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Best things to do in Vancouver

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“lush jewel that has so much to offer: the scenic Seawall walking path, biking, beaches, swimming, and much more. The park also offers a number of activities for kids, including pony rides, water games and a miniature train. Older visitors will want to tour the spectacular flower gardens.”
1122 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Permanent collection of Canadian artists like local Emily Carr and Ontario’s Group of Seven. Also, always wonderful temporary exhibits of modern and historical art.”
450 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The Arts and Cultural center of Vancouver. There's an awesome market, loads of theatres and art shops, and beautiful views of the city. Busy on weekends.”
569 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Science related activities for adults and children with exhibits related to the Pacific Northwest.”
376 locals recommend
Tattoo Parlor
“Vancouver's iconic Gaston offers some historic sights including the famous steam clock. Gastown stretches really 2-3 blocks and its sidewalks are charming with beautiful cobble stone. Fantastic restaurants and bars make this an attractive food scene for locals and tourists.”
440 locals recommend
Park
“Queen Elizabeth Park is home to some of the most beautiful and well maintained gardens in the world. Great view from the top.”
326 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Canada's largest aquarium, with 11 different exhibits and galleries presenting different aquatic ecosystems. Adults and kids alike will love the entertaining and educational "encounters" program, which allows visitors to go behind the scenes and get up close and personal with the animals and the people who train them. Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in low season). In peak season, the best time to visit is before 11 a.m. or after 4 p.m.”
285 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Pacific Centre is a great mall downtown! Located nearby water front it has both high end and affordable stores.”
178 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Robson Street is Vancouver's outdoor shopping mall. It is located within walking distance to Pacific Center Mall and features many stores that are not located within the mall like Victoria's Secret and LuLuLemon North America Flagship stores”
347 locals recommend
Market
“Great seaside market, tons of food vendors, fresh produce farmers market style, all while taking in the gorgeous views of vancouver and english bay.”
257 locals recommend
Beach
“Lovely beach geared to volleyball and basketball players or people who just want to go for a swim or sunbathe. Great outdoor swimming pool on the edge of the ocean if you want to get some laps in.”
334 locals recommend
Beach
“Best place to see the Sunset. Go buy some food and take it to go. Have a picnic on the beach area or on the grass enjoy your meal while the sun is setting.”
189 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“Catch a Vancouver Canucks game or a concert with a great food selection and Sports Bar.”
211 locals recommend
Stadium
“The BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps play here! Also, you may be able to catch a big time concert.”
219 locals recommend
Belgian Restaurant
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“This is a must visit place for brunch. They have amazing lavender lattes, waffles with white chocolate sauce and wonderful steak and eggs. They also take resos which is a bonus, so no waiting in line.”
210 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A cool brewhouse and restaurant in an old cannery. A huge variety of beer on tap; will satisfy any beer connoisseur. Our favourite is the "20 Napkin Burger" A great item to share and you will love the garnish on this burger...its another smaller burger. A very short walk from our front door (15 mins). And lots of opportunities to take photos of false creek as you walk.”
153 locals recommend