With a long weekend coming up, why not stick around the city and explore it. After the long winter has kept us cocooned at home, it’s time to get out and see blooming in the city. To help make zipping around to check out the attraction, I recently had the chance to test out a Honda HR-V. The compact crossover SUV was a perfect sized vehicle to make getting around town easy and comfortable.
Now is a great time to visit some of the city’s acclaimed and popular attractions, before the school holidays and summer high-season visitors descend upon them. The variety of locations offer opportunities for every weather, Bloedel Conservatory is a tropical oasis on a grey and dreary day. Filled with tropical foliage and birds, the conservatory takes visitors away from the usual Vancouver spring rain. If it’s nice out, step outside and explore Queen Elizabeth Park’s paths and gardens. For more gardens, visit the Bloedel Conservatory’s sister VanDusen Botanical Gardens. Roam the world through the Garden’s varies garden exhibition, pick up some lunch and picnic on the great lawn or overlooking the ponds and fountains.
The Museums at Kits Point offer variety for all ages and are just a stones through from the parks and beaches.
Museum of Vancouver shines bright with its signature Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver collection of neon signs from the city’s brightly lit heydays. A look back at the photos in Vancouver in the Seventies exhibition are a glimpse back at the city’s evolution. c??sna??m, the city before the city look even further back to enlighten about the Coast Salish First Nations who settled the city before us. Upcoming The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century looks at the hot topic of housing.
The Maritime Museum’s current exhibition The Lost Fleet, looks at the causes and effect of the War Measures Act on the Japanese-Canadian fishing fleet. Children love to play and learn about our maritime history and today’s working harbour in the hands-on area in the museum or to board the historic St Roch and relive its famed sailings.
The Honda HR-V feels like a full sized SUV but handles like a Civic. The short length makes street parking easy, and the extra height and right-side view camera helps reduce blind spots. The right-side camera is a dream in downtown Vancouver to make sure the bike lanes are clear before turning. The vehicle may be smaller but the cargo space definitely isn’t lacking, although I didn’t need much at Costco, I certainly could have stocked up and carried all of my visiting family’s luggage at the same time. Even after a week of driving all around the city; commuting, visiting attraction, and running errands the HR-V still hadn’t even used a close to a full tank of gas. My friend who’s looking for a new family vehicle has now added the Honda HR-V to her list, but you don’t need to be a family to have one, it’s a handy vehicle for everyone.