Vancouver is one of the young cities of Canada and North America – it is only 100 years old. But for this time the combination of long beaches and near-by mountains has made this city a dream location for nice relaxing vacation. Vancouver is a typical West Coast type of town. It is quite easy-going, very lively and green. It is one really cosmopolitan metropolis with the mix of cultures ranging from local Indians, trough Europeans of different origin to Chinese and Punjabi people living in certain districts or all over the city. One other remarkable mix in Vancouver are all the enthusiast and more or less professional athletes that fill the city and the area jogging, climbing, trail running, skiing or other ways practicing outdoor sports. This is encouraged and by the mild climate, which helps to keep the interest to the city on all year round basis. When visiting Vancouver better get equipped for your favorite sport or sports – it would be a very big exception if you can not practice those sports somewhere around Vancouver. The best advice would be to check the city for popular spots for people practicing your sports, and to join them for unforgettable good times. Those opportunities of Vancouver were further acknowledged by the city hosting 2010 Winter Olympics, which brought to this cosmopolitan city even more glory as a perfect sports place. There are several interesting sites, that you may see in Vancouver while resting in between your sports activities. Some of them are: Stanley Park, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, The Museum of Anthropology or the Vancouver Art Gallery. Interesting sites are also the Olympic village and the new Olympic sports center. To add a final touch of uniqueness to Vancouver you should check out all the different dining options that this cosmopolitan city offers. You will have many opportunities to taste delicious and popular sea food in the beach restaurants, or to find real gems of the culinary art from different parts of the world in some of the districts of Vancouver. You may taste Greek, Italian, Chinese or even Indian food, which is available made directly by representatives of the corresponding nations. And don't forget - there are tons more of attractions, activities and interesting places to see in Vancouver, visit them and write here at HolidayStreets.com about their beauty and mystery!