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  • 51. Harrison Hot Springs

    About an hour and a half outside of Vancouver, Harrison is a great place to visit as either a couple, or as a family! Though we have been to Harrison a few times, we've never actually been in the Hot...

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  • 52. Lighthouse Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I'd recommend Lighthouse Park to visitors who want to experience an enjoyable and easy hike through an old growth temperate rainforest within a short drive from downtown Vancouver. What most...

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  • 53. Second Beach

    Located half way between English Bay and Third Beach along the west coast of Stanley Park is Second Beach. It's here just west of Stanley Park's Lost Lagoon where you'll find a small sandy beach, a...

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  • 54. Bloedel Conservatory

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Bloedel Conservatory is a small round building located in Queen Elizabeth Park. I had read another Mother's review of it online and figured it would be a great place to spend an afternoon with our...

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  • 55. Canada Day

    Canada Day is Canada's national holiday, marking the establishment of Canada as new federation with its own constitution on July 1, 1867. It is a federal statutory holiday, celebrated on July 1...

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  • 56. Vancouver International Jazz Festival

    The Vancouver International Jazz Festival takes place every year during the last week of June. The only other Jazz festival I'd been to before was the one in Montreal, and I found the one in Vancouver...

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  • 57. Mount Seymour

    I hadn't planned to visit Mount Seymour, but we wanted to go to the mountains, and we saw a sign for Mount Seymour, and just went. The drive, up a windy mountain road, takes about 30 minutes, and...

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  • 58. GM Place

    GM Place (General Motors) is an awesome venue. While in Vancouver, I was able to catch 2 hockey games, and the place rocks. Around the side of the building, they have a store named "Authentix" where...

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  • 59. Lonsdale Quay

    Take the Seabus which goes from Vancouver (the foot of Granville Street) to North Vancouver. 13 minute trip across the harbor costs only C$2.50 and gives a wonderful perspective on why people love to...

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  • 60. Pacific Spirit Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is a very large forested park that is mostly second growth forest. The park mostly surrounds the University of British Columbia campus, which in itself is a huge place. It can take half a day to...

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  • 61. Gastown Steam Clock

    I have a grandfather clock at home so this attraction was up the top of my list of things to see in Vancouver. Wow, it comes up on you quick. We no sooner had left Canada Place and were going for a...

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  • 62. Whytecliff Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Overlooking Howe Sound you will have tremendous view if the sky is blue... Keep an eye for bald eagles, and if you are really lucky some killer whales (orca). People come to scuba dive here, and just...

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  • 63. Illuminares Lantern Festival

    For one day in July or August every year at TROUT LAKE near COMMERCIAL DRIVE, a group called "Public Dreamers" puts together "ILLUMINARES." This is a wonderous evening of tribal music, fire dancing...

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  • 64. Vancouver Island

    The ferry trip to the Island is very relaxing. The ferries are clean and spacious. Especially the newer ones. You can board the ferry either with your car or as a foot passenger. During peak times, it...

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  • 65. Vaisakhi

    One of the best things about Vaisakhi is the food. Every Punjabi restaurant and HOUSE along Main Street offers free food to passersby. I rolled my way along Main sampling untold varieties of curried...

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  • 66. Vanier Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vanier park on English Bay is home to the Vancouver Museum, the Maritime Museum and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre (made up of the Planetarium and the Observatory). On a sunny day, there are lots of...

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  • 67. Lions Bay

    The Lions are visible from just about anywhere in the Lower Mainland. It's a serious day's hike to get there and back, but you'll get some of the most spectacular views possible within an hour's drive...

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  • 68. Cates Park

    On the first Monday of September we had a statutory holiday called "Labour Day" and it's kind of the last long weekend before the school starts again. On this day it was cloudy, but fairly warm. We...

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  • 69. Capilano Lake & Cleveland Dam

    If you are visiting Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and have some time after that you may want to drive up the road a little ways and visit the Cleveland Dam and Capilano Lake. From here you have a...

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  • 70. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Near the Vancouver Art Gallery stands the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel. This is one of many hotels that were built by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The hotel took eleven years to build and cost $12...

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  • 71. Lynn Headwaters Regional Park

    Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver is a hidden gem, located just out of sight of the uppermost homes on Lynn Valley Road. Within minutes of entering the park, you feel like you are far a...

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  • 72. Sunset Dinner Cruise with Harbour Cruises

    If you're looking to get out onto the water for a leisurely cruise, Harbour Cruises offers a 2.5 hour sunset dinner tour. I was fortunate enough to take this cruise in May of 2006 and I can honestly...

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  • 73. Maplewood Farm

    When we moved to BC and I decided to stay at home with our daughter, I was on a mission to discover a variety of kid friendly activities that her and I could do together. In my searches I came across...

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  • 74. UBC Apple Festival

    On one weekend in October during the height of autumn, UBC holds its annual Apple Festival. For only $2, between 11am and 4pm, you can celebrate all things apple. They have areas where you can see...

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  • 75. Vancouver Celtic Fest

    In 2005 Vancouver initiated its annual Celtic Festival - a few days around St Patrick's Day where the downtown core dresses in green and celebrates all things Irish. The irony of course is that there...

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