Top 10 Vancouver Attractions

What to See & Do in Vancouver, B.C.

The Top 10 Vancouver Attractions offer something for everyone, from history and architecture to sports and outdoor recreation. From Stanley Park to the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver attractions are world-class!

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    Stanley Park

    Biking the Stanley Park Seawall
    ••• Biking the Stanley Park Seawall. Image Courtesy of Tourism Vancouver

    One the most famous parks in the world and definitely the most famous of these Vancouver attractions, Stanley Park is as cherished by locals as it is by tourists. Home to the scenic Seawall--perfect for walking, biking and rollerblading--as well as gardens, walking trails, beaches, Historic Totems, and the Vancouver Aquarium, the park, has something for everyone.

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    Granville Island

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    Granville Island is one of the most-visited Vancouver attractions, and for good reason! Situated 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.

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    Chinatown

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    Historic, vibrant and diverse, Chinatown Vancouver is one of the largest Chinatowns in the western hemisphere and a definite must-visit Vancouver attraction. It's second only to San Francisco in land size and has the third-largest population (after San Francisco and New York). Home to shops, restaurants, and historic sites, including the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden and the Chinese Cultural Centre, this is one of the best places to stroll, explore and dine.

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    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.

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    Grouse Mountain

    Grouse Mountain Skyride
    ••• Grouse Mountain Skyride. Image Courtesy of Vancouver's North Shore Tourism

    Situated just north of downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is another one of the Vancouver attractions that are equally popular with visitors and locals: it's 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.

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    Capilano Suspension Bridge

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    One of the most popular and unique Vancouver attractions is this swaying, scenic suspension bridge, which 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
    ••• Shopping at Granville Island, Vancouver. Image Courtesy of Tourism Vancouver/ Clayton Perry

    For shopaholics, Vancouver shopping certainly deserves a place on a list of Vancouver attractions! 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

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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. Best in summer, kayaking in Deep Cove brings you close to nature--eagles, seals, and sea lions are common--and keeps taking your breath away with the sheer glory of this tranquil spot.

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    VanDusen Botanical Garden

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    ••• Pathways through VanDusen Botanical Garden. Image Courtesy of Tourism Vancouver/ Al Harvey

    Delightful year-round, the 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 a perfect example of the botanical Vancouver attractions; find more here: Top 5 Vancouver Gardens.

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    Vancouver Museums & Galleries

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    ••• UBC's Museum of Anthropology. Image Courtesy of Tourism Vancouver/ Canadian Tourism Commission

    Explore Canada and Vancouver's art, history, people and environment 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.