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

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