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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. 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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  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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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  • 6. 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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  • 7. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden

    Chinatown | Garden/Arboretum

    The first authentic Ming Dynasty–style garden outside China, this small garden was built in 1986 by 52 Chinese artisans from Suzhou. No power...Read More

  • 8. Prospect Point

    Stanley Park | Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    At 211 feet, Prospect Point is the highest point in the park and provides striking views of the Lions Gate Bridge (watch for cruise ships passing...Read More

  • 9. Robson Street

    Downtown | Neighborhood/Street

    Running from the Terry Fox Plaza outside BC Place Stadium down to the West End, Robson is Vancouver's busiest shopping street, where fashionistas...Read More

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  • 10. Roedde House Museum

    West End | House/Mansion/Villa

    On a pretty residential street, the Roedde (pronounced roh -dee) House Museum is an 1893 home in the Queen Anne Revival style, set among Victoriana...Read More

  • 11. Stanley Park Nature House

    Stanley Park | Educational Institution

    Vancouver's only ecology center is a treasure trove of information and showcases Stanley Park's true natural beauty with a host of programs...Read More

  • 12. Steam Clock

    Gastown | Clock

    An underground steam system, which also heats many local buildings, supplies the world's first steam clock—possibly Vancouver's most photographed...Read More

  • 13. Totem poles

    Stanley Park | Native American Site

    Totem poles are an important art form among native peoples along British Columbia's coast. These nine poles—eight carved in the latter half...Read More

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  • 14. Vancouver Art Gallery

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    Canadian painter Emily Carr's haunting evocations of the British Columbian hinterland are among the attractions at western Canada's largest...Read More

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  • 15. Vancouver Lookout Tower

    Downtown | Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Resembling a flying saucer stuck atop a high-rise, the 553-foot-high Vancouver Lookout Tower has fabulous views of Vancouver. A glass elevator...Read More

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