Historic Site in Fort Langley

Fort Langley National Historic Site

The spot where James Douglas announced BC's creation in 1858 – giving the site a legitimate claim to being the province's birthplace – costumed re-enactors, re-created artisan workshops and a kid-friendly gold-panni…
Market in Richmond & Steveston

Richmond Night Market

The larger of Richmond's two Asian-flavored night markets and the easiest to reach via transit. Expect to line-up for entry at this wildly popular summer tradition. Inside, you'll find the usual rows of blingy trink…
Museum in Richmond & Steveston

Gulf of Georgia Cannery

British Columbia's best 'industrial museum' illuminates the sights and sounds of the region's bygone era of labor-intensive fish processing. Most of the machinery remains and there's an evocative focus on the people…
Museum in Richmond & Steveston

Britannia Shipyard

A riverfront complex of historic sheds housing dusty tools, boats and reminders of the region's maritime past, this is one of the most evocative, fancy-free historic sites in the region. Check out the preserved Mura…
Stadium in Richmond & Steveston

Richmond Olympic Oval

The biggest new venue built for the 2010 Winter Olympics (it hosted long-track speed skating), this riverfront behemoth has since become a community sports facility shared by locals around the region. The five rings…
Museum in Burnaby

Burnaby Village Museum

Colorfully re-creating a BC pioneer town, complete with replica homes, businesses and a handsome 1912 carousel (tickets $2.60), this family-friendly attraction is a local favorite. To get directly here by car, take …
Landmark in Burnaby

Simon Fraser University

The Lower Mainland's second-biggest university, this hilltop campus was largely designed by celebrated BC architect Arthur Erickson. Regularly used for movie shoots, this campus has several small attractions to keep…
Market in New Westminster

River Market

With shops and a small but tasty food court, this waterfront covered market also hosts some cool events throughout the year. Check their website for regular craft and flea market dates as well as board game meet-ups…
Farm in Lower Mainland

Vista D’oro

A delightful culinary tourism destination combining a rustic, fruit-focused farm site with a shop that sells lovely homemade preserves and wines. Be sure to buy a bottle of the celebrated fortified walnut wine to go…
Park in Burnaby

Deer Lake Park

Burnaby's favorite green space, complete with lakeside and forest walls. Look out for abundant birdlife.