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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

    Victoria's Chinatown has the distinction of being the oldest Chinatown in Canada. It is the second oldest in North America after San Francisco. Victoria's Chinatown grew up to house the many Chinese miners who flocked there when gold was found in the Frazer River Valley. It increased in size again when Chinese workers arrived to build the Canadian...

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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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  • 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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  • Gastown

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    I noticed this beautiful war memorial on Waterfront Station as we were leaving Gastown. It is called the Angel of Victory and it was created by by Montreal sculptor, Coeur de Lion MacCarthy. The sculpture shows a winged angel lifting a young soldier to Heaven at the moment of his death. Sculptures just like this were put up in 1922 in Vancouver,...

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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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  • Craigdarroch Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Victoria Things to Do

    As soon as we said we were going to Victoria, everyone who had ever been there told us we had to go to Butchart Gardens, but we did not. The reason for this was that I found so many things I wanted to do in Victoria itself that I did not want to devote a day to the Butchart Gardens. Maybe on a future visit. The first stop on my full day itinerary...

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  • Granville Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    There were two things I liked about Granville Island. One, as I said in an earlier tip, was the views of Burrard Bridge from it. The other was the marine market. The reason I liked the marine market was that it was on a lovely picturesque marina. Also there was a working boat repair place in this area. I found this interesting to have a look at....

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Chinatown

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    Just outside the side entrance of Sun Yat Sen Park on Keefer and Columbia Streets is the monument to Canadian Chinese. This monument is dedicated to the achievements of the Canadian Chinese. There are two figures on the monument. One is a Chinese railway builder. Hundreds of Chinese died building the Canadian Pacific Railway. The other is a...

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  • Legislature Buildings

    Victoria Things to Do

    If you visit the Provincial legislature Building in Victoria, make sure you walk all the way around it. I liked the fountain on its right hand side. This fountain had statues of several local animals and information about local history. I have put photos of the animal statues here. There's a photo of the whole fountain on my Provincial legislature...

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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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  • Inner Harbour

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Victoria Things to Do

    The Inner Harbour of Victoria is quite pretty and is filled with a variety of different boats. If we had had more time, we would have taken a water taxi trip across it. As we walked along the waterfront we encountered several naval monuments.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Thunderbird Park

    Victoria Things to Do

    Thunderbird Park is situated right next to the Royal British Columbia Museum. The park's name comes from the mythological Thunderbird of many First Nations' legends. The thunderbird is a legendary creature that causes thunder when it beats its enormous wings causes. Lightning is the light flashing from its eyes. This park has a large number of...

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  • Canada Place

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    Canada Place is close to Waterfront Station. It is an exhibition centre that looks like Vancouver's answer to the Sydney Opera House. Nothing too interesting was going on inside it as far as we could see when we visited, but the building itself is beautiful especially when lit up at night and its walkway has great views of the mountains, Stanley...

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  • Bastion Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    Victoria Things to Do

    Bastion Square is located in an area that was originally established by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1843 as Fort Victoria. From this Fort the Hudson Bay Company traded with First Nations people to acquire such things as furs, coal, salmon, gold and whale oil. Bastion Square was home to Burnes House which dates from 1886 and was one of Victoria's...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Yaletown

    4 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    Yaletown is a great place to find good restaurants and bars. We ate there twice and I will later add restaurant reviews. Yaletown is on False Creek and you can catch ferries there. It is also home to Yaletown Roundhouse. This originally belonged to the Canadian Pacific Railway and was where they turned round trains. The round house is now a...

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  • Government House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Victoria Things to Do

    Government House and Gardens are located in the Rocklands area of Victoria. This area has many stunning houses and beautiful gardens. Government House is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. You can only enter the house on a tour and that tour is only available one Saturday each month at 10am and 11am. The...

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  • Kitsilano

    Vancouver Things to Do

    We could have gone to Kitsilano from Granville Island by taking a ferry to the Maritime Museum but we decided we would like to walk. It was a pleasant walk around the marina and the first sight on route was Fisherman's Wharf. This is an area where you can apparently buy fish straight from the fishing boats. If you keep walking along the front at...

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  • Market Square

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Victoria Things to Do

    Market Square dates from the late 1800s. This was a time when Victoria was enjoying rapid growth and prosperity due to all the gold prospectors passing through on their way to seek their fortunes in the Frazer River Valley. This Square was once home to busy hotels, saloons, and shops. Nowadays it is home to shops and restaurants. There is a pretty...

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  • Downtown Vancouver

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver Things to Do

    Christ Church Cathedral is located at 690 Burrard Street. It is opposite The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. This church belongs to the Anglican Church of Canada. The site of the church has been used as a place of worship since 1888. During our visit the exterior of the church was covered in scaffolding and was a bit of a mess. However the interior with...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Butterfly Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Victoria Things to Do

    As Anne and Sue were visiting the Butchart gardens, they decided to make a day of it and check out the Victoria Butterfly Gardens as well. The Butterfly Gardens house hundreds of varieties of butterflies in a beautifully appointed hot house that is loaded with an impressive collection of tropical plants and trees for the butterflies to enjoy. The...

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