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[BC] 11 Top-notch Attractions of Vancouver You Must-Visit

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Vancouver is hands-down one of the most gorgeous cities of Canada famous for its immense number of attractions. In fact, Vancouver has so much to offer that it makes it tough for visitors to know where to start! And that’s why in this article you will learn about some of the best attractions to visit while you are in Vancouver.

1. Granville Island

 

Granville island’s charm comes from its mix of unexpected uses. Imagine the gorgeous views of False Creek, warm delicious food, cute little shops and fantastic art pieces all in one location! All of that together is what makes Granville Island one of the must-visit Vancouver attractions. Moreover, Granville island holds a variety of fun events. Visit Granville Island’s website to discover more about the upcoming festivals and events.

More info: Granville Island

2. Stanley Park

 

With a whopping 1,000 acres of ground, Stanely Park is one of the biggest urban parks in North America. The park features stunning beaches, a must-see aquarium, kids playgrounds, an infamous biking route and more! In fact, there is so much to do in this park that you could easily spend a day within its perimeter and not get bored. In addition, there are many events and festivities that take place in Stanely park such as a polar bear swim, Vancouver sun run, tennis tournaments, concerts, etc. Discover more details on the 2019 events here.

More info: Stanley Park

3. Anthropology Museum at UBC (MOA)

 

Explore traditional and contemporary art from the Northwest Coast First Nations and cultures across the world.  The MOA features engaging exhibits as well as events all within its renowned architectural design. Take a look at the monumental totem poles, works of acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid and discover 4,000 objects from all around the world! What’s more, the museum offers guided tours allowing visitors to learn about different rich cultures.

More info: MOA UBC

4. VanDusen Botanical Garden

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Covering over 55 acres of land, the VanDusen Botanical Garden is a must-visit attraction of Vancouver. To give you an idea, VanDusen features over 7,500 plant species from all around the world, a thrilling maze known as Elizabeth hedge maze, tasty food and coffee at the Truffles Cafe or Shaughnessy Restuarant. Also, don’t forget to visit the award-winning visitor centre and explore the gift shop.

More info: VanDusen

5. Capilano Suspension Bridge

 

Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of the most popular attractions of Vancouver thanks to its endless number of things to do and see. Stretching over 136 metres and 70 metres above the Capilano River, this is one of the longest suspension footbridge ever built! Moreover, If you visit during the evening of November you will be able to enjoy thousands of Canyon lights in stunning shapes.

More info: Capilano Bridge

6. Grouse Mountain

 

A signature hiking spot of Vancouver containing lots of awesome activities, shows, and views. If you are a fan of nature, hiking, and wildlife then Grouse Mountain is the place for you. Enjoy the 2 hours long Grouse grind hike followed by tasty food from the Observatory or Altitudes Bistro. If that’s not enough, visit the adorable Grinder and Coola! These grizzly bears are a wonder to look at. But it doesn’t stop there, there are many more activities at Grouse Mountain which can be found on their website below.

More info: Grouse Mountain

7. Vancouver’s Jericho Beach

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Although Vancouver contains lots of famous beaches, one beach, in particular, stands out the most. And that beach is known as the Jericho beach. Jericho beach is famous for its large number of recreational opportunities such as tennis, field sports and picnic areas. Moreover, animal lovers can enjoy bird watching while European rabbits hop all around the beach! That’s right, there are rabbits throughout the entire beach!

8. Deep Cove

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Deep Cover is one of the beloved Vancouver attractions that impresses all who visit it! In fact, the Deep Cove offers a wide variety of activities, food and lively views. For instance, the Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre is perfect for the adventurous kind. They offer a range of options from kayaks and paddleboards to canoes and surf skis. And If you are a rookie, you can always book lessons at the location! Moreover, be sure to make a stop at the infamous Honey Doughnuts & Goodies for a super tasty and handmade treat. As for food, the award-winning Arms Reach Bistro is the perfect spot for brunch, lunch and even dinner. Last but not least, if you plan on visiting Deep Cove, be sure to take its popularity into account and ensure yourself a parking spot early!

9. Burnaby Village Museum

 

Burnaby Village Museum is one of the few locations in Vancouver where history comes to life. As you stroll down the street of the 1920s tram-stop community, you will feel as though you’ve gone back in time! The period costumed townsfolk welcome all visitors and teach you all about the homes, businesses and shops of the Village. What’s more, the village’s restaurant features tasty pastries, pizzas as well as delicious hot chocolate for the cold rainy days. And while you are there, you may as well go on the carousel ride to experience the nostalgia of a lifetime.

More info: Burnaby Village Museum

10. Pacific Spirit Regional Park

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The pacific spirit regional park is the perfect nature spot for those looking for a day at the beach plus a lively hike! This stunning park features over 54 kilometres of walking/hiking trails with a mix of forested and shoreline trails. These hiking routes are perfect for beginners as they to be on on the easy side due to the minimal elevation of the park. Moreover, 38 kilometres of the park’s trail is designated multi-use making it the perfect place for biking, horseback riding and other outdoor activities.

More info: MetroVancouver

11. Lynn Canyon Park & Suspension Bridge

 

First opened in 1912, the Lynn Canyon Park is one of the popular Vancouver attractions among visitors. This 617 acres park features family picnic areas, stunning hiking routes, swimming holes and of course the infamous suspension bridge. In addition, some of the many hiking trails of the Lynn Canyon connect to the other parks in the region such as the Rice Lake and Inter River Park. The park is open daily all year round so be sure to give it a visit before the harsh cold of winter comes.

More info: Lynn Canyon

There are only a few places on earth you can hike, zipline, come across unique wildlife, zipline, swim, ski and much more in one day; Vancouver is one of those places. Whether you are looking for a relaxing visit to the beach or an exciting concert, Vancouver has got it all. And once you are all tired and hungry from your adventures you can try these incredible seafood restaurants in Vancouver.

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