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    10 Must Do Activities in Vancouver

    May 3, 2024

    10 Must Do Activities in Vancouver

    Vancouver, a vibrant city surrounded by the mountains and sea, has endless experiences for you to discover. Whether you're seeking outdoor adventures, cultural exploration, culinary delights, or more - Vancouver has something for everyone. Here are 10 must-do activities during your visit in Vancouver. 

    1. See the Gastown Steam Clock

    See the Gastown Steam Clock

    Take a stroll through Gastown and marvel at the iconic Gastown Steam Clock. This hidden gem is one of the few remaining steam clocks in the world and chimes every quarter-hour, emitting bursts of steam to the delight of onlookers.

    2. Soak in the views at the Vancouver Lookout

    Soak in the views at the Vancouver Lookout

     Get a bird's eye view of the city from the Vancouver Lookout, located atop the Harbour Centre Tower in downtown Vancouver. Ride the glass elevator to the observation deck, and soak in 360 degree views of the city skyline, surrounding mountains, and waters of the Pacific Ocean.

    3. Bike in Stanley Park

    Bike in Stanley Park

    Experiencing one of the biggest parks in the world is a must, and a great way to cover lots of ground is to bike along the scenic Seawall in Stanley Park. You’ll get mountain, forest, city and beach views and you might even spot some local wildlife along the way.

    4. Experience Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

    Experience Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

    Experience a natural world of beauty, the thrill of nature and family-friendly activities. You can embark across the Suspension Bridge, explore from up above through a rainforest canopy, and more! This is one of BC’s most popular attractions. You’ll be suspended 70 meters above the Capilano River Canyon, with panoramic views of the surrounding rainforest and canyon below. 

    5. Explore Granville Island

    Explore Granville Island

     Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and culinary delights of Granville Island, which also has gorgeous views of downtown Vancouver. Wander through the Granville Island Public Market, where you can sample fresh produce, artisanal goods, and international cuisine from local vendors. Stroll through the scenic parks and waterfront promenades. Explore the island's many shops, galleries, and theaters, where there’s everything from handmade crafts to live performances.

    6. Kayak in False Creek

    Kayak in False Creek

     Experience Vancouver from a different perspective as you paddle through the scenic waters of False Creek. Rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard and explore the city's gorgeous waterfront, passing by iconic landmarks like Science World, Granville Island, and the Vancouver skyline.

    7. Stroll through Gastown

    Stroll through Gastown

    Unlike any other neighbourhood in Vancouver, the historic cobblestone streets of Gastown are beloved by both locals and visitors alike. This is Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, where you can see sights like the iconic Gastown Steam Clock, browse boutique shops and galleries, enjoy dinner and drinks and more. 

    8. Visit the Vancouver Aquarium

    Visit the Vancouver Aquarium

    Dive into the underwater world at the Vancouver Aquarium, which is home to over 50,000 aquatic creatures from around the world. Explore immersive exhibits, learn about marine conservation efforts, and get up close and personal with animals like sea otters. 

    9. Watch the Sunset at English Bay

    Watch the Sunset at English Bay:

    English Bay Beach is one of Vancouver's most popular seaside destinations and a great stop after people finish biking in Stanley Park. You can relax on the sandy shores, walk along the waterfront or rent a paddleboard or kayak for on-the-water adventure.

    10. Visit the Vancouver Public Library

    Visit the Vancouver Public Library

    The famous Vancouver Public Library is a beautiful library in the heart of the city. 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. 

    With its stunning natural landscapes, vibrant city scene, and diverse array of activities, Vancouver offers something for every traveler to enjoy. So pack your bags, hit the road, and get ready to discover the best of Vancouver firsthand. Come on a tour with us - your adventure awaits!

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