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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

Saved money by getting this online, and loved the tour!!

This great tour let me see the sights I wanted to see without having to cobble together transportation. We had 2 great drivers who didn't add anything to the recorded commentary, but had 2 that were wonderful, naming favorite restaurants, sights, etc. We could hop off, look around, then hop back on. We got to see all of Stanley Park and never could have done that without a vehicle. Loved this and the price we paid was much better than you pay if you just walk on and buy your ticket on the bus.

The driver guide is good but the ground staff is very unhelpful

The ground staff did not provide any information on which trolley goes where(park or city) . All the tourists waiting in line for boarding needed to run around to ask each driver. Moreover, the staff did not even let us know that the trolley which we were queneing would be out of service. We had to run to the other trolley which was aboit to leave to check if it was in service. Also we had waited for 40mins for trolley service. During this period, no ground staff offered any information at all. Lastly, we purchased the tickets online but the staff did not give us the trolley map not coupon booklet unless we asked for them. This was a very terrible customer service
Hop-On Hop-Off Vancouver: 1 or 2-Day Ticket Reviewed by rose woi chuen, 09/25/2016

Taking a day tour is the best way to explore Victoria

I am glad that I booked the tour the night before the trip. Taking the tour ensures that I won't waste anytime worrying how to get to Victoria. Public transport to Victoria isn't so easy.
From Vancouver: Full-Day Victoria Trip Reviewed by Aimee, 09/20/2016

Excellent experience, well worth the visit.

Tour guides very professional. Very informative, and provided enough time and both locations to explore and experience all that was offered. Also visited a trout farm on the tour.
Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge Reviewed by Myrna, 09/17/2016

Well worth doing on a visit to Vancouver.

An excellent luncheon and cruise. The commentary was of interest and non- intrusive. Well organised and interested in ensuring all passengers were satisfied. I have no hesitation in recommending the excursion to anyone interested in viewing Vancouver harbour and Indian Arm.

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