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Things to do in Vancouver

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The top 59 attractions in Vancouver

Gardens in Vancouver
Stanley Park
Vancouver has been the greatest experience I've had. Stanley Park is the loveliest place. It's like being in another world, in a cloud of relaxation. It is gorgeous. I will go back.
Of Touristic Interest in Vancouver
Gastown Steam Clock
The Gastown Steam Clock is, as you can imagine, located in the bustling Gastown District, a historic district filled with cobblestone streets lines with shops and cafes. The popular steam clock works with the steam generated by the system used to heat the downtown office blocks.
Gardens in Vancouver
DR. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
This garden in downtown Vancouver is a classical-style Chinese garden created in the style of the Ming Dynasty. Built in 1986, it is filled with Chinese flowers and plants. It also has a koi pond with fish and turtles. It's an incredibly peaceful and beautiful place.
Markets in Vancouver
Granville Island Public Market
Great place to pick up fresh food and pastries. It's like a larger version of The Grove in Los Angeles, except it's on an island.
Nightclubs in Vancouver
The Roxy
This is a night club that you can not miss. The main style is rock, with live bands that are of excellent quality, and there is an incredible atmosphere that invites you to have fun Excellent. While getting in may seem complicated, you just need patience, there are queues spanning the block to enter. Once inside you have two bars, one on each end of the club, where you can ask for a pitcher of Canadian, domestic beer. The dance floor, though small, is cool and fun. I give this place five stars. Location: Granville Street, Downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada. You must go and see it for yourself.
Museums in Vancouver
Vancouver Maritime Museum
Every day the Vancouver Maritime Museum charts a different course of adventure. Come aboard for fun and knowledge. Discover the rich maritime history and traditions of the Pacific coast. Step back in time to 1944 in the famous Board of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police St Roch and explore the many changes and permanent exhibitions, child Maritime Discovery Centre, family activities, and boats in the Heritage port.
Museums in Vancouver
Theme Parks in Vancouver
Lynn Canyon Park
Lynn Canyon Park, North Vancouver, BC is a little known gem with hiking trails which lead down into the canyon at water level. Trails lead you to waterfalls. Experience nature in a forest setting.
Museums in Vancouver
Museum of Anthropology at UBC
Before Europeans arrived in the Americas, the people of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America had already developed a stunning and sophisticated culture of wood carving, painting, and dance. At the Museum of Anthropology, set in a beautiful wooded spot on the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, B.C., you can see historic and contemporary examples of this complex culture. Walk into the Great Hall past huge old totem poles and other treasures. Outside behind the museum, enter a replica of a traditional long house. Be sure and visit the Bill Reid rotunda, featuring a spectacular raven carving.
Cities in Vancouver
There is a steam clock located in Gastown and tons of tourist enjoy taking pictures with it. I do recommend to go in the early afternoon, so it won't be as crowded. Tons of local artist has their shops around Gastown so please enjoy the artwork and also enjoy the souvenir shops.
Cities in Vancouver
Harbors in Vancouver
Vancouver Marina
Nice walking trail to see the boats and the bridge, also wonderful restaurant that serves fresh seafood. highly recommend to have lunch or dinner at one of the restaurant nearby so you can sit and enjoy people watching or the great scenery.
Hiking in Vancouver
Mt Seymour
Excellent hiking trails during summer time and good snowshoeing in the winter time. Tons of different trails to be enjoyed. Dog mountain trail is one of the best, when you finish the trail there's a lookout to the landscape of Vancouver.
Of Cultural Interest in Vancouver
Vancouver Lookout Tower
One of the many towers in the cities of the United States and Canada. ;) This is Vancouver tower.
Markets in Vancouver
Vancouver Christmas Market
The Christmas market has been taking place in Vancouver, Canada's third largest city, since the year 2010. The event has become very popular with residents, who enjoy the chance to sample the traditional products like Gluehwein (hot spiced wine) and German sweets. You can buy handmade products, or just browse and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.
Nightclubs in Vancouver
If you're looking to enjoy Vancouver's cosmopolitan nightlife, this is one of the most popular clubs with both locals and tourists. The decor is inspired by the French Quarter in New Orleans, from the chandeliers to the doors, giving the place a very distinctive identity. That makes it one of the coolest clubs in Vancouver, and bands often come here for special performances. Speaking of which, Cirque du Soleil has even performed here! The music and food are great, and the atmosphere is vibrant.
Lakes in Vancouver
Palaces in Vancouver

The best things to do in Vancouver

what to do in Vancouver?
This city has unique sights, breathtaking landscapes and great fact, the list of
things to do in Vancouver
is nearly endless. Vancouver is well-known for its numerous pristine parks, the most famous of which is Stanley Park. There, you can see huge red Canadian cedars, Alberta hemlocks, Sitka spruce and Douglas fir, as well as the popular Totem Park.
Beaches also rank among the best places to visit in Vancouver.
The most famous is English Bay near the city center. Other famous beaches include Spanish Banks, Jericho Beach, Kitsilano Beach and Wreck Beach, the only beach in Vancouver where nudism is allowed.
Due to its history, the Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of the essential
places to visit in Vancouver. It's the longest and tallest suspension bridge for pedestrians and is home to the largest collection of totem poles in the world. Next door, you'll find one of the most exhilarating Vancouver activities: the Cliffwalk, an extremely narrow wooden walkway located high in the Capilano Canyon that features stairs, landings and platforms with amazing views of the canyon.
The Vancouver Art Galley, the VanDusen Botanical Garden or Grouse Mountain are just a few of the other top attractions in Vancouver. If you're looking for the best stuff to do in Vancouver, make sure to check out all the tips and reviews from real travelers on minube and discover all the must-see Vancouver attractions.