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Things To Do in Vancouver

A vibrant west coast seaport in British Columbia, and exotic backdrop of mountains and pristine urban beaches, Vancouver is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The extensive parks and pleasant climate keeping the temperatures mild throughout the year, the city has become a paradise for outdoor activities. An array of family-fun activities and thrill-seeking exploits, Vancouver is an amazing cosmopolitan city situated right on the edge of the nature. The city is also popular for being a filming location and has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. Travelers to the city adore the cultural life, fantastic shopping, and incredible dining. 

Read on to the way around the city with Fareferry's list of attractions and things to do in Vancouver:

Pleasant Walk in Stanley Park

Pleasant Walk in Stanley Park

A lush green peninsula of huge trees touching Downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park offers an excellent opportunity to get outside and enjoy nature. The park accords many things to do and visitors can spend an entire day exploring attractions like the totem poles at Brockton Point or the Vancouver Aquarium. Many points with spectacular views are a standard throughout the park and a paved seawall path encircles the green space can be explored on foot or by bicycle. Amidst spring season, the park's gardens and shrubs break out into a rainbow of beautiful colors.

Trek around at Ski Grouse Mountain

Trek around at Ski Grouse Mountain

Sight the unmatched panorama in clear weather, Grouse Mountain is a special place in the evenings when the city lights are on. The colossal gondola is operating daily from the street level to summit, where dining, recreational activities, and wildlife bide the mountaintop explorers year-round. When the winter season sets in, Grouse Mountain offers outdoor skating, snowshoeing, skiing, and snowboarding. Hike lovers have a gala time with adventurous trails including the famed Grouse Grind popularly nicknamed as Mother Nature's Stair-Master.

Visit the Museum of Anthropology

Visit the Museum of Anthropology

Laid out in the University of British Columbia, the Museum of Anthropology embraces all the cultures from around the world. The museum display exhibits on native art, including large totem poles in the Great Hall. Other display in the museum explore ethnographic and archaeological objects representing Asia, the South Pacific, the Americas, Africa, and Europe. The captivating museum building was originally part of a WWII-era fort, and local architect Arthur Erickson transformed the framework into this world-class museum.

Unwind on Kitsilano Beach

Unwind on Kitsilano Beach

The golden shoreline of Kitsilano Beach elucidates the laid-back, fun-loving Vancouver lifestyle. It's a magical place where locals hang out with family & friends or take a splash in the outdoor heated seawater swimming pool. The vast beach here is famous with sun bathers in the summer season. Views from this sun-warmed beach over the city center are wonderful. Besides the beach and oceanfront, the area has bulk of cafés and walking trails, and a vibrant shopping strip lies a few blocks south on West Fourth Avenue. A short walk to the east of Kitsilano Beach is Vanier Park, where visitors find wide-open spaces and the Vancouver Maritime Museum.

Tour Canada Place

Tour Canada Place

Disembark in Vancouver on a cruise ship, Canada Place is where your trip kicks off. The unusual roof blueprint creates the impression of a huge sailing vessel. This architecturally exceptional structure is part cruise ship terminal, part convention center and hotel, and part hub for sightseeing bus tours. At the end of the vibrant pier are panoramic views and the Flyover Canada attraction - a flight simulator that assaults all your senses while giving you a Canadian geography lesson. Also close by, Waterfront Station is an important transit hub with ferries leaving for the public market at Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver.

Go for a ride in English Bay

Go for a ride in English Bay

The most sought-after Vancouver's loveliest and busiest beaches, Oceanfront English Bay has lots of shopping avenues and high-end restaurants. A well-structured outdoor area where people reach together to walk, bike, rollerblade, or hang out with public art installations. Lying close to the Stanley Park, as a waterfront trail joins the two. The biggest events of the summer, Celebration of Light takes place here with great pomp and show. Spectacular fireworks and music in the backdrop set the mood high for the visitors.

Stroll across the Capilano Suspension Bridge

Stroll across the Capilano Suspension Bridge

The first attraction of Vancouver opened in 1889 and has been exhilarating visitors with its swaying bridge over a plummeting canyon ever since. This picturesque footbridge spans a 70-meter deep river canyon leading to a beautiful activity park filled with forest trails and a treetop walk through old-growth giants. There's also a collection of ancient totem poles and a gripping transparent suspended platform known as the Cliff walk. Also just moving along Capilano Road, the Capilano Salmon Hatchery is worth a visit to spot the dainty flashing salmon as they try to swim upstream.

Wander up to the Queen Elizabeth Park

Wander up to the Queen Elizabeth Park

With heaps of things to do, Queen Elizabeth Park fends for excellent views of the city center and towering mountains to the north. Little Mountain, the median of the park marks the highest point in Vancouver and its elevated position feathers mesmerizing views of Vancouver. Plenty of recreational activities include pitch-and-putt golf, tennis, disc golf, and visiting the extensive outdoor arboretum. It also incorporates an excellent restaurant called Seasons in the Park which lets the visitors soak up the amazing views of downtown Vancouver. Just head towards a couple of blocks west to the amazing Van-Dusen Botanical Garden, where there is always something in bloom representing various regions and species.