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  • Stanley Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    Not far from the statue of the Girl in a wetsuit if you continue cycling or walking, you'll see this light house. There is a view plateau or bench where you can see the distance of the harbor. While standing here, again you'll have the beautiful architecture of Vancouver. Stanley park is really lies in a good location. If you just walked or...

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  • Chinatown

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Victoria Things to Do

    Such as any bigger cities the Chinese always has their own community and town and once you stroll around you'll have the feeling that you are in China In Victoria walking in China town is totally different than elsewhere, because the story still behind and they have proven it to put marked on the early immigrant in the city on the wall it's...

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  • Myra Canyon

    Kelowna Things to Do

    This is a scenic and nice thing to to do in the spring to fall time In Kelowna. It is about a 6-12 km walk or bike, depending on where you want to turn back, and takes from 30 min to 2 hours, depending on your pace. I've lived in Kelowna for 11 years but only found out about it in 2010, and I recommend it for both the athletic and the more laid...

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  • Highway to Heaven

    Richmond Things to Do

    The International Buddhist Temple (or Guan-Yin Temple) is the first and largest authentic Chinese temple in North America, and is built palace-style based on the Forbidden City. It has four large halls, two courtyards, and several little shrines, and is still being expanded. If you have more than 15 people, you can sign up for a guided tour. The...

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  • Spotted Lake

    Osoyoos Things to Do

    This weird looking lake contains one of the highest concentration of magnesium sulfate, calcium, sodium and other rare elements, and when water evaporates with the heat, the element deposits show up in this weird formation. This is a privately owned lake, therefore you can't get to it but you can stop by the road side and admire this natural...

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  • Gastown

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    One of Vancouver's most famous tourist attractions, is the Gastown Steam Clock. A symbol of this historic neighborhood, the clock is one of only few functioning steam clocks in the world. Though most tourists think the clock is at least a century old, and was part of the original Gastown, it was only built in 1977, and believe or not, is the...

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  • Butchart Gardens

    Victoria Things to Do

    The Butchart Gardens are amazing! We only had a couple of hours to spend and definitely could have spent an entire day roaming the gardens, dining in the gardens and watching their evening entertainment. This is truly one of the most impressive gardens and a "must see" for anyone visiting the Victoria area. There are so many different aspects to...

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  • Capilano Suspension Bridge

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    I conquered my fear of heights walking over the Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Cliffwalk. It's a lovely day out in the Capilano rain forest. Plenty of things to see and do. Great photo opportunities of the gorgeous rainforest from the tree tops walk or the bridge. Cafe's and gift shop on site.

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  • Empress Hotel

    Victoria Things to Do

    This is a very famous hotel everyone knows about it except me, well, I was joking of course I've heard about this hotel. The location of the hotel is in (government street) causeway which is the most busiest street in Victoria and you can't miss this unique building if you passing this way, seems everyone stops to have picture or admire this is...

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  • Granville Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    Granville Island Public Market, is Vancouver's busiest market. You can find everything from fresh fish and pastries, to fruits and vegetables, to local homemade crafts and knives. In addition to its many shopping opportunities, the market also houses several restaurants, which serve everything from American fast food, to Japanese and Greek food. I...

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  • Craigdarroch Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Victoria Things to Do

    Plutocrat's mansion, smack dab in the center of the residential district of Victoria. 20,000 square feet, with 39 rooms. Built for Sir Robert Dunsmuir, a rail and coal magnate. The mansion was one of the first on the Pacific Coast to be constructed in the Scottish Baronial style. The oak staircase was actually pre-fabricated in Chicago, and then...

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  • Grouse Mountain

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    This was such a big activity for me, I've made it a separate review from my more general Grouse Mountain tip. I had always wanted to do this and they were right there and accessible, so I had no excuse not to. The pilot spent about 20 minutes telling me what to expect and the various bits and pieces of the harness and parachute and then we set off....

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  • Legislature Buildings

    Victoria Things to Do

    The Parliament buildings are build for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. First construction started in 1893 and lasted till 1897. On February 10, 1898 the building was official openend. In 1972 a 10 year restoration was started. The buildings can be visited either with a guided tour or a self-guided tour. Visiting hours: Summer:...

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  • Vancouver Aquarium

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    Vancouver Aquarium is situated in Stanley Park. The highlight of my visit there was seeiing Milo the remaining sea otter of the famous youtube hand holding sea otters. Unfortunately Nyac his friend has died. I could have watched them for hours they are so adorable. Another fabulous feature at the aquarium is the 4D experience.

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  • Fisherman's Wharf

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Victoria Things to Do

    FIsherman's Wharf is Victoria's hidden treasure waiting for discovery! It's so close to downtown, and has a vibrant atmosphere with funky floathomes, fishing vessels and marine life! You get a front row seat on the harbour, and it's a perfect place to have lunch on the docks and grab an ice cream before heading out on a kayaking adventure! There's...

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  • Chinatown

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    Between 1890 and 1920, thousands of Chinese immigrants settled in what would become, Canada's largest Chinatown. The arrival of Chinese immigrants to Vancouver, helped put the city on a global map, as a popular destination for contemporary Asian investment, and immigration. the area struggled greatly, during the Great Depression, and after a few...

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  • Royal British Columbia Museum

    Victoria Things to Do

    Just a short walk from the center, the museum lies on a beautiful urban park has many acres of gardens, ponds, trails. Victoria is compact easy to navigate on foot and if you intend to visit from one place to another the only way of doing it is on foot, there are tours offer if you like to join the bus they stop in front of the museum as well The...

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  • Lynn Canyon

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    Lynn Canyon is absolutely gorgeous for hikes and walks. It contains a beautiful waterfall and a suspensions and the best thing is that is free!! It's easy to access by public transportation. Many go to Capilano and pay $50 for the same experience.

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  • Inner Harbour

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Victoria Things to Do

    Ask for someone named Darren Beasley. He will take you on a fishing trip out in the harbour. We had a great fishing experience here. He was great at taking us to spots where there was plenty of fish for us to catch. Darren is fantastic. he was very easygoing and patient with tangled lines and many of the other common nuisances that happen during...

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  • Queen Elizabeth Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    The Bloedel Conservatory is located in Queen Elizabeth Park at the top of Little Mountain. It is a large dome overlooking the city and the mountains. Inside this dome is a large temperature controlled tropical garden with trees, plants, flowers, birds and some small ponds with fish. This beautiful enclosed garden is open year round and is a popular...

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  • Walking

    Victoria Things to Do

    The Johnson Street Bridge is the connection from downtown Victoria to Esquimalt. This bascule-type bridge was completed in 1924 at the cost of almost a million CAD. It was a design by Joseph Strauss, who later designed the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The bridge had 2 parts, the railway section and the highway section. The original deck...

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  • Canada Place

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    While we walked shortly from downtown we came to this place where we have a good view of the place. Canada Place, was designed in honor of the Great Exhibition of 1986 today, it serves as a ship terminal and as a trade and convention center. The building is surrounded on three sides by water. The Vancouver Convention Centre, Pan Pacific Hotel,...

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  • Thunderbird Park

    Victoria Things to Do

    The park just in front of the museum complex, this park is one of the highlights of any visit in Victoria for it Totem pole. Here you will find many different types of totem poles and other monuments of the indigenous people of Canada. The park derives its name from the mythological Thunderbird is depicted on many totem poles We've seen totem...

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  • English Bay

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    English Bay Beach is one of my favorite places in Vancouver. When I was little, I used to come here with my parents and cousin, and walk around the tide pools picking up starfish. Unfortunately on this trip, as soon as we got there, it started pouring, so we didn’t get to enjoy the beach. I know it doesn't look like much in these pictures, but...

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  • Beacon Hill Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Victoria Things to Do

    While the entire Beacon Hill Park is very pleasant, especially along the ocean, the highlight for my daughter was the petting zoo at the Children's Farm within. It is open daily between 10:00 and 17:00. The baby goats were the most fun, and brushes are provided for children to groom the animals.

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  • Museum of Anthropology

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    The Museum of Anthropology is located on the campus of UBC (University of British Colombia.) The rate for an adult is $16.75 (2014) children under 6 are free, and there are special rates for students, seniors, and arriving after 4pm, etc. Check out their website. It displays many of the world art culture; particularly Aboriginal peoples of the...

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  • Whale Watching

    Victoria Things to Do

    The Zodiac Adventure Tour by the Prince of Whales company is far out the best known trip you can make for whale watching. The boat seats 12 persons and the trip lasts 3 hours. Tickets are around CAD 100.

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  • Vancouver Lookout (Harbour Centre)

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    The Harbour Center is a well-known skyscraper in downtown Vancouver. At the top of the building is a tower, where you have a magnificent view over the city. With this tower there were included the building has a height of 177 meters, making it the tallest building in British Columbia. In the top of the tower there is a restaurant. Astronaut Neil...

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  • Bastion Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    Victoria Things to Do

    It is said it's the most haunted place of Victoria. My English school was located there but I didn't see anything unusual during the time I was there. In Bastion Square you find the Maritime Museum, the Burns Building, Board of Trade Building among other historic buildings. During summer it hosts the Festival of Arts where many vendors offer...

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  • Robson Street

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    On Robson Street between Hornby Street and Jervis Street it is hyped as a very fashionable place to visit. It is nothing more than four blocks of high priced chain stores that can be found in most North American Cities. There are a few good restaurants on Robson Street which can be found in this area. If your looking for Asian cuisine, Korean,...

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  • Royal London Wax Museum

    Victoria Things to Do

    Have a picture taken with Lady Di!! As it houses all British Royalty as well as writers, leaders, cartoon characters, singers, etc. They are real-sized and are very detailed. It's horror area can be avoid if you don't dare to enter!!

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  • Science World

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    Walking at False Creek you will have outstanding image is of this ball. The Science Museum of Vancouver is set in a striking building with a geodesic dome. This 47 meter high dome was built in honor of the World in 1986 The design came from the American inventor Buckminster Fuller. The museum, whose official name is Telus World of Science bears...

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  • Miniature World

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Victoria Things to Do

    It is located next to the Empress hotel. According to its brochure, its highlights are the world's largest dollhouse and the world's longest model railroad. Other exhibits include miniature scenes of famous battles, the London of Charles Dickens, a circus, the Wild West and so on. Worth going into!

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  • Coal Harbour

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    Coal Harbour is downtown Vancouver's most recent residential area. High-rise glass buildings have sprouted like mushrooms over the past 15 years, thus creating quite a unique cityscape - at least for Canada. There is a nice boardwalk that goes all around the harbour, stretching between Stanley Park and Canada Place, which offers breathtaking views...

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  • Undersea Gardens

    Victoria Things to Do

    This is a really cool way to catch a glimpse of the sea life surrounding Victoria and the Pacific Northwest...its a water tight building accessed off of Belleville Street on the Inner Harbor...the building is plainly visible from anywhere in the Inner Harbor area... You walk down a ramp onto the structure and almost immediately you descend about...

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  • Kitsilano

    Vancouver Things to Do

    If you are in Vancouver and you have some time, make sure to visit the Kitsilano area. There is plenty of pay parking near Kitsilano Beach. If you are early you can get a free spot along the road. A great walk from here is to Granville Island and back. It takes about 20-30 minutes one way to walk this stretch. Start your walk at Kitsilano Beach and...

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  • Market Square

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Victoria Things to Do

    Market Square was the seedy side of Victoria in the late 1800s when sailors and gold prospectors came to seek fortune and fun of the unwholesome variety. It was in stark contrast to Victoria's otherwise quaint English outpost reputation. It is now a touristy shopping mall though it retains much of its architectural charm, no doubt a lot nicer than...

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  • Yaletown

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    I had no intention of visiting Yaletown. I hadn't even heard of it before this trip. I was dragged here by my cousin, and I had no idea what to expect. Although I can’t say I enjoyed it, I am sort of glad that I came here, because I got to see the “real” Vancouver, even though it wasn't what I expected. Don't let the name fool you. Yaletown, is...

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  • Fort Rodd Hill

    Victoria Things to Do

    Step inside a real working lighthouse - Canada's oldest west coast lighthouse - where colourful displays tell of ships wrecked and lives saved. Stroll along the ramparts of three coastal gun batteries built over a century ago. Look down the barrels of original guns, explore underground bunkers, and discover camouflaged searchlight emplacements!

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  • Cypress Mountain

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    If you don't have a lot of time to get out of the city, or even if you do, but you want to find some stuff closer to Vancouver, I highly recommend taking a trip up Cypress Mountain. Located in North Vancouver, it's a great little day trip. It's a pretty easy drive, and getting there is an experience on it's own - so be sure to cross the Lion's Gate...

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  • Government House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Victoria Things to Do

    As the Ceremonial Home of British Columbia, Government House contains the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, the representative of Her Majesty The Queen of Canada. As an official residence, accommodation is afforded to visitors that can include members of the Royal Family, international royalty, ambassadors, members of the judiciary and other...

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  • Dr Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Gardens

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    Located next to the Chinese Cultural Central, (the one with the green roof), is the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. The first of its kind, outside of China, the garden was built in 1986, and is an authentic representation of the sort of garden you would find, at the residence of a Ming scholar. My cousin took us in through a side...

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  • Annie Hathaway's Cottage

    Victoria Things to Do

    Step back in time to visit the full size version of William Shakespeare's wife birthplace, located amidst the 5 acres of the English Inn & Resort country garden estate. The thatched cottage is authentically furnished with genuine antiques. The tour gives you an insight into the life and times of Shakespearean England and the derivation of many of...

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  • Wreck Beach

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    Wreck Beach is one of the nicest clothing optional beaches on the Pacific Coast. The crowd is welcoming without being obtrusive. The water is warm (was in July anyway). This is one of our 'must do's' when we're in Vancouver.

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  • Crystal Gardens

    Victoria Things to Do

    Surprisingly our visit started with us having to help chasing some bird back up where it belonged, which already it made it interesting. We had done a lot of walking that day and we enjoyed being able to sit and watch the animals a little. It's a beautiful place. I especially liked the room with all the free butterflies. I tried to take a picture...

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