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    10 Amazing Photo Spots in Vancouver

    May 3, 2024

    10 Amazing Photo Spots in Vancouver

    Vancouver is a photographer's paradise. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems and everywhere in between, there's no shortage of picture-perfect spots. Whether you just love taking pictures for fun or are a seasoned pro, grab your camera and get ready to explore these 10 amazing photo spots in Vancouver.

    1. Pink Alley

    Pink Alley

     Discover one of Vancouver's most Instagram-worthy alleys: the Pink Alley hidden away in the downtown core. This spot is adorned with vibrant pink murals and street art, making it a popular destination for photographers and visitors alike who are looking for a cute backdrop for photos.

    2. Marine Building

    Marine Building

    This beautiful building is a beloved photo spot for locals, especially the entrance doors, thanks to its art deco–inspired architecture & its ornate lobby.

    3. Vancouver Lookout

    Vancouver Lookout

    Visit the Vancouver Lookout for the best views of the city and surrounding mountains and ocean. You’ll take a glass elevator up 553 feet for a 360° view and amazing photos to take home with you.

    4. Hotel Europe

    Hotel Europe

    This one-of-a-kind building in Vancouver is frequently spotted in photos of the city by visitors and locals alike. This 1908 flatiron building features unique triangular architecture. This is a heritage building in Vancouver.

    5. Vancouver Public Library

    Vancouver Public Library

    The famous Vancouver Public Library is a great photo backdrop. It’s even been a filming location for many famous movies and TV shows. The architecture is striking and a sight to marvel at. It’s free to explore so wander in and head to the free rooftop garden for even more great photos. 

    6. Vancouver Art Gallery

    Vancouver Art Gallery

     Admire the beautiful architecture of the Vancouver Art Gallery and take pictures outside this iconic landmark.

    7. Gastown Steam Clock

    Gastown Steam Clock

    One of Vancouver's most iconic landmarks, the Gastown Steam Clock is a must-visit photo spot. If you visit at the top of the hour, the clock becomes even more photo-worthy with bursts of steam and chimes, creating a picture-perfect moment against the backdrop of Gastown's cobblestone streets and historic buildings.

    8. Capilano Suspension Bridge

    Capilano Suspension Bridge

    This scenic park will give you many photo opportunties unlike any other. You’ll embark across a scenic Suspension Bridge, explore through the trees on a treetop adventure, and more! Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding rainforest and canyon below.

    9. Stanley Park Seawall

    Stanley Park Seawall

    Stretching for 9 kilometers along the waterfront, the Seawall offers ample opportunities for capturing breathtaking views of the city skyline, the mountains, and the sparkling ocean waters. Vancouver's most iconic park will win over both you and your camera.

    10. Bloedel Conservatory

    Bloedel Conservatory

    Step inside this tropical paradise atop Queen Elizabeth Park and immerse yourself in a world of lush gardens, exotic plants, and colorful birds. With its domed glass enclosure and stunning botanical displays, the Bloedel Conservatory offers unique photo opportunities. 

    With its stunning natural landscapes, vibrant cityscapes, and eclectic neighborhoods, Vancouver is a photographer's dream destination. So grab your camera, hit the streets, and get ready to capture the beauty of Vancouver in every frame. 

    If you want great photos, come along on our photo spots tour that takes you along some of the best photo spots in downtown Vancouver and have our guide help you take photos of you and your loved ones so you can take home memories and pictures to last a lifetime. 

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