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Top 7 things to do in Vancouver

Vancouver is an unusual mix of big city culture and laid back West Coast style. Surrounded by towering evergreens and the North Shore Mountain range, the view alone makes flying into Vancouver International Airport worth the visit.

Capilano Suspension Bridge

There is nowhere else in the world you can see a First Nations performance following a walk 70 meters above the Capilano river. Take a shuttle to the Capilano Suspension Bridge from downtown for free.

BC Place

Live like a local and catch a BC Lions or Vancouver Whitecaps game. This giant waterfront multifunction stadium hosted the opening ceremony of the XXI Olympic Winter Games.

Canada Place

Built to look like a ship, Canada Place is one of the city's most iconic buildings. Take in the view of the port and city skyline.

Stanley Park

Bike, run, or simply wander the winding trails of Stanley Park, a natural paradise almost entirely surrounding by water right in the heart of the city. Save on parking and take public transit.

Vancouver Art Gallery

The Vancouver Art Gallery offers ever-changing exhibitions, lectures and public events, as well as works by the region’s most celebrated painter, Emily Carr. Entry is free Tuesdays after 5:00PM.

Museum of Anthropology at UBC

Featuring artifacts from all over the world, the museum is best known for its collection of totem poles, jewelry and pottery of the Pacific Northwest Coast’s First Nation peoples.

Vancouver Aquarium

Deep in Stanley Park is the gigantic Vancouver Aquarium. Get a sneak peak of the action by visiting their website for the Beluga Cam or Sea Otter Cam.

Planning Your Vancouver Visit

How to pack

Temperatures in Vancouver are mild and rarely drop below freezing with average temperature sitting at 51. Pack layers, a windbreaker or raincoat, depending on the season, and a comfortable pair of shoes for hiking.

When to visit

The only downside to the coastal climate is the rainy season, which can start in October and last all through March. The city will provide no shortage of indoor activity, but spring and summer in Vancouver are ideal. In fact, during the summer months it is the second driest city in Canada.

How many days to visit

Spend at least four days in Vancouver - you won’t be able to fit in all the attractions, but it's enough to gain a sense of the city's character.

Take a trip to Victoria

Not far from Vancouver is British Columbia’s capital, Victoria, located on Vancouver Island. Strikingly different to Vancouver, it’s filled with quaint cafes, antique shops, and an overall British feel. The ferry is 90 minutes and getting to the port from each city can take from 45-75 minutes, so it may be worth staying overnight.

Good to Know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    Canadian Dollar ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-08:00)
  • Country Code
    1
  • Best time to visit
    All year is great, due to the mild weather.

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What People Are Saying About Vancouver

Good route, infrequent buses, lack of coordination. Better if live

The tour had an excellent rout throughout the city taking in almost all of the important sites and the map gives you an accurate description of different things to see and do, how long they will take and prices. It was obviously researched well. The stops themselves don't stand out very much and can be quite tricky to find. Also you don't know stop 17 isn't running until you find it. If 17 is your closest go to 15. The tour could be improved significantly with live commentary. I was hoping it would live up to the standard I'm used to (Big Bus Tours) and it didn't really. The recording is kind of boring and embarrassing. Maybe it should be re-recorded? The city itself its absolutely amazing and the tour didn't quote live up to that. Their competitor follows a very similar route. I chose them just because I wanted a real hop on/off bus rather than a little trolley: maybe their tour is better? I don't know. They didn't know when buses were coming either

I know now why they call beautiful British Columbia.

Excellent dinner buffet, excellent customer service, the best friendly staff, the best view Vancouver at night. We love it. Harbour cruise the best.
Vancouver 2.5-Hour Sunset Dinner Buffet Cruise Reviewed by Kebede, 08/04/2016

An amazing experience in a fabulous location.

I wasn't sure what to expect! On arrival I was treated very courteously and with patience especially as I was unsure of what to do. The flight itself was very exciting? Zooming across the water as the plane picked up speed was a unique experience. As we lifted off, the view was fascinating as everything below got smaller and smaller! The pilot flew us over a large area of Vancouver and we were able to see how the city varied so much, from the central sky scraper area to the outer populated suburbs and the industrial parts including the complex rail system. As we turned to land I was a little apprehensive, not knowing what to expect. As we touched the water it was surprisingly smooth. All in all, a day to remember and a trip well worth taking!
Extended Vancouver Panorama by Seaplane Reviewed by Steve, 08/04/2016

An amazing day of exploring the local area.

We were picked up and dropped off as promised, and had the most wonderful tour guide for the day, who not only informed us of the promised attractions but gave us much other vlauable information about the city and area.
Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge Reviewed by Barb, 07/15/2016

Great trip and a must do if you love scenery

The day was long and very good. The driver/guide was very good and he made efforts above and beyond the call of duty. It was a lovely evening as we finished and he made stops at great places on the way back.
Whistler and Shannon Falls - Full-Day Tour Reviewed by Paul, 07/13/2016

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