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Things to do in Vancouver

You’ll discover an exhilarating mix of things to do in Vancouver. This metropolis will excite your senses with its urban cityscape and endless outdoor activities. Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, enjoy an abundance of outdoor adventures.

Spend some time exploring Vancouver city, with its eclectic dining, nightlife and shopping. Covering the main sights will certainly take a couple of days, as you explore museums and galleries, visit popular tourist attractions and get to know the Canadian great outdoors. Then spend some time in the pretty alpine village of Whistler. It boasts fantastic year-round activities and over 200 shops, which range from high street fashion to boutiques and ski stores.

Shopping.

Shopping

Head to Robson Street which boasts a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Then for a different vibe, go to the area adjacent to Stanley Park – the West End is trendy, hip and happening. South Granville is a great place to explore by foot, with its mix of coffee shops, galleries, boutiques and craft shops.

Sightseeing.

Sightseeing

Take in the sights of spectacular Stanley Park – an urban escape with beaches, trails and gardens. Walk or cycle the seawall that runs the perimeter. Whilst you’re there, stop by Vancouver Aquarium, which is home to 9000 water-loving inhabitants. Enjoy a treetop adventure at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and embark on exhilarating rainforest and cliff walks. Or ride North America’s largest aerial tramway to the top of Grouse Mountain for unbelievable views.

Food.

Food

Dine out in the heart of downtown Vancouver on Robson Street. Boasting a great range of eateries that vary in budget and cuisine – admire the colourful street performers and people watch as you eat. Kitsilano, known locally as ‘Kits’ has a captivating hippy spirit. Its quirky coffee shops and fine dining attract a youthful crowd.

Nightlife.

Nightlife

Head to the fashionable hangouts of Vancouver’s original neighbourhood, Gastown. You’ll find trendy tapas restaurants, cocktail lounges and whiskey bars. Granville Street becomes a thriving pedestrianised area in the summer with its range of bars, pubs and trendy clubs. After a long day on the slopes of Whistler, soak up the great atmosphere fireside in a cosy pub or outdoors admiring the mountain views.

Vancouver Experiences

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Vancouver city sightseeing tour
Vancouver city sightseeing tour.

This four-hour day tour is a great introduction to the city of Vancouver. See all the most popular and famous sites and get a great overview of the city. Tour highlights include Gastown, Chinatown , Canada Place, Stanley Park, Prospect Point, English Bay, Vancouver Harbour and Granville Island. Stop to see artists' studios, craft galleries and the Granville Island Public Market, the lookout viewing deck at the Harbour Center Tower and see spectacular landscaping and floral displays at Queen Elizabeth Park.

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