Vancouver History & Landmarks
Top 10 Vancouver Attractions
Vancouver's Top 10 attractions have something for everyone, from history and architecture to sports and outdoor recreation, shopping, multiculturalism, and more.
Reviews of Vancouver Attractions for Kids
In this Guide to Vancouver Attractions for Kids, I provide candid reviews of Vancouver's most popular kids attractions as well as all the information you need to make an informed choice before you plan a visit. Reviewed attractions include the Vancouver Aquarium, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Science World, and more.
Home to 70,000 animals--including Beluga whales, dolphins and sea lions--the Vancouver Aquarium is Canada's largest aquarium and one of the city's landmark destinations.
Top 5 Museums & Galleries in Vancouver, BC
Is it raining again? Explore Canada and Vancouver's art, history, people and environment at the city's many world-class museums and galleries.
Robson Square Vancouver - Robson Square in Vancouver, BC
Robson Square is Vancouver's de facto town square and one of the city's most important landmarks. Situated in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Robson Square is ground zero for intra-city outdoor activities (including ice skating in winter and dancing in summer), plays host to a parade of events throughout the year, and is the best spot for picnicking on street food or just taking in the hustle and bustle of downtown Vancouver life.
Vancouver First Nations Art & Attractions
Find the top spots to experience First Nations art and culture in Vancouver, from famous landmarks like the Stanley Park Totem Poles to museums, art galleries, and special cultural events.
Totem Poles at Stanley Park
Stanley Park is home to a wide variety of monuments, but there are none more visited than the totem poles at Brockton Point. In fact, these totem poles are the most-visited tourist attraction in all of BC!
Vancouver Viewpoints: Best Views of Vancouver, BC
Where can you go in Vancouver to see the best views of the city? See Vancouver in a new way at the sky-high Harbour Centre, the revolving Cloud 9 restaurant at the Empire Landmark Hotel, atop Grouse Mountain and Queen Elizabeth Park and the other best Vancouver viewpoints around town.
Chinatown Walking Tour
Historic, vibrant and diverse, Chinatown Vancouver is one of the western hemisphere's largest Chinatowns and one of Vancouver's best neighbourhoods for strolling, exploring, shopping, and--of course--eating.
Capilano Suspension Bridge & Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Vancouver
One of Vancouver's top attractions, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is home to the famous, eponymous Capilano Suspension Bridge as well as several other outdoor adventure attractions, including the dramatic Cliffwalk and Treetops Adventures.
Granville Island Walking Tour
Vancouver's Granville Island is one of the city's most famous landmarks. Situated on False Creek with views of downtown Vancouver, the island is home to shops, restaurants, theatres, and the Granville Island Public Market.
Grouse Mountain, Vancouver - Guide to Grouse Mountain in Vancouver, BC
Grouse Mountain is a year-round resort that offers skiing and snowboarding in winter, hiking in spring and summer, and entertainment, outdoor activities and unparalleled views in every season.
Vancouver's UBC Museum of Anthropology (MOA)
One of Vancouver's greatest museums, UBC's Museum of Anthropology (MOA) is home to over 500,000 archaeological objects from around the world. Most famous for its collection of B.C. First Nations art and artifacts, MOA is also home to the iconic Bill Reid sculpture Raven and The First Men, which appears on the back of the Canadian $20 bill.
Guide to the PNE Vancouver: PNE, Playland, Special Events, Hastings Park & More
The PNE began in 1910 as an exhibition to showcase British Columbia and Canada to the rest of the world. Today, the PNE is a beloved Vancouver landmark that is home to Hastings Park and Playland, and holds many of Vancouver's favourite celebrations, including the annual summer Fair at the PNE and Halloween's Fright Nights.
Vancouver Maritime Museum
The Vancouver Maritime Museum is Canada's premiere Pacific Coast maritime museum and home to the fully-restored St. Roch, a 1928 schooner that traversed the Northwest Passage and circumnavigated North America.
Museum of Vancouver
The Museum of Vancouver is home to permanent displays, exhibitions and educational programs about the natural, cultural and human history of the Vancouver region, from First Nations to industrialization to today.
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
One of Vancouver's best-known attractions, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is part space and science museum, part planetarium, and part observatory.
Vancouver's Science World British Columbia
Arguably Vancouver's best museum for children (particularly young children) and a great place to take kids on a rainy day, Science World in Vancouver teaches kids about science and technology through hands-on, interactive exhibits and displays.
Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver, BC
The last remaining farm in the North Shore, Maplewood Farm is a "petting zoo" and kids' attraction that is home to over 200 animals, including goats, sheep, pigs, horses, ponies, chickens, and rabbits. Kids can pet the goats, feed the rabbits and ducks, visit the other animals, or ride a rented tractor-tricycle around this five acre farm.
Top 5 UBC Attractions: Museums & Attractions at University of British Columbia
Located 20 minutes south of downtown Vancouver, University of British Columbia (UBC) is a worth visiting for its top five attractions, including the famous Museum of Anthropology, beautiful UBC Botanical Garden and the Chan Centre for Performing Arts.
Burnaby Village Museum
Located just 30 minutes east of downtown Vancouver, the Burnaby Village Museum is an open-air museum that replicates small town life in 1920s B.C. The village has period "shops," including a working blacksmith and general store, as well as a working Interurban tram and a restored 1912 carousel.
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