Sights & Attractions in Vancouver

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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
 
Byrnes Block
George Byrnes constructed Vancouver's oldest brick building on...
Architectural Sites Gastown and Chinatown
 
Capilano River Regional Park
The park has hiking trails and footbridges over the Capilano...
Nature Preserves, Parks 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
 
Contemporary Art Gallery
On the lobby level of a modern apartment tower, this small nonprofit...
Museums / Galleries Yaletown and False Creek
 
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
 
Granville Island Brewing
Tours of Canada's first modern microbrewery last about 45 minutes...
Wineries / Breweries Granville Island
 
Granville Island Water Park
North America's largest, free public water park has slides, pipes...
Amusement Parks Granville Island
 
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
The interactive exhibits and high-tech learning systems at this...
Museums / Galleries, Observatories / Planetariums West Side and Kitsilano
 
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
 
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 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
 
Robson Square
Architect Arthur Erickson designed this refurbished plaza to...
Squares 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
 
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
 
Vancouver Art Gallery
Painter Emily Carr's haunting evocations of the British Columbian...
Museums / Galleries 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
 
Waterfront Station
This former Canadian Pacific Railway passenger terminal was built...
Architectural Sites Downtown and the West End
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