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12 Must-Do Experiences in Vancouver

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If you've never visited before, get ready to fall head-over-heels in love with VanCity! These twelve essential experiences give you a true taste of what the city has to offer, from gorgeous green spaces, sandy beaches, and soaring mountains to First Nations art and super-sustainable seafood. There's something for every kind of traveler, just dive in.
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Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2, Canada
The Vancouver Seawall is the most popular recreation location in the entire city, if not in all of Canada, and it's for good reason. This stunning 22-km long trail leads from downtown along the shoreline of Stanley Park and offers some of the most...
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750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7, Canada
Western Canada’s largest public art museum weighs in at almost 12,000 works. The collection here is strong on Emily Carr, a modernist compatriot of the Group of Seven (Canadian landscape painters from the 1920s who were deeply...
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1669 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9, Canada
The market community at the Public Market really makes Granville Island a must-visit in Vancouver. The vibrant colors of the fruits and vegetables that aren't on the East Coast really stand out, especially on farmers market days. The market goes...
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1669 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9, Canada
In my opinion the Aquabus is Vancouver's most fun mode of transportation and if you've taken a ride I'm sure you'll agree. The Aquabus is a mini ferry that taxis around False Creek, an inlet just south of downtown. It is popularly used to get to...
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639 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3, Canada
No visit to coastal British Columbia is complete without some immersion into Northwest Coast Canadian Indian art. If you don’t have a chance to get to the UBC Museum of Anthropology or to the Royal BC Museum in Victoria (or even if you do), do not...
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
For many visitors it comes as a shock to discover that Canada has several internationally award-winning wine regions. Just a few hours drive beyond Vancouver is the Okanagan wine region, which excels in Rieslings and Chardonnays on the whites and...
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8501 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2, Canada
Vancouver has two really fabulous outdoor, public, beachside swimming pools, which are great places to cool off in the summer. I love Second Beach Pool in Stanley Park becuase of the views of English Bay and all the kids it attracts. The pool is...
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6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada
Part of the University of British Columbia, this museum houses one of the finest collections of Northwest Coast Aboriginal art, including bentwood boxes, feast dishes, totem poles, and canoes from the Haida and Coast Salish people. Some of...
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
In Canada, there’s life, and there’s death and then there’s hockey! Nothing gets a Vancouverite more fired up than talk of their beloved Canucks. The boys in blue play down at the Rogers Arena throughout the season, however, games can be on the...
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
The city's very own mountain soars above the Downtown core, just 20 minutes drive away from town. If you're feeling active try the 'Grouse Grind', a punishing 2.9-kilometre trail up the face of Grouse Mountain, commonly referred to as “Mother...
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201 - 999 Canada Place, Canada, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1, Canada
This is such a fun attraction and despite being only 8 minutes long (the rest of the time is taken up with a pre-show and boarding) it’s honestly worth the ticket price. FlyOver Canada is a virtual flight experience which takes you gliding from...
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
Spring blooms early in Vancouver, and around late February, or early March the first pom-pom blossoms of the cherry trees begin to show. The West End of Vancouver is particularly good for the ‘hanami’ of the ‘sakura’ (that’s Japanese for viewing...