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The Best things to do in Vancouver

Activities, Adventures, Things To Do in Vancouver, BC

Vancouver boasts ten 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.

Stanley Park

North America’s third-largest park draws eight million visitors per year, many of whom may skate or walk past you on the Seawall, a scenic, 5.5-mile path running along the water on the park’s perimeter. It’s just one of many trails among the park’s 1,000 acres, which also house an aquarium, nature center and other recreational facilities. Learn more

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Vancouver Aquarium

Discover over 65,000 amazing animals like rescued sea otters, sea lions, and other extraordinary aquatic species in the heart of Vancouver’s iconic Stanley Park. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty of Canada’s largest aquarium, featuring 120 world-class exhibits, thrilling 4D Theatre experiences, interactive displays, daily educational animal programs, 60+ years of marine mammal rescue stories, and so much more. From the enchanting waters of local Canadian habitats to the exotic wonders of the Amazon rainforest, learn about the incredible diversity of the animal kingdom around the world! Learn more

VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Botanical Garden is a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world! Spot and photograph local wildlife, find your way through an Elizabethan hedge maze, unwind in a serene setting, dine on the patios of the Garden Café or Shaughnessy Restaurant, and browse the garden-themed gift shop. VanDusen has something for everyone to enjoy! The Garden’s multi-award winning LEED Platinum Visitor Centre was named Most Sustainable Building of the Year in 2014. Shaped like an orchid when viewed from above, its organic lines echo the way nature and conservation have been considered at every turn. Learn more

Granville Island Public Market

Merchants and vendors from all over the area bring their wares here. Learn more

Queen Elizabeth Park

Situated on Little Mountain – the highest point in Vancouver proper – this former rock quarry has been converted into a beautiful city park with flower gardens, public art, grassy knolls, and panoramic views over the city. Learn more

Vancouver Seawall

Vancouver has the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path. The 28 km Seaside Greenway is an uninterrupted pathway, including the Stanley Park Seawall, that extends from the Vancouver Convention Centre to Spanish Banks Park. Perfect for a walk, cycle, or jog, it is the most popular recreational spot in the city. Learn more

Canada Place

Waterfront complex containing hotels, a cruise ship terminal and an IMAX theater. Learn more