Vancouver Photo Walks
A great way to see the city and learn how to use that pricey camera you have at the same time, these expert-led tours are well worth it....
Historical Chinatown Tours
Get the lowdown on Vancouver's historic Chinatown via an in-depth guided tour with local Judy Lam Maxwell.
Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Local architecture students conduct these excellent two-hour wanders, focusing on the buildings, history and heritage of several key...
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
The city's orchestra plays classical and popular music concerts (think movie music) around the city and beyond. Venues range from the...
999 Canada Place Way · interesting places nearby
Canada Place information
Vancouver's version of the Sydney Opera House, judging by the number of postcards it appears on, this iconic landmark is shaped like sails jutting into the sky over the harbor. Both a cruise-ship terminal and convention center (next door's grass-roofed expansion opened in 2010), it's also a stroll-worthy pier, providing camera-hugging views of the North Shore mountains and some busy floatplane action.
Inside and outside the building, there are patriotic reminders of Canada's history and culture, from totem poles (inside) to the Canadian Trail (outside), a walking route illuminating the nation's 13 provinces and territories. If you have time, search for the pedestrian tunnel connecting the building to Waterfront Centre; it's lined with highly evocative large-format photos of yesteryear Vancouver. Here for July 1's Canada Day? This is the center of the city's festivities, with a day-long party of live music, faces painted with maple leaves and a fireworks finale around 10pm.