Things to do in Vancouver

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Vancouver

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Things to Do in Vancouver

Everything you love about cities (nightlife, food scene), plus lots of nature. Walk the Seawall in Stanley Park. Then, take one of the ferries to artsy Granville Island.

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Top Attractions in Vancouver

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What travellers are saying

  • Andrew
    Vancouver, Canada4 contributions
    A park where you can feel nature and peace. It is a very suitable park to get away from the chaos of the city and transportation is very easy.
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Nutmeg2003
    Washington DC, DC118 contributions
    the shops and restaurants are wonderful. We go to Granville Island on each trip to Vancouver. Our favorite stop is the craft store, Maiwa, where we buy lovely tablecloths and napkins made in India specifically for this vendor. The selection is amazing. The fresh food market is another wonderful draw. Weather is not a factor, as one can dart between raindrops if it's necessary to leave one indoor site for another.
    Written 30 January 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Lizzy
    Ontario, Canada12 contributions
    I was worried the kids were going to find it too "young" for them but I was wrong! They explored ever exhibit and we ended up there for roughly 4hrs. My 9 year old's favourite was the massive frog exhibit with a dome where you can get inside a tank to explore. Much to my surprise the preteen loved watching and learning during the live shows. The trainers are engaging and entertaining. My oldest loved the opportunity to touch live ocean life.
    There is a restaurant on site, and of course it's pricey, but the food is very good for Cafe food.
    We went when it first opened on a Thursday thinking it would be pretty quiet. We were wrong! Not sure if this place is ever not busy but it has large open spaces so it didn't feel crammed.
    Written 19 February 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • JBRetired
    Apple Valley, CA473 contributions
    Christmas lights over 1 million lights. The lake with the lights and music is excellent. Many paved walkways with lights.
    A lot of different variations
    Written 30 December 2023
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  • MajorSteve
    Prestonpans, UK46 contributions
    A fun way to get around the southern shore of downtown and cross False Creek for Granville Island and the Olympic Village. We spent a day hopping on and off. Simple, fairly cheap and very frequent
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • Jen W
    Fenton, MI167 contributions