10 Top Tourist Attractions in Vancouver

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Vancouver

Category : Canada , Vancouver

Vancouver is a city that is both cosmopolitan and outdoorsy at the same time. The city offers the perfect blend of scenic beauty, delicious international cuisines, fantastic shopping, cutting-edge art and innovative architecture, all just minutes away from hiking, skiing, fishing and boating. What more could any traveler ask for. An overview of the top tourist attractions in Vancouver.

10. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden

 

Vancouver’s Chinatown is home to the first Ming Dynasty-styled garden built outside of China, with 52 craftsmen coming from Suzhou, China, to ensure the authenticity of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Named in honor of the first president of the Republic of China, the garden takes visitors back to 15th century China, though it was built only in the mid 1980s. The garden’s rocks that were imported from Suzhou, plants, water and architecture blend into an oasis of serenity in this bustling city. The garden’s courtyards provide a good place for visitors to relax and let their senses take over.

9. Robson Street

Robson Street

 

Just as New York has its Madison Avenue and London has its Knightsbridge, Vancouver has Robson Street, the best shopping district in British Colombia. Named after a provincial premier, Robson Street has been attracting shoppers like honey draws flies since the late 1800s. Robson Street has more than just fashionable shops and upscale boutiques. It also offers art galleries, and casual and fine dining in various ethnic cuisines. Street performers come out in force at night to entertain shoppers or people-watchers who sip coffee at a sidewalk café.

8. Museum of Anthropology at UBC

Museum of Anthropology at UBC

 

The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia is a must-see for anyone who wants to learn more about native peoples of the world, including British Columbia’s Northcoast Indians who are known as First Nations. Founded in 1949, the museum houses 38,000 ethnological items and more than 500,000 archaeological objects. Wonderful examples of huge totem poles, used by Northcoast natives to tell stories, can be found here as well as implements used by all indigenous peoples in their daily lives. Besides being a public museum, the Museum of Anthropology is Canada’s largest teaching museum, though it is difficult to imagine anyone studying in this spectacular setting that overlooks the sea and mountains.

7. Canada Place

Canada Place

 

Canada Place is a striking landmark on Vancouver’s skyline, with fabric-covered roof peaks that resemble sails. The facility itself is colorful with the colors representing the diversity found in Canada. Canada Place was built in 1927 to serve Canadian Pacific Railway and other traders shipping goods by sea across the Pacific Ocean. Today, the multipurpose facility sends passengers on cruises to Alaska. It also is home to the Vancouver World Trade and Convention Center and a major hotel. Remodeled over the years, the waterfront Canada Place served as the Canadian Pavilion during the 1986 World’s Fair.

6. Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain

 

The first people to climb Grouse Mountain, just 15 minutes outside of Vancouver, hunted grouse on their way to the top, thus giving the mountain its name back in 1894. Grouse Mountain today is one of the most popular year-round adventure attractions in Vancouver, with hiking in the summer and great skiing in the winter. Any season of the year, a tramway whisks visitors to the top of the mountain where they’ll see awe-inspiring views as well as nature movies. The resort also boasts a wildlife refuge, complete with bears, wolves and interpretive programs. Equally enjoyable is a lumberjack show where visitors can watch lumberjacks competitively chop, saw and roll logs.

5. Chinatown Vancouver

Chinatown Vancouver

 

Vancouver is home to the largest Chinatown in Canada, which got its start in the late 19th century with a large influx of Chinese immigrants. By 1890, there were 1,000 Chinese living here, building homes and businesses in buildings that are still used today. Tucked in among the restaurants that offer a wide variety of Chinese cuisines is a shrine to Jimi Hendrix, who lived here with his grandmother when he was a child. Also, tucked away on Pender Street is one of the world’s narrowest building; it’s just 2 meters (6 feet wide). Shanghai Alley is home to a West Han bell, a gift from the city of Guangzhou in China, to mark the 15th anniversary of Vancouver becoming a sister city.

4. Stanley Park

Stanley Park

 

Stanley Park is a treasure set on almost 1,000 acres in central Vancouver. The city’s first and biggest park is a place to relax with a bike ride on 8.8 kilometers (5.5 miles) of the seawall along English Bay. Meanwhile, 27 kilometers (16.7 miles) of trails through a rainforest beckon visitors who prefer a more leisurely pace as they stop to enjoy wildlife, such as the hundreds of species of birds that call the park home. The City of Vancouver, which owns the park, offers horse-drawn carriage rides through this serene and scenic setting. Nine totem poles carved by First Nations tribal members add a colorful touch to the park, which has been serving the city since 1888.

3. Granville Island

Granville Island

 

One of the most successful urban renewal projects in North America, Granville Island (actually a peninsula) started off as industrial land. Overtime, its warehouses and shops were abandoned and left to decay when the industry moved on. Today Granville Island serves many uses. A public market selling fresh produce and fish is open daily. There are waterfront restaurants, art galleries and a lively entertainment scene that offers everything from comedy to contemporary theatre, with plenty of buskers to entertain shoppers throughout the market and around the boutiques.

2. Gastown

Gastown

 

Gastown is Vancouver’s Old Town. The city’s original city center was named for a Yorkshire seaman, “Gassy” Jack Deighton, but became Vancouver in 1886. It was destroyed by fire that same year, and was quickly rebuilt, but deteriorated in later years. Gastown was reborn in the 1960s. Today, Gastown is Vancouver’s center for art, food, fashion and entertainment. As a national historic area, Gastown’s old buildings are filled with trendy shops and boutiques, innovative restaurants, traditional Native and cutting edge art, and a lively entertainment scene.

1. Capilano Suspension Bridge 

#1 of Tourist Attractions In Vancouver

 

A walk through the forest takes on an entirely new meaning when it comes to the forest at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Visitors walk among the upper reaches of an old-growth rain forest on a suspension bridge that is 140 meters (460 feet) long and peaks at 70 meters (230 feet high) as it crosses the Capilano River. The park also offers Cliffwalk, a walkway that clings to the side of a granite cliff, and Treetops Adventure where seven suspension bridges are as high as 30 meters (100 feet) above the forest floor, with platforms where visitors get a squirrel’s eye view of the forest. Less adventuresome visitors will enjoy strolling a ground trail and seeing Totem Park and Northwest natives making traditional crafts.

Cheap Flights to Vancouver

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Calgary

24.06.2020

27.06.2020

Tickets from 96

Miami

02.06.2020

20.06.2020

Tickets from 124

Edmonton

27.06.2020

28.06.2020

Tickets from 124

Los Angeles

15.06.2020

18.06.2020

Tickets from 148

Cranbrook

20.08.2020

24.08.2020

Tickets from 163

Kelowna

01.07.2020

31.08.2020

Tickets from 168

Philadelphia

21.06.2020

06.07.2020

Tickets from 181

Atlanta

04.07.2020

08.07.2020

Tickets from 181

Nashville

14.08.2020

22.08.2020

Tickets from 198

Pittsburgh

03.07.2020

13.07.2020

Tickets from 202

Dallas

24.10.2020

27.10.2020

Tickets from 202

Grande Prairie

04.08.2020

25.08.2020

Tickets from 204

New York

21.07.2020

25.07.2020

Tickets from 204

Tampa

16.07.2020

30.07.2020

Tickets from 204

Ontario

03.08.2020

21.08.2020

Tickets from 205

Pensacola

11.09.2020

23.09.2020

Tickets from 208

San Jose

01.07.2020

21.08.2020

Tickets from 209

San Diego

18.11.2020

25.11.2020

Tickets from 210

San Francisco

01.10.2020

15.12.2020

Tickets from 211

Boise

26.06.2020

29.06.2020

Tickets from 222

Lexington

01.08.2020

08.08.2020

Tickets from 226

Toronto

27.08.2020

01.09.2020

Tickets from 231

Mc Allen

09.08.2020

16.08.2020

Tickets from 232

Minneapolis

14.03.2021

21.03.2021

Tickets from 232

Santa Ana

22.03.2021

05.04.2021

Tickets from 233

Tallahassee

18.09.2020

27.09.2020

Tickets from 235

Prince George

19.06.2020

24.06.2020

Tickets from 235

Denver

16.07.2020

21.07.2020

Tickets from 236

Kamloops

15.03.2021

21.03.2021

Tickets from 248

Tulsa

21.11.2020

29.11.2020

Tickets from 249

Orlando

16.09.2020

21.09.2020

Tickets from 256

Lawton

25.10.2020

27.10.2020

Tickets from 261

Yellowknife

28.06.2020

06.07.2020

Tickets from 267

Winnipeg

28.06.2020

06.07.2020

Tickets from 279

Thunder Bay

24.08.2020

02.09.2020

Tickets from 284

Montreal

01.07.2020

15.07.2020

Tickets from 294

Paris

01.12.2020

20.12.2020

Tickets from 301

Knoxville

05.07.2020

08.07.2020

Tickets from 311

New Orleans

03.06.2020

17.06.2020

Tickets from 318

Guadalajara

24.09.2020

28.09.2020

Tickets from 333

Mexico City

17.09.2020

20.09.2020

Tickets from 338

Dublin

01.12.2020

08.12.2020

Tickets from 351

Fort Lauderdale

20.06.2020

28.06.2020

Tickets from 376

Moscow

12.10.2020

20.10.2020

Tickets from 382

Amsterdam

08.09.2020

06.10.2020

Tickets from 382

Halifax

12.11.2020

15.11.2020

Tickets from 393

Hong Kong

27.09.2020

18.10.2020

Tickets from 406

San Jose del Cabo

29.10.2020

05.11.2020

Tickets from 428

Seattle

01.06.2020

05.06.2020

Tickets from 443

Honolulu

17.07.2020

28.07.2020

Tickets from 452

London

18.11.2020

22.11.2020

Tickets from 453

Los Mochis

07.09.2020

07.10.2020

Tickets from 457

Berlin

27.08.2020

10.09.2020

Tickets from 470

Stuttgart

09.07.2020

09.09.2020

Tickets from 485

Ottawa

14.06.2020

19.12.2020

Tickets from 487

Frankfurt

21.10.2020

10.11.2020

Tickets from 491

Krakow

12.06.2020

10.07.2020

Tickets from 491

Manchester

15.09.2020

22.09.2020

Tickets from 498

Warsaw

09.09.2020

23.09.2020

Tickets from 499

Munich

25.07.2020

05.08.2020

Tickets from 503

Dusseldorf

10.08.2020

26.08.2020

Tickets from 509

Poznan

03.08.2020

16.08.2020

Tickets from 512

São Paulo

15.08.2020

21.09.2020

Tickets from 518

Cali

01.09.2020

22.09.2020

Tickets from 519

Rome

09.07.2020

16.07.2020

Tickets from 522

Rio de Janeiro

05.08.2020

20.08.2020

Tickets from 523

Bangkok

01.02.2021

11.02.2021

Tickets from 528

Hamburg

06.06.2020

13.06.2020

Tickets from 542

Kiev

01.11.2020

14.11.2020

Tickets from 555

Kazan

21.07.2020

29.07.2020

Tickets from 561

El Paso

08.06.2020

09.06.2020

Tickets from 562

Brussels

26.08.2020

03.09.2020

Tickets from 564

Seoul

13.01.2021

20.01.2021

Tickets from 564

Panama City

10.07.2020

17.07.2020

Tickets from 576

Wuhan

11.09.2020

07.10.2020

Tickets from 577

Istanbul

18.01.2021

29.01.2021

Tickets from 583

Prague

01.07.2020

15.07.2020

Tickets from 597

Saint Petersburg

24.08.2020

31.08.2020

Tickets from 605

Belgrade

29.01.2021

24.04.2021

Tickets from 620

Auckland

10.07.2020

21.08.2020

Tickets from 632

Salzburg

26.06.2020

11.09.2020

Tickets from 637

Sydney

23.09.2020

30.09.2020

Tickets from 638

Ho Chi Minh City

01.08.2020

20.08.2020

Tickets from 642

Beijing

11.09.2020

07.10.2020

Tickets from 643

Tokyo

01.12.2020

22.12.2020

Tickets from 655

Laredo

07.06.2020

14.06.2020

Tickets from 656

Krasnodar

01.09.2020

08.09.2020

Tickets from 660

Zurich

28.06.2020

25.07.2020

Tickets from 669

Taipei

12.06.2020

14.06.2020

Tickets from 671

Shanghai

29.06.2020

17.08.2020

Tickets from 673

Hanoi

21.07.2020

07.01.2021

Tickets from 681

Barcelona

01.01.2021

01.03.2021

Tickets from 684

Tel Aviv-Yafo

26.08.2020

09.09.2020

Tickets from 685

Jakarta

14.12.2020

31.12.2020

Tickets from 686

Almaty

15.10.2020

22.10.2020

Tickets from 698

Manila

24.06.2020

19.08.2020

Tickets from 709

Helsinki

24.08.2020

31.08.2020

Tickets from 720

Kaliningrad

18.11.2020

22.11.2020

Tickets from 724

Vladivostok

21.10.2020

21.11.2020

Tickets from 725

Oakland

01.06.2020

10.06.2020

Tickets from 726

Hotels in Vancouver: 4 stars

Hotel Stars Discount Price per night, from Choose dates

L'Hermitage Hotel

★★★★

-6%

168158

View Hotel

Hotel BLU

★★★★

-17%

161133

View Hotel

Embarc Vancouver by Diamond Resorts

★★★★

-46%

208112

View Hotel

Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites

★★★★

-20%

197158

View Hotel

Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

★★★★

-12%

131115

View Hotel

EXchange Hotel Vancouver

★★★★

-24%

178136

View Hotel

Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel by APA

★★★★

-6%

156146

View Hotel

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

★★★★

-15%

194164

View Hotel

The Westin Grand, Vancouver

★★★★

-17%

179149

View Hotel

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

★★★★

-26%

142105

View Hotel

Best Western Premier Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Centre

★★★★

-21%

143112

View Hotel

The Lonsdale Quay Hotel

★★★★

-39%

13381

View Hotel

Executive Hotel Vintage Park

★★★★

-31%

11479

View Hotel


Cart

Search…

Product categories