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Trip List by iloveyouuuu

Going to Vancouver, BC area? Places To See By a Resident!

24 Jul 2009  Living here for my entire life.
4.5 of 5 stars based on 1 vote

List of fun things to do if you're visiting the Vancouver area.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: West Vancouver, Vancouver, North Vancouver
  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Repeat visitors, Beachgoers
  • Appeals to: Business travellers , Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travellers , Active/adventure, Tourists, Pet owners
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Seawall Promenade
    West Vancouver Seawall, West Vancouver, British Columbia

    The Seawall Promenade and Stanley Park go hand and hand - so spend a relaxing day enjoying a picnic here. Or, perhaps try rollerblading or bikeriding around the Seawall, I cannot tell you how much fun it really is. There is amazing scenery to be seen at all viewpoints around the park and cool little things that are always around (displays of art, statues, etc)

  • 2. Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre
    Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, British Columbia

    This museum showcases a beautiful collection of native animals to BC and around the globe. The animals are breathtaking to see close up, it also makes a mission to teach about marine life. I came here alot when I was growing up, I always had a great time.

  • 3. Lynn Canyon Park
    Lynn Canyon Park, North Vancouver, British Columbia

    In my opinion, this park accurately displays the wonderous nature of my home. It shows you great walking pathways through the wilderness, waterfalls, creeks, wildlife, and places to swim. Not to mention the bridge! And it's all free of charge. It's just a really great place you gotta see.

  • 4. Queen Elizabeth Park
    Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver, British Columbia

    An absoloutely extrodinary lookout you do not want to miss. Such a quaint and beautiful place to see, try packing lunch and eating it while looking out a the view.This, again, goes hand in hand with something else too - the Conservatory. The Bloedel Floral Conservatory is impeccable. It has beautiful displays of tropical birds, plants, and flowers. It's really like walking into a little piece of paradise. I cannot urge you enough if you're at Queen Elizabeth Park, go see the conservatory.

  • 5. Grouse Mountain
    Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, British Columbia

    I'll make this one short, simple and sweet. Scenic views, hiking, wildlife, shows, fun things like taking a gondala or ziplining - really really fun!

  • 6. Science World
    Science World, Vancouver, British Columbia

    If the building wasn't fun enough to look at - inside there are amazing exhibits and highly entertaining interactive sites. There are also really extrodinary shows.

  • 7. Gas Town

    This is no particular sight but a neighborhood in Van, it's really quaint and cultured. Perfect spot for souvenir shopping and looking at the beautiful architecture. Tdhis little neighborhood also has the privilege of having the only steam clock in the world. While here you MUST go to the Old Spagetti Factory, the restaurant is like no other. The food is absoloutely heavenly and the entire decor is very nostalgic and cool. If you are visiting Vancouver try this restaurant at least once!

  • 8. CN IMAX Theatre

    The IMAX theater is really cool, they usually play shows every hour starting at 10am - 12 pm (depending on weekends, when you're visiting, etc) anyways the shows are a spectecle to see and while you're waiting for the show take 5 steps from the ticket booth and look at the most amazing views of the city and mountains, and watch a seaplane take off.

  • 9. Granville Island
    Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia

    It's not really an island, more like a metaphor about this little spot inclosed with many fun activities. There are so many different specialty shops, with things I swear you'll never have seen before, and normal shops to buy clothes, paintings, souvenirs, etc. Defenitely take the kids to the out of this world toy stores and other wonderfully weird shops.

  • 10. Whale Watching or Eco Tours

    Now, I'm not recommending a specefic company for these sorts of tours, I can just tell you that seeing wildlife as it is intended its amazing and stunning and a very serene experience.