" that surrounds it, you can enjoy cycling or rollerblading, about 10 kilometers or an hour and a half of riding.

Besides being one of the most famous urban parks in the world, Stanley Park is also a well-kept green lung, inviting exercise. Many come here for sport activities in nature. Apart from cycling, walking and other forms of movement, there are also various sports facilities, such as tennis courts, golf and bowling.


#What Can Be Seen Here?

In the park, which covers an area of ​​more than 40,000 square meters, there are several places worth seeing. Among them are particularly worthwhile:

The 9 O'Clock Gun - The cannon that shoots every night at 9:00 pm. On his barrel you will see the emblems of King George III and Count Henry Pipps, the Ordnance Commander, from when he was stationed here.

Lost Lagoon - The Hidden Lagoon, which used to disappear at low tide of the day, but is now flooded. Watch here the swans, geese and ducks.

Totem Poles - the totem pole area of ​​the original Native Americans of Canada, who are referred to in Canada as "the first settlers." In Indian culture, totems reflect symbols and legends.

Hallelujah Point - the place where the Salvation Army used to sing the "Hallelujah" and one the locals dubbed "Hallelujah Point."

Vancouver Aquarium - Vancouver Aquarium, located on the east side of the park.

Siwash Rock - a rock rising from the water
Hollow Tree
Prospect Point - view of the spectacular Lion's Gate Bridge
Rose Garden - a beautiful rose garden.

Apart from these, there are 3 beaches in the park:
Second Beach - The recommended beach
Third Beach
English Bay Beach.


#Tips

For those arriving with a car, parking is possible for a full day.

Rent bikes for riding in the park - in the park or in one of the shops on nearby Denman Street.

The hour-long carriage takes 20-30 minutes from the kiosk near the entrance from Georgia Street.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/AGFqacUQTl0


Walking Around the Park:

https://youtu.be/miZkNW-L7Ck


Places of Interest in Stanley Park:

https://youtu.be/6KpoXN3IEGc
Science World
Science World
#About the Fun Science Museum of Vancouver

One of the most interesting buildings in Vancouver is the Science World building, the city's science museum. The museum has a large silver dome at the top, and is a museum for science and nature, interactive, and very interesting, there are exhibits to visit about all different types of subjects.

This is a museum for the whole family, where both parents and children will have a good time. There are many movies, fascinating games that explain scientific thought in many different ways. There is an interactive exhibit that presents different sides of science and its effect on different things in our lives, with fun examples that spreads light on the subjects of science, nature, and technology.

The fascinating exhibits here and the variety of creative attractions will give everyone a chance to try and experience. There are exhibits here in the fields of science, space, technology, anatomy, nature, scientific discoveries that changed the world, and more topics like light, water, fire, color, electricity, sound, and more.

Between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm there is also an IMAX theater that operates here with interesting movies about the arctic circle, or about the train that passes through the Rockies.

The huge museum building was built for the World Expo of 1986. It is built as a sort of square circle from metal. It has a futuristic look, like many other buildings in the city of Vancouver.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/xquJXfB9alo

A Little from the Attractions and Views of the Museum:

https://youtu.be/3abC9zQa6Ks


Vanier Park
Vanier Park
#About the Park in the Kitsilano Neighborhood

Vanier Park is a large and important public park in the Kitsilano neighborhood in Vancouver. In the past the Vancouver police would use this area for training, today it is a lovely park for the residents, where kites are flown, joggers fill the park and other athletic activities.

The trails in the park connect it with the wonderful Kits Beach (Kitsilano Beach), and Hadden Park nearby.

The park was established in 1967. It is located on the peninsula near the Burrard Bridge, and reflects the downtown and English Bay, south of False Creek.


#What Will You See in the Park?

Vanier Park includes one of the most popular beaches in the city, Kitsilano Beach. Nearby you will find Kitsilano Pool, the longest swimming pool in Canada, and not far away is a grove with impressive maple trees.

In the park you will find walking trails and different athletic facilities. There is space for kite flying, as well as playing fields. Discover also the favorite little boat pier.

Above enjoyment from everything and the plants and views of the park, in Vanier Park are 3 important museums: Vancouver Museum, Maritime Museum, and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. The City of Vancouver Archives can also be found here.



#Tips

Some of the large summer festivals take place in the park each year. There is a festival for Shakespeare called Bard on the Beach.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/j7jnq75v5Qw


The Park with the View and Art:

https://youtu.be/EqDZk3SuEfs


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