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Sightseeing and landmarks in Vancouver

Art museums

Garden
“Located in the heart of Chinatown, this home garden offers serenity, history and great chi. Modeled after private gardens in the city of Suzhou, China, the Garden embodies the Taoist philosophy of yin and yang, where every element-light, texture, vegetation - is balanced and symbolic. The architecture of the pavilions, covered walkways, terraces and viewing platforms evokes Ming Dynasty classical design. Rocks and water are integral elements, while trees and plants, all have symbolic connotations. Two of the Garden's most intriguing elements are the 43 leak windows (each one has a different lattice pattern) and the groupings of Tai Hu rocks, imported from China's Lake Tai. Named the World's Top City Garden by National Geographic.”
  • 122 locals recommend

History museums

Garden
“Located in the heart of Chinatown, this home garden offers serenity, history and great chi. Modeled after private gardens in the city of Suzhou, China, the Garden embodies the Taoist philosophy of yin and yang, where every element-light, texture, vegetation - is balanced and symbolic. The architecture of the pavilions, covered walkways, terraces and viewing platforms evokes Ming Dynasty classical design. Rocks and water are integral elements, while trees and plants, all have symbolic connotations. Two of the Garden's most intriguing elements are the 43 leak windows (each one has a different lattice pattern) and the groupings of Tai Hu rocks, imported from China's Lake Tai. Named the World's Top City Garden by National Geographic.”
  • 122 locals recommend
History Museum
“Old Heritage House built in 1893 and used as a museum to show the lifestyle of the Roedde family. A tour Admission only $5 including a guide.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Beach
“The most populated beach in Vancouver , but surrounded by great bars and restaurants. ”
  • 180 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“SEE IT ALL FROM HERE The Vancouver Lookout is the perfect “best first stop”, providing a breathtaking 360° bird’s eye view of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Beach
“With the view of the English Bay to its credit, the English Bay Beach is loved for the perfect sand and sun experience. Get a tan as you relax on the beach, swim in the water or simply see the gorgeous sunsets here that warm up the blue water. The beach is located in the downtown area, close to a number of eateries and is perfect for a casual stroll any time of the day.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“Really nice views of downtown. Much quieter and family-friendly. It's also along the seawall bike trail!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
  • 5 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“A beautiful place to take photos during sunset. "Siwash Rock is a 32 million-year-old sea stack (rock outcropping) located just off the seawall between Third Beach and Lions Gate Bridge in Stanley Park. According to Squamish first nations legend, a man was transformed into Siwash Rock "as an indestructible monument to Clean Fatherhood" – a reward for unselfishness. A lookout above Siwash Rock is accessible from Park Drive or Siwash Rock Trail leading from Prospect Point and Third Beach."”
  • 3 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“From this point you can get an unbelievably beautiful view of the city and the North Shore Mountains. The Nine O'Clock Gun, itself, booms at 9pm (21:00) every day, and has done so for over 100 years.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Historic sites

Art Gallery
“Immerse yourself in historic masterworks and groundbreaking contemporary exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery. 2020 exhibition highlights include: Rhythm, Rapture and the Tree of Life: Emily Carr and Her Contemporaries – to June 28, 2020 Shuvinai Ashoona: Mapping Worlds – February 22 to May 24, 2020 Lineages and land bases – February 22 – May 24, 2020 Modern in the Making: Post-war Craft and Design in British Columbia – April 10 – September 20, 2020 The Tin Man was a Dreamer: Allegories, Poetics and Performances of Power - March 21 – August 23, 2020 Victor Vasarely: Sharing Forms – June 27-October 18, 2020”
  • 396 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Chinatown is known for its buzzing food scene, which includes traditional Asian bakeries, dim sum restaurants and hip cocktail bars. Jars of ginseng and dried fish line the shelves of old-school apothecaries, while Chinese groceries stocked with live seafood and exotic vegetables share the streets with indie fashion shops. Nearby, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden has tranquil paths and pavilions.”
  • 41 locals recommend
History Museum
“Old Heritage House built in 1893 and used as a museum to show the lifestyle of the Roedde family. A tour Admission only $5 including a guide.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
Historic Site
  • 1 local recommends

Libraries

Library
“Tons of books, board games and even iPads to borrow; great city views from the top floor as well”
  • 74 locals recommend
Museum
“Travel back in time onboard the RCMP St. Roch, connect with the unexplored realm of the world’s oceans and discover some of the world’s great maritime treasures. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Library
“Closest gym to house, small community centre gym, cheap to access for one-time workouts, most basic equipment for cardio and weights.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Event Space
“Indoor lap pool, kids pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, gym, and ice skating rink. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Library
“Our local branch of the VPL is new and a great place to read your favourite magazines or just browse the internet.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Library
“If you need wifi and a quiet environment for a few hours. You can also book public computers by the hour. Open til 9pm on weekdays.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Library
“Small, local library occasionally holds interesting 'speaker's series'. Check at the information desk there for details.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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