Top 6 places to visit in Vancouver BC

Here is my list of the top 6 places in Vancouver you should or should be able to visit during the month of December, which is the coldest month of the year. In my opinion holiday season in Vancouver brings in much-needed warmth, happiness, and joy. With Christmas decorations everywhere (literally everywhere) and Canada’s biggest sale of the year aka “Boxing Day” on the 26th, there are plenty of things to do in December.

First on the list is Capilano Suspension Bridge, which is also my favorite. In my opinion, the best time to visit this popular attraction is around mid/late afternoon to enjoy both day and night views of the park, lights, and the bridge! Dress for the weather, mentally prepare your body for a long walk and carry an umbrella, it may save you from occasional and unpredictable rain. Visit www.capbridge.com

Second on the list is Grouse Mountain, not very far from the downtown. If you love to ski this is the place for you. Our interest was more on the Christmas Village for fun family activities and ride to the top of the mountain in a gondola defenitly worth trying and in fact exciting. Visit www.grousemountain.com

Third on the list is Canada Place. A nice place to walk around and enjoy the beautiful views of Vancouver. Visit www.canadaplace.ca for more info on all the holiday activities like Christmas Market.

Fourth on the list is Harbour Air Sea Planes. Tours are 15 minutes to 30 minutes, offers a private tour for groups. Visit www.harbourair.com for more info, pricing, and hours of operation.

Fifth on the list is Stanley Park. A beautiful place to enjoy a family fun time. I think this park is much bigger than Central Park in New York. Visit Vancouver Parks

Sixth on the list is A-maze-ing Laughter. A-maze-ing Laughter is a 2009 bronze sculpture by Yue Minjun, located in Morton Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Interesting place. Visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-maze-ing_Laughter

My main inspiration to write this article stems from the experiments I was doing with KML files (Keyhole Markup Language), a file format used to display geographic data in an Earth browser such as Google Earth.

For the video (YouTube video) I used Google Earth Studio (subscription by invite) and I opted for a predefined project template, “Fly By” animation, generated individual clips for each location, top 6 places mentioned in this article, and later combined individual clips into a single MP4 using Filmora software.

There are 2 options to render the animations, Image Sequence (local computer resources) and the Cloud. In my experience Cloud option gave me the video output with much better quality compared to Image Sequence. Image Sequence generates a single image for every frame for 00h:00m:00s:01 millisecond which means more control on post-processing to add any additional animations or text but requires post video processing tool like Filmora.

Explore more about KML, please visit https://developers.google.com/kml

Here is my list of the top 6 places in Vancouver you should or should be able to visit during the month of December, which is the coldest month of the year. In my opinion holiday season in Vancouver brings in much-needed warmth, happiness, and joy. With Christmas decorations everywhere (literally everywhere) and Canada’s biggest…

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