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The Coho Festival in Vancouver: experience Canada in a hire car
The Coho Festival on the North Shore is the most important event of the year in Vancouver. It not only offers visitors from abroad deep insights into the importance of salmon, in particular Coho salmon in the culture of British Colombia, but is also a public attraction where the whole family can enjoy a day of activities including, for instance, the Coho Swim, kids’ tournaments, live entertainment, great food, interactive learning about the environment, salmon, and other wildlife and much more. In addition, the First Nations are also present, for instance, the Squamish First Nation showcases Indian art and culture.
Drama and music are performed on a big stage, in the Kids Park children and youngsters present environmental conservation projects and collect money for the class fund. A large salmon barbecue is the centre-piece of the event at Ambleside Park. Hire a car in Vancouver to enjoy the Coho Festival to the full.
Whale Watching in Vancouver
Whale watching boats depart from the old port of Granville Island and navigate False Creek and English Bay into the Strait of Georgia.
Depending on the season, you can see killer whales, humpback whales, porpoises, sea lions, seals and bald eagles. The duration of the tour can last 3 to 7 hours, since this is not a zoo or circus and the wild marine animals are sometimes hard to find.
Whale watching is an unforgettable experience. From the car rental office in Vancouver you can easily the Granville Island as well as other jetties that offer whale watching trips in light boats or reinforced inflatable boats in the Strait of Georgia and around the Gulf Islands.
From the car rental office in Vancouver directly to the Rocky Mountains
One of the most popular destinations in the Canadian Rocky Mountains is Jasper National Park. In a suitable hire car booked through TUI Cars picked up in Vancouver you can traverse high mountain passes, drive through huge forests, marvel at wild waterfalls and stand in awe at the sight of beautiful mountain lakes. The fauna and flora of the Rocky Mountains are best viewed and appreciated on a guided hike with a park ranger.
Highlights of the Jasper National Park include Maligne Lake, Athabasca Falls and Whistler’s Mountain. If you hire a car, we highly recommend driving to the Rocky Mountains in a cabriolet, if available – the 360-degree view brings the wonders of breath-taking nature even closer and enriches the whole experience.