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Name Category Location
 
B.C. Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Inside the B.C. Place Stadium complex, this museum celebrates...
Museums / Galleries Yaletown and False Creek
 
Bill Reid Gallery
Named after one of British Columbia's preeminent artists, Bill...
Museums / Galleries Downtown and the West End
 
Byrnes Block
George Byrnes constructed Vancouver's oldest brick building on...
Architectural Sites Gastown and Chinatown
 
Canada Place
Extending four city blocks (about a mile and a half) north into...
Convention Centers Downtown and the West End
 
Capilano River Regional Park
The park has hiking trails and footbridges over the Capilano...
Nature Preserves, Parks North Shore
 
Capilano Suspension Bridge
At Vancouver's oldest tourist attraction (the original bridge...
Parks, Bridges / Tunnels North Shore
 
Cathedral Place
One of Vancouver's most handsome postmodern buildings, the 23-story...
Architectural Sites Downtown and the West End
 
Chinese Cultural Centre Museum and Archives
The Chinese have a rich, grueling, and enduring history in British...
Museums / Galleries Gastown and Chinatown
 
Chinese Freemasons Building
Two completely different facades distinguish this structure on...
Architectural Sites Gastown and Chinatown
 
Christ Church Cathedral
Built between 1889 and 1895, this is oldest church in Vancouver...
Religious Sites Downtown and the West End
 
Contemporary Art Gallery
On the lobby level of a modern apartment tower, this small nonprofit...
Museums / Galleries Yaletown and False Creek
 
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden
The first authentic Ming Dynasty–style garden outside China...
Gardens / Arboretums Gastown and Chinatown
 
Emily Carr University of Art+Design
The university's three main buildings—tin-plated structures formerly...
Educational Institutions Granville Island
 
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
One of the last railway-built hotels in Canada, the Fairmont...
Architectural Sites Downtown and the West End
 
Gaoler's Mews
Once the site of the city's first civic buildings—the constable's...
Neighborhoods / Streets Gastown and Chinatown
 
Granville Island Brewing
Tours of Canada's first modern microbrewery last about 45 minutes...
Wineries / Breweries Granville Island
 
Granville Island Public Market
Dozens of stalls in this 50,000-square-foot building sell locally...
Markets / Bazaars Granville Island
 
Granville Island Water Park
North America's largest, free public water park has slides, pipes...
Amusement Parks Granville Island
 
Grouse Mountain
North America's largest aerial tramway, the Skyride is a great...
Nature Preserves, Viewpoints, Mountains North Shore
 
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
The interactive exhibits and high-tech learning systems at this...
Museums / Galleries, Observatories / Planetariums West Side and Kitsilano
 
Hotel Europe
Once billed as the best hotel in the city, this 1908 flatiron...
Architectural Sites Gastown and Chinatown
 
HSBC Bank Building
Kitty-corner to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, this building has...
Architectural Sites Downtown and the West End
 
Kids Market
A converted factory warehouse sets the stage for a slice of kids'...
Markets / Bazaars Granville Island
 
Kitsilano Beach
Picnic sites, a playground, tennis courts, beach volleyball...
Beaches West Side and Kitsilano
 
The Landing
Built in 1905 with gold-rush money, this elegantly renovated...
Architectural Sites Gastown and Chinatown
 
Library Square
The spiraling library building, open plazas, and lofty atrium...
Squares, Libraries Yaletown and False Creek
 
Lonsdale Quay
Stalls selling fresh produce and ready-to-eat food fill the lower...
Markets / Bazaars North Shore
 
Lumbermen's Arch
Made of one massive log, this archway, erected in 1952, is dedicated...
Architectural Sites Stanley Park
 
Lynn Canyon Park
With a steep canyon landscape, a temperate rain forest complete...
Parks North Shore
 
Marine Building
Inspired by New York's Chrysler Building, the terra-cotta bas-reliefs...
Architectural Sites Downtown and the West End
 
Millennium Gate
This four-pillar, three-story high, brightly painted arch spanning...
Memorials / Monuments Gastown and Chinatown
 
Miniature Railway
A child-size steam train takes kids and adults on a ride through...
Tours Stanley Park
 
Museum of Anthropology
Part of the University of British Columbia, the MOA has one of...
Museums / Galleries, Native American Sites West Side and Kitsilano
 
Museum of Vancouver
Vancouver's short-but-funky history comes to life at this seaside...
Museums / Galleries West Side and Kitsilano
 
Net Loft
A former loft where fishermen used to dry their nets, this blue-and-red...
Stores / Malls Granville Island
 
Nine O'Clock Gun
This cannonlike apparatus by the water was installed in 1890...
Clocks Stanley Park
 
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Opened in 1960 in memory of Japanese scholar and diplomat Dr...
Gardens / Arboretums West Side and Kitsilano
 
Old Hastings Mill Store Museum
Vancouver's first store and oldest building was built in 1865...
Museums / Galleries West Side and Kitsilano
 
Prospect Point
At 211 feet, Prospect Point is the highest point in the park...
Viewpoints Stanley Park
 
Queen Elizabeth Park
At the highest point in the city, showcasing 360-degree views...
Parks, Gardens / Arboretums West Side and Kitsilano
 
Robson Square
Architect Arthur Erickson designed this refurbished plaza to...
Squares Downtown and the West End
 
Robson Street
Running from the Terry Fox Plaza outside BC Place Stadium down...
Neighborhoods / Streets Downtown and the West End
 
Roedde House Museum
Two blocks south of Robson Street, on a pretty residential street...
Museums / Galleries Downtown and the West End
 
Sam Kee Building
Ripley's Believe It or Not! recognizes this 6-foot-wide structure...
Architectural Sites Gastown and Chinatown
 
Science World
In a gigantic shiny dome built over the Omnimax theater, this...
Museums / Galleries Yaletown and False Creek
 
Seawall
The seawall path, a 9-km (5½-mile) paved shoreline route popular...
Trails Stanley Park
 
Second Beach
The 50-meter pool here, which has lifeguards and waterslides...
Beaches Stanley Park
 
Sinclair Centre
Vancouver architect Richard Henriquez knitted four buildings...
Architectural Sites Downtown and the West End
 
Siwash Rock
According to a local First Nations legend, this 50-foot-high...
Memorials / Monuments Stanley Park
 
Steam Clock
An underground steam system, which also heats many local buildings...
Clocks Gastown and Chinatown
 
Totem poles
Totem poles are an important art form among native peoples along...
Native American Sites Stanley Park
 
University of British Columbia Botanical Garden
Ten thousand trees, shrubs, and rare plants from around the world...
Gardens / Arboretums West Side and Kitsilano
 
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre
Massive floor-to-ceiling windows let you come face-to-face with...
Zoos / Aquariums Stanley Park
 
Vancouver Art Gallery
Painter Emily Carr's haunting evocations of the British Columbian...
Museums / Galleries Downtown and the West End
 
Vancouver Lookout!
Resembling a flying saucer stuck atop a high-rise, the 553-foot-high...
Viewpoints Downtown and the West End
 
Vancouver Maritime Museum
About a third of this museum has been turned over to kids, with...
Nautical Sites West Side and Kitsilano
 
Vancouver Police Museum
It's not in the best neighborhood, and its morgue and autopsy...
Museums / Galleries Gastown and Chinatown
 
VanDusen Botanical Garden
An Elizabethan maze, a formal rose garden, a meditation garden...
Gardens / Arboretums West Side and Kitsilano
 
Waterfront Station
This former Canadian Pacific Railway passenger terminal was built...
Architectural Sites Downtown and the West End
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