Things to do in Vancouver
From the Coast Mountains to the beaches along the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia’s vibrant metropolis is teeming with activities and attractions. Travelers looking for things to do in Vancouver will not be disappointed, especially active types wanting to get closer to Mother Nature. Expect everything from bike and kayak rentals to seaplane flights, tram rides, public gardens, and beautiful beaches that are sure to quicken heartbeats. Beyond beloved Stanley Park, the city also boasts Canada’s largest saltwater pool, countless secret hiking trails, and a world-class aquarium.
Travel + Leisure points the way to the best things to do in Vancouver, from Gastown to Richmond. In our travel guide, we highlight great events, like the city’s annual Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival (the largest in Western Canada), galleries showcasing First Nation artists, bookshops dedicated to Canadian authors, and hipper-than-thou designer boutiques. After hours, there are plenty of options too—Prohibition-era nightclubs, martini bars, and brewpubs. Whether you want to soak up the city’s melting-pot culture or just enjoy the Great Outdoors, you’ll never be at a loss for what to do in Vancouver with T+L’s travel guide.
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