THINGS TO DO IN VANCOUVER
Vancouver boasts 10 top-rated, essential stops. Together they make up an unsurpassed lineup of cultural, historic and natural experiences, and while visiting one of these stops you are sure to stumble upon plenty of other Vancouver treasures along the way.
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Explore the beautiful Stanley Park with 400 - hectare of natural West Coast rainforest that borders downtown Vancouver. Whether you are enjoying a walk through the trails or beach, or a picnic with the family, visiting Stanley Park is a must for the entire family.
Located in Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium is a beautiful sanctuary that protects, studies and cares for a variety of ocean creatures. Their goal is to inspire others to join the mission and help protect the ocean environment. Bring your family and explore the beauty of nature at the Vancouver Aquarium.
Just 15 minutes from downtown, rising 4,100 feet above Vancouver, Grouse Mountain was home to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. As a top skiing and snowboarding spot in BC, this alpine playground also offer winter snowshoeing, ice skating, and sleigh rides.
Explore one of British Columbia's oldest and most popular attractions. Originally built in 1889, the bridge spans 140 metres (460 feet) in length and suspends participants 70 metres (230 feet) in the air above the Capilano River. This thrilling adventure is one for the whole family.
TOUR THE CITY
The Pacific Centre Shopping Mall is the largest mall in downtown Vancouver. At the cutting edge of fashion, Pacific Centre features a number of your favorite stores and great places to dine. The mall is open daily for your shopping convenience. Click here for more information.
Established the same year that Canada became a nation, Gastown Vancouver is one of Canada’s most cosmopolitan areas. This vibrant area of Vancouver thrives from its rich history and unique charm. With a variety of upcoming events and programs, Gastown is sure to have something exciting for everyone.
An island escape in the middle of the bustling city! Granville Island is a vibrant urban oasis featuring a variety of theatres, festivals, street performers, musical shows, and art exhibits. With a unique and exciting atmosphere, the island also offers many family attractions. Granville Island is accessible by car, bus, bike or boat from Vancouver.
The Orpheum Theatre, along with the Queen Elizabeth and the Vancouver Playhouse, are part of the Vancouver Civic Theatre group of live performance venues. It has featured a variety of acts since its development in 1927, and is home to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Cantata Singers and much more.
A renowned music venue, dance floor, and nightclub in downtown Vancouver. This 1920s Art Deco style building has been host to a number of performers including U2, Coldplay, The Police, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga.
As Western Canada’s largest art museum, the Vancouver Art Gallery is an inspiring cultural experience located in downtown. Housing a permanent collection of 10,000 artworks, this art gallery boasts a dynamic mix of contemporary and historical exhibitions.
Located at the University of British Columbia, the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) features a variety of exhibits, collections, and programs. Explore this world-renowned museum, which holds approximately 38,000 ethnographic objects among its 535,000 archaeological objects. The MOA is open daily. Click here for more information.
Vancouver is a sports fans paradise, and with Rogers Arena located within steps of Gastown and Chinatown, attending a Vancouver Canucks game is a breeze. Aside from walking from your hotel, public transit is really the easiest way to get to Rogers Arena. Stadium-Chinatown Station is right opposite the arena, accessible on either the Expo or Millennium lines. Rogers Arena is within an easy walk of over 7,000 parking spots.