One of Vancouver's oldest established private galleries, Equinox pioneered this area's arty new credentials by being one of the first big names to move here. Look out for works by local and national artists – and if there's a show by Fred Hertzog, make sure you visit. His brightly colored yesteryear photos of vintage Vancouver are spectacular.

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Nearby Vancouver attractions

1. Monte Clark Gallery

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Joining its arty, white-walled brethren here in 2013, Monte Clark is well worth a look. Past exhibitors have included photography by local-boy-made-good…

2. Macaulay & Co Fine Art

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One of the area's top smaller galleries represents a stable of brilliant, newer artists who may be the next big thing. Look out for eye-popping…

3. Olympic Village

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Built as the home for 2800 athletes during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, this glassy waterfront development became the city's newest…

4. Science World

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Under Vancouver's favorite geodesic dome (OK, it's only one), this ever-popular science showcase has tonnes of hands-on galleries and a cool outdoor park…

6. City Hall

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Architecture fans should save time for one of Vancouver's best art-deco buildings. Completed in 1936, its highlights include a soaring, Gotham-style…

7. Rogers Arena


This large multipurpose stadium hosts the National Hockey League's Vancouver Canucks. On game nights, when the 20,000-capacity venue heaves with fervent…

8. Carnegie Community Centre

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The city's first public library was a landmark corner building funded by US philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in the early 1900s. Now a community center…