One of the most incredible and unique things about the city of Vancouver is it's diverse environment. Not only does it hold all the skyscrapers and glass buildings that signify a bustling metropolis, but it is surrounded by mountains and sits right on the Pacific Ocean. Hard to beat, that's for sure. The nicest way to take it all in - from the skyline views to the vastness of the ocean and the majestic mountains as your backdrop - is to head out on the waters of the Vancouver Harbour. The best place to rent a boat is at the bridge crossing into Granville Island.