10 Must-Visit Tourist Attractions in Vancouver

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Having family or friends in to Vancouver for the first time? Looking to experience Vancouver from a different perspective than your local eyes? We’ve rounded up some of the best places to showcase Vancouver’s best. Lots of these places are rain-friendly too, which you’ll quickly learn (or already know) is of the utmost importance.


10 Must-Visit Tourist Attractions in Vancouver

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Having family or friends in to Vancouver for the first time? Looking to experience Vancouver from a different perspective than your local eyes? We’ve rounded up some of the best places.

  • Richmond Night Market

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    From amusing shows to everything deep fried, the Richmond Night Market is a great place to check out! It’s constantly changing year to year, so whether you have been before or not, it’ll be worth it.

  • Grouse Mountain

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    An attraction all year around, there’s plenty to do atop this local mountain. Ski or board when it’s snowy and enjoy the views and a lumberjack show in the sun. Do the Grouse Grind if you’re brave!

  • Science World

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    Also known as the Telus World of Science, it is arguably one of the coolest attractions in Vancouver. Their exhibits are constantly changing and are always incredible. Science World is a must see!

  • Vancouver Art Gallery

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    With over 10,000 unique art pieces in its permanent gallery, there is much to see at the gallery on top of the unique exhibits it brings in. The building is the former Provincial Courthouse building.

  • Granville Island

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    A colourful & fun island located in the middle of the city, Granville Island is home to a great public market, delicious restaurants, a renowned brewery and more! Catch at play at the Arts Club too.

  • The Seawall at Stanley Park

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    The place to be on a great day for tourists & locals alike, the seawall never gets old. Whether you’re into the views, leisurely walks or picnicking, being in Stanley Park is a great way to pass time.

  • Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

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    Love nature? On top of BC’s natural beauty, we have the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, which boasts over 22 hectares of landscape featuring plant species from around the world.

  • Queen Elizabeth Park

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    This gorgeous 52 hectare park in Vancouver is hot spot for wedding & graduation photos. If you haven’t been here before, you are definitely missing out. Check out the Bloedel Conservatory too.

  • Vancouver Aquarium

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    This is Canada’s largest Aquarium with over 50,000 animals. If you are ready to learn, be amazed & simply find a new love for aquatic life, this is the perfect tourist spot for kids & parents alike.

  • Capilano Suspension Bridge

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    This breathtaking bridge is an extremely popular spot for tourists. Don’t think that the bridge is the only thing to see there, they have zip lining, a cliff walk and more!

  • Bonus: Richmond Olympic Oval

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    With the motto of "Built for the games, designed for the legacy" the Richmond Olympic Oval has definitely lived up to it. The gorgeous facility is a must see for visitors of the GRVD.

1. Richmond Night Market: 8351 River Rd, Richmond
2. Grouse Mountain: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
3. Science World: 1455 Quebec St, North Vancouver
4. Vancouver Art Gallery: 750 Hornby St, Vancouver
5. Granville Island
6. The Seawall at Stanley Park
7. Van Dusen Botanical Gardens: 5251 Oak St, Vancouver
8. Queen Elizabeth Park: 4600 Cambie St, Vancouver
9. Vancouver Aquarium: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
10. Capilano Suspension Bridge: 3735 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver
Bonus: Richmond Olympic Oval: 6111 River Rd, Richmond

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