Vancouver: Places to Explore


  • Downtown and the West End

    Vancouver's compact downtown juxtaposes historic architecture with gleaming brand-new buildings. Sightseeing venues include museums, galleries, and top-notch shopping, most notably along Robson Street... Read more

  • Gastown and Chinatown

    Gastown and Chinatown are favorite destinations for visitors and residents alike. Gastown is fast becoming the new Yaletown as überhip stores, ad agencies, and restaurants take over refurbished brick warehouses... Read more

  • Granville Island

    The creative redevelopment of this former industrial wasteland vies with Stanley Park as the city's top attraction. An active cement works remains at its heart and is oddly complemented with a thriving... Read more

  • North Shore

    The North Shore and its star attractions—the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain, Lonsdale Quay, and, farther east, the lovely hamlet of Deep Cove—are just a short trip from downtown Vancouver... Read more

  • Stanley Park

    A 1,000-acre wilderness park, only blocks from the downtown section of a major city, is a rare treasure. Vancouverites use it, protect it, and love it with such zeal that when it was proposed that the... Read more

  • West Side and Kitsilano

    Once a hippie haven, Kitsilano has gone upmarket. Distinctive homes and specialty shopping now make up some of the country's most expensive few square miles of real estate. The West Side has the city's... Read more

  • Yaletown and False Creek

    Back around 1985-86 the B.C. provincial government cleaned up a derelict industrial site on the north shore of False Creek, built a world's fair, and invited everyone; 20 million people showed up for Expo... Read more


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