Vancouver, BC - Tourist Attractions

From the Bloedel Floral Conservatory to Vancouver Aquarium, you'll find lots of Tourist Attractions in and around Vancouver, BC
as well as attractions in surrounding areas.
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B.C. MUSEUM OF MINING

This National Historic Site has an underground train and live demonstrations of mining equipment.
Open mid-May to mid-October.
Highway 99 to Britannia Beach.
(604) 688-8735.

 

B.C. PLACE STADIUM

Opened in 1983 as the world's largest air-supported Dome (60,000 seats), B.C. Place Stadium is the home of the B.C. Lions football team as well as trade shows, large gatherings, and major star concerts. and home of the BC Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

 

BLOEDEL FLORAL CONSERVATORY

Contains lush tropical and desert displays.. The triodetic dome consists of 1,490 plexiglass bubbles.
Located at the top of "Little Mountain" in Queen Elizabeth Park, spectacular views of the city and mountains.
33rd. Ave. at Cambie St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 257-8584

 

BURNABY VILLAGE MUSEUM

Hands-on activities and demonstrations depict the lifestyle in the Lower Mainland from 1890-1925. More than 30 displays make this a must see.
6501 Deer Lake Ave.,
Burnaby, BC
Daily: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed September 22 through Thanksgiving.
(604) 293-6500

 

CANADA PLACE

Originally the Canadian Pavilion for Expo '86. Now includes a luxury hotel, cruise-ship terminal where you can sail away on a beautiful cruise up to Alaska, and the Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre. Also the home of the CN IMAX theatre, shops, and a restaurant.

 

CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE

This attraction is temporarily closed for repairs due to wind damage from the recent storms

Suspended 450 feet across and 230 feet above Capilano River, this five-foot wide swinging bridge is not for the squeamish.
10 minutes from downtown Vancouver through Stanley Park over Lions Gate Bridge and north 1 mile on Capilano Road. From Highway #1 take the Capilano Road exit (exit 14) and travel north half a mile.
Mailing Address:
Capilano Suspension Bridge & Park
3735 Capilano Road
North Vancouver, BC  V7R 4J1
(604) 985-7474

 

CHINATOWN

Contains many exotic shops and restaurants.

 

CN IMAX THEATRE

3D films projected onto a giant screen five storeys high with Surround Sound.

 

CRUISES TO ALASKA

More than 800,000 passengers travel through Vancouver's two terminals, Canada Place and Ballantyne Pier, to Alaska each year. With a total of 23 cruise ships leaving the 2 terminals, the seven to 14-day Alaska cruise offers some of the world's most spectacular scenery--and a variety of travel packages with wide market appeal. Vancouver itself is consistently ranked in the five most beautiful cities in the world. It serves as a springboard for pre- and post cruise activities.

 

CYPRESS BOWL RECREATION AREA

Superb downhill and cross-country skiing. The Black Mountain chairlift gives year round access to superb hiking above Howe Sound.
Take Cypress Bowl exit off Trans-Canada Highway
West Vancouver.

 

DR. SUN YAT-SEN CLASSICAL CHINESE GARDEN

The only authentic classical Chinese garden outside China.
578 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC  V6B 5K2
(604) 662-3207

 

ENGLISH BAY

Enjoy a cafe latte from one of the coffee bars along Denman Street while taking a leisurely stroll along the beach path.

 

FANTASY GARDEN WORLD

Included in this 21 acre garden are an old-fashioned conservatory for tropical plants, a rose garden with a gazebo/teahouse, and an Oriental garden.
10800 No.5 Road
(off Stevenson Hwy.)
Richmond, BC
(604) 277 - 7777

 

FORT LANGLEY

Once a Hudson's Bay Company outpost, this museum offers a glimpse of early pioneer life in the Lower Mainland. Located off Highway 1, Glover Road in Fort Langley.

 

GASTOWN

Named after "Gassy" Jack Leighton, who opened the first bar here in 1867, The area has cobbled streets, interesting lighting, a steam clock, shops and restaurants. It was designated a Provincial heritage site in 1971. Don't forget to check out the unique steam powered clock while you're there.

 

GENERAL MOTORS PLACE

The 20,000 seat home of the Vancouver Canucks and The Grizzlies as well as host to rock concerts and family shows.

 

GRANVILLE ISLAND

This farmers market sells fresh food and fish as well as hand-crafts. Live theatre and a local brewery are also located here.

 

GREATER VANCOUVER ZOO

(was the Vancouver Game Farm)
Animals roam a 49 hectare paddock where visitors drive or walk between the fields. Includes, among others, giraffes, lions, tigers, camels, hippos and, elephants as well as a children's petting zoo.
5048 Street, Aldergrove

 

GROUSE MOUNTAIN

(11 278 metres)
Offers a superb year-round recreation facility with superb downhill skiing. As you ascend the mountainside on the Gondola, a breaktaking view of Vancouver, the Strait of Georgia with Vancouver Island in the distance unfolds before your eyes. Only 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, a must see.
6400 Nancy Greene Way
(604) 984 - 0661

 

HARBOUR CENTER TOWER LOOKOUT

The Vancouver Lookout is closed to the public in January and February 2007 for renovations. They will re-open in March 2007 with fresh experiences and new look.

One of the city's tallest structures. An all-glass elevator runs up the side tower to the 40th-floor's full 360 degree observation deck.
555 W. Hastings Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 4N4
(604) 689 - 0421

 

HELL'S GATE AIRTRAM

43111 Trans Canada Hwy, Boston Bar, British Columbia, Canada

Located in the Scenic Fraser Canyon on the Trans-Canada Highway #1, just 52 kms north of Hope and 48 kms south of Lytton, B.C.

 

JERICHO BEACH

This family-oriented beach is located on the south side of English Bay.

 

KITSILANO BEACH

Kits Beach is a popular spot to jog, play tennis, soccer or basketball, go fly a kite or even go for a swim. Located in the westend

 

LYNN CANYON SUSPENSION BRIDGE

Suspended wooden-slat bridge offers a spectacular view of the rushing water through Lynn Canyon.
3663 Park Road
Lynn Canyon Park
North Vancouver.

 

NITOBE MEMORIAL GARDEN

Authentic Japanese gardens with outstanding seasonal displays.
University of.British Columbia (UBC)
6804 S.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC   V6T 1Z4
(604) 822-9666

 

MINTER GARDENS

52892 Bunker Road
Rosedale, BC
Located 75 minutes east of Vancouver, B.C. on Trans Canada Highway #1. Take exit #135 for world famous Harrison Hot Springs resort. Minter Gardens is just across the overpass at the intersection for highways #1 and #9.

Outstanding! Amazing! Floral and garden displays that have earned Brian Minter international recognition from tourists and gardeners alike.

 

PACIFIC SPACE CENTRE

(Houses the H. R. MACMILLAN PLANETARIUM
/ GORDON SOUTHAM OBSERVATORY)
and presents a range of programming from laser/rock concerts to family and children matinees. New shows throughout the year.
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PACIFIC SPIRIT REGIONAL PARK

Contains 50 kilometres of trails and Wreck Beach, where clothing is optional. The park is located in the University Endowment Lands.

 

PARK & TILFORD GARDENS

Oriental and Native Herb Gardens set amidst rose bushes, fragnant magnolias and azaleas in this privately owned garden.
#440-333 Brooksbank Ave.
North Vancouver
(604) 984-8200

 

PLANETARIUM (Pacific Space Centre)

 

QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK

Also known as "Little Mountain", this park is Vancouver's geographic center. It contains breathtaking views of the city, beautiful ornamental gardens.as well as trees and shrubs indigenous to the B.C. Coast. The BLOEDEL FLORAL CONSERVATORY contains lush tropical and desert displays. The triodetic dome consists of 1,490 plexiglass bubbles.
Cambie Street and 33rd Avenue

 

SCIENCE WORLD

Triodetic dome on old EXPO '86 site. Hands-on exploration, exhibits and demonstrations change regularly. Omnimax film on the world's largest dome.

 

SEYMOUR MOUNTAIN

Offers downhill and cross-country skiing in the winter, and hiking in the summer.

 

SPANISH BANK

Romantic views, long stretches of clean, sandy beach and the tidal flats make Spanish Banks a popular destination. For maximum enjoyment be sure to visit this beach at low (slack) tide.
Located near the University of British Columbia (UBC).

 

STANLEY PARK

Our beautiful jewel has been ravaged due to some fierce windstorms lately
Click here for updates on areas that are still closed due to cleanup efforts

This 405 hectare park, is the largest civic park in Canada and contains, among other things, the Vancouver Aquarium, a children's farmyard and miniature train, a cricket field, tennis courts, a pitch and putt golf course, bathing beaches, the Theatre Under the Stars as well as several excellent restaurants.

 

TOURS:

- Harbour Cruises

View Vancouver's waterfront from the MPV Constitution, take one of their Sunset Dinner Cruises, or their Boat/Train Daytrip on the Royal Hudson
Info: (604) 688-7246.

- West Coast Vacations

A variety of flexible holidays, sightseeing adventures and special events. With endless destination choices, accommodation options and transportation combinations, our clients have explored the best of what this unforgettable region has to offer. No matter what your budget or timetable, come find your spirit of adventure with us!

- Paddlewheeler River Tours

Scenic Vancouver cruises and charters on British Columbia's famous Fraser River and surrounding west coast waters. This authentic sternwheeler is not to be missed on your visit to Vancouver!

- Vancouver Trolley

Enjoy the best of Vancouver in classic turn of the century trolleys with a fully narated tour. Visit Vancouver's major attractions, famous parks and gardens, shopping areas, and fine restaurants.

- West Coast Rail Tours

Offering several fully escorted rail tours in British Columbia ranging in duration from 1 to 6 days.

 

UBC BOTANICAL GARDEN

This 24 hectare park is a living museum of plants from around the world .

 

U.B.C. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Exhibits, collections, calendars, and programs from the museum specializing in First Nations culture.

 

VANCOUVER AQUARIUM

Exhibits and galleries representing the aquatic wonders of the Amazon rainforest, the Arctic and the tropical Pacific. Located in Stanley Park.

 

VANCOUVER ART GALLERY

 

VANCOUVER GAME FARM (see Greater Vancouver Zoo)

 

VANCOUVER MARITIME MUSEUM

Vancouver's marine history includes the development of the Port of Vancouver.
1905 Ogden Avenue
(604) 257 - 8300

 

VANCOUVER MUSEUM

Canada's largest civic museum contains artifacts and exhibitions of northwestern anthropology as well as the story of Vancouver: Past, Present and Future.

 

VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN

An exquisite botanical garden including stone pathways and wooden bridges. A gift shop and restaurant are also on the premises.

 

WHISTLER/BLACKCOMB

These spectacular twin ski areas are served by an alpine resort village with hotel and condominium lodgings, conference centres, restaurants, shops and nightclubs. The resort is open year-round and offers, among other things, skiing, golf, riding, hiking, fishing, swimming, windsurfing and boating
Two hours north of Vancouver on Highway 99.

 

WRECK BEACH

Over 7 miles of clothing-optional beach, located between Spanish Banks and U.B.C. (be prepared for a steep climb down to the beach, tons of steps)

 

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