Vancouver ranked as one of the best cities to visit in 2020

Oct 22 2019, 9:43 am

There’s always room for more recognition when it comes to our beautiful city.

Vancouver has been ranked on Lonely Planet as one of the “Top 10 cities to visit in 2020.” The city, however, didn’t make the listing based on its jaw-dropping scenery alone (although it definitely helped).

The travel outlet explores how “sustainable travel can be a force for good for all involved” including the environments, locals, and travellers themselves.

This specific ranking looked at the best destinations and journeys that had a sustainable travel experience, meaning that factors like sustainability and environmental initiatives were also taken into account.

Vancouver was the only Canadian city to be listed on the ranking, as well as one of the only three cities in North America.

Lonely Planet affectionately describes Vancouver as a “natural playground – squeezed majestically between the blue waters of the Pacific and the forest-clad mountaintops of the North Shore.”

“Take to its vastly expanded cycling and walking network, including an unforgettable 28 km section along beaches and shorefront, and comfortably hop between the city’s many sights on an upgraded public transport system,” reads the website.

The ranking also notes that Vancouver was the birthplace of Greenpeace, an environmental organization founded in 1971, as well as the city’s environmental action plan.

Lonely Planet’s Top 10 cities to visit in 2020 are as follows:

1. Salzburg, Austria
2. Washington DC, USA
3, Cairo, Egypt
4. Galway, Ireland
5. Bonn, Germany
6. La Paz, Bolivia
7. Kochi, India
8. Vancouver, Canada
9. Dubai, UAE
10. Denver, USA