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Things to do in  Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver

While exploring this western seaport city in Canada’s British Columbia, don’t be surprised if you stumble onto a film set. Nicknamed Hollywood North, Vancouver has become the backdrop for countless films and television shows. For observation of a different kind, the Museum of Anthropology houses exhibits featuring First Nations artifacts, while bay views are best seen from the urban rain forest of Stanley Park. And for those seeking the slopes, venture north to Whistler, home to one of the largest ski resorts in North America.

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How to Get Off the Beaten Path in Vancouver

How to Get Off the Beaten Path in Vancouver

Top Spots for Art Lovers in Vancouver

Top Spots for Art Lovers in Vancouver

Must-See Museums in Vancouver

Must-See Museums in Vancouver

Recent reviews from experiences in Vancouver

Overview of Vancouver and exercise at same time!
JohnStephen_H, Jul 2021
Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour - The Grand Tour
Got to see complete over view of Vancouver and getting exercise to boot!
Touring Vancouver
Dennis_H, Jul 2021
Grand City Small Group Tour of Vancouver
Causing us to see Vancouver in a different way!
10/10 highly recommend
Lexi_S, Jul 2021
Vancouver City and Seals Scenic Boat Tour
Cool way to see more of Vancouver's beauty& a taste of some history too!
Book this now
Michael_F, Jul 2021
Whistler Sightseeing Tour from Vancouver
It’s a full day, which will give you a lot of time to see Whistler.
Beautiful Vancouver
Frank_K, Dec 2020
Vancouver Full Day Photography Tour
He took us to all the “must see” Vancouver attractions.
Tara_H, Oct 2020
Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour - The Grand Tour
The circuit is perfect and you get to see and learn about Vancouver.
Shore line prospective
Bruce_S, Sep 2020
Granite Falls Zodiac Tour
Interesting way to see the shore line in Vancouver & 20+ kilometres beyond.
Great tour and experience
Bradley_G, Mar 2020
Food Walking Tour of Granville Island Public Market
The island is a really cute area of Vancouver to visit.
Chor_M, Feb 2020
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Ticket
Beautiful place to visit.
good guide and itinerary
ilwon_a, Jan 2020
Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver
Winter is not the best season for visiting Vancouver Island.
"C" bridge walk
Dave_K, Oct 2019
Vancouver City Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge
Showed us where to visit, where to eat and where not to.
Day trip
Sandy_s, Oct 2019
Vancouver City Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge
Got to see a bit of Vancouver with the capilano suspension bridge being the highlight of the day.
Service with a Smile
Eileen G, Oct 2019
Private Transport from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Downtown Vancouver
How happy we were to see our driver (as promised) in the waiting area of the Vancouver airport.
Wendy and Gary
Wendy_M, Oct 2019
Grand City Small Group Tour of Vancouver
This tour is everything that you want to see from one end of town to the other.
kingmas211, Sep 2019
Grouse Mountain Admission
Included in our admissions was the cable car, chair lift, a fantastic Lumberjack show and of course the bears, just to mention a few of the things to see and do whilst there.
Grouse Mountain
Margaret_P, Sep 2019
Grouse Mountain Admission
By the time we finally got through the traffic in Vancouver and out to the park some of the attractions had closed.
Elizabeth_S, Aug 2019
Vancouver Seaplane Tour
Highly recommend if you want to see Vancouver & the Howe Sound in a spectacular way!
Exactly what we wanted
Tim T, Aug 2019
Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
My wife was recovering from a broken foot so the hop on hop off your was a perfect way to see all of the Vancouver areas and attractions.
Great Orientation
Prof46, Jun 2019
Private Tour: Vancouver Sightseeing
This tour allowed us to see the places we wanted to explore on our own.
Vancouver 2018
Patti_C, Jul 2018
Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Guides were helpful, so much to see in Vancouver!

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When to visit

Vancouver bursts into color in spring, when the annual Cherry Blossom Festival heralds the arrival of the powder-pink blooms. April and May are best for spotting migrating whales, and in winter, the city makes an ideal base for exploring British Columbia’s best skiing spots, which include Whistler and Fernie.

A local’s pocket guide to Vancouver

Rosie Boosey

Rosie's sister lives in Vancouver and she visits whenever she can. Find her exploring the city’s best hangouts, cycling endlessly up and down the tree-lined avenues, and skiing on Cypress Mountain.

The first thing you should do in Vancouver is...

rent a scooter from Cycle BC to zip around the city and get familiar with all the sights.

A perfect Saturday in Vancouver...

starts with brunch at Heirloom, before riding around the False Creek seawall and stopping at Granville Island Market for Lee’s donuts. In the evening, play Spike Ball on Kits beach or take a brewery tour.

One touristy thing that lives up to the hype is...

Stanley Park. There are lots of trails, a shrinking lake, and even a city beach where drum circles gather on sunny Tuesday evenings.

To discover the "real" Vancouver...

head down Commercial Drive in East Van and explore the many bars, restaurants, and local shops.

For the best view of the city...

go to Queen Elizabeth Park, the highest point in Vancouver with lots of lovely gardens. For a closer view, visit Vanier Park instead and make sure to walk across Burrard Bridge.

One thing people get wrong...

is not realizing Vancouver's weather is actually pretty lovely in the summer—there are even days with no rain.

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