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Ten Must Sees in Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, as one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world, is a diverse, dynamic city, highlighted by its spectacular natural setting. It is a city that offers a wealth of tourism opportunities for its visitors, and offers the perfect backdrop for Goldschmidt2008. This list of ten ‘must sees' offers only a few of the many reasons to come to Vancouver for Goldschmidt2008!

Grouse Mountain

A mountain resort, minutes away from the city centre. This rugged getaway is a year round source of breathtaking views and a wide range of activities. (www.grousemountain.com) Photo credit: Grouse Mountain

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Vancouver Museum

Overlooking spectacular English Bay, the Vancouver Museum offers visitors a peek into the culturally rich and diverse history of Vancouver. (www.vanmuseum.bc.ca) Photo Credit: Wikipedia

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Capilano Suspension Bridge

Suspended since 1889, the Capilano Suspension Bridge presents visitors with a breathtaking view of the Capilano River from a vantage point of 70 metres above! (www.capbridge.com) Photo Credit: Capilano Suspension Bridge

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Stanley Park

Stanley Park is recognized around the globe as one of the great parks of the world! Vancouver's first park and one of the city's main tourist attractions, Stanley Park is an evergreen oasis of 400 hectares right next to the downtown core. (www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/parks/parks/stanley) Photo Credit: Tourism Vancouver

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H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

See a 360 degree view of the heavens from Vancouver! The space centre offers its visitors a unique educational experience, as well as a gorgeous natural setting, with views of the city skyline visible from the centre's waterfront grounds. (www.hrmacmillanspacecentre.com)

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VanDusen Gardens

Take the opportunity to visit a world-class bed of flowers, ranking among North America's top 10 gardens! (www.vandusengarden.org) Photo Credit: VanDusen Gardens

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Bard on the Beach

A Vancouver mainstay, Bard on the Beach is a professional Shakespeare Festival that brings life to the magic of Shakespeare's great plays - at the beach! (www.bardonthebeach.org)

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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

In the heart of Vancouver's bustling Chinatown, retreat into the peace and tranquility of the first full-scale classical Chinese garden built outside of China. (www.vancouverchinesegarden.com)

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Vancouver Aquarium

The aquarium invites its guests to view and interact with over 70,000 different aquatic species. (www.vanaqua.org) Photo Credit: Destination360

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Science World

One of the most popular tourism sites in Vancouver, Science World is also one of the most educational attractions for visitors of all ages and interest. (www.scienceworld.bc.ca) Photo Credit: Destination360

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--Heidi Dale-Johnson