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  • 1. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 4. 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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  • 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. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. Granville Island Water Park

    Granville Island | Amusement Park/Water Park

    North America's largest free public water park has slides, pipes, and sprinklers for children to run through. There's a grassy patch for picnics...Read More

  • 11. H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

    Kitsilano | Museum/Gallery

    The interactive exhibits and high-tech learning systems at this museum include a Virtual Voyages ride, where visitors can take a simulated space...Read More

  • 12. Kids Market

    Granville Island | Market/Bazaar

    A converted factory warehouse sets the stage for a slice of kids' heaven on Granville Island. The Kids Market has an indoor play area and two...Read More

  • 13. Lonsdale Quay

    Market/Bazaar

    Stalls selling fresh produce and ready-to-eat food fill the lower level of this popular indoor seaside market, and upstairs there are boutiques...Read More

  • 14. Lumbermen's Arch

    Stanley Park | Building/Architectural Site

    Made of one massive log, this archway, erected in 1952, is dedicated to the workers in Vancouver's first industry. Beside the arch is an asphalt...Read More

  • 15. Queen Elizabeth Park

    Cambie | Garden/Arboretum

    Lavish sunken gardens (in a former stone quarry), a rose garden, and an abundance of grassy picnicking spots are just a few of the highlights...Read More

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  • 16. Science World

    Mt. Pleasant | Museum/Gallery

    In a gigantic shiny dome on the False Creek waterfront, this hands-on science center encourages children to participate in interactive exhibits...Read More

  • 17. Stanley Park Miniature Train

    Stanley Park | Tour–Sight

    This child-size steam train takes kids and adults on a ride through the woods. In summer, the railway travels a 2-km (1.2-mile) winding journey...Read More

  • 18. Trout Lake Beach

    East Side | Beach–Sight

    The only freshwater lake in the center of Vancouver, Trout Lake's sandy beach has a swimming raft and places to launch small kayaks (though...Read More

  • 19. University of British Columbia Botanical Garden

    Point Grey | Garden/Arboretum

    Ten thousand trees, shrubs, and rare plants from around the world thrive on this 70-acre research site on the university campus, which edges...Read More

  • 20. 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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