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  • 1. Bill Reid Gallery

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    Named after one of British Columbia's preeminent artists, Bill Reid (1920–98), this small aboriginal gallery is as much a legacy of Reid's works...Read More

  • 2. Capilano Suspension Bridge

    Bridge/Tunnel

    At Vancouver's oldest tourist attraction (the original bridge was built in 1889), you can get a taste of rain-forest scenery and test your mettle...Read More

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  • 3. Granville Island Public Market

    Granville Island | Market/Bazaar

    The dozens of stalls in this 50,000-square-foot building sell locally grown fruits and vegetables direct from the farm and farther afield; other...Read More

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  • 4. Grouse Mountain

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    North America's largest aerial tramway, the Skyride is a great way to take in the city, sea, and mountain vistas (be sure to pick a clear day...Read More

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  • 5. Kitsilano Beach

    Kitsilano | Beach–Sight

    West of the southern end of the Burrard Bridge, Kits Beach is the city's busiest beach—Frisbee tossers, beach volleyball players, and sleek...Read More

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  • 6. Lynn Canyon Park

    Bridge/Tunnel

    With a steep canyon landscape, a temperate rain forest complete with waterfalls, and a suspension bridge (circa 1912) 166½ feet above raging...Read More

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  • 7. Museum of Anthropology

    Point Grey | Museum/Gallery

    Part of the University of British Columbia, the MOA has one of the world's leading collections of Northwest Coast First Nations art. The Great...Read More

  • 8. Stanley Park Beaches

    Stanley Park | Beach–Sight

    There are two fine beaches accessed from Stanley Park, with other unnamed sandy spots dotted along the seawall. The most popular with families...Read More

  • 9. Stanley Park Seawall

    Stanley Park | Trail/Path

    Vancouver's seawall path includes a 9-km (5½-mile) paved shoreline section within Stanley Park. It's one of several car-free zones in the park...Read More

  • 10. Vancouver Aquarium

    Stanley Park | Zoo/Aquarium

    Massive floor-to-ceiling windows let you get face-to-face with sea otters, sea lions, dolphins, and harbor seals at this award-winning research...Read More

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  • 11. Ambleside Park and Beach

    Beach–Sight

    West of the Lions Gate Bridge, this long stretch of sand is West Vancouver's most popular beach. There are tennis courts, volleyball nets, and...Read More

  • 12. BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

    Yaletown | Museum/Gallery

    Inside the BC Place Stadium complex, this museum celebrates the province's sports achievers in a series of historical displays. One gallery...Read More

  • 13. Beaty Biodiversity Museum

    Point Grey | Museum/Gallery

    If you can imagine a vast underground library but instead of books, the stacks are filled with bones, fossils, and preserved lizards, then you...Read More

  • 14. Byrnes Block

    Gastown | Building/Architectural Site

    After the 1886 Great Fire, which wiped out most of the fledgling settlement of Vancouver, George Byrnes built what is now Vancouver's oldest...Read More

  • 15. Canada Place

    Downtown | Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    Extending four city blocks (about a mile and a half) north into Burrard Inlet, this complex mimics the style and size of a luxury ocean liner...Read More

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  • 16. Capilano River Regional Park

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    This small but spectacular park is where you'll find old-growth Douglas fir trees approaching 61 meters (200 feet). There are 26 km (16 miles...Read More

  • 17. Cathedral Place

    Downtown | Building/Architectural Site

    One of Vancouver's most handsome postmodern buildings, the 23-story Shaw Tower at Cathedral Place has a faux-copper roof that mimics that of...Read More

  • 18. Chinese Cultural Centre Museum and Archives

    Chinatown | Museum/Gallery

    The Chinese have a rich, grueling, and enduring history in British Columbia, and it's well represented in this Ming Dynasty–style facility....Read More

  • 19. Christ Church Cathedral

    Downtown | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built between 1889 and 1895, this is the oldest church in Vancouver. Constructed in the Gothic style, the Anglican church looks like the parish...Read More

  • 20. Contemporary Art Gallery

    Yaletown | Museum/Gallery

    On the lobby level of a modern apartment tower, this small nonprofit public gallery has regularly changing exhibits of contemporary local and...Read More

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