Must-see attractions in Vancouver

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    Stanley Park


    One of North America’s largest urban green spaces, Stanley Park is revered for its dramatic forest-and-mountain oceanfront views. But there’s more to this…

  • June 29, 2011: Visitors explore the Capilano Cliff Walk through rainforest vegetation. The cantilevered and suspended walkways jut out from the granite cliff face 230 metres above the Capilano River.
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    Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

    North Shore

    As you inch gingerly across one of the world's longest (140m) and highest (70m) pedestrian suspension bridges, swaying gently over roiling Capilano Canyon…

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    Science World


    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…

  • Roedde House Museum


    For a glimpse of what the West End looked like before the apartment blocks, visit this handsome 1893 Queen Anne–style mansion, now a lovingly preserved…

  • Beautiful Laburnum (Golden Chain) blossoms in the mid of May at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, BC Canada.

    VanDusen Botanical Garden

    Fairview & South Granville

    This highly popular green-thumbed oasis is a 22-hectare, 255,000-plant idyll that offers a strollable web of pathways weaving through specialized garden…

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    Vancouver Police Museum & Archives

    Gastown & Chinatown

    Illuminating Vancouver's crime-and-vice-addled history, this quirky museum has had a recent makeover, uncovering the former coroner's courtroom (spot the…

  • The Arbutus Greenway is transformed from historic rail corridor to a nature walkway for people to do cycling, rolling and strolling, in Vancouver BC Canada.

    Arbutus Greenway


    A former disused urban rail line that's being transformed by the city into a cool linear park, this 8.5km-long flora-fringed walking and cycling route is…

  • A two red macaw parrots on branch in the tropical garden of Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Bloedel Conservatory

    Fairview & South Granville

    Cresting the hill in Queen Elizabeth Park, this domed conservatory is a delightful rainy-day warm-up. At Vancouver's best-value paid attraction, you'll…

  • VANCOUVER - APRIL 12, 2014: Founded in 1931, Vancouver Art Gallery is the fifth-largest art gallery in Canada. Neoclassical building was designed by F. Rattenbury and  is located at 750 Hornby Street.
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    Vancouver Art Gallery


    Combining blockbuster international shows with selections from its striking contemporary collection, the VAG is a magnet for art fans. There are often…

  • Granville Island Public Market
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The view of Granville Island from Granville street bridge.

    Granville Island Public Market


    Granville Island's highlight is the covered Public Market, a multisensory smorgasbord of fish, cheese, fruit, teas and bakery treats (near-legendary Lee's…

  • Marine Building entrance

    Marine Building


    Vancouver's most romantic old-school tower block, and also its best art-deco building, the elegant 22-story Marine Building is a tribute to the city's…

  • Polygon Gallery

    North Shore

    North Van's former Presentation House Gallery renamed itself and relocated to this dramatic, sawtooth-roofed waterfront landmark in 2017, providing…

  • Along seawall near Third Beach and Siwash Rock, Stanley Park.

    Stanley Park Seawall


    Built between 1917 and 1980, the 8.8km seawall trail is Vancouver's favorite outdoor hangout. Encircling the whole of Stanley Park, it offers spectacular…

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    Museum of Anthropology


    Vancouver's best museum is studded with spectacular indigenous totem poles and breathtaking carvings – but it's also teeming with artifacts from cultures…

  • Sunset on  Second Beach, Olympic National Park

    Second Beach & Third Beach


    Second Beach is a family-friendly area on Stanley Park's western side, with a grassy playground, an ice-cream-serving concession and the Stanley Park…

  • Lost Lagoon inVancouver's  Stanley Park

    Lost Lagoon


    This rustic area near Stanley Park's entrance was originally part of Coal Harbour. But after a causeway was built in 1916, the new body of water was…

  • Visitors interract with Vancouvwer's A-maze-ing Laughter art installation

    A-maze-ing Laughter


    Created by Yue Minjun, one of Vancouver's most-photographed public artworks is just a few steps from English Bay Beach. Expect to see groups of smiling…

  • Fort Langley National Historic Site

    North Shore

    A fortified trading post since 1827, this is where James Douglas announced the creation of British Columbia in 1858, giving the site a legitimate claim to…

  • Kitsilano Beach


    Facing English Bay, Kits Beach is one of Vancouver's favorite summertime hangouts. The wide, sandy expanse attracts buff Frisbee tossers and giggling…

  • Maplewood Farm

    North Shore

    This popular farmyard attraction includes plenty of hands-on displays, plus a collection of more than 200 birds and domestic farm animals. Your wide-eyed…

  • Maplewood Flats Conservation Area

    North Shore

    Managed by the Wild Bird Trust of BC, this delightful nature escape is surprisingly accessible from Vancouver yet it feels like a million miles from the…

  • Jericho Beach


    An activity-lover's idyll, Jericho is great if you just want to putter along the beach, clamber over driftwood and catch stunning views of downtown. It's…

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    University of British Columbia


    The giant University of British Columbia is more than just your average college campus; it's also home to some of the city's best visitor attractions…

  • Beaty Biodiveristy Museum exterior

    Beaty Biodiversity Museum


    A family-friendly museum showcasing a two-million-item natural-history collection including birds, fossils and herbarium displays. The highlight is the…

  • Plants for sale, University of British Columbia Botanical Garden.

    UBC Botanical Garden


    You'll find a huge array of rhododendrons, a fascinating apothecary plot and a winter green space of off-season bloomers in this 28-hectare complex of…

  • Vancouver Skyline

    Queen Elizabeth Park

    Fairview & South Granville

    The city's highest point – 167m above sea level and with panoramic views over the mountain-framed downtown skyscrapers – this 52-hectare park claims to…

  • English Bay Beach in Vancouver's West End neighbourhood

    English Bay Beach


    Wandering south on Denman St, you'll spot a clutch of palm trees ahead announcing one of Canada's best urban beaches. Then you'll see one of Vancouver's…

  • Engine 374 Pavilion exterior

    Engine 374 Pavilion


    May 23, 1887, was an auspicious date for Vancouver. That's when Engine 374 pulled the very first transcontinental passenger train into the fledgling city,…

  • Grouse Mountain

    North Shore

    The self-proclaimed 'Peak of Vancouver,' this mountain-top playground, accessed via Skyride gondola (included with admission), offers spectacular views of…

  • Space Center in Vancouver

    Museum of Vancouver


    The MOV serves up cool temporary exhibitions alongside in-depth permanent galleries of fascinating First Nations artifacts and evocative pioneer-era…

  • Public Library.

    Vancouver Public Library


    This dramatic Colosseum-like building must be a temple to the great god of libraries. If not, it's certainly one of the world's most magnificent book…

  • Gastown's famous steam-powered clock.

    Steam Clock

    Gastown & Chinatown

    Halfway along Water St, this oddly popular tourist magnet lures the cameras with its tooting steam whistle. Built in 1977, the clock's mechanism is…

  • HR MacMillan Space Centre exterior

    HR MacMillan Space Centre


    Focusing on the wonderful world of space, admission to this kid-favorite museum includes a gallery of hands-on exhibits (don't miss the Mars section where…

  • Exterior of the Stanely Park Nature House

    Stanley Park Nature House


    Illuminating the breathtaking array of flora and fauna just steps from the busy streets of the West End, this charming nature center is a great…

  • Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Place Stadium along False Creek

    BC Place Stadium


    Vancouver's main sports arena is home to two professional teams: the BC Lions Canadian Football League team and the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team. Also…

  • The statue of Lord Stanley, looking out on the celebrated park named after him in Vancouver

    Lord Stanley Statue


    A 1960 bronze commemorating Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley, the man who gave his name to the park plus the National Hockey League's top trophy, the Stanley…

  • Pacific Museum of Earth


    Across from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, this sparkling little attraction has really upped its game in recent years. The cabinets of shimmering minerals…

  • Nitobe Memorial Garden


    Exemplifying Japanese horticultural philosophies, this is a delightfully tranquil green oasis of peaceful pathways, small traditional bridges and a large,…

  • Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art


    Showcasing detailed carvings, paintings, jewelry and more from Canada's most revered Haida artists and others around the region, this open-plan gallery…

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