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Below are a few suggestions about where to go and  what to see while you are visiting Vancouver. 

Stanley Park
Only have time to do one thing in Vancouver? Cycle or stroll along the Stanley Park seawall, a paved 10km/6mi loop with magnificent mountain, ocean, forest and city views. While in Stanley Park, visit to the internationally-acclaimed Vancouver Aquarium, one of North America's five largest aquariums.

Granville Island

From downtown, hop on one of the small passenger ferries that look similar to bathtub toys as they cruise through False Creek to Granville Island, famous for its year-round indoor farmer's market, boutique microbrewery, street buskers, artisan studios and live theater.

Grouse Mountain

While many people prefer to hike up to the top via the Grouse Grind, also known as "Mother Nature's Stairmaster," an equally scenic (and less strenuous) option is to ride up on the 100-passenger tram, appreciating breathtaking panoramic vistas of the Lower Mainland en route. 

Robson Street

Every major city has a famous shopping and cruising strip; Vancouver's is Robson Street. Head here for the high fashion, trendy restaurants and bars, the coffee-shop culture and even a little star spotting; don't forget, this is the Hollywood of the North, and Robson Street is a favourite spot for visiting stars to shine.

Museum of Anthropology

Home to one of the world's most magnificent collections of First Nations totem poles, carvings and other artifacts, the Museum of Anthropology is housed in an award-winning glass-and-concrete building designed by world-renowned architect Arthur Erickson, based on traditional Northwest Coast post-and-beam structures.

Capilano Suspension Bridge

It's shaky, but worth the walk across the swaying Capilano Suspension Bridge – located in the middle of a lush west-coast rainforest – for thrilling canyon views 70m/230ft below.


Vancouver began in Gastown. Stroll down charming cobbled streets, explore heritage buildings and mews, visit unique stores and dine in restaurants that range from quirky to gourmet.


Vancouver is home to one of the largest Chinese communities in North America. Its downtown Chinatown (the other major centre is in Richmond) is worth a visit for the historic buildings, exotic markets and herbal apothecaries, not to mention bargains on imported goods, particularly kitchen supplies.

For more information about what to do during your visit to Vancouver, please visit: 

Tourism Vancouver


Tourism BC