Top 10 Vancouver Attractions

The gorgeous Canadian city of Vancouver offers something for everyone, from history and architecture at the Vancouver Art Gallery to sports and outdoor recreation in Stanley Park. As you plan your next trip to British Columbia, make sure to check out some of Vancouver's best sights.

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    Stanley Park

    Stanley Park Seawall

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    One the most famous parks in the world, Stanley Park is as cherished by locals as it is by tourists. Stanley Park features beautiful gardens, trails, beaches, historic totems, the Vancouver Aquarium, and the scenic Seawall—perfect for walking, biking, and rollerblading.

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    Granville Island

    Granville Island Public Market
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    Granville Island is one of the most-visited Vancouver attractions, and for good reason. Located on False Creek with views of downtown Vancouver, the 37-acre island is home to an array of shops, restaurants, and theaters, as well as the immensely popular Granville Island Public Market, where visitors can pick up local souvenirs and tasty treats.

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    Chinatown

    Vancouver Chinatown
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    Historic, vibrant, and diverse, Vancouver's Chinatown is one of the largest Chinatowns in the western hemisphere. It's second only to San Francisco in land size and has the third-largest population (after San Francisco and New York). Don't miss the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden and the Chinese Cultural Centre.

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    Gastown

    Gastown
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    One of Vancouver's oldest neighborhoods, Gastown is packed with historic architecture, galleries, restaurants, and fashion boutiques. It's also the place to shop for innovative, high-end interior design and home goods.

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    Grouse Mountain

    Grouse Mountain

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    Situated just north of downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is a ski-and-snowboard destination in the winter and an outdoor entertainment venue in the summer. Facilities on top of Grouse Mountain include restaurants and hotels, sports and recreation, a mountain bear refuge, lumberjack shows, and incredible views of the city skyline.

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    Capilano Suspension Bridge

    Capilano Suspension Bridge
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    One of the most popular and unique Vancouver attractions is Capilano. The swaying, scenic suspension bridge stretches 137 meters (450 feet) across and 70 meters (230 feet) above the Capilano River.

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    Vancouver Shopping

    Shopping at Granville Island, Vancouver

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    From luxury brands to inexpensive imports, you'll find what you need at Vancouver's best shopping destinations, which include downtown's famous ​Robson Street and multicultural centers like Vancouver's Little India / Punjabi Market.

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    Deep Cove

    Deep Cove
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    Located in North Vancouver, Deep Cove is one of the most beautiful destinations in all of the Lower Mainland, including Vancouver. Visit in the summer to go kayaking and wildlife-watching. Eagles, seals, and sea lions are just some of the animals commonly found here.

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    VanDusen Botanical Garden

    VanDusen Botanical Garden

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    The year-round VanDusen Botanical Garden is a fairytale land of winding paths, ponds full of lily pads, and an astounding array of plants and flowers. It's one of the best gardens in Vancouver, along with Queen Elizabeth Park and Nitobe Memorial Garden.

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    Vancouver Museums & Galleries

    Vancouver Museums
    UBC's Museum of Anthropology.

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    Explore Canadian art, history, and culture at the city's world-class museums and galleries, including the Vancouver Art Gallery and the amazing UBC Museum of Anthropology, two major Vancouver attractions.