Vancouver Tourist Attractions

 

Whether you're a tourist or already live in Vancouver,
here are some links to interesting places to see and things to do.

 

Tourist Attractions in and Around Vancouver, BC

B.C. PLACE STADIUM
opened in 1983 as the world's largest air-supported Dome (60,000 seats) it's the home of the B.C. Lions football team as well as trade shows, large gatherings, and major star concerts.
 
BC SPORTS HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM
B.C. Place Stadium, Gate A
(604) 687-5520
 
BLOEDEL FLORAL CONSERVATORY
contains lush tropical and desert displays. The triodetic dome consists of 1,490 plexiglass bubbles.
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BURNABY VILLAGE MUSEUM
Hands-on activities and demonstrations depict the lifestyle in the Lower Mainland from 1890-1925. More than 30 indoor and outdoor displays make this a must see
6501 Deer Lake Ave.,
Burnaby
(604) 293-6500
Daily: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed September 22 through Thanksgiving.
 
CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE
Suspended 450 feet across and 230 feet above Capilano River, this five-foot wide swinging bridge is not for the squeamish.
 
CYPRESS BOWL RECREATION AREA
Superb downhill and cross-country skiing. The Black Mountain chairlift gives year round access to superb hiking above Howe Sound.
ake Cypress Bowl exit off Trans-Canada Highway
West Vancouver.
 
FORT LANGLEY
Once a Hudson's Bay Company outpost, this museum offers a glimpse of early pioneer life in the Lower Mainland. Located off Highway 1, Glover Road in Fort Langley.
 
GASTOWN
named after "Gassy" Jack Leighton, who opened the first bar here in 1867, The area has cobbled streets, interesting lighting, a steam clock, shops and restaurants. It was designated a Provincial heritage site in 1971. Don't forget to check out the unique steam powered clock while you're there.
 
GENERAL MOTORS PLACE
the 20,000 seat home of the Vancouver Canucks and The Grizzlies as well as host to rock concerts and family shows.
 
GROUSE MOUNTAIN (11 278 metres)
offers a superb year-round recreation facility with superb downhill skiing. As you ascend the mountainside on the Gondola, a breaktaking view of Vancouver, the Strait of Georgia with Vancouver Island in the distance unfolds before your eyes. Only 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, this is a must see.
6400 Nancy Greene Way
(604) 984 - 0661
 
HARBOUR CENTER
One of the city's tallest structures. An all-glass elevator runs up the side tower to the 40th-floor's full 360 degree observation deck.
555 W. Hastings Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6B 4N4
(604) 689 - 0421
 
JERICHO BEACH
this family-oriented beach is located on the south side of English Bay.
 
KITSILANO BEACH & VANIER PARK
Kits Beach is a popular spot to jog, play tennis, soccer or basketball, go fly a kite or even go for a swim. Located in the westend
 
LYNN CANYON SUSPENSION BRIDGE
Suspended wooden-slat bridge offers a spectacular view of the rushing water through Lynn Canyon.
3663 Park Road
Lynn Canyon Park
North Vancouver.
 
QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK
also known as "Little Mountain" is Vancouver's geographic center. It contains breathtaking views of the city, beautiful ornamental gardens.as well as trees and shrubs indigenous to the B.C. Coast. The BLOEDEL FLORAL CONSERVATORY contains lush tropical and desert displays. The triodetic dome consists of 1,490 plexiglass bubbles.
Cambie Street and 33rd Avenue
 
ROYAL HUDSON TRAIN RIDE
The Royal Hudson steams along Howe Sound, between North Vancouver and Squamish, and is the sole remaining steam locomotive in scheduled service on a North American railroad.
For reservations call B.C. Rail
(604) 631-3500.
 
SCIENCE WORLD
Triodetic dome on old EXPO '86 site. Hands-on exploration, exhibits and demonstrations change regularly. Omnimax film on the world's largest dome.
 
SEYMOUR MOUNTAIN
offers downhill and cross-country skiing in the winter, and hiking in the summer.
 
SPANISH BANKS
Romantic views, long stretches of clean, sandy beach and the tidal flats make this a popular destination. For maximum enjoyment be sure to visit this beach at low (slack) tide.
Located near U.B.C.
 
STANLEY PARK
This 405 hectare park, is the largest civic park in Canada and contains, among other things, the Vancouver Aquarium, a children's farmyard and miniature train, a cricket field, tennis courts, a pitch and putt golf course, bathing beaches, the Theatre Under the Stars as well as several excellent restaurants.
 
UBC BOTANICAL GARDEN
This 24 hectare park is a living museum of plants from around the world .
 
U.B.C. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY
a collection of Northwest Coast Indian Art.
 
VANCOUVER AQUARIUM
exhibits and galleries representing the aquatic wonders of the Amazon rainforest, the Arctic and the tropical Pacific. Also contains beluga and killer whales as well as dolfins. Located in Stanley Park.
 
VANCOUVER MUSEUM
Canada's largest civic museum contains artifacts and exhibitions of northwestern anthropology as well as the story of Vancouver: Past, Present and Future.
 
VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN
an exquisite botanical garden including stone pathways and wooden bridges. A gift shop and restaurant are also on the premises.
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WHISTLER/BLACKCOMB
these spectacular twin ski areas are served by an alpine resort village with hotel and condominium lodgings, conference centres, restaurants, shops and nightclubs. The resort is open year-round and offers, among other things, skiing, golf, riding, hiking, fishing, swimming, windsurfing and boating
Two hours north of Vancouver on Highway 99.
 

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