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  • 1. Stanley Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stanley Park was opened in 1888, named after Lord Stanley, the Governor General of Canada at the time. It is a must-see in Vancouver, heavily visited by tourists as well as locals! The Park itself is...

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  • 2. Capilano Suspension Bridge

    4 out of 5 stars

    Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of Greater Vancouver's earliest tourist attractions, the original bridge was built in 1889 by Scotsman George McKay and well-known Squamish figures August Jack and...

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  • 3. Grouse Mountain

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 4. Granville Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Located across from Downtown Vancouver, Granville Island is a neat area for shopping, eating and enjoying the slightly offbeat vibe. Granville Island used to be an industrial area, gradually it was...

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  • 5. Vancouver Aquarium

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 6. Gastown

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Walking down Gastown is a very relaxing stroll. Here, at the corner of Cambie and Water Streets you will find an interesting tourist attraction that really came about almost accidentally. Actually, it...

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  • 7. Lynn Canyon

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 8. English Bay

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    English Bay in Vancouver is the area where you kind of look over the open sea, to the left you have UBC and to the right you have North and West Vancouver. English Bay Beach, near the city's West End...

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  • 9. Chinatown

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Vancouver's Chinatown is the largest Chinatown in Canada, and one of the most historic in North America. Located in the centre of the city, it is surrounded by Gastown and the downtown. Its a popular...

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  • 10. Queen Elizabeth Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 11. Canada Place

    4 out of 5 stars

    Canada Place is one of the most immediately recognizable landmarks in Vancouver. Located on the Burrard Inlet waterfront, it has a convention center, luxury hotel and meeting halls inside, You can...

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  • 12. Robson Street

    4 out of 5 stars

    We were lucky enough to book a hotel on Robson Street not knowing that it is the #1 street where you find the best restaurants, fashion shops, entertainment, nightlife etc etc. Centrally located you...

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  • 13. Coal Harbour

    4 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 14. Vancouver Lookout (Harbour Centre)

    4 out of 5 stars

    Harbour Centre is a notable skyscraper in the central business district of downtown Vancouver.The lookout tower above the office building make it one of the tallest buildings in the city,and a...

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  • 15. Wreck Beach

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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'...

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  • 16. Whale Watching

    May seem like a cheesy tourist trap thing to do but trust me, it's not. I've lived on the west coast of Canada for 18 years now and had never really experienced any of the bountiful marine life we...

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  • 17. Kitsilano

    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...

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  • 18. Cypress Mountain

    4 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 19. Commercial Drive

    4 out of 5 stars

    Commercial Drive ("the Drive") used to be Vancouver's Little Italy, however, in the past few decades its identity has evolved to become Vancouver's bohemian culture pot. Think of San Francisco's...

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  • 20. Science World

    4 out of 5 stars

    I actually had never been inside of Science World until my family came to visit last October (2012). They had a free weekend and it happened to be a rainy weekend, so this was a perfect opportunity to...

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  • 21. UBC (University of British Columbia)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The UBC can seem like a city unto itself. The campus stretches 402 hectares, flanked by the picturesque University Endowment Lands community and the Pacific Spirit Regional Park forested parklands....

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  • 22. Jericho Beach

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The most famous beaches in Vancouver are probably English Bay Beach and Kitsilano Beach. These beaches are also the most crowded beaches. But if you want some more sandy beaches and a bit less crowdy...

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  • 23. Downtown Vancouver

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Here's a great walking tour of downtown Vancouver, just 4.0 km long, that'll give visitors a great cross section of the downtown core: 1. Start at Torch Cauldron (Thurlow & Canada Place) 2. Walk...

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  • 24. Museum of Anthropology

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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,...

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  • 25. Celebration of Light

    Hollow my friends around the world, the CELEBRATION OF LIGHT International firework compitation showing artistic light exhibition usually scheduled every last week of july and first week of August...

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