Rain or Shine, Vancouver's Best Attractions and Activities Have You Covered

From beaches and mountains to art galleries and museums, Vancouver is a city with so much to do! An added bonus is that there are plenty of free options that will help keep costs down so you can splurge on other things.

Vancouver's equipped with a vast mountain terrain, beautiful ocean, sandy beaches and an urban playground, making it an incredible outdoor city to explore. During the summer months stroll along the Seawall and explore Stanley Park. There are ample indoor and outdoor activities within the park that can easily fill an entire day.

With the Capilano Suspension Bridge and the North Shore mountains just across the water, you will never run out of hiking and biking trails. North Vancouver's Capilano Suspension Bridge will get your heart pounding up as you walk across the wobbly suspension bridge that's perched above a deep gorge. If you're want to keep your spending down, a free alternative is Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge.

If you're in the mood to do something cultural, Vancouver's Chinatown is the second largest in North American. While you're in the neighborhood, enjoy a peaceful visit to Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden and leave relaxed and full of zen.

A rainy day in Vancouver can be enjoyed indoors and you won't want to miss FlyOver Canada. This 4D attraction is unlike anything else in Canada and will take you on a cross-country journey, complete with sights, scents and wind!

Science World at Telus World of Science
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Vancouver's TELUS World of Science is sure to excite all ages with the cool and educational exhibits. Science World keeps things fresh and interesting by hosting rotating exhibits alongside their permanent displays. The OMNIMAX theatre is the...  Read More



Jacques Cousteau has said that Vancouver has some of the best underwater wildlife in the world, the only problem is that the waters off the coast can be rather chilly. Not interested in putting on a dry suit and submerging yourself under the...  Read More

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden


Constructed in an authentic Ming Dynasty-style, the garden is renowned as being the first of its type built since the late 15th century. Traditional materials from Suzhou, the Garden City of the People's Republic, were used in the construction....  Read More



This stunning piece of shoreline offers views of North Shore Mountains, Howe Sound, Stanley Park, Bowen Island, Vancouver's skyline, passing cruise ships and spectacular sunsets. Both beaches have large sandy shorelines, as well as grassy areas...  Read More

Granville Island


Once Vancouver's industrial manufacturing area, Granville Island is now home to many local artists, restaurants, theatres, a hotel and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Granville Island has something for everyone; a children's area,...  Read More



Get your boarding pass, take your seat and prepare for a cross-country odyssey that will leave you wanderlust and ready for more! FlyOver Canada is Vancouver's only 4D attraction and the only one of its kind in Canada. Enjoy the smells, sights...  Read More



Test your bravery as you cling to the railings of the wobbly suspension bridge and make your way across. Once you get over the initial excitement, you will be blown away by the view of the Capilano River that's 70 meters below you. The bridge is...  Read More

Stanley Park
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Located in Downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park offers a green oasis to city dwellers that stretches over 1,000 acres of land. Lord Stanley of Preston opened the park in 1888, and at the time it was a haven for gathering various material and food....  Read More



Stretching 5.5-miles (8.8km) around Stanley Park, this lovely jaunt is perfect on a sunny day to bike, walk, run and blade around. Going around the Seawall is best enjoyed with a few stops here and there, and fortunately for you, there are...  Read More

Outside the City


The Sea to Sky Gondola takes you on a 10-minute ride up the mountain to the Summit Lodge. Once at the top, this magnificent piece of nature is yours to explore. There are hiking trails, a suspension bridge, viewing platforms, mountain biking...  Read More


Meet Natasha John

Natasha is not born and raised in Vancouver, but is pretty certain it's her spirit hometown. After jumping around Canada, Texas, Arkansas and the UK, she has her feet firmly planted in...  More About Natasha