Tourist Attractions in Canada
Founded in the 1970’s, Granville Island was once a declining subsidy of Vancouver. Now it is a thriving attraction for art appreciators, families and health fanatics. If you are looking for a fun and adventurous day trip, Granville Island may provide endless entertainment. Attractions include fine art galleries, fresh food markets, and many shopping centres. There are also street musicians and performers, and special art demonstrations.
Victoria, the “City of Gardens”
Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, Canada, is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. As such it is rich in historical significance. Several of its oldest buildings, for example the British Columbia Parliament Building, now function as tourist attractions. Victoria is well known for its temperate climate, and rarely gets snow. This contributes to its well deserved nickname, the “City of Gardens”.
Calgary Zoo is the 2nd largest and most visited zoo in Canada. It is run by the Calgary Zoological Society, a charitable organization which aims for preservation and wildlife education. Calgary Zoo holds 800 animals of 120 different species, and is open all year. In 2013 a revitalizing $162 million dollar plan for the zoo was announced. The zoo intends to add more animals over the next 20 years.