Top attractions in Vancouver
Vancouver is an unusual mix of big city culture and laid back West Coast style. Surrounded by towering evergreens and the North Shore Mountain range, the view alone makes flying into Vancouver International Airport worth the visit.
There is nowhere else in the world you can see a First Nations performance following a walk 70 meters above the Capilano river. Take a shuttle to the Capilano Suspension Bridge from downtown for free.
Live like a local and catch a BC Lions or Vancouver Whitecaps game. This giant waterfront multifunction stadium hosted the opening ceremony of the XXI Olympic Winter Games.
Built to look like a ship, Canada Place is one of the city's most iconic buildings. Take in the view of the port and city skyline.
Bike, run, or simply wander the winding trails of Stanley Park, a natural paradise almost entirely surrounding by water right in the heart of the city. Save on parking and take public transit.
The Vancouver Art Gallery offers ever-changing exhibitions, lectures and public events, as well as works by the region’s most celebrated painter, Emily Carr. Entry is free Tuesdays after 5:00PM.
Featuring artifacts from all over the world, the museum is best known for its collection of totem poles, jewelry and pottery of the Pacific Northwest Coast’s First Nation peoples.
Deep in Stanley Park is the gigantic Vancouver Aquarium. Get a sneak peak of the action by visiting their website for the Beluga Cam or Sea Otter Cam.
Temperatures in Vancouver are mild and rarely drop below freezing with average temperature sitting at 51. Pack layers, a windbreaker or raincoat, depending on the season, and a comfortable pair of shoes for hiking.
The only downside to the coastal climate is the rainy season, which can start in October and last all through March. The city will provide no shortage of indoor activity, but spring and summer in Vancouver are ideal. In fact, during the summer months it is the second driest city in Canada.
Spend at least four days in Vancouver - you won’t be able to fit in all the attractions, but it's enough to gain a sense of the city's character.
Not far from Vancouver is British Columbia’s capital, Victoria, located on Vancouver Island. Strikingly different to Vancouver, it’s filled with quaint cafes, antique shops, and an overall British feel. The ferry is 90 minutes and getting to the port from each city can take from 45-75 minutes, so it may be worth staying overnight.
- CurrencyCanadian Dollar ($)
- Time ZoneUTC (-08:00)
- Country Code1
- Best time to visitAll year is great, due to the mild weather.
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What people are saying about Vancouver
We went with our kids and our grandkids and a couple of their girlfriends. We were celebrating our 57th Anniversary. Great food and beautiful trip. The weather was perfect and the scenery was beautiful. What a Perfect day. ,
The staff on board are friendly and helpful and served us drinks often. The views of the port along Burrard Inlet up close was so interesting.. Natural, fantastic scenery along Indian Arm is unforgettable. The weather was very agreeable.
All sightseeing s point and al lot of interesting information . Sophia knew so much . We enjoyed the tour with her so much !! We even rented bikes again the day after !!
Collection point was not great (on this or the other tour I did) as no pick up from an AirBnB. That said, I was collected early & brought to a central location to join the rest of the group & meet with driver/ guide Gordie. He was great. So knowledgeable, so amenable. Gave us loads of time at the various locations & we even got to see bears! Well recommended.
This tour was excellent and exceeded my expectations. Our tour guide Glenn (with 2 N's haha) was awesome!!! It was so unique of an idea, our guide knew so many facts and so much history, he was funny, engaging, took us to so many places I never would've been to, he had pictures and it was just awesome!