Welcome To Vancouver, British Columbia with Sealand Travel
Sealand Travel would like to introduce you to Vancouver, British Columbia. Although Vancouver has always been a great destination for a variety of great vacation options, the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics have focused the spotlight on this beautiful area of British Columbia, Canada.
Vancouver is the largest metropolitan area in Western Canada and is home to a diverse population with over 50 percent of its residents having a first language other than English. The city of Vancouver dates back to the 1880’s when a logging town named Gastown was incorporated into a larger city which would later become the Vancouver we all know and love. Over the years, Vancouver has earned the nickname “Hollywood North” due to it’s third largest industry, film production.
Weather in Vancouver
Sealand Travel knows when traveling to any location throughout the world, one of the most important bits of information to be aware of is the weather. Vancouver is classified as an Oceanic climate, which means that the temperatures tend to be a bit cooler in the summer than many other similar climates, with cool winters and a generally smaller fluctuation in the yearly temperatures. You may also expect in climates such as that, to have precipitation not limited to one season, but more often throughout the year.
Temperatures in Vancouver range, on average, from the 30’s in the coldest winter months to the 60’s in the warmest summer months. As for precipitation, visitors can expect to see snow in winter and rain in summer, with most of the precipitation falling in the form of snow in winter.
Travel Tips Vancouver
Sealand Travel recommends you find out about your destinations before you travel. In cases such as Vancouver, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics, your travels to the area will be highly impacted because of the events. If you are traveling any other time of the year, finding a place to stay should not be difficult. Although travel to the area is popular, many establishments are available to provide you wonderful accommodations.
At times such as during the 2010 Winter Olympics, accommodations should be booked far in advance of your visit. You may also choose to opt for accommodations further outside of the city. Large cities such as Vancouver have many communities called bedroom communities which help to accommodate tourists in the busier seasons of travel or during high profile events.
Logistics of travel during events such as the Olympics are also something that Sealand Travel Sealand Travel would like to remind travelers to think about. Vancouver public transportation is a wonderful way to get around. With a wide variety of public transportation options available to you including rail such as the West Coast Express, Street Cars, SkyTrain, Bus Service and even Ferries, visitors should always be able to reach their destination without having to rent a car. In fact, there is only one major highway in the area of Vancouver, making traditional travel by car a bit more difficult than in other major metropolitan areas around the world.
If you are planning on visiting Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics, here are a few tips to remember. Leave early to reach your event of interest. There is no spectator parking at the Olympic Venues, so don’t expect to park nearby if you do have a vehicle, and most of all, there is an Olympic Bus network if you do have accommodations in the metro areas. Sealand Travel invites you to visit Vancouver any time of the year. As always, travel smart, pack for your environment, and be aware of the area you are going to be visiting, and all your travels should be pleasant ones.