Things to do in Vancouver

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Vancouver is an outdoor lover’s dream, as well as a city that cultivates the finer things in life. It’s easy to fall in love with this city, because ... Read More

Vancouver is an outdoor lover’s dream, as well as a city that cultivates the finer things in life. It’s easy to fall in love with this city, because there are so many things to do in Vancouver.

From exploring the metropolis’s ambitious, adventurous, and hands-down delicious culinary scene, to partaking in a host of nearby outdoor activities (kayaking, hiking, skiing, you name it) visitors wondering what to do in Vancouver will be hard-pressed to run out of options. The city boasts a lively art scene, and boutique galleries that display work by local artists dot the downtown and South Granville districts. Meanwhile, the Vancouver Art Gallery, also downtown, features a permanent collection of classical paintings from world-renowned artists, including British Columbia’s own Emily Carr. The nearby Contemporary Art Gallery displays more modern, cutting-edge art. Want to take advantage of the great weather? Get outside, and visit The Seawall, Grouse Mountain, or the Lynn Cannon Park and Suspension Bridge.

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  • Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver Courtesy of Contemporary Art Gallery
    Contemporary Art Gallery

    Since 1971, this nonprofit public art gallery has featured contemporary art from local and international artists such as Christopher Williams, Steven... Read More

  • Gassy Jack's Statue in Vancouver Getty Images
    Gassy Jack's Statue

    Statue of John "Gassy Jack" Deighton, located in the Gastown District, where Vancouver was born. Gastown started with only one lumber mill in the... Read More

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    Grouse Mountain

    Just a 15-minute drive from downtown, Grouse Mountain has attractions that can be enjoyed long after ski season concludes. If you're really fit,... Read More

  • Jimi Hendrix Shrine in Vancouver Alamy
    Jimi Hendrix Shrine

    Shrine to the rock God Jimi Hendrix, whose roots are in Vancouver—his grandparents immigrated to the city in 1911. The shrine used to be part of Vie's,... Read More

  • Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge in Vancouver Alamy
    Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge

    About a half-hour drive from downtown Vancouver, Lynn Canyon Park sits on the edge of a residential street and offers several trails, some of which link... Read More

  • Museum of Anthropology at UBC in Vancouver Courtesy of Museum of Anthropology at UBC
    Museum of Anthropology at UBC

    Located on the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia, the Museum of Anthropology displays Northwest Coast First Nations art. It is... Read More

  • Storm Brewing Ltd. Brewery in Vancouver Courtesy of Storm Brewing Ltd.
    Storm Brewing Ltd.

    Brewmaster and owner James Walton has deliberately kept Storm small since he started brewing in 1994. The brewery and storefront in East Van can be... Read More

  • The Cinematheque Cinema in Vancouver Courtesy of The Cinematheque
    The Cinematheque

    The place to watch essential cinema in the city, from classics to obscure films and new releases, is The Cinematheque. In addition to movie showings,... Read More

  • The Diamond Bar in Vancouver Courtesy of The Diamond
    The Diamond

    Well-named cocktails, such as the rum-based Grass Skirt and the gin-based Buck Buck Mule. Small, elegant menu including ceviches and charcuterie, with... Read More

  • The Seawall Path in Vancouver Alamy
    The Seawall

    Twenty-eight kilometers form the longest uninterrupted waterfront path in the world—Vancouver's Seawall. From the Vancouver Convention Centre to Spanish... Read More

  • UBC Botanical Garden in Vancouver Alamy
    UBC Botanical Garden

    Vancouver's vast botanical gardens showcase a collection of approximately 8,000 species of flora, and also serves as a working center for plant research... Read More

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    Vancouver Art Gallery

    Premier art gallery in the city, exhibiting classic and contemporary art. VAG is undergoing a renovation that will see it moved to a new space ... Read More

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