City Amenities



Vancouver is a city full of natural beauty with majestic mountains, beautiful garden and sparkling ocean, making it one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  From hiking to shopping or dining in world-class restaurants to taking in a picnic in the park, Vancouver is the ideal city to visit for work or pleasure. The Social and Local Committee, along with Vancouver Tourism recommends the following as the 'Top 5' things to see and do in Vancouver:


1) Harbour Cruises and Events: Vancouver Harbour Tour

Take a cruise on Vancouver's only authentic paddlewheeler for a fully narrated tour of Vancouver’s inner harbour. The scenic one-hour tour takes you on a journey through Canada's "Gateway to the Pacific"- the Burrard Inlet. During the cruise you will get up close to many of Vancouver's most famous landmarks including Stanley Park, the busy cruise ship terminals, the spectacular city skyline, historic Gastown, the breathtaking North Shore Mountains and more. Travellers can enjoy a beverage from the fully licensed bar while soaking in the views from inside or the spacious open-air deck. No matter where you are sitting- get your cameras ready!


2) Stanley Park

Stanley Park is one of Vancouver’s most famous spots, located only steps away from the city’s bustling core. A natural west coast rainforest, Stanley Park offers something for everyone: beautiful beaches, gardens, trails, and historical sights, scenic views of water, mountains, sky, and majestic trees along Stanley Park's famous Seawall.  Take advantage of the variety of activities offered at Stanley Park, including swimming, tennis and putting while taking in First Nation arts and monuments. Stanley Park is also home to the Vancouver Aquarium and the Malkin Bowl, where a variety of performances from theatre to rock concerts are held throughout the year.


3) Fish House in Stanley Park

Amongst the spectacular gardens and forests of Stanley Park sits the historic Fish House Restaurant. Guests are invited to relax and dine in the fresh and casual dining room featuring exceptional seafood from the Pacific Northwest as well as a variety of desserts.  This is the prime location to sit back with a micro-brewed beer, a glass of wine or a seasonal specialized martini while taking in the beauty of Stanley Park. The Fish House offers dinner 7 days a week, afternoon tea and brunches served every weekend.



4) Museum of Anthropology

The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia features contemporary world arts and cultures, provocative programming and exciting exhibitions. It is also acclaimed for its spectacular architecture and unique setting on the cliffs of Point Grey. From towering totem poles in our spectacular Great Hall, to the iconic “The Raven and the First Men” sculpture in the Bill Reid Rotunda, to more than 10,000 objects from around the world housed in our new Multiversity Galleries, and cutting-edge temporary exhibitions on display in The Audain Gallery, MOA offers endless opportunities for visitors to discover and learn about their own and other cultures.


5) Capilano Suspension Bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of Vancouver, British Columbia's most popular tourist attractions offering a unique mix of adventure, history, and a suspension bridge stretching 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above Capilano River. The park also offers the exciting new Cliffwalk, which follows a granite precipice along Capilano River on a labyrinth-like series of narrow cantilevered bridges, stairs and platforms through rainforest vegetation. The park also has the world’s largest private collection of totem poles, including early 1900’s local Coast Salish in the Totem Park and Haida, Tsimsian and Tlingit poles that have been carved on-site over the past 20 years in Kia’palano. Seasonal events enhance the many experiences at this year-round destination.

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Other Popular Places



World-renowned as the chosen venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Whistler is a world-class resort offering exhilarating outdoor adventures and cultural activities year-round. Whistler is only two hours from Vancouver along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway. Over two million people visit Whistler annually, primarily for its world-famous snow skiing and mountain biking at Whistler-Blackcomb.



Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain

Just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is a four-season attraction, starting with a one-mile journey to the mountaintop aboard the Grouse Mountain Skyride. Hike the Grouse Grind, visit the grizzly bears at The Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, view scenic landscapes from the peak, and more.




Robson Street

Robson Street

Robson Street is Vancouver's most famous shopping street and not without reason. In a three block stretch, between Hornby and Bute Street, are dozens of shoe stores, clothing stores, restaurants, gift shops, lingerie shops, hair salons, candy stores, along with the usual tourist places: souvenir shops, currency exchanges, cheap eats and luggage stores.




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